Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Comics | Posted on 31-07-2012
It’s hard to know when it’s a good time to start in on a new comic so to help you out I have listed some jumping on points I have found from personal reads and around the internet. If you are looking to add a little flavor this week but don’t want to heavily invest in trades consider picking one of these up. If you know of something I missed from either 7/4 or the other three previous weeks, hit me up in the comments. If you need to know what the title or character has been up to previously then I highly suggest hitting the wiki over at Comic Vine.
Unfortunately I only found two books to report on this week but I did finally get around to picking up Scarlet Spider #7 over the weekend. I liked it so much that I’ll be adding it to my pull list and I’m going to get the trade of the first six issues when it comes out August 22nd. The artwork and story were really good and the fact that it’s set in Houston Texas gives it a sense that is Kaine truly on his own.
I feel the most endearing part of this book is how much of a regular guy Kane feels like. He doesn’t have the access to the gadgets or superhero contacts of Peter Parker. He didn’t grow up with Uncle Ben as a role model or the guilt associated with his death to push him to be a good person. If you don’t know Kains history he was a villain due to circumstance and the Scarlet Spider books follow his path of new beginnings and redemption. He isn’t an anti-hero in the sense of the Punisher, rather, he aspires to follow the straight and narrow like Peter Parker but doesn’t always get there. Doing the right thing doesn’t always come naturally and that’s what makes Kaine a more approachable hero in my opinion. Don’t let the suit or the fact that he is a clone fool you. He is definitely a different person than Peter Parker, and I was able to see that after one issue. It’s really a fun book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes superhero books.
On to this weeks jumping on points.
Now that Deadpool has lost his healing factor his enemies are coming out of the woodwork to take him out. On the plus side he doesn’t need gadgets or a mask to cover up his once ugly mug.
Review: Comic Vine
Captain America #15
This is the beginning of the end for Ed Brubaker and his eight year run with Captain America. Brubaker is joined by writer Cullen Bunn and a departure from Brubaker’s espionage style writing. Most reviews aren’t very kind but that could simply be because this is more Cullen Bunn’s brainchild than Brubaker’s.