Friday, December 19, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - December 3rd, 2014

Angela - Asgard's Assassin
Not even one issue in and I'm already exhausted with this "nothing for nothing" and "angels balance their debts" stuff they've tied Angela into.  Of course, it doesn't help that in this issue she murders a young king for no other reason than his attempt to make a criminal pay for their crimes.   That's the problem with a society of people who believe material goods can be traded for everything--they believe it works with lives as well.    
At any rate, I'm sticking with this book because Kieron Gillen is one of my favorite new writers in comics right now, so let's hear it for blind stubbornness!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sage's Stray Thoughts 10

I comment on a ton of superhero books on Jumping in Headfirst because in all honesty, that's where my heart is.  I love the complexity of Marvel and DC's ever-growing, ever-evolving patchwork universes.   Some people describe them as a "pain" to keep up with, but not for me.   I grew up reading superhero comics, so as Bane once put it: "you merely adopted cape comics, I was born in them."

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Nov. 26th, 2014

A flashback to my birthday. 

Amazing X-Men

A pitch perfect story starring the unlikeliest of duos--Northstar and Nightcrawler--working together to help one of the few enduring young mutant characters from the 2000s, Anole.  James Tynion manages to approach a sensitive topic with a ton of tact and class, somehow managing to include a Christian character in a story starring more gay than straight characters and not make that guy look like a complete imbecile.   I'm both appreciative and happy to see superheroes still capable of approaching subject matter that isn't "hit a bad guy in the head".    ...Even if one of the biggest moments in the book comes from hitting a bad guy in the head.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Nov. 19th, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man

The guy who knows it all being killed before he can supply us with a healthy dose on exposition, cluing us all in on the rest of the plot.  I'm gonna miss that guy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Nov. 12th, 2014

As promised.

Amazing Spider-Man
Forget Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham is probably my favorite character from this entire crossover so far.  He's got the humor, the 'tude, and frankly he's been more realistic and persevered through more than all the rest of them.  I love that Dan Slott hasn't tried to make him overly cartoonish or basically make him "too dumb to live".

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - Nov. 5th, 2014

Ugh.  Horribly late with this one, but last week's will be up a lot sooner.

All-New X-Factor-

In fairness, your book is being canceled Polaris, so "second string" might actually be shooting a bit high.