Solar Pony Django’s Bi-Weekly Comic Book Roundup for the Weeks of: 2/4/15 and 2/11/15
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.
Before we begin I’d first like to apologize for this one in particular taking so long, but the reason for that is I’ve been particularly busy. My fiancée had jaw surgery where they cut open her upper jaw so as to realign it to properly be in line with her bottom jaw. I haven’t had access to a computer much these past few days and I left my comics at home so as to not damage them. Second point of business, I’ve been toying with the idea of turning this into a podcast, and wasn’t sure if other people might be interested. It would still give access to all the comics that I round-up and the ability to talk with others, however the other good point of this would be to give access to other comics that I don’t read and other parts of the community does. So I’d love to get two permanent cohosts and possibly rotate the fourth out with a few different people so if anyone’s interested just drop a line.
I’ve also been dealing with personal problems as well one I can talk about and one I plan to talk about at a later point due to the circumstances. For the other point though during when my school is actually in session I tend to get a lot more nervous and self-doubting, worrying I won’t do well on my grades and that I’ll fail. Which then leads to me playing video games so as for me to try and calm myself but then I tend to lose myself in video games because I’ve played for too long and it’s hard for me to control. With my ADHD it makes it even harder to focus on my grades because I get distracted and then instead of focusing on my school work I tend to focus on my problems more. And with the other problem that I currently can’t speak about I tend to just spiral more and more away from what I should be doing. So that’s why I’ve stopped writing so many blogs lately unfortunately, and it’s taken me longer to write blogs especially one’s I should’ve done since December (it’s coming FlanxLyncath I promise and I do thank you very much for your Secret Santa Gift). But… that’s not what this blog is about, and without further ado we should continue onto the comics!
Fables – The Wolf Among Us 2:
With this we continue where we left off for the Wolf Among Us and I’m still going to try and not give away too much but with this issue there is something I truly want to talk about. The Donkeyskin Girl Fable was briefly touched in the game but here it’s given much more emphasis here and even goes into depth to make it a picture book fairy tale like you’d read. Which is one obvious advantage a book can have over a movie or game, sometimes it’s able to be done quite well in game but it’s easier to pull off in the format of a book. But I like that we get to see it in this format, I’ve recommend picking it up if only just for this part. It is nice that we can get some extras that the game didn’t have as well which makes it seems a little more worth it aside than just for curiosity’s sake of what cannon is. And we continue seeing the cannon way that decisions are supposed to be in game, even though all of these aren’t the decisions I’ve made it’s usually the middle ground though instead of being outright mean or outright nice.
Wily gets away with Gamma and Roll gets a good smack on Doc Robot… before she is blasted away and threatened by Wily to be destroyed unless Light hands over the keys to Gamma which he does. Dr.Light also almost knocks Wily flat on his butt before Doc Robot steps in and has to save him like the wimp he is. Wily as he teleports away gives the order to trash Dr.Light’s lab entirely so as to leave nothing behind (but he doesn’t seem to do a very good job at this as he just gets the ground level and not the basement…) Protoman has a quick fight with MegaMan but only to distract him while Wily gets away with Gamma. MegaMan recharges they rebuild Auto and MegaMan prepares for the fight against Wily as well as Protoman. So after this story arc wraps up I’m thinking it’ll be time for Worlds Collide again as Megaman, and both Sonic comics are on a 4 story arc. Just call it a hunch.
Sonic Universe 72:
With Sonic Universe we get to see as far as I’m aware the introduction in the comics of Red Star Rings, which haven’t been here as far as I’ve seen. Ring’s hold a bit of a different usage in the comic as well, as they help to power machines, or let Sonic as well as others perform abilities that require just a little more of a boost. We see a bit of Nicole’s and Sally’s past back when Nicole wasn’t much more than just a computer and the best part about this issue is we get a fair amount of Big the Cat! Hooray! I don’t care what all the haters say Big the Cat’s character is charming even if his levels weren’t. Speaking of his levels we get to see Big the Cat fish up the Red Star Ring as well as kick a badnik that was attacking them and break it. Nicole also seems to detect a ghost or something in the system as they try to fix Dr.Ellidy’s systems from whatever has been going on. Sally finds something weird in Dr.Ellidy’s garage and Dr.Ellidy looks a little different as he confronts her and doesn’t look to happy.
