State of the Multiverse 71

Want to see how the Brood are responsible for SHIELD? Missing that certain Hellraiser feeling? Wonder how the Vatican is linked with the space-god Celestials? Get this one.

SHIELD #1

I don’t know if you have been following any of the Marvel Digital Comics, but I have developed a particular liking for Galacta, Daughter Of Galactus, survivor of the last Assistant Editors Month, or Special or some such.

With the release of #3, her existence has finally been justified, not that I want to spoil it, but can I point you in that direction, and assure you that it all finally makes sense.  She has a certain charm that is hard to resist, and the manga style even if it is not to one’s taste, suits her.

Less sense can be found in the Deadpool Corps #1. After a dull Prelude To series, the five who are one (wasn’t that a Bloodstone villain?) are gathered by the Contemplator to face some dire threat well beyond their capabilities to deal with. Easier than normal on the one-liners, you will still love this if you have been a Silver Surfer fan, or have a fondness for the Elders Of The Universe. Again, no spoilers, but what they do to the Champion is well worth a chuckle.

Resisting the temptation to commence another Zombie-Watch, Marvel Zombies 5 #1 hit the stands this week. Is it me, or has the title lost its initial glamour somewhat?

Not that it will stop me buying all of it, but that sense of unending threat seems somewhat absent. Neither yet do I see the multiple plots of Marvel Zombies 4, but all in all, a little disappointing.

The gem this week out of the House Of Idea has to be SHIELD #1 – The Unholy Resurrection of Leonardo Da Vinci.

I forgive this title on its effort to turn established history on its head. Jonathon Hickman has created a masterful first issue, with enough consistency and teasers to make me want more. It has both depth and character that Time Lincoln was missing. Sorry Antarctic, you may have beaten Marvel to the news-stands, but this is of a far higher calibre. The characters are just familiar enough and exotic enough to leave you wanting more. A lot more.  When this gets to trade-paperback, this will be a TOME, and if the first issue is anything to go by, up there in my mind with the Earth X Trilogy.

If you are short on your entertainment dollars this week, then this is the one to go for. Want to see how the Brood are responsible for SHIELD? Missing that certain Hellraiser feeling? Wonder how the Vatican is linked with the space-god Celestials? Get this one.

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A devoted follower of the comics industry and their characters since a child, Darren now plays in many media but always returns to characters in skin-tight costumes beating each other up on the page. Radio host, blogger, fanfic author and producer of You Tube content, Darren idles away his days until his digital conquest of the world is complete.

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