Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Not-Very-Deep Thoughts: The February 17 Edition (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Amazing Spider-Man #8I don't know how Slott's managing it, but this series keeps getting worse and worse with each issue.  First, we have pet peeve #1 in full effect here, with the intro page informing us that Ling is Peter's girlfriend.  (I mean, sure, she was feeding him dumplings a few issues ago, but it's exactly the fact that she hadn't been introduced as his girlfriend that made that sequence so weird.)  But, to make matters even worse, Peter is totally happy to overlook her being both the Parker Industries mole and trying to kill him simply because she was doing it to save her mom.  Hopefully he'll extend that same courtesy to the reformulated Sinister Six when they eventually attack him under the direction of the mysterious guy bringing back their families.  After all, they'll just be doing it for their families.  Also, Slott doesn't even bother explaining why Ling didn't feel comfortable asking her genius boyfriend running a cutting-edge bio-technology firm to help with her mother's illness.  [Sigh.]

Batman and Robin Eternal #20:  Aha!  I was wondering how Mother was somehow going to get control of the children of the world, but it makes total sense that she'd use Spyral's Somnus satellite to broadcast the Ichthys virus around the world.  Given how "Batman Eternal" discovered new and improved ways to defy logic, I can't believe that this revelation makes so much...sense.

Extraordinary X-Men #7:  It's interesting that Sunfire helped Scott do...whatever it is that he did.  That said, it's still unclear to me if the public thinks that whatever it is that Cyclops and Sunfire did caused the M-Pox (or the "cloud cancer") or if it's something else entirely.  I guess we'll see.

Mighty Thor #4:  OK, we have a full rebound here.  Between Freya's diatribe against Odin and Thor's amazing entry onto the scene here, I can't wait to see what the ladies do to show Odin just how much the patriarchy is done and done.

Also Read:  Avengers Standoff:  Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1; Dragon Age:  Magekiller #3; Star Wars #16

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