RadioPress Reads: Wednesday Comics – Much ado about Gwen
Today was a good day for comics, we had some great releases or re-releases today and I took some time with them.
With the increasing popularity of Gwen Stacy and her triumphant return to the limelight it really isn’t much surprise that there is a version of her that is taking on the role of a mouthy merc.
Briefly, this Gwen is from outside the Marvel Universe, which lends itself well to the fourth wall breaking and reader interaction. She has zero powers and is well over her head but some how manages to come out on top. If you think Deadpool is unhinged and has a penchant for getting himself into the worst situations, you haven’t met Gwen. This girl is powerless… seriously, she has no powers but has a brain and is completely insane. This is a fun read, so get out there give it a shot and if you think it sucks, you’re wrong.
This issue of Spider-Gwen continues the Spider-Women story arc and honestly, it’s just hitting home runs. We lose one spider woman as she goes to see if her parents are alive and well in a universe that isn’t her own, while the other two go off to find a way to get two of them home and one back to her baby. They run into a young Reed Richards who has apparently been meeting Universe hopping strangers all his life and is willing to help create a device to get them back home. Home base becomes Spider-Gwen’s home where her dad, who is aware of his daughters super-heroics, has a very real, very honest parent to parent chat with Jessica. This story is turning into something amazing.
I think we can all agree that Black Widow is pretty bad ass, this is the 6th run of her comics and its obviously doing well. The first issue starts off right in the thick of the action, Director Hill over the loud speaker is announcing Black Widow as an enemy of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Widow is kicking ass and taking names. There is very little dialogue but all we know is she found something, she’s a fugitive from the organization she is most fond of and at the end, even she isn’t sure what she is doing is the right thing. This way of starting a story is awesome, I want to know more because they gave us all the action, a few tiny tidbits and then a cliffhanger which is literally Widow’s only line in conversation with an agent she has just taken out. The series is already 2 issues in, I’m moving onto the second right away, you should probably do the same.
Holy Shit! This is a trip, a serious mind boggling start to wrap your head around. If you know anything about Moon Knight (Marc Specktor) you know that he has D.I.D. (dissociative identity disorder) or commonly known as multiple personality disorder. In the early days he was a mercenary, he was gunned down on a job by his own men under the statue of the moon god Konshu who then returned him to life as his avatar of vengeance, Moon Knight. Moon Knight possessed 4 personalities but the start of this issue has him waking up in a mental hospital with abusive orderlies questioning his existence and if anything we knew of his past was any true. This book has so much potential, with so little action the story really draws you in and captivates you. This is definitely a good pick for anyone with an inkling to think about their read.
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