If people aren't reading SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN or AVENGERS: A.I., I'm not really sure what your'e doing... but you're missing out big time.
These two titles (by Nick Spenser and Sam Humphries respectfully) are, like Fraction's HAWKEYE, totally original, completely different from anything else on the shelf, and invite you to look at a group or specific people who are part of a major title in a while new light.
CATACLYSM event in the ULTIMATE comics franchise is heart-breakingly overwhelming. Some of you may not enjoy it because of how dire the situation is. This is the end of the entire Ultimate Universe, very few characters are making it out of this alive. A fond farewell to some of the greatest comics I've ever read...
For those of you who are being bogged down with OCTO-pete, the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN by Dan Slott, a new mini series called "AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 700." is going to bring us back to Peter Parker's days of Spider-Man. with 700.1, 700.2, & 700.3 already out, I can safely say this is some of the most unique takes on Peter's life as Spider-Man that I have read in all my years of collecting AMAZING comics.
Writer of the first arc David Morrell teamed up with artist Klaus Janson and colorist Steve Buccellatto to create a very cold, old-school, and heroic style of Spider-man that many fans now miss. 700.3 by Joe Casey and penciler Timothy Greene and inker Walden Wong have created a splendid, almost Arkham-like story out of Peter being taken down (quite brutally) by a rollover villain and ending up in a hospital ward for SUPER VILLAINS as his burns were so great and bandages were on him for so long, no one identified him... until the end of if the first issue of the arc, of course. Now the trouble starts... what's his choice? Fight his way out while he's still recovering? Beat them all up while they are recovering? Turn them in? SUPERIOR SPIDER-FOES puts the reader in the room with the villains to see their p.o.v., now Peter gets to experience it first hand... what decisions will he make?
I firmly believe that series is going to lay the seeds down for the return of Peter Parker, as Dan Slott is a master-craftsman and has himself already started the groundwork for that.
Last, but far from least, is Mighty Avengers. A cast of a different kind of variety, each with a unique personality and something to prove, this volunteer-Avengers group is formed by a team that is majority people of color, a nice change of pace for Marvel's Avengers teams, and has at least three current female characters dominating every panel they appear in, and not because of 'dem boobs or 'dem hips. This cast is unique, fun, mysterious (WHO IS THE NEW RONIN?!) and incredibly cheeky. Do yourself a favor and CHECK THIS OUT.
I post codes for comics on Twitter (digital Marvel Share codes that is, they come with each issue, I pay for them but don't use them so I make sure people online do), and I am going to bring a code for each of these onto this thread when the next issues come out. Just so people here might have a chance to read them without spending the money!
Enjoy your books! EXCELSIOR TRUE BELIEVERS!
R.I.P. Ultimate Peter Parker
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