Marvel Comics Thread


For Ult FF are you referring to the tpb’s or the hardcovers? I’ve read the first 4 trades and they are solid but not spectacular. I think you would like the Annihilation trade more. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the characters since they treat everyone to a new introduction.

Criminal has a trade already?


Yup, the first CRIMINAAAAAAAAL!!!11 TPB, “Coward,” is already out.

Ultimate FF was all right. I’m with Giddy on this one- the Ellis run is solid, but it probably won’t blow you away or anything. It’s not Ellis’ best work, but it even Warren Ellis’ “I Need To Pay Rent” comics are still better than average.

Is there an actual TPB for Annihilation? I thought they were releasing the whole saga as a trilogy of HCs?


Yeah, I assumed he was talking about the hardcovers, of which the first two volumes are out


Criminal TPB came out 5/9. I didn’t even realize it myself until I saw it today.

They only had the tpb’s of UFF, and only books 1,5,6,and 7. I’ll probably get Annihilation instead, but I’ll have to buy another HC at the same time at that price…Maybe Kraven’s Last Hunt or something…

I have to start catching up with X-Men…


runaways is good in hardcover, also a new punisher max hardcover just came out along with the ultimate galactus trilogy hardcover


Yeah. Kraven’s Last Hunt is a classic Spidey story, but if you got a good deal, get all three Runaways HCs. Best “teen superteam” comic ever.


come on now, runaways is good but it’s no power pack…


new avengers illuminati


New avengers illuminati was so wierd. I thought all the stuff Reed, Strange and xavier were saying was BS. I assume the beyonder is blackbolts son from reading silent war 4. If he is their son then he has every write to exist in that Universe. NAmor was the only smart one there, I am note even sure now if reed and co. actually believed what they were saying


Bub, I said, “Best ‘teen superteam’” and not “best pre-teen superteam.” I know you like fantasizing about 9 year old Julie Power, but it was Runaways that let her grow up and, y’know, fill out.


Issue was just weird.



So Secret Wars II was the Illuminati’s fault? Huh? And Beyonder got the Michael Jackson look when he came to Earth and looked at a magazine, I guess now he got it from his fake Manhattan? Strange strange Bendis… I suppose this murders the theory I heard years ago about the Beyonder being Spider-Man’s son… even though that theory was a little out there…

Much like Wolverine was this month.



Wild Child alive during World War II? WHAT? Oh and Feral dies maybe…

Weird weird week for Marvel…

On the positive side, I liked Spider-Man Fairy Tales. Though I wish they would of chosen a more obscure fairty tale other than Little Red Riding Hood the way X-Men Fairy Tales did but it was still a fun comic.


I think Illuminati has been great. I’m not so hung up on the previously established continuity, so the things introduced in this mini are pretty interesting to me. It’s got pretty good drama for stuff that’s mostly flashbacks.

And Wolverine has been weak. The art is amazing, though- get Bianchi paired up with another writer. It’s not just that Loeb’s introducing all sorts of weird stuff to make the “Wolverine Mythos” seem even more layered… It’s just that it’s totally boring and adds nothing to the character. Who the heck wants to buy a comic book just to look at fight scenes with no real tension behind them. There’s just no damn way Loeb can even hope to approach the top tierness of Origin. Loeb is no Paul Jenkins, that’s for sure.


i’m sure lint would agree


I haven’t read Silent War but Blackbolt in Illuminati said he doesn’t remember Beyonder. I think its implied that he came from an alternate reality.

What did Reed, Xavier and Strange say that you thought was BS?


I have to re-read Secret Wars II issue #1 again but I think it can work and not mess up continuity too much, it’s a little shoe-horned but the entire series is based on shoe-horning stuff in so it goes with the territory.

And if anything, Slott’s gonna write a story in She-Hulk soon that’s supposed to explain any continuity glitches, IE someone’s been messing with Marvel continuity lol! Sounds like fun but I fear Slott will use this as an excuse to retcon She-Hulk sleeping with Juggernaut, just about the only good thing that Chuck Austen did… when Wolverine mentioned to She-Hulk about her sleeping with Juggernaut in her comic Slott had her say something like, “When did that happen?” :looney:

Lol speaking of Secret Wars II, while I didn’t like the series that much via way too many tie-ins, the last issue, the last page was the first time I saw evolution when the Beyonder created his own planet and through the evolutionary process man was born on his world after billions of years. This caused me to ask my older brother “What the heck is that?” See, you can learn stuff from comics. :smile:


Wow…Avengers:The Initiative #3…man oh man Komodo gets punked HARD by Spiderman.
Picked up New Warriors #1 too…looks interesting so far. Just want to see what this new team looks like.


