Civil War 6
I guess the reveal of the Hulkling shapeshifter would have had more impact if I was at all familiar with the character. Much of this series has not hit high points with me because I am more of a DC reader-- but even when DC gives ink to side characters, like Red Tornado, the DC folks do a much better job on backstory. Marvel seems to just add someone beyond the Spidey, Hulk, Xmen that are uber-obvious to even the general fan, but then write for only the most insider fans.
While I will never pretend to have the most encyclopedic knowledge of characters, esp. Marvel, I think at this point as a reader I can say while suggestions to read the Essential editions are welcome - but give me some more context. Or am I missing the point of the big crossover, bring every character to the giant 2 page spread that we can?
Steve McNiven's art is as quality driven as ever, particularly his Captain America, with seering blue eyes beneath the mask and detail. I did like Spidey joining the anti-registration side and his "My spider-sense is going off the scale! Seriously, this is defcon one!".
White Tiger 2
WHITE TIGER #2 (OF 6) (SEP062139)
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIMOTHY LIEBE
Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Read this quite a while ago, but from my notes the "real life identity is not as simple as removing a mask".
There's a story with the death of Angela's partner- so you have your standard revenge plot. And immigration papers- the ripped from current events aspect. I did like the time-crunch of trying to fight bad guys "Kicking butt clears my head so much better than jogging"
and getting to a security job interview. The Daredevil 2.0 is confusing to me- it's not Daredevil, but her uncle? Justice 9
Without summarizing the whole issue, I just want to thank Alex Ross and Braithwaite for the Wonder Woman, clawed in the face in battle, but still portrayed with muscle without the porn pose shots of other female superheroes. I also love seeing Bruce and Clark in street clothes.
You have to see the art, where the team is coated in a protective shell "wrapped in a fortress, if you will, by my metal men."
. I stared at each character in the 2 page panel.
It is hard keeping the Black Adam (bad) in this issue and the 52 (bad, but redeeming himself) separate.
Soon: I spent $12 on the first Chaykin Guy Gardners - did you? I gave Superman Confidential 1 a try. And Geoff Johns loves his new Justice Society redhead- Maxine Hunkel.
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