Review: Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #26 from Marvel Comics

Dan Slott and team return for Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #26 – with an all-star cast and the return of a classic villain – Marvel Comics style!

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) 26Title: Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #26
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Dan Slott
Art Team: Alex Ross, Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, Marte Gracia, Joe Caramagna
Editor: Nick Lowe
On Comic Racks: April 12, 2017

Solicitation: Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man’s life… but isn’t she dead? Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe?

Review

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #26Striking with a classic villain, Norman Osborn (The Green Goblin) has returned!

Norman has been working underground selling weapons and arms to the highest bidder and he has interrupted a Parker Industries event to do just that. Spider-Man intervenes with the help of the back from the grave Silver Sable to try to stop the madman.

There are some great Spidey quips in this issue and the fast pace of an action adventure movie. The issue ends with Peter Parker going all out and planning to attack the Goblin in Symkaria, his base of operations and Silver Sable’s homeland.

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #26 artThis information, subtly supplied to S.H.I.E.L.D. by the Superior Octopus, has caused the organization to cut all ties with Parker and in a surprise ending twist, now puts SHIELD and Parker Industries against one another.

What is in store for our hero in the next issues? Is Parker Industries on the road to ruin? Will the Green Goblin destroy Spider-Man and all that he has built? Well, we can only know by picking up the next issue which is a for sure thing to do because it is an interesting and entertaining story.

The Amazing Spider-man hasn’t disappointed yet!

Verdict: Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #260
4.5 out of 5 stars

Review: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 from Marvel Comics

Marvel’s “Freaky Friday” continues as Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder Hadley call in the X-Men in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17Title: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder Hadley
Art Team: Natacha Bustos, Tamra Bonvillain, Amy Reeder Hadley, Travis Lanham
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 22, 2017

Solicitation: Storm and her extraordinary X-Men come to Yancy Street – hope they survive the experience! Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, is finally getting the attention she deserves as the smartest in the world… but not all of it’s good, especially when it comes from Victor Von Doom!

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17 Review

Normally, I am not a fan of the Moon Girl comic, but I wanted to give issue #17 a try for one reason alone – it guest stars the X-Men.

Art from Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17For those not familiar, Moon Girl, AKA Lunella Lafayette, is an Inhuman with the power to switch consciousnesses with Devil Dinosaur; it’s the Freaky Friday of the Marvel Universe!

Lunella has a genius level intellect and has been said to be the smartest person in the Marvel U. Also, she is an inventor on the level of Forge, although most of her inventions look like they came from Data of the Goonies.

In Issue #17, The X-men and Moon Girl travel to one of Forge’s abandoned hideouts (in a record store in a mall of all places) to find an older, duplicate version of Cerebro – which Forge is going to give to Moon Girl. Moon Girl’s trying to track down Dr. Doom and wants to combine her Omni-Wave Projector with Cerebro to track him down.

After combining the two, she accidentally transfers the X-Men back to the 80’s. Not only have they been transported in time, but their costumes and overall looks also change to that of the time period, with Wolverine in his brown costume and Storm in leather and a mohawk.

Verdict: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17

As an X-Man fan, then this will be a treat for you. Its a fun blast from the past with a little nostalgia. But, as a series, I have yet to be sold on it.

Review: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21 from Marvel Comics

Adam Kubert, Joe Quesada, and friends deliver an explosive new chapter in Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21 from Marvel Comics.

Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21Title: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Joe Quesada
Art Team: Adam Kubert, Kevin Libranda, Dono Almara, Paul Mounts, Clayton Cowles
Editor: Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum
On Comic Racks: March 15, 2017

Solicitation: The fight to stop the Red Skull spills out of Avengers Mansion and into the streets, but Rogue’s gambit works. When the Red Skull gains the upper hand, Deadpool comes through – with a little help from a few pals. And it’s lights out for at least one Avenger…

Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21 Review

Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21We join this comic in the midst of a battle. The Red Skull, equipped with Professor Xavier’s brain, is mentally controlling the Uncanny Avengers to fight one another. He has reached the pinnacle of the fight – with Rogue pummeling Deadpool.

Deadpool, of course, cannot be controlled by the skull. So as he is lying broken on the floor, he taunts the skull by saying this was a fight he didn’t just rush into, but that he’d planned ahead for. He tells of how he went to Westchester, and (with the X-Men being sentimental collectors) found the means to his end.

Then, he produces the helmet of Magneto, which can withstand the might of a telepath, and places it on Rogues head. Rogue immediately rejoins the fight for good and captures the Red Skull, rendering him unconscious so the other heroes stop fighting one another.

The comic ends with Rogue flying the Red Skull to Beast, telling him to ready for brain surgery. What a great ending!

Does this signal the redemption/return of Charles Xavier? I can’t wait to find out.

Verdict: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Review: Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics

All things Purple rain down on Matt Murdock as Charles Soule and team deliver another entertaining chapter in Daredevil (2015) #18 from Marvel Comics.

Daredevil (2015) #18Title: Daredevil (2015) #18
Price: $3.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Charles Soule
Art Team: Ron Garney, Matt Milla, Clayton Cowles
Editor: Mark Paniccia
On Comic Racks: March 15, 2017

Solicitation: Daredevil’s identity hasn’t always been a secret like it is now. In fact, there’s one MAN to thank for that…

Daredevil (2015) #18 Review

There has been a big mystery hovering over the Daredevil comic ever since the debut of this newest volume, and that is: how did Daredevil’s secret identity become secret again? In the past volume, everyone knew Matt Murdock was Daredevil. So how did he do it?

Daredevil #18The answer, although not truly revealed yet… may lie with Zebediah Killgrave – the Purple Man. If you’ve watched Jessica Jones on Netflix, then you know the Purple Man has the power of persuasion – and through the use pf pheromones, can control people with the sound of his voice.

We see the back story of how he escapes imprisonment and is not out causing trouble again. We also learn of the Purple Children – remnants of many love affairs left unattended. Also, when the Purple Children are around, the Purple Man’s powers increase.

Daredevil #18Two of these Purple Children run to Daredevil for help because they believe that their father has captured the rest of their purple brethren. Daredevil finds Killgrave in the midst of a machine that incorporates the purple children’s powers into his, and the comic ends on a cliffhanger – with Daredevil under his thrall.

What is next for the man without fear? I don’t know, but I am looking forward to it!

Verdict: Daredevil (2015) #18

4.5 out of 5 stars.