It’s been awhile since I’ve done any comic book updates and I don’t have a legitimate excuse, except for the sin of feeling lazy. So, as any comic book lover will inform you, there’s been quite a bit going on in both Marvel and DC’s respective universes. From Marvel’s Siege to DC’s still ongoing Blackest Night, heroes have fallen and villains have gained the upper hand, and for the most part, lots of things are still in flux.
Instead of going through individual comics one-at-a-time since I would probably go mad with despair for undertaking such a feat, I’ll rather focus on certain events and maybe go into certain comics…maybe. Don’t you dare hold me to that.
First up is Marvel’s Siege. For those who have no clue what the hell that is, Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, and don’t tell me you don’t know who that is because I know you saw the first Spider-Man movie, has been put in charge of virtually everything, including military defense programs. This might be due to the people in the Marvel universe having short term memory loss, and are incapable to remembering a time when there was a man in a purple and green suit, dressed like a goblin, throwing grenades from a glider.
Be that as it may, Osborn, with the help of Loki, the god of mischief and evil stepbrother to the thunder god Thor, have decided to take down Asgard, the home to ALL of the Norse gods.
Osborn, accompanied by the likes of the Sentry, Venom, and Wolverine’s son Daken, have launched an all out siege (yes, I am that clever), on this home of the Gods. The first issue ended with a surprising bang, as Thor, being none too happy with what was happening, flew into combat, only to be taken down in short order by a combination of the Sentry, Norman, and some of Norman’s lackeys. How this defeat was ever dreamt possible is beyond me, for even after Sentry knocks Thor down, the thunder god swats him aside like the annoying pest he is,
only to be assaulted with a barrage of energy blasts that eventually leads to Norman knocking him out with a punch…this angered me, and I believe it angered Captain America, who by the way has returned.
I’m very much looking forwards to reading the rest of Siege though, for I’m sure that a lot of plot ends are going to finally be dealt with. The story is good, the artwork is darn pretty, and everything works. I have zero complaints about this book or all the tie-ins.
Now we have Blackest Night, and as opposed to every other time in where I talk about the splendors that compile this book, I won’t rant about it this time. Needless to say, the latest issue ended quite marvelously, with the Atom, Lex Luthor, the Flash, Wonder Woman, the Scarecrow, and Aquaman’s wife all being equipped with a power ring of some color. Now how cool is that? I also find it interesting that someone would actually WANT to marry Aquaman. Go ahead, read the damn series, you know you want to.
Finally, Marvel’s Fall of the Hulks a series which hasn’t got much popularity yet, but that may soon change. The story isn’t entirely clear though I’m sure it has to do with a bunch of villains from the Hulk’s rouge gallery uniting in order to rid the world of all the Hulks that are running around. I’m not gonna lie, I’m thoroughly entertained by the insanity that revolves around the Hulk’s life and everyone else who’s part of it. The relationship between Skarr, the Hulk’s son, and Bruce Banner himself is enthralling, with Skarr wanting nothing more than to kill the Hulk, while Banner wants nothing more than to teach his son on HOW to kill the Hulk. Needless to say, I’m keeping my eyes open for this series.