Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Learning, Pageturning

Some spoilery comic book stuff:

1. Schism is heating up; I’m glad that it’s not an event title with infinite tie-ins. It’s only 5 issues long, and the few Generation Hope issues are optional, so it’s not a burden on the wallet. The X-Men are dividing a la the superhero community in Civil War, but this story is more straightforward and more focused. I’m currently siding with Cyclops, whose argument makes more sense than Logan’s.

2. Kevin Keller, the Archie universe’s first openly gay guy, is getting married! In the more grown-up world of Life With Archie, Kevin is a war hero and will be marrying his Mr. Right in a tale written by former DC editor and scribe Paul Kupperberg. Life With Archie # 16 will be released in January. In the meantime, you can read about younger Kevin in the ongoing miniseries, two issues of which are out now. Cool that the character used to be an awkward kid, and dreams of following in his colonel father’s footsteps.

3. They’re Hal Jordan-ing Wanda Maximoff in Avengers: Children’s Crusade! Finally. They’re calling it the “Life Force,” which took control of the Scarlet Witch, resulting in the disassembling of the Avengers and the decimation of mutantkind. Good issue with some annoying parts. During the X-Men-Avengers confrontation, Rogue threatens Ms. Marvel: “Don’t make me take the gloves off, Carol!” Whaa--?! Rogue destroyed her life, atoned, and was forgiven! Not cool. That part could’ve been written better.

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