Read a bunch of Marvel comics this week.

Avengers Initiative - They try to capture Spider-Man. And, um, if you liked the Spider Robot armor pick this one up! And if you didn’t like it, well pick this up anyway, or at least walk into a comic shop and check out the last few pages! Ha ha ha Tony Stark is a crazy bastard. :rofl:



Say word Tony Stark has an army of Spider-Man Robot suits!

Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness - Ash and Doom dialog was hella funny!

Marvel Universe Mystic Arcana Book - Of course I haven’t read the entire thing yet but it serves the purpose of most MU books nowadays, only features magical characters that have not gotten bios lately or people who need more updated bios. I was hella suprised they listed Shuma-Gorath’s Iron Bound Clad books in the Magical Books section! I do so hopey Shuma-Gorath either appears in Mystic Arcana or maybe the Spider-Man/Red Sonja crossover… man you can’t just tease someone with Bendis using his name as an Avengers password and that it maaaang!

Omega Flight - Needs more USAgent. The few lines he says talking crap steal the entire book!

Spider-Man Family - OH NOS no story from Mckeever this time! It’s the beginning of the end waaaah… There was a cool story of the new female Scorpion fighting against the old Scorpion who is wearing Venom’s suit now. And the wiiiiiinner -

Scorpion fight


Female Scorpion took it oh man how many more times will Gargan Venom get punked lol!

Cool book all around. A fun Spidey / Fantastic Four story and a reprint of What If #1 which asked the question what if Spider-Man joined the FF. The Spider-Man J manga was actually pretty good for once.

Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane - Nice backstory about Flash Thompson’s current financial troubles. I love how this book takes the time out to tell stories like that. Teen Felicia Hardy is HOT!

Both Spider-Man Family and Spidey Loves MJ had a really funny comic strip gag type story of Hulk going on his first date with Betty! That was TOO FUNNY! :rofl:

Uncanny X-Men - Really cool. Storm is in it, hooray! In the back of the book they hint about a new Starjammers book, and if you’ve read the last issue you know what that means heh, I’ll just say the Starjammar crew has really changed lol! Spoilers for the rest of the ish -



So it looks like Professor X knows Magneto is out there somewhere and the Morlocks are up to no good, Masque jacked up Caliban and looks like he is about to put a smack down on Leech ooohs…

Very good Marvel week for me.


So I started reading the MAX Supreme Power, and what is with the mirrorring of major DC heroes. They are probably common hero types, but they even poke fun at the common conventions of the DC books. Did anyone ever explain why they made a whole series copying superman, batman, wonder woman and so forth. I am enjoying it so far, but somebody must have asked this question before I did. (I know it came from squadron supreme, but then why was that mimicing DC)


Back in the '70s, before Marvel and DC did official crossovers, each company agreed to create their own JLA and Avengers analogues. So the JLA encountered a team of Avengers analogues and the Avengers encountered the Squadron Supreme. The Avengers analogues in the JLA comic were forgotten quickly, but the Squadron Supreme must have been well-received.

So the Squadron Supreme continued to make appearances in Marvel comics throughout the years, eventually spawning their very own maxi-series in the '80s.


Hey what is happening guys. I just wanted to post that I am really trying to get this gig with Diamond Comic Distributors. They are looking for a marketing representative and if thing turns out well, I’ll make sure that I’ll be that additional source you guys need.

Anyway moving on…



Bucky is a bit on the wacko side. But I dont blame him. It makes me wonder though. Was he the one that supposedly killed Iron Man and it states in…



did Iron man really die? Ultron was kicking some ass



you know what IM is a str8 up bitch. I was hoping that she was going to really turn him to scrap metal



as usual my man BP is the shit and kicking ass inspite of not having powers. I can see why every black hero wanted a piece of storm ass. (she went at Silver surfer head on) I was like dayum!


In answer to your spoiler about Mighty Avengers #3 -



No because that story happens prior to Iron Man character showing up in other books… he’s gonna be alive at the end of the story.