Radio Press Reads – Comics – Pools, Panther and Discipline?
With a relatively shallow release list of comics, this week gives us time to wander, pick up something new and continue some stories where we left off not long ago. Catch up with RPG Reads May 11th.
For years, people have been asking for a stand alone Spider-Man and Deadpool comic, in January wishes were granted and in spectacular fashion. Deadpool and Spider-Man had previously been working together with the Avengers but circumstances (Deadpool killing people) caused Spider-Man to part ways with the team. Diving into this read, we see our two heroes tied up in a fight against Dormammu, a Netherworldly demon most notably fought by Dr. Strange. The best part about this whole story and what will continue to be a favorite quality, is the banter between Deadpool and Spider-man. The kind of chemistry these two have is fantastic and the insane shenanigans they get into make this a really fun read. Keep reading this, because who doesn’t want to see Spider-man forced into a blind date with an Asgardian?
Gwenpool is officially an Agent of M.O.D.O.K. now due to some unforeseen happenings in the last issue. M.O.D.O.K. being the leader of a mercenary band, sends Gwen and the rest of his team after an evil Asgardian druid. Insanely enough, after getting a hold of this target they are intercepted by a very angry Thor, and she doesn’t play nice. Gwen with a quick witted distraction gets Thor’s attention but not without almost losing her head. Close to the end of this issue after all is resolved we see a side of Gwenpool that we didn’t expect, someone who is rightfully scared, and definitely over her head in a world where she doesn’t have any powers at all. Batroc the leaper even confronts and confirms his own suspicions of her powerlessness. It was a nice little hit of reality in an otherwise crazy comic full of wit and sass. I really can’t wait to see what happens in the next issue.
Starting where we left, with the recent return of T’Challa to his country in shambles and his sister dead (maybe), we see the King looking for redemption. His advisers have left him to fight their own battle, to save their own from persecution. On so many fronts a battle is being waged for Wakanda’s future and similar to the events in some of our more recent story lines, no one is completely wrong. Divided ideals and uncertainty really give this comic a thoughtful feel, you aren’t sure who you should be siding with but in the end, you can see how everyone’s thoughts would make for a country that would be strong and proud in the end. The inner monologue of T’Challa while he is fighting gives us a glimpse into what it means to be King of an advanced and immeasurably strong country and how self reflection based on facts can help guide one forward. I’m pretty happy with how this story is coming together so far. If you haven’t had a chance to start it up, give it a shot, I’m confident you’ll enjoy it.
Let me preface this short review by putting it out there that this comic is not for kids and if you aren’t comfortable with people getting freaky, naked and just doing all around human things, you can avoid this comic altogether.
This comic introduces us to Melissa, shes the wife of a rich business man who is far too often out of town, she doesn’t get along with her family, she hates her husband and his extended business trips, she is lonely, under sexed and lusty. Plenty of these themes are immediately presented when we crack the cover, as the first few pages show discord between her and her family, who looks to be under privileged and struggling beneath the weight of expensive treatments. Her visit to the local art gallery has her fantasizing over an erotic painting, and as her day dreams have her captivated, a young man interrupts with promises of fulfilling those currently unattainable desires. Her return home has her even more disengaged with her life as her husband leaves only a short message to assure his time away will be lengthened, and a coffee date with friends solidifies her resolve to meet up with the man from the gallery. After her second encounter with the mysterious new potential lover, things get really weird, demons and cults weird, which is also where the story seems to get more interesting. We find out that Melissa is needed for more than just a good time, as it is just a means to an end. This story takes a fun turn and brings us into a world where intimacy means both everything and nothing all in one. Its a gateway to a higher existence and encompasses a completely different ideology than we are familiar with. If you are looking for sexy, smart and fun, you’ll wanna soak this up.http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/05/rpg-reads-may-11/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/may11th-960x480.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/may11th-150x150.jpgComicsLiteratureBlack Panther,Deadpool,Gwenpool,Spider-Man,The DisciplineWith a relatively shallow release list of comics, this week gives us time to wander, pick up something new and continue some stories where we left off not long ago. Catch up with RPG Reads May 11th. Spider-Man Deadpool For years, people have been asking for a stand alone Spider-Man and...Nathan MillerNathan Millernate@radiopressgaming.comEditorEditor-in-chief of Radio Press Gaming. Comic enthusiast, Gamer dad and Tech nutRadio Press Gaming