Avengers: Mythos - Individual Issue Reviews!
When these issues were first released, I read and reviewed them over at comicvine.com.
Since then there has been quite a bit of news surrounding some of these characters, so I thought I would bring the spotlight back on this somewhat unknown TPB and its collected stories…
Besides, the cover art is amazing for these books!
Here are my reviews for each individual issue (name here represents the name of my review for that issue):
When Thor forgets to put away his toys…
I thought of this concept when I found the Wolverine Mighty Mugg left behind on the floor by his owner (my son, Sebastian)… Of all the things that he could have left sitting in the middle of the floor, I have to say, seeing Wolverine made me smile.
I then thought… what if Thor left his toys behind?
What could be so important to Thor that he might forget Mjolnir and leave all the other Mighty Muggs trying to figure out the mystery of how to clean up after the God of Thunder…
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Terrible Sketch Tuesday #9 - Jan.29.2013!
As requested from the Facebook Fan Page…Thor!
I hope this be worthy of TST. :)
Here is the sketch before colors:
Uncanny Avengers #1
Recommendation: “Yeah, you are not gonna want to miss the foundation started here.”
To Harvest an Empire
First off. How many variant covers do we need? Seriously.
AND, a 1:300? Come on. AND a variant of a variant only eligible if your story throws a party? I get the Deadpool thing, but, “Call Me, Maybe?” - NOOOOOO!
This is quite some initiation we have going on here. All for a book that didn’t blow me away. Sure. I gave it a 4.0 / 5.0 - seems to be the average for this book based on other ratings, but still, I was EXPECTED a 5.0 / 5.0 - I mean this was to be the premier premiere book of Marvel NOW!
Okay, enough ranting (for now).
I loved the Skottie Young variant. But then again, who doesn’t? I also loved that there was a glossy print of his work available for the “launch party”. Definitely worth it.
The other cover that I enjoyed was the Oliver Coipel Variant.
As you can see, I have both here, en lieu of the standard cover, which was my least favorite.
On to the interior content… it was decent. The art was good, takes some getting used to, but it is certainly doesn’t distract from the story.
The story. Okay, I love me some Rick Remender. I guess I am just going to have to wait this out. A lot of what goes on in this issue, and what is revealed doesn’t make a lot of sense… but then again, this is the intro book for this new series. I just hope we get plenty of explanation for the last page. I mean, what? how? Yikes.
So, this gets a pretty high mark. Less than I expected. And I do have to say that the Skottie Young Variant helped the overall score, in my mind.
One thing the book does, and I have heard this from other people as well, it nicely continues the even story - doesn’t skip a beat - and it does introduce a decent way to merge the teams as well as a formidable obstacle for them to tackle together.
I am definitely looking forward to where this goes. I am also definitely NOT going to collect all the variants, lest I go broke.
Stacks of Comics - Episode 011 - Q&A with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction!
Episode ELEVEN (yes we go to eleven, hopefully higher even ;) of Stacks of Comics is here! Another flashback episode recorded on August 11th, 2012… In fact, it was recorded the same day as Episode 10 - directly after the Stacks of Questions Interview with The Trautmanns.
So, once again, I am very excited to introduce you to this episode - DEDICATED to the Q&A Panel/Session with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction, recorded live from Gabi’s Olympic Card & Comics Shop, Lacey, Washington!
Please enJOY this 01:16:56 (1 hour, 16 minute, 56 second) installment of the Stack of Comics podcast!
NOTE: As part of the podcast audio, I introduce the episode and where necessary add voice over context for some of the more “difficult to hear” questions from the audience. I also introduce each of my 6 questions for Kelly Sue and Matt (see below).
Q&A with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction!
Quick Guide to my 6 Questions for this dynamic duo!:
- 00:20:22 - to Kelly Sue - Are you excited about taking over Avengers Assemble?
- 00:32:53 - to Matt - Are the messages at the bottom of the pages in Defenders all you?
- 00:47:35 - to Both - Do you guys bounce ideas off each other?
- 00:55:44 - to Both - Has your online presence changed the way you work?
- 01:04:23 - to Matt - What was your inspiration for Silver Surfer in Defenders/Thor? Are you a big Silver Surfer fan?
- 01:12:40 - to Both - What is your work/life balance?NOTE: There are many other questions asked during this Q&A, the above list are simply what and when I asked my questions with this podcast in mind. :)
Q&A with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction! useful links:
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- Kelly Sue DeConnick (official website, comicvine, wikipedia, imdb, twitter, tumblr)
- Matt Fraction (official website, comicvine, wikipedia, imdb, twitter, tumblr)Pictures (and related items) from the Q&A Panel/Session:NOTE: These photos can also be found in my Q&A Photo Blog Post here!
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AVX VS #4 (of 6)
I was really worried that I would be disappointed with the Daredevil vs. Psylocke battle. I should have had more faith in the writer - Duh. It was Rick Remender!
The following is an un-edited text message I sent to Andrew (the other host of @stacksofcomics) as soon as I finished reading this issue:
“VS was really great. I loved what they did with DD and Psylocke. Really smart. The Thor/Emma Frost thing was interesting. Not sure how I feel about it…”
This is still my exact sentiment. I loved this book. I realize it has no plot (they force that on us in the first page). I realize it is not the best book in the world, but as far as “Out of 5” is concerned, it still has me thinking, so I have to rate it as “top notch”. The DD/Psylocke story was so well done, it makes up for anything I could say against the Thor/Emma Frost story.
If you haven’t been reading these VS issues for AvX, I do recommend them. They are fun, lighthearted (as lighthearted as battles can be) and smart. Very Smart.
With the conclusion of the Thor: The Deviants Saga mini-series released, so to is my final review for the series, Issue #5.
It can be found, with the rest of the reviews in the: