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Spider-Men #3 An “Event Book” Done Right

Spider-Men #3

Story By: Brian Michael Bendis

Art By: Sara Pichelli

After an introductory issue that created the set up for 616 Peter Parker arriving in the Ultimate Universe  we finally learn that 616 Mysterio is behind everything. Issue 3 starts with Mysterio on the attack as his Avatar convince bot Peter and Miles that every Spider Villain has come t destroy them. Its a fun and intense battle that continues to show case both Spidermen extremely well. Brian Michael Bendis also continues to do a great job separating Miles and Peter from one another giving them their own voice as the fight everyone from Carnage to Miles Uncle this issue.

Peter has seen Mysterio do this type of thing before and distracts Mysterio long enough for Miles to put the hurt on Mysterio’s Avatar which backfires and knocks our 2 heroes out long enough for Mysterio to make his escape.

Sara Pichelli’s art continues to be one of the biggest selling points. She is just as important to the story. Giving both Miles and Peter their own signature moves. The action never feels choppy or out-of-place and it never once feels odd seeing Villains from Marvel’s 616 world next to their Ultimate counterparts. Their were several moments where I just stared at her pages in awe at the level of detail she packs into each panel. Sara’s always been able to draw a great action scene but its the closing pages that really surprised me. Pichelli captures emotion is such a great way that you cant help but match the same look she gives to Peter at the end of this issue.

Miles and Peter battle Mysterio in the earlier pages of Spidermen #3

Miles is woken up by The Ultimates after the fight but Peter is no where to be found. All of this leads up to the final pages I spoke of earlier. I must say that any Spidey fan is going to be shocked at the ending of this issue. I know I was legitimately saddened. I also cant wait to read the next issue to see how this all plays out for Peter.

Event books are a necessary evil in the comic world. I have to say I’m extremely impressed at the high level of quality being brought to this series. It does exactly what an event book is supposed to do. After reading this series I’m genuinely interested more now in both characters then i was prior to reading Spidermen. Also this Event Book seems to have implications that will last for both Peter and Miles in futures issues of their respective books. If you haven’t picked up this book yet give it a try its only five issues long and has done a great job so far convincing me that the Marvel world is big enough for two Spidermen.

Review Score 8.5/10

Mike DeVivo

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Review: Enormous #1

Issue: Enormous #1
Writer: Tim Daniel
Artist: Mehdi Cheggour
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 2012
Price: $9.99

“In the midst of a planetary battle for food and fuel, a vast ecological cataclysm spawns THE ENORMOUS, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Humankind struggles to stave off extinction and the only law is to hunt or be hunted. It’s an epic action adventure featuring the survival of the biggest!”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
What is this ENORMOUS book in front of me? Seriously this thing is larger than a typical comic, which is fitting since it is called Enormous. If you are waiting for the next BIG thing to come from Image, you need to look no further than this title. The pages in this book are all so god damn GORE-Geous, that my eyes melted from their sockets. Cheggour brings so much life to every single panel, that I am honestly guessing it took him 3 years to complete this book. Page after page this book sings the visual music that my eyes crave. The monsters alone are enough to give this book a solid 5 on the artwork. The story done by Daniel is also something to behold. His pacing is fantastic, and he has a great feel for writing action scenes. While the book is only 64 pages, it is so full of story. You can easily take this book as a one and done, but you won’t want to. This universe has so much more exploration has to be done to it. I need to know where the cast will go from here, more exploration in to why things are they way they are and a whole HELL of a lot more monsters killing things. There was nothing to not be enjoyed in this issue. Page after page this will satisfy monster, horror and survival fans. Buy it, buy it, BUY IT!

Artwork: 5.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5

If you would like to buy or know more about Enormous you can find it at http://www.imagecomics.com

Alan Wake’s: American Nightmare Review

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is a story-driven action-horror video game, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is a downloadable follow up to its predecessor, Alan Wake, but is not a sequel. The game is an Xbox Live Arcade title. American Nightmare is set as an independent game and does not reflect on the major storyline of the franchise. It only exists to broaden and expand the universe. Enjoy!

Gotham City Impostors Review

Gotham City Impostors is a first-person shooter multiplayer-only video game set in the universe of DC Comics’ Batman. Developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the downloadable game is played from the perspective of two teams each trying to kill the other: one with people dressed like Batman and the other with people dressed like his archenemy, The Joker. The game is a six versus six first person shooter multiplayer game featuring customizable characters. Players take on the role of either amateur vigilantes (the Bats faction) or villains (the Jokerz faction). The game features a range of both traditional and imagined weapons. Enjoy!


“A Comic Show” 3.07.2012 – Age of Apocalypse #1

This week has TONS of great starts! Hell Yeah, Fairest, Supurbia, and Hickman’s Manhattan Projects: Experience Creativity! Also, DC has my favorite combo of Animal Man and Swamp Thing as well as Action 7!
Age of Apocalypse #1 is basically the Boys in the AOA universe, and the Boys volume 10 is out too!
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Wolverine & The X-Men teaser image “Things to Come”

Marvel Comics released this teaser image Wednesday morning of “things to come” in Wolverine and the X-Men.

Wolverine and The X-Men #1 hit comic book store shelves today. Jason Aaron is writing the book with Chris Bachalo on pencils. In the press release Marvel Comics also stated that this creative team will be working together through issue four. No word on the teams status after issue four.

What are your feels on the new direction of the X-Men universe?

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Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4 (4 page preview)

In Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4, get your first look at Miles Morales as he learns the hard way that being a super hero is a lot harder than it looks. What is the secret behind his new powers and how will he master them? No fan can miss Miles Morales hitting the streets of the Ultimate Comics Universe for the first time in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #4!

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Miles Morales has caused a commotion since his first appearance. Some people love him, some hate and then a lot of people in the middle that just want a good story. Where do you stand on the debate?

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