Bottom of the Pile - Feb. 26th, 2014

Back again.  My apologies for being late, but school has grown to be quite the pain as the months go on.

Aquaman 28
Old, old school imperialism at play here.  "We built something here, so that means you don't own it all anymore!"   Who exactly thought it'd be a good idea to possibly start another international incident with Atlantis?  The last one didn't exactly go well...

All-New X-Men 23

"They aren't coming to get her!  They can't!" This argument would carry more weight if Earthlings in the Marvel Universe weren't constantly in space.  Hell, currently one of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard is an Earthling.   In light of this information though, they all sound fairly silly. 

Hawkeye 15
The thing I've never understood about how this comic works is all the Avengers references.  How much of a threat can you make on Clint, realistically?  You can't kill him.  You kill him, you alert the Avengers, and that's game over.   You've got money?  They've got money.  You've got lawyers?  They've got lawyers.  You've got guns?  They've got gods and super-soldiers and men with armors so hi-tech we won't have them in the real world 50 years from now.   If a friend of theirs turns up's like killing a cop.  It's only a matter of time before your world is brought to a short, swift end.   Suffice to say, no I don't believe the way this issue ended.  Only someone new to comics would.

Mighty Avengers 7
One of my favorite things about Marvel in the last few years are the hilarious introduction boxes.  They should be a thing in every comic Marvel has that can pull them off.

Revolutionary War: Super Soldiers
Probably my favorite summation of the 90's I've ever seen.  "You can buy a bigger set of shoulder pads." belongs on a Pete Wisdom T-shirt, somewhere.

This one's a bit short, but it gets that way near the end of the month.   March should hopefully be far more appealing.

Author's Note: Bottom of the Pile is a weekly column (or at least, my attempt at said) in which I cover the comics that found their way to the bottom of my pile, thus being the best as I've always been a proponent of "saving the best for last".   Since bog standard reviews can be found literally anywhere, coverage can range from mini-reviews to funny comments to commentary on a creator's run or comics as a whole, depending on a wide range of factors including the comic itself, the amount of time I have, and my general mood.


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