Friday, June 24, 2011

Iron Man 2.0 #6 & Namor #11

We have here the last Fear Itself tie-in in my new comic pile, as well as the final issue of the pretty underwhelming Namor series... Sometimes it's tough to be a Namor fan...

Iron Man 2.0 #6:

Summary: While the denizens of the city of Hell break free and run amok in Beijing thanks to one of the Serpent's hammers breaking reality there, the Immortal Weapons(led by Iron Fist) and War Machine try to keep the carnage to a minimum. Unfortunately, while the Immortal Weapons(and War Machine) are dealing with the demons and other threats, possessed Titania is bringing the Absorbing Man to the fallen hammer so he can join her as one of the Serpent's Worthy. The Immortal Weapons and War Machine happen to come upon Titania and the Absorbing Man and attack, but find themselves unprepared for Titania's immense power. While the heroes are distracted, Absorbing Man claims his hammer and powers up, leaving two of the Serpent's Worthy to deal with the ill-prepared Immortal Weapons and War Machine. While all of that is going on, Steve Rogers calls Dr. Strange to see if he could shed some light on what was going on in Beijing, at which point Strange tells Steve that Danny Rand was the real problem... Wha?!

Thoughts: Uh-huh... So TWO of the Serpent's uber-powerful minions are destroying Beijing, and yet somehow, in Dr. Strange's bizarre little world, Iron Fist is the problem... Okay then... Honestly, I wish this series would get away from the Fear Itself stuff and go back to the Palmer Addley storyline, because this series is really being hurt by the Fear Itself crossover stuff in my opinion...

Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.Look out, hungry fat guy coming through!

Namor #11:

Summary: Some big, angry sea creature called the Burrower has been set free by some crazy Atlantians who wanted to sink Crazy Mutie Island. Unfortunately for Namor, the Burrower has such a head start he'd be unable to catch it... Bad news for those crazy muties, right? Not so fast, my friend! It seems Namor's future son, as well as his current girlfriend, Abira, have arrived on the scene to tell Namor that the only way to stop the Burrower was for Abira to become Atlantis's new Logomancer, since Abira would be able to catch the Burrower with her Logomancer powers. However, if Abira becomes the Logomancer, she'd be unable to continue her relationship with Namor because of... I don't know, let's say wacky Atlantian magic and leave it at that. Oh, and to make it even more dramatic, Abira can't become the Logomancer unless Namor says some magical mumbo-jumbo to her. Realizing that if the Burrower continued... well, burrowing, it would destroy Crazy Mutie Island AND New Atlantis, Namor gives up the woman he loves(this week) and turns her into the Logomancer. Abira brings Namor to the Burrower, they defeat it and Namor manages to repair the damage done to the column holding Crazy Mutie Island up, ending this issue as well as this series.

Thoughts: Meh. That pretty much sums up my feelings towards this entire series. Instead of getting Namor acting crazy and flirting with Invisible Woman, while occasionally screaming “Imperius Rex!!!” we get Abira as Namor's romantic interest and Loa, as his resident spunky teenage girl... Terrible... It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what this series should have been all about. This issue, much like this entire series never clicked for me. So long, Namor. Better luck in your next series.

Score: 5 out of 10.Look, some random things are happening!

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