The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 11, 2015

The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 11, 2015

The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 11, 2015
February 11
22:34 2015

Nicholas Friedman / Features Editor

On the curtails of a tremendous week for Marvel in co-producing Spider-Man, this week’s comic book released are short and sweet, continuing some big Marvel multiverse plot lines and opening up new possibilities in the recently reacquired Star Wars universe.

“The Black Vortex” continues, the X-Men return to their own dimension and Darth Vader gets some time in the spotlight.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1

Writer: Gillen / Artist: Larroca

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The first Star Wars side comic has finally arrived in Darth Vader #1. In this issue, Vader deals with the aftermath of the mainline Star Wars comic by attempting to broker a deal with Jabba the Hut. To no reader avail, the plot doesn’t actually move forward in this issue, opting instead to focus on Vader’s past.

Without spoiling which fan-favorite bounty hunter shows up, Vader finds out the Emperor is keeping secrets of his own, and he is on a mission to find them. He’s also been put in charge of finding and killing Luke Skywalker, and we all know how that turns out.

Should you read it?

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If:

– You enjoy reading from the perspective of the Dark Side.

– You follow the regular Star Wars comic book.

Guardians of the Galaxy #24

Writer: Bendis / Artist: Schiti

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This issue, while part of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, is actually the second chapter in “The Black Vortex” event, which started last week. Here, we get a glimpse at what happened to Gamora after she absorbed the power of the Vortex at the end of the last issue. After learning that all it really seems to do is give the wielder intense power, Star-Lord then suggests that everyone power up before the bad guys come back for a beat-down.

Kitty Pryde, Storm and Drax are adverse to the idea, but when Beast wants the power for himself towards the end, no one else really gets a choice on the matter. The next issue should hopefully deal with the fallout of everyone turning into extremely powerful beings.

Should you read it?

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If:

– You are caught up on “The Black Vortex” story. Otherwise, steer clear.

– You want to see everyone get super-buff. It’s pretty crazy.

All-New X-Men #36

Writer: Bendis / Artists: Asrar

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Though this issue does not take place chronologically with “The Black Vortex” story, it does involve the original X-Men, who are trapped in the Ultimate Marvel universe. Joined by the Ultimate X-Men and Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, they fight against Dr. Doom and his Doom Bots. The two Jean Grey’s end up combining psychic powers to control Doom, who seemingly explodes and/or disappears.

Following this, Hank McCoy/Beast decides it would be a good idea to blow up Doom’s castle, before finding a dimension-bending mutant who can return them to their rightful Universe. Everyone’s happy, though this dimensional travel is getting rather convoluted.

Should you read it?

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Because:

– Following the X-Men is getting really difficult. When is the present?

– Time travel is one thing, but dimensional travel causes way more issues than not.

Photos courtesy of Marvel.com

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Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman is the Editor In Chief of the North Texas Daily. In addition, he's had his work published at The Dallas Morning News, GuideLive and the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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