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The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 19, 2015

The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 19, 2015

The Dose: Marvel Comics Review Roundup for Feb. 19, 2015
February 19
17:04 2015

Nicholas Friedman / Features Editor

Comic books have had another successful week. “Kingsman” debuted in movie theaters in second place last weekend to a cool $36 million. Marvel announced that Brian Michael Bendis’ new series following his departure from Uncanny/All-New X-Men will be Old Man Logan, a return to the Clint Eastwood-esque Wolverine from 2008’s limited run series. Funny enough, Mark Millar wrote both “Kingsman” and the original “Old Man Logan.”

This week’s releases introduce us to new spider-girl Silk straight from Spider-Verse, and the continued adventures of the “Legendary Star-Lord,” “Uncanny X-Men” and “Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man.”

Silk #1

Writer: Thompson / Artist: Lee

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Cindy Moon was recently discovered as the long lost power-sibling to Peter Parker, as the irradiated spider that bit him then bit Moon’s ankle before dying. Normally this would just function as a classic Marvel retcon to bring in a new character, but Moon shines as superhero Silk in her first solo outing after appearing in Spider-Verse, a multi-universe spanning hunt of all of the Spider-Men.

Moon has to readjust to normal life after being held in a bunker for thirteen years before being rescued by Parker. The two then start dating, and all of the spider-related mating puns commence. Overall, it’s a solid start to what should be a unique series to read. After all, it did just sell out after only one day at stores.

Should you read it?

TheDoseSays

If:

– You like Spider-Man. Plain and simple, this is awesome.

– You read along with Spider-Verse. Be on the lookout for Spider-Gwen #1, which comes out next week.

Legendary Star-Lord #9

Writer: Humphries / Artist: Medina

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In the third issue of “The Black Vortex” event, nothing really happens. The last issue left us with a transformation of every main character into their vortex forms, only to completely disregard that in this issue. Beast transforms. Gamora had already transformed. All we get is Angel turning into some weird skull-man thing with giant wings. Then they escape with the vortex.

This issue is uneventful, and this may be because Marvel is gearing up for its “Secret Wars” summer event, but that doesn’t mean they should disregard everything else. Hopefully the final chapters of this saga will wrap things up nicely, because the stakes don’t seem very high.

Should you read it?

DoseNo

Because:

– Nothing really happens. I imagine the events of the next issue will make this one completely skippable.

– Your money is better off spent on the other releases for this week.

Uncanny X-Men #31

Writer: Bendis / Artists: Bachalo

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In another retcon, Professor Xavier is brought from the past to the present to prevent the birth of what the X-Men call “The Omega Mutant.” Though it’s against their so-called mutant code to prevent someone from being born, they don’t seem to have a choice. After all, this mutant killed Cyclops, Emma Frost and Magik, in addition to his own parents and an entire town.

So, Professor X travels through time, stops the kid’s parents from meeting, and everything seems to return to normal, which is odd, but I guess they needed another filler issue before things start peaking again.

Should you read it?

DoseNo

Because:

– Everything from the previous issue is undone. Odd choice of story.

– Professor X returning was anticlimactic. I mean, come on, he’s dead!

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #10

Writer: Bendis / Artist: Marquez

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Ah, the fan-favorite Miles Morales. Here Miles enjoys his last day off before returning to class at the academy he attends. His dad is back in his life, is an ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and all is well, except his girlfriend’s parents are Hydra agents.

After recently telling her that he is Spider-Man, Kate Bishop freaks out and runs home. In this issue, Miles decides to stop by her house to talk to her, but is met at the door by her father. He offers Miles a drink before revealing that he knows  he is Spider-Man. Miles then faints, and we’re left waiting another month to see what happens.

Should you read it?

TheDoseSays

If:

– You have been following Miles Morales. It’s filler, but still suspenseful.

– You’ve caught spider fever from Spider-Verse or Silk or The Amazing Spider-Man.

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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