I think Carnage looks good in the red, white, and blue. Don’t you? This week is all about Cletus Kasady in Unlimited Highlights, and if you don’t know much about the fiend, this is a great place to get stated. I personally haven’t read a ton of Spider-Man/Symbiote stuff in a long while but all of these books brought a little something different to the table, expanding on the tragic and horrifying legacy of the crimson killer.
My personal favorite was Carnage’s first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #361. The way that Peter slowly uncovers more and more of Kasady’s atrocities, starting with his childhood? Man that was creepy. Well what are you waiting for? GET READING!
With all of the craziness of these past two weeks, I totally forgot about Unlimited Highlights last week – we featured the lovely ladies of Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel’s new X-Men #1! I have yet to pick up my copy of the book, I was in Denver at a comics conference Wednesday – ROMOCOCO 2013, but I was happy to read up on the girls and hit you with some of their incredible exploits. We’ve got Kitty Pryde, Storm, Psylocke, Rogue, and Jubilee
My favorite book for this particular Highlights was Uncanny X-Force #8, simply because it turned me on to the series. I had never gotten my hands on the title before but I was more than pleasantly surprised. In this issue Psylocke faces off against the Shadow King as he threatens a heedless populace with atomic annihilation. So much fun. And the Apocalypse/Archangel stuff later in the series is an absolute blast!
Feel like you’re missing out? You are! Head over to Unlimited Highlights and check out all the great comics featured last week!
This week in our uncanny Unlimited Highlights I got to talk about one of my current favorite series hitting newsstands, Daredevil! Post-Shadowlands I wasn’t sure where Matt Murdock was going. He went off and did a little soul searching, kicked some ass, then he decided Hell’s Kitchen was still the place to be. That’s when Waid took over and charted a course for the crimson clad crusader that has remained solid over 25 issues. It doesn’t hurt that he has an absolutely crack team of phenomenal artists backing him up, Chris Samnee, Paolo Rivera, Khoi Pham, killers all.
My favorite issue this week? I mean it’s gotta be Daredevil #1. The artistic use of onomatopoeia in that issue, and really the entire run, is really just beautiful but that was the first I had seen it so I’m definitely giving it the mention. I mean just look at that cover! Ok that’s a tiny image, click the link and you’ll see I swear! Not only that but it sets the stage for this new Matt, one who has decided to be happy, against all odds and in the face of his own brutal history.
If you haven’t gotten out and grabbed up #25 absolutely do. Matt goes up against a new foe with his own set of super senses and kung fu power and is pushed to his limits. And go check out Unlimited Highlights folks, you’ll be glad you did!
What’s the world’s most violent mutant been up to? Oh you know, massacring everything that bleeping moves! I kid, I kid – but not really. Anyway, this week’s highlights star the killer Canadian himself! Marvel’s got this MASSIVE hardcover coming out in June, Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection and to get people hyped we want to give you a small taste of Wolvie’s long and tortuous life.
I gotta say that my favorite issues this week were Wolverine #1 and Wolverine & the X-Men #1. You just can’t beat the sordid tale of love and loss that is Mariko Yashida. And Wolverine as headmaster of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning? That my friends, that is a recipe for a very delicious disaster! So go, read Unlimited Highlights and let me know what you think!
Last week’s Unlimited Highlights was gearing up for this week’s appearance of Legion in X-Men Legacy. David Haller’s been a hero and a villain, but unfortunately with his multiple personality disorder, sticking to the side of angels or demons is pretty darn difficult. If anything you’ve gotta head over and read New Mutants #2, which has gotta be one of my favorite issues starring Legion ever. Plus you gotta give it up for Dani’s straight chutzpah, ready and raring to take David down sans powers.
I’ll leave you with this incredible Legion cover for an upcoming issue of X-Men Legacy. Drink it in folks!
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, here I am bringing you another edition of Unlimited Highlights! I’m sure all of you have heard about Marvel’s next big event, and if you haven’t then be sure to check it out here, but this week pits Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against the Children of the Atom in all-out war.
Favorite issue this week? Definitely Captain America Annual #8. Story is a touch of awesome and the art is wonderful. I don’t know how much work I’ve seen from Michael Zeck but I’m definitely going to keep my out for his work in Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Read on my friends!
I can honestly say that I truly enjoy the maniacal machinations of Mr. Sinister. He’s so malevolent and manipulative in an almost detached, academic sort of way. He’s not trying to be evil, he’s just trying to get his science on.
In particular I loved X-Factor #39. Sick art and a sick story arc made for one amazingly wild ride.