Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Time for comic review!

Sub-Mariner 5

Basic Plot: Namor is looking for Atlantean terrorists who have been attacking American cities, when he discovers his son is behind them. Stark's superiors are pissed off at him for not dealing with Namor the way they want him to. Atlantis is undergoing a slight civil war.

Well, after the first issue, I was intrigued. I still find Sub-Mariner interesting as he is a confusing character. Originally a villain, then a hero, then a villain and then a hero and back and forth. He always puts Atlantis ahead of anything, which makes people distrust him and even when he helps, it is for his own reason. The way Namor deals with everything here reminds me of why he is such a great character. People think of Wolverine or Punisher when they think of anti-heroes, but really, they are heroes who aren't afraid to play dirty. Namor is different. He'll play dirty, but whether hero or villain, it doesn't matter. As he often says, he is a king, and he is different from every other person. He is the hero here, but he also isn't and if you think that's confusing, try and understand where his son came from. You'll go crazy.

Ultimate Power 8

Basic Plot: The Ultimates have come to get back Reed from the Supreme Power universe, when the original Squadron Supreme shows up. Everybody fights some more, Doom is revealed to be a Doombot (Thank God!) and then Fury unleashes the Ultimate Hulk on them.

After reading Ultimates and Ultimates 2, I have found that I love the characters there a lot. SO, this was right up my alley, as I have also loved the Squadron and like how they made them in Supreme Power. The fights are getting kind of boring at this point, but the story gets more and more convoluted as we go on and it is great. Whenever two Squadron members that are the same person from different universes are near each other, if one speaks, the other copies exactly what he or she says. It is rather amusing, though. Things are getting incredibly out of hand and with two versions of the Squadron, including one that recognizes the Ultimates as the Avengers, chaos is everywhere. I can't wait to see how this finishes as the next issue is the last of the series.

Annihilation: Conquest-Quasar 4

Basic Plot: Moondragon has become the Dragon of the Moon, a powerful dragon entity, Phyla has to get quantum power back from the Super-Adaptoid and they have to take out the Phalanx.

It starts poorly, but ends well. At least not everything is going to hell in the last issues of the Annihilation: Conquest prologues. Wraith ended well last week and this ends well this week, and considering ow badly things had been going beforehand, it is a vast improvement. I am liking how they are taking Phyla and making her incredibly powerful and vulnerable. Although it is a little formulaic how they take out the Adaptoid, it still is good, and while cheesy, still powerful. I don't know if this will be as good as Annihilation, which is hard to top, but it's shaping up to be pretty good at the least.

My God, only three comics I was interested in this week? That's what happens with 5-Wednesday months, I guess.

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