Hey all, tis your most gracious host(the all but omnipotent X)taking a break from studying for finals to post some quickly put together comic reviews! The two reviews I'll be posting tonight are definitely not my finest work(which is really saying something!), but since I didn't really care for either comic, I'm fine with that fact. Whoops, I guess I spoiled the scores for both reviews, didn't I? Oh well. Tomorrow I'll have two more Marvel reviews up, and they should be much better then tonight's reviews are... Hopefully...
Siege: Spider-Man #1: Writer: Brian Reed. Artist: Marco Santucci.
Review: This issue begins with Venom running rampant in Asgard(prior to it's crash in Siege #3)eating Asgardians... You know, if Venom is able to pull these “gods” apart and eat them, maybe the Asgardians should stop calling themselves gods and start calling themselves losers or something... Anywho, the perpetual thorn in Venom's side, Spider-Man, arrives on the scene and they have a good old fashion super-hero throwdown, ultimately landing in the streets below Asgard. Ms. Marvel heads to the scene to tell Spidey that he's needed up in Asgard, and she proceeds to rip Mac Gargan out of his Venom costume to halt his rampage. Since it was separated from its host, the costume attaches itself to Ms. Marvel and begins to attack Spidey anew, this time with the added power of Ms. Marvel. After a bit of a battle, Spidey tricks Ms. Marvel Venom into crashing into some power lines, which severs the symbiote's connection to Ms. Marvel. The symbiote crawls back over to Gargan and reattaches itself to him, so Ms. Marvel just picks Venom up and tosses him away. With Venom gone, Marvel and Spidey head back up to Asgard to continue the fight.
What I Thought: Meh. This comic really didn't do much for me, probably because I'm not now, nor have I ever been a fan of Ms. Marvel. I'm not really sure why she was the focal point of a comic called, “Siege: Spider-Man”, other then the fact that Brian Reed wrote her entire recently canceled series, and really must like the character. If that was the case though, why not call this comic Siege: Ms. Marvel or Siege: New Avengers or something along those lines? Eh, to be honest, this comic really wasn't good enough for me to spend that much time thinking about or talking about, so I might as well end this post now.
Score: 6 out of 10.Yeah, I didn't much care for this comic, but the "kiss me" line did get a laugh out of me.