*** (three of five stars)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
House of M #2 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)
This issue is fun mainly because Hopeless and Bunn just let everything go from bad to worse to ridiculous. Hawkeye and company invade Castle Magnus with an army of Deathloks, using them as a distraction while they get into Magneto's study and deploy a device that Deathlok devised to negate his powers. But, they also inadvertently release Fin Fang Foom, who Magneto was for some reason keeping prisoner. Just as it all comes to a head, Namor and Pietro invade. It's essentially Magneto's horrible no-good very bad day. To make matters worse for him, he doesn't even know that his grandsons have gone all human sympathizers on him and that it may push Wanda over the (increasingly close) edge. The good news is that he apparently wanted more enemies to stem his boredom, so he should consider his prayers answered! Although I can't say that it's the most complicated of stories or wittiest of dialogue, I did enjoy the issue, so three stars it gets.