REVIEW: X-Men Regenesis #1

This review was originally posted at Guerrilla Geek.

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Billy Tan
Colorist: Andres Mossa
Letterer: Rob Steen
Cover Artists: Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend
Variant Cover Artist:: Morry Hollowell
Production: Mayela Gutierrez
Assistant Editor: Sebastian Girner
Editor: Nick Lowe
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The decisions have been made and the X-Men have split, one group siding with Cyclops and his vision of the future and the other group following Wolverine to re-start the school.

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REVIEW: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1

Who Is Miles Morales?

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Sara Pichelli
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Letters: VC’s Cory Petit
Associate Editor: Sana Amanant
Senior Editor: Mark Paniccia
Cover: Kaare Andrews
Variant Covers: Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor
Publisher: Marvel Comics

We all know that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is a young boy named Miles Morales, but let’s step back and learn how Miles came to gain his abilities and what his life is like as he learns to use his new abilities.

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What Looks Good to Me – August 31, 2011

Hey there! Welcome to “What Looks Good to Me.” Each week I take a look at the Diamond shipping list and slap together a list of the ten things I’m looking forward to the most that week. There’s no real rhyme or reason to the list’s ranking other than the #1 spot which will obviously be the one book that looks good to me that week. Well, enough of this – let’s get moving!

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man #639

“One Moment in Time” – Part Two

Writer: Joe Quesada | Artist: Paolo Rivera, Joe Quesada, Danny Miki, and Richard Isanove | Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna | Publisher: Marvel Comics

What Is It About?

This second part of the “One Moment in Time” story arc continues the conversation between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson about why they never got married and how their lives played out because of it.

Thoughts?

I gave the last issue a lot of grief because of how it ended.  I felt that if Peter being knocked unconscious and missing his wedding was the reason he and Mary Jane never got married was a pretty bad move.  But after reading this issue it seems that was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.  What ever my feelings about the end of the marriage back in “One More Day” I feel that the creators on board this series have really put out some great stories.  This issue is no different.  Quesada provides a lot of narration in some areas of this issue while others rely more on the art to express the emotions of both Peter and Mary Jane and I really like seeing that.

The moment that Peter and Mary Jane decide that marriage just isn’t in the cards for them, I felt that should have been it.  Yes, they should always remain friends, but it seems as if the two of them continued being together well after that.  I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that until I read the rest of this story arc.  After my irritations with last issue being somewhat washed away by this issue, I think I need to hold off until I get the whole story.

The Verdict?

There’s more to this issue than I’m telling you because I think you need to read it for yourself.  I don’t completely understand the last few pages and how they all fit in to “Brand New Day”, but like I said before I’m willing to wait and see how everything plays out in this arc.  I want to enjoy this story, and I’m leaning that way for now, but I could easily sway to the other direction seeing what may happen in the next issue.