GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — June 27th, 2012

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Avengers vs. X-Men / Image: Copyright Marvel
Avengers vs. X-Men / Image: Copyright Marvel

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Dakster Sullivan – Avengers Vs. X-Men Round 6

This past week I got my Avengers vs. X-Men fix. In round six of the twelve round series, we see what’s been happening since the Phoenix Five has taken control of things. Professor Xavier dropped by Pax Utopia to have a talk with Cyclops. I could feel his concern for Scott and the rest of his X-Men.

During the conversation we learn that Cyclops has convinced himself that he is making the world exactly the way Professor X always wanted. Professor X on the other hand, thinks the Phoenix Five is cheating and not allowing nature to take its course. I’m going to have to side with Professor X on this one. Mankind might go backwards sometimes, but we always find a way to move forward again. What the Phoenix Five is doing is not allowing mankind the opportunity to move forward at a natural pace.

We also see what’s happened to Hope since being taken by the Phoenix Five. Even though she’s been told she’s not a prisoner on Pax Utopia, she feels such a strong connection with the Phoenix that she can’t bring herself to leave. We later learn that although Cyclops says she is free to leave, when she finally decides to, he goes back on his word and tries to keep her on Utopia.

Maybe its just me, but it looks like the artists can’t make up their mind how old Hope is. In one issue she looks sixteen. In this issue, there are times she looks like she’s around ten years old. I can understand with all the stress she is under that she might start to look different in each issue, but the stress should be making her look older, not younger.

It’s no surprise to me that Scarlet Witch returned to help Hope. With everything she has been through, I could see her reaching out to help Hope. I’m curious to see how her involvement will change the tides of the fight.

Before this whole thing started, more than half of those polled said they would be on the side of the Avengers. With the latest development in how the Phoenix Five are changing it to be a Utopia for all man-kind, many readers are starting to switch sides.

I’m still on the side of the Avengers. The way the Phoenix Five is fixing the world is against nature and if the Phoenix ever leaves, mankind will slip back into its old habits.

The next issue of Avengers vs. X-Men is scheduled for release next week.

You can check out Avengers vs. X-Men at your local comic book shop, Comixology or Marvel Comics App.

Kelly Knox – What I’m Reading This Week –Spider-Men #1

Image: Copyright Marvel
Image: Copyright Marvel

Earlier this month, I was pining for a new Marvel title to hook me. Coincidentally enough, my wish has been fulfilled in the form of the crossover mini-series Spider-Men.

In the first issue, we are treated to a phenomenal inner monologue from Peter Parker as he swings above the streets of his beloved New York City. Peter’s thoughts are snappy and slightly poetic. More than that, his monologue accomplished something no other comic has for me: it caused a serious fit of giggles.

This five-issue series is billed as a history-making crossover as Peter comes face to face with Spider-Man from the Ultimate universe, Miles Morales. While I’m not yet acquainted with Miles, I can’t wait to learn more about him and see him and Peter slinging webs together. Spider-Men #1 finally has given me a reason to visit the Marvel universe every month.

Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World / Image:
Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World / Image:

Rebecca Angel – Knickle and Potty Destroy Happy World by James Proimos
Knickle and Potty Destroy Happy World by James Proimos is quite, quite amusing. And silly. And pointless really. Absolutely perfect for the pre-teen set.

The story is about two comic book characters who are aware they are characters and hate being drawn so “cute!” They try various ways to make themselves cooler and tougher, eventually trying to destroy the “so happy, it’s creepy” setting of their next book. Ridiculous 🙂

Comic Book Corner Poll: Your Pull List
Which comic book titles have you coming back regularly? In other words, what is on your monthly pull list?

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:

All-Star Western #10
American Vampire #28
Aquaman #10
Batman Archives Vol. 8 HC
Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams Vol. 1 TP
Batman Incorporated #2 (CP)
Batman The Dark Knight #10
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #1 (Of 4)(CP)
Flash #10
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #10
Gears Of War #24 (Final Issue)
Get Jiro HC
Gotham City Sirens Vol. 3 Strange Fruit TP
Green Lantern New Guardians #10
I Vampire #10
Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC
Justice League #10 (CP)
Justice League Dark #10
Legion Of Super-Heroes Vol. 1 Hostile World TP
New Deadwardians #4 (Of 8)
Savage Hawkman #10
Scalped #59
Spaceman #7 (Of 9)
Superman #10
Superman Family Adventures #2
Teen Titans #10
Voodoo #10
Amazing Fantasy 15 Spider-Man
Amazing Spider-Man #688
Captain America And Iron Man #633
Defenders By Matt Fraction Vol. 1 TP
Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz #8 (Of 8)
FF #19
FF By Jonathan Hickman Vol. 3 HC (PE)
Hit-Girl #1 (Of 5)
Incredible Hulk #10
John Carter The Gods Of Mars #4 (Of 5)
Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 5 TP
Marvel Previews #107
(July 2012 For Products On-Sale Sept. 2012)
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #3
Marvel Zombies Destroy #4 (Of 5)
Mighty Thor #16
Mystery Men TP
Nick Fury Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Vol. 1 TP
Punisher Official Index To The Marvel Universe TP
Spellbinders Signs And Wonders TP
Spider-Man Death Of The Stacys TP
Spider-Men #2 (Of 5)
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #12
Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1 HC
Wolverine And The X-Men #12
Wolverine The Best There Is Broken Quarantine TP
X-Men #31
X-Men Legacy #269
X-Men Legacy Back To School HC (PE)
X-Men Schism TP

Archie’s Americana Vol. 4 Best Of The ’70s HC
Berkeley Breathed’s Outland The Complete Collection Sunday Comics 1989-1995 HC
David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again Artist’s Edition HC
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms #2
G.I. JOE Roots Of Retaliation TP
Magic The Gathering The Spell Thief #1 (Of 4)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes HC
Star Trek The Next Generation Doctor Who Assimilation2 #2 (Of 8)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #6
V-Wars A Chronicle Of The Vampire Wars HC
Angel And Faith #11
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth Exorcism #1 (Of 2)
Chronicles Of Conan Vol. 22 Reavers In The Borderland TP
Conan Vol. 11 Road Of Kings TP
Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (Of 4)
Goon Vol. 11 The Deformed Of Body And Devious Of Mind TP
Guild Vol. 2 TP
Larry Marder’s Tales Of The Beanworld Vol. 3.5 HC
PC Cast’s House Of Night HC
Reset #3 (Of 4)
Resident Alien #2
Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #3 (Of 4)
Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 26 Traitors Of The Earth TP

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback  / CP = Combo Pack  / PE = Premier Edition

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