RadioPress Reads – Comics – Chaos and confusion everywhere
This weeks release of comics has some great storytelling for us, disappointment, sadness and plenty of chaos fill the pages of Marvel’s comic pages today. Enjoy RPG Reads July 14.
Starting off with a return to Gods of War. Hercules assembles all of the old gods that still exist in the world to battle the Uprising Storm. There is even a great little fight between Lorelei, Gilgemesh and a Serpent coming to destroy the Uprising where Herc calls and they ask the Serpent to stop fighting for a second. Plenty of old Gods we might be familiar with show up, Perseus, Beowolf and too many more to really count, but that makes this a fun read. If we remember the last issue Hercules was fighting a battle against Gods only he could see, these gods were letting him know that there was a Civil War happening again among heroes and he was left out much like he always is. Much of this story revolves around him bringing a group together to help fight the Storm before a brand they put on him takes over, but a part of me feels like it might be something else and that these Uprising Gods might all be made up and in the end just a figment of his imagination, the comic lets us believe that this wouldn’t be the case but I’m really not sure after this issue.
Spider-Man has been having some great saves with the young Ulysses by his side, but the prophecy from the first issue has him a bit rattled. One of the people he has taken on as a fulltime scientist has been prophesied to turn back to his villainous ways. As Peter Parker he was willing to bring this guy on since his reform had been going so well. Interestingly enough, we get a great glimpse into the life of Crash, how his parents treat him, how his peers treat him, and how he views himself. This issue is a great look into the psyche of someone desperately trying to make ends meet, and finding a place for himself in a world where criminals are held back due to their past no matter what their intention of reform is. In the end, we don’t see the prophecy come true but we do see Crash suit up again, hopefully this time it will be to protect Spider-Man, like in the past, but we can’t be too sure; we’ll just have to keep reading.
Alright Marvel, you’ve done it again and this time it was seriously unexpected. When we open the pages of this comic we see Captain Marvel and Tony Stark in what should be a very secret lab of Bruce Banner’s. He’s been Hulk out free for a full year, and he’s been testing on himself to find ways to cure gamma poisoning and anything related to the matter. As he is brought outside he sees all of his former team mates and wonders if he had an episode and didn’t know. Again much like every other instance of this line, nothing has happened yet but every hero was able to experience the vision Ulysses saw and it meant only one thing if not dealt with, death. With out spoiling much, we are put into a courtroom and Stark, Captain Marvel and others are put on the stand being questioned by a now Prosecutor Matt Murdock. The events of that confrontation have lead to a trial, one of which we haven’t seen in many years, a trial of one hero murdering another in supposed cold blood. For me, this really gets the Civil War comics ramping up; its exciting to read and it feels like a hit out of left field, I’m hooked now.
Last issue, Gwenpoