How's it going everybody? It felt like a slow week in comics for me. Granted as usual plenty of issues get released. But for me it was a bit low on ones I'm following. I know that I am missing out on some great books. But hey I can only do so much here folks. Eventually I will dabble over into some other titles, but for now I need to stay the course. So with that said, let's get into the week of comic books!
In the world of comic book news, there has only been one big piece of news. That is the name that the new Iron Man will be called. If you remember Marvel is moving forward with a new Iron Man….err woman really. Her super hero name will be Iron Heart. I like it. I can't wait for that series to start. I'm all in on that. I truly believe it's a big step in the right direction for Marvel.
Hopefully, Marvel can get through Civil War II without any scars. I touched on last week the delay of Civil War II main book. Along with getting a bit into why the tie-ins were becoming a bit much. I knew that sooner or later solo books that I read would find it's way into this summer arc. Sure enough that happened with Captain America: Steve Rodgers. So I have at least one Marvel comic for review. As well as two DC comics. Hit me up on Twitter @WebHeadNick86 or @Nerd_901 if you ever want to talk comics!
Most comic book fans know there is one thing for sure with comics. If the title has the words "day off" or if the first few pages of the book are happy, then bad shit is right around the corner. That concept remains true in this issue. Everything starts off calm and sweet. Hell, at first this issue does almost trick the reader that this is going to be a filler issue. Nope! By the end things hit the fan, and delivers a shocking end. Kudos to writer Joshua Williamson by setting the readers up. He created a fun issue that help thicken the plot for future issues. We get to spend a lot of time with Barry's possible love interest, Meena "Fast Track" Dhawan. She is a terrific fresh face for the series. I have truly enjoyed the moment we spend with her. Let's hope the evil Godspeed hasn't done something awful to her.
Wonder Woman #5
This Wonder Woman series has turned into quite the gem. It is a bit hard for me to follow, because my lack of knowledge for some of the characters. But it has been a fun ride learning about them. Not only have I loved learning a bit more about Diana, but the time we get to spend with Steve Trevor has been a blast. He doesn't seem like the typical military type of guy. Matter of fact, the three other members of his crew don't either. They really do put the definition of "Band of Brothers" into play. It is pretty cool to see how close all four of them are. Even in times a peril. One of the better parts of the past couple issues happens to be the relationship between Wonder Woman and Cheetah. They were once known as bitter enemies. Now they are on the same page at all times. And speaking of one the same page, this issue does a fantastic job of defining the relationship between Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. At one point in the issue we get a cool peak into how close they are to each other. It's even described as possible fate. We learn that whether it is fate or something else. Trevor and Wonder Woman are some how linked. It's a great story.
Captain America: Steve Rodgers #4
Compared to the previous three issues, this one is a bit slower. And one could say has an excessive amount of talking. Don't get me wrong, there is a brutal action scene in this issue. A scene that helps tell the story that this is not the Steve Rodgers we know. I won't go into too much detail. Though know that if you're a gorilla person, you may want to skip this one. Or at least brief over a couple of pages. As far as actual Civil War tie-in, this issue barely scratches the surface of it. Yet, at the same time show us that maybe Steve Rodgers may have a bigger part in the war between heroes. If that is the case, then color me intrigued. I would love to know what kind of affect a Hydra loving Captain America would have on the Marvel Universe. I assume only time will tell.