Thursday 18 February 2016

Comics Wrap Up - In Any Other World

Single Issues

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (UK - USA) - this is the Spider-man from the 'Ultimate' universe.

Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man 1 coverJust to make it clear, Marvel has so many canon (i.e. - official,) alternate universes that they are now numerically coded.

The Ultimate Universe - the biggest and most well-explored alternate - is Earth-1610; and now you know that useless fact thanks to yours truly.

There are so many versions of Spider-man, that it's sometimes referred to as the Spider-verse, which can be called upon sometimes when the big sh** goes down. And if they're ever desperate enough to call Spider Ham aka Peter Porker, then they're desperate.

This is an awesome comic with some fab artwork - and Miles is of Black-Hispanic heritage: yay for diversity! Even if it is outside of the mainstream Marvel universe (which is Earth-616, in case you were wondering.)

Silver Surfer #1 (UK - USA) is just the right blend of outer-space kookiness and down-to-Earth sweetness. With an interesting angle for the series going forward, I really enjoyed it.

Graphic Novels

Two graphic novels I reviewed last week - Grumpy Cat Vol 1 and Red Sonja/Conan: The Blood of a God - were published on Tuesday. Click the links to see my reviews.

Other Stuff

Claire Napier over at Women Write About Comics made exceptionally good points this week about the outfit for Marvel's newly resurrected black female superhero, Misty Knight. Check out her post Misty Knight and the Case of the Ridiculous Males: Bra Holster Hell for an explanation.

Not entirely sure how I haven't come across the 'Marvel Super Heroes: What the--?!' web series before, but wow is this random. Take a look at the Valentine's episode:

Is anybody else scared now? All of you? Great, my work here is done.

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  1. I didn't even know there were so many versions of Spiderman that they sometimes called it Spider-verse! You learn something new every day I guess ;)


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