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.