Solar Pony Django’s Bi-Weekly Comic Book Roundup for the Weeks of: 11/26/14 and 12/3/14
Note: The bi-weekly comic book roundup is for comics that I personally picked up during these two weeks since I don’t have enough money for all the comics that come out since there is a wide selection. Got a comic you did read that I missed? Talk about it in the comments and share your thoughts and feelings on it. I also only briefly talk about each comic, so as to raise awareness for them and see which ones you may be most interested in.
I will be covering Sonic the Hedgehog #266 this week as well as Future’s End #28 & 29 due to that mix I up I previously had.
Sonic Super Digest Special Edition 09:
First off we have Sonic Super Digest Special Edition, which is an every now and then release; every three months or so where it’s a few comics as opposed to one and one rereleased comic. Aside from the rerelease comic it’s pretty interesting, this edition seemed to have a heavy feature on Bunnie Rabbot/ D’Collette. Which is fine, she’s a different character since she’s been partially roboticized and was in SaTaM which I know a lot of people enjoy. The stories were enjoyable though but not quite sure how I’m going to put it safely into my longbox since it’s design is more similar to Archie comics as opposed to normal comics.
Sonic Boom 2:
So… the Sonic Boom games came out. Were pretty either mediocre or terrible, which is a shame since I’ve heard the cartoon’s actually really good but haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. I have however had a chance to keep reading the comics, which aside from Knuckles stupidity I enjoyed the first one enough. And the second one’s a lot better actually, the whole point of the second one is that they were a little to mean on Knuckles calling him stupid and insulting him so Knuckles got tired of it and betrayed them to Eggman. He was still stupid (which irks me a little still but I’ll go with the flow) but overall I enjoyed this comic a lot more than the first one. Which may in part be due to me being worried about how the games would be like after I read the first one? At one point however Amy says she’s also the muscle behind the team along with Knuckles. No. That’s always been Knuckles job, Amy is able to kickass but she’s not the muscle. She’s like Black Widow, sleek, agile, sexy and witty. Well sexy if you like furries. I should really make that fetishes blog shouldn’t I guys?
Sonic the Hedgehog #266:
So last issue Sonic went Were-Hog and nearly killed his friends, this issue it’s about him learning to control it. Which makes some sense, since he has been doing this gig for a while it makes sense he’d be able to control it faster. But a day seems… a little too fast, but it has been shown before that not only does Sonic run fast but he understands and learns fast too. So I guess it’s not crazy out there just a bit. We also have the Freedom fighters looking for the rest of the Chaos Emeralds, since they’ve found 3 so far and a 4th one that seems to be a pretty obvious trap. We also have Mighty in this issue still, whom we’ve barely seen since Knuckles Chaotix along with Ray the Flying Squirrel. They also introduced their mentor Moss the Sloth which is an entirely new Sonic character, don’t think we’ve had a sloth in the Sonic Universe before now either.
Here we have the continuation of Scott Summers AKA Cyclops in Space with his Space Pirate dad. I’m still not sure how he got here or how there’s two different Cyclops at this moment… but it’s comics. After a while you just learn not to question it… too much. So Cyclops was able to convince this new pirate crew that he wanted to turn traitor on his father and establish himself as part of the crew. So we get to see him redoing things he did a few issues ago, getting acquainted with the crew doing low level jobs. Only new thing is he’s already made an enemy so good job Cyclops, that’ll help with your master plan. Not that it was his fault, just something that happened along the way. He sneaks a few materials so he can give his dad the medicine and try to help the rest of the Starjammer after they were jettisoned into space. While Cyclops did this however, he accidentally found a defenseless medicine frigate, and is now part of the team to assault and kill everyone aboard. Not something he particularly wants to do.
Scarlet Spiders #001:
So… Spider-Verse? Spider-Verse. Hope you’re not tired of Spider-Verse! Spider-Verse is still going strong with no signs of stopping yet because as of this one we’re only about 1/3rd done with this arc. And I love it, looks like it’ll continue on until the end of January. So for last Amazing Spider-Man we saw some of the Spider-People split up into groups to either protect Silk, or just regroup back at base. We also saw the clones make their own little clone club, so they could go to the home planet of Jennix who is the brains in charge of the whole spider hunt. When we get there we see that the entire world is leagues ahead in technology, which makes sense since they can clone and we also see no Starbucks. So if a planet is evil but has no Starbucks how evil can it be? ‘ba dum tish’. But they continue on with their journey and encounter some problems, such as Iron Man is working for Jennix in this world. Which leads me to believe pretty much everyone is working for Jennix, which is probably true due to how much power he has.
Spider-Man 2099 #006:
So Miguel O’Hara is temporarily back in his time line as Spider-Man 2099, but we knew that from the previous Amazing Spider-Man. I swear as soon as this series is completely over I’m reading it from beginning to end, just to hopefully wrap my head around it a little more. But anyways Miguel O’Hara takes 6 armed Spider-Man and Steampunk Spider-Woman to his brother’s apartment while being chased by Daemos. This then leads Daemos to them and sadly kills one of my favorite alternate Spider-Men so far the Six Armed one. This is a shame because I loved his side story he had along with how witty he’s been. But we get a little more depth into Miguel’s world which is good if you missed the initial Spider-Man 2099, but it seems like they had to do a little retconning anyways. Unless I’m misreading what Wikipedia told me…
Amazing X-Men #013:
Is about how awkward dating a normal human as a mutant can be. Next!... That is the gist of it but there is a fight scene where we have another mutant controlling the teen’s angst about how ugly he feels and that the other guy won’t like him because he ended up standing him up. It’s kind of a strange issue with how it’s paced, not bad or anything but different. I do like that Nightcrawler was in it, but I’ve always liked Nightcrawler. He’s a swashbuckling teleporter that’s religious and likes to tell jokes. I don’t think it truly surprises anyone that knows me that I’d like him.
Futures End #28:
A little bit of a different approach for Future’s End this time, still going to be all at once but going to try and cover them individually instead of as a whole. Give them a little more of a feel for those interested in them.
We have Lois Lane hit the island Brother Eye controls and almost immediately have her captured, not that’s her fault she was pretty much going for a blind jump. She trips over Red Tornado of Earth 2 which happens to be Lois Lane. We also get Fifty Sue upset that Slade has betrayed her (supposedly, I’m thinking Slade is trying to play double agent with Brother Eye, but I guess we’ll wait and see) we have a pretty nifty few pages of Batman verses Batman Beyond, but it’s short lived. We get conformation that Dr.Yamazake has gone completely off his rocker; although we’ve suspected this for a long time and he decides fuck it, let the testing begin! Even though it could potentially kill someone.
Future’s End #29:
For Future’s End #29 we don’t actually get a whole lot, we get a cool throw down scene against Cadmus for about half the comic with Ronnie and Red Robin fighting their way through. Jason tries to stop Dr.Yamazake gets smacked in the head with a wrench instead since the Dr. wouldn’t listen to him even though Jason told him. Ronnie tries to save Madison but ends up either severely injured or dead even though Jason tried to save him as Firestorm. Madison combines with Jason somehow and becomes Firestorm. So we don’t have much happening since most of it’s a long fight scene but we do have some pretty important plot development. Which makes me sad Ronnie was shaping up to be a better character as the series went on, was maturing.
Future’s End #30:
In this issue it’s an all-out assault on Brother Eye, gotta take him down before he takes over everyone. So they fight their way to the center leaving a small team behind to cover their escape plan and save anyone that’s been taken over by Brother Eye. Which they do so with the two biggest people in the way being Slade and Super Girl. Uh… well… Slade gets one shot off. One and then has his head ripped from his body… I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting him to go down that fast. As for Super Girl (From Earth 2) she has been made completely of metal and is Brother Eye’s main holding spot now so he’s safe. However most of him is still stored in a computer so Green Arrow deactivates that and saves the day. Except not. We do still have 20 issues to go and it’s shown that Brother Eye survived by moving onto someone’s phone that they brought.
Future’s End #31:
We have a little bit of a recap from last issue for whatever reason, along with Superman fighting a Brainiac that’s a Bear… Okay just going with it. We also find out that in order to stop Brainiac he has to go back to Krypton, which is a small problem as it’s exploded. We also discover that the new Firestorm hasn’t figured out how to split themselves apart as of yet, which must be a personal hell for Jason seeing as this is the second time in the series this has happened. We find out that Ronnie is sadly dead and not just severely injured with people assuming Madison and Jason dead too since they can’t split.
Batman Beyond Universe 16:
We have DC comics ending yet another series this week sadly, because I personally prefer Batman Beyond over regular Batman. I do enjoy regular Batman but I really happen to like Terry’s character. In the finale we have Terry fighting the same villain he was for the third issue Rewire. But that’s not a bad thing, after looking back over it feels like a bit of an ongoing story since we had Rewire here previously. He just wanted his dad back because he felt bad over what he’d done. Killing a person will do that to you. However kidnapping someone else’s father from Earth 2 isn’t necessarily the answer. And kidnapping Dick Grayson and forcing Terry to give up the portal isn’t something that’s going to win over hearts. So Rewire loses his powers again, Dick Grayson almost dies and Terry learns that sometimes… sometimes you have to give people second chances. And we see Terry give Bruce another chance as the pages finish and makes me really hopeful that we can come go to the world of Batman Beyond real soon.
Also, as a side note that has nothing to do with comics I mentioned I was interested in playing some of my backlog and streaming it. Since I have a long list of backlogs I figured I’d list about 10 or so games from it and the one that gets the most votes I’d start streaming next Sunday. About 3 AM central time since that’s when I can bother my fiancée the least.
So the options we have are:
Some of these I have played a little and would start over.