Sonic The Hedgehog 269:
With this issue we see a little more history about Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog with Silver Sonic thrown into the mix as Breezie reveals she was working for Eggman in the past which I’ve been enjoying these throw back to AoSTH. Sonic takes out his opponent quite easily, and pff screen as well and with his usual Sonic showboating he almost transforms into Were-Hog Sonic in front of everyone, but thanks to Amy is reminded just in time and transforms in his room. Amy also wins off screen, and Knuckles uses Chip effectively to take back a piece of the Master Emerald from a lady who was using it as jewelry. Wes Weasley also makes a brief appearance thankfully, wouldn’t be the same without him as an announcer and we get to see Honey versus Tails on screen. And Tails is trounced because well… Honey’s a cheap bitch, and I don’t mean that as a joke he actually punches him in the stomach as the beginning move after having shaking fists. Cream the Rabbit had the same reaction as I did to the cheating as Honey also did a look over their trick and I don’t like cheap fights typically. Once in a while it works but not in this case. We also get to see Bean’s and Espio the Chameleon face off in a pretty amusing tussle, as Espio completely underestimates Beans and Beans just trips him out of the ring. Pretty amusing actually. Knuckles and Bark face off next and it’s just a no restraints straight up max muscle punches from one character to another, and honestly it’s nice to see that, for the next part we get to see who some of the people are going to be fighting next issue. Knuckles versus Amy which will be interesting and we’ll also get Honey versus Sonic. So that fights going to end with Honey losing. Only after Sonic transforms though. I could be wrong but it’s what I suspect.
Operation S.I.N. #2:
The aliens kill a few people and then for some reason back off once the device that summoned them is turned off. Except that didn’t happen, apparently Howard blacked out as soon as the aliens popped up, which also turned out to not be aliens but just pure energy that did blow stuff up but somehow didn’t kill anyone. Anyways after that they decide they should continue on so they can find out more about the strange orb and so they don’t attract the Russian authorities. However the authorities still catch them (not much of a surprise) so they fire off a rail beam gun which is pretty cool for the brief time it’s on screen. Then Woodrow MCcord wrestles with a bear that can talk and we get some foreshadowing for things that are going to come.
Honestly for the most part there’s not all too much to write about for this one, Scott and Chris do both get away from the Pirates (after the Pirates found out that the Starjammers are still alive). Most of this is fighting since it is a whole planet of people that are a little upset that they had that weapon stolen from them and set up an ambush. Heck Chris Summers and Corsair almost make up their differences at the end, does help that Chris just saved Corsair’s crew from being eliminated. And then Corsair’s daughter decides to be a whiny little person, who just because Scott was working to save the Starjammers and his dad that they should die because oh he broke her heart. Wah wah, even though Scott even said that his feelings to her were true, but nah, let’s just knock him out and not let him fully explain then ask your dad to kill him even though he just saved you. Seems legit.
The Amazing Spider-Man 014:
In this one, we’re nearly at the conclusion of Spider-Verse and what a ride it has been, everyone that isn’t dead is here and ready to take them on. Kane has already been killed unfortunately as we found out last time, as he was one of the three and right before the Scion (the Child) is killed he’s stopped in time both times. Once by a quick web grab and the other by Spider-Ham disguising himself as the child and then promptly kicking them in the face. And the Uncle Ben from the irradiated world made off with the actual Scion in a good plan making it seem like he had chickened out. Doc Ock Spider-Man kills the Master Weaver and Peter Parker himself almost dies from Morlun but… Peter Parker scares Morlun even further than the previous times they’ve fought. They abandon all of Morlun’s family on the world that was dangerous for them but even more dangerous for the Inheritors. A completely irradiated world with just one safe place. However how safe remains to be the question since we’re unsure whether or not those spiders from last time were taken care of.
For this one we also have a big fight scene but we also have the Loom World’s Jessica Drew take over after the end of Loom World being controlled by the Inheritors. We have Spider-Woman tell LoomWorld’s version of herself that if things become worse she’ll be back to fix things but for now it seems like she would be the best fit. She does know the most about LoomWorld and it’s on goings so that does make some amount of sense. We also see Spider-Woman quite the Avengers but if she’s needed she’ll come back. Just in case. And with that we see that they plan to continue Spider-Woman’s story which I’m excited for, they’ve decided to keep Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman, Silk, and Jessica Drew Spider-Woman continuing. However I really wish they would’ve done Spider-Ham as well as a few others. Who knows maybe they will in the future?
Future’s End 40:
Brainiac Invades. That’s pretty much the big thing that happens. Brainiac also dislocates all of Manhattan for some reason, but we haven’t been told the reason behind that quite yet. As Father Time predicted Engineer did indeed go rogue again once Brainiac was close enough for him to reacquire her so that made a problem quickly. Brainiac also has a giant robot version of himself walking through Manhattan as he’s trying to find a sample of something, which we’re still not quite sure of what yet.
Future’s End 41:
It’s pretty much all fighting in this issue again, which isn’t bad especially since Superman does happen to make his official return. Also attacking the main Brainiac head straight on doesn’t seem like much of a good plan since it seems to revert you to previous forms as Hawkman went back a few generations to the 70’s I believe. Mr. Terrific also finds out he’s been played by Brainiac and that his uSphere’s are having some part to do with Brainiac himself. However Plastique’s robot version of herself has found the real version of Plastique so we’ll have to see how that goes. Dr.Yamazake also decides to help out because, the whole human world versus his grudge against super heroes… ehhhhh… He decides to let it go for now and do the right thing.
One last note, one as a reminder if you're interested in doing the podcast leave a message below and one other thing, I was thinking of doing a Patreon to possibly do comics people want me to do as well but what I don't have money for. Just wanted to throw that off you guys and see what you though. If not that's okay too. Have a good day guys.