There was more to read, but it’s been a busy, busy week. These three will just have to do…
Wonder Woman #33 – I’ve never been a big Wonder Woman fan. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike the character. The fact is, much like Marvel’s God of Thunder, the stories sometimes get far too bogged down in comic re-imagining of mythology for me. I like Diana as part of a larger group, such as the JLA, but on her own I sometimes find her tedious. This issue is a good example: War of the Gods, yah dah, yah dah, yah dah. However, in the final scenes (after Diana cold cocks Zeus) we are given a glimmer of a possible new beginning for the character apart from the Amazons. Now you’ve got my attention. I think I’ll stick around a little to see where this goes. This issue isn’t a must-read, but I’ll be sure to take a look at the next one.
Amazing Spider-Man #598 – “American Son” continues with a creepy cover and Spidey gets the ever-living snot beaten out of him by Bullseye. My favorite moments come in this funny flashback moment between Spider-Man and the Invisible Woman and Spidey cleverly working the phrase “Bullseye is a douche” into casual conversation, while being toured no less! Oh, and Harry Osborne becomes a super-hero. Hmm… not sure how I feel about that. A good read, but not a must-have.
Guardians of the Galaxy #15 – This is the only title I’m still reading that feeds into War of Kings, so I’m sure there’s a broader picture I may be missing. As a standalone, however, the issue does still work. The Guardians take on the Inhumans and the Shi’ar in a battle which includes tree-men, dogs, bald women, aliens, telepaths, a raccoon, and just about anything else you’d want to see throwdown in space. But what really interest me is Starhawk, after sitting in confinement for issues, finally makes his move. The War of Kings storyline I’d could give or take, but to find what “The One Who Knows” is up to is going to bring me back for more. Again, not a must-read, but one that hopefully will lead to something more in the next issue.