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Spider-Man 2099 #2

Artwork is copyright Marvel, 2014. Used under Fair Use

Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Peter David Art: Will Sliney/Antonio Fabela
Rating: 3.6/5

When I was a kid, I got exactly one issue of Spider-Man 2099. The last issue. And I only picked it up because I loved Spidey at the time and wondered who this guy was. Since then, I’ve read about half of the original 90s series in collected form. And as a fan of Peter David, I was super excited for Miguel to return.

Mr. David has not let me down. This issue saw Miguel deal with two of the women in his new past life. The super for his building and his boss, the infamous Liz Allen. And I’m still about as surprised and confused about what Liz did as ol’ Miggy.

Spider-Man 2099. The only Spidey book I’m currently reading.

Ferguson, MO

I intended, and still intend, to do a long post regarding this situation. But I have this to say:

If you’re a 2nd amendment person that firmly believes it is right and healthy to fear the government coming to take your guns and you’re not ready to march on Ferguson, MO?

You’re a hypocrite or a coward.

This is why we need to vote. This is why we need to take control of the political process and not be controlled by it. This is why we need to hold police accountable to their actions. This is why good cops need to hold shitty cops accountable for their actions.

This has gone too fucking far.

Original Sin #7

Publisher: Marvel
Writer: Jason Aaron Art: Mike Deodato/Frank Martin
Rating: 3.3/5

Old Man Fury fights the Avengers, using some of their secrets against them. Including some buried memory that suddenly makes Thor unworthy to wield Mjolnir. Meanwhile, Orb is gaining some of the power cosmic juice that the Watcher used to have and is transforming into a Watcher like being, I can only presume.

And we still don’t know who killed the Watcher.

At this point, I’m glad there’s only an issue left. It’s been up and down as far as my enjoyment, but with Aaron milking the mystery for the full length of the series, I’m going to be a little let down in the end.

The best mysteries have somewhere to go AFTER the big reveal. Or many more miles to go before it.

Upcoming Appearances


Free Comic Book Day at Two Kings Comics!
Date: 5/5/18
Where: 171 W Main Street Victor, NY 14564

Joe will be live and in person at Two Kings Comics in Victor, NY for Free Comic Book Day! Joe will have copies of Cthulhu Holmes, Zombie BBQ, Kayfabe: A Wrestling Anthology and, if the stars align, All-Star FUBAR! He will also have prints, be sketching and possibly a super surprise.

So make sure to come down, get some free comics and get some great independent comics!


Big Trouble in Little China

Publisher: BOOM
Story: John Carpenter/Eric Powell Art: Brian Churilla
Rating: 3.6/5

I love Eric Powell. I love his sensibilities, I love the way he can mix action with comedy. I love how he is twisted. I love Brian Churilla’s style. A slight more cartoony Mignola without being a clone. And that is exactly what you need on this book. Because it’s just fun from front to back, every issue. I can’t recommend this book enough, it’s obviously the true successor to the movie.


Publisher: Dark Horse
Writer: Brian Wood Art: Garry Brown
Rating – 3.1/5

Massive is coming to an end, it seems. And it seems about time. The Sahara arc was great, but overall it’s gone no where in particular. And part of that is that Wood tends to make his metaphors literal. As in, Massive is about what we as human beings are doing to our environment. And he explores that by literally having the environment turn on us. Which can still be good…but he fixates on that more than actually telling stories.

Bodies #1

Publisher: Vertigo
Writer: Si Spencer Art: Dean Ormston/Phil Winslade/Meghan Hetrick/Tula Lotay.
Rating – 3.5/5

I loved the Vinyl Underground, so I figured I’d give this a shot. And having the same murder victim’s body exist across 4 moments in time is definitely interesting. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out. I have a feeling the future is going to be the most distracting.