It's Monday, which means it's time for a brand spanking new Best of the Rest post. As usual, I'll bust out a few reviews, followed by JT, who will bust out a few reviews of his own, but in blue text. Considering the relatively small comic haul for both JT and myself, this post shouldn't be as long as the past couple of been. Okay, let's see which comic is up first for me...
Walking Dead #110: Rick takes a group of people to the Kingdom to meet Ezekiel and his group. Meanwhile, Jesus prevents Kal from betraying everybody to Negan and the Saviors. Michonne is initially pissed by Ezekiel's king act, but the two have a nice little heart-to-heart and seem to get along very well. Once we got past the Jesus stuff, this issue slowed way down. It does turn out that I like Ezekiel now! Kirkman did a great job of filling out his character, which means one of two things... Either a) he's going to die next issue, or b) he's going to betray Rick and company to the Saviors. Hopefully neither thing happens, but after reading as much of this series as I have? I would not be surprised. Score: 7 out of 10.
Secret Avengers #4: AIM sends the stolen Iron Patriot armor loose, at which time it begins attacking individuals who had been targeted by America. To avoid a diplomatic incident, SHIELD sends Hulk to destroy the renegade armor. On top of that, SHIELD sends Nick Fury Jr, Mockingbird, Black Widow and Hawkeye to AIM Island to assassinate the Scientist Supreme. Meh, meh, and double meh. I swear, the name Secret Avengers is cursed for me... Regardless of who the writer is, or how much I enjoy their work, without fail, I can never get into this series... This one is getting dangerously close to the chopping block... Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.
Superboy #20: Dr. Psycho enlists Superboy's help in dealing with HIVE, which had sent agents after Psycho, who has gone rogue from them. Yeah, and that's it. Nothing much to say about this one, actually... It seems as if SB randomly bounces from one clandestine organization to another. Plus we all know Psycho is going to betray SB! There's one of the failings of the New 52, introducing a brand new character would work way better than slotting Psycho here, who will undoubtedly turn of SB. Score: 6 out of 10.
Ultimates #24: Cap learns that the leader of California was planning on blowing Sacramento up and heads there. Meanwhile, Iron Man escapes from the Californian leader and meets Cap in Sacramento Finally, Thor and Invisible Woman join the two and the four(okay, mainly Thor, Sue and Iron Man) manage to prevent the Stark Space Station from obliterating the city. This one ends with Cap deciding he didn't want to be president anymore since he was a soldier, not a politician. I enjoyed this one. We still have a threat in California and the West Coast Ultimates, and Cap has stepped down, which was pretty much a given. Good stuff here! Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
Avengers Assemble #15AU: This takes place in Jolly Ol' London, where the only heroes left are Capt. Marvel, Capt. Britain, some woman named Excalibur, who is a healer, a guy named Computer Graham, who can enter computers, and a girl who has magic soccer(or I guess in this case, football) powers... Yep, really... Poor, poor London... Anyway, I've already wasted enough time on this rubbish(hey, when in Rome...). Basically Ultron kills everybody who tries to fight him. The end. Yeah, I picked this comic up on a whim and am now cursing myself for wasting the money... This comic was all sorts of terrible... A girl with magic soccer powers... Yeah, that's all for me... Score: 2 out of 10.
Avenging Spider-Man #20: I can't believe this series is at issue twenty already! Anyway, let's do this. This issue features Superior Spider-Man visiting the SHIELD Helicarrier after he stops a bunch of A.I.M. soldiers/scientists/nerds. It just so happens he's done so while Black Widow and Hawkeye are there for Secret Avenger stuff, while Dr. Bruce Banner is on board, and while the Russians have sent people to kill Chameleon so he doesn't leak government secrets. Spider-Man is there to free Chameleon because he's collecting real life Sinister Six trading cards, and sends his Spider-Bots to find him and cut the power. Before he can get to him, the Helicarrier is invaded by two dudes with skulls for faces that can burn you with their touch. Spidey heads to find Chameleon and finds bodies in his wake, and blames himself for their death's since he freed him, but quickly backtracks, saying if those guys hadn't invaded, he'd have had time to get there and stop Chameleon. We see Chameleon running to his freedom, wearing the face of his Doctor as Spider-Man heads off to find him and is confronted by none other than The Hulk! This was an interesting issue for me because I never really got into it. It just happened and here we are, I have no feelings either way which is kinda... bad if you think about it. Once again, this comic wasn't bad but I doubt I'll remember it this time next week. Score: 6/10
I know! I'm shocked too!!! I know you guys expected more reviews from me but hey, I'm a busy dude! Plus X took all the good books! :P Either way, expect a Throwback review from me tomorrow, and until then, this is JT, and my buddy X, signing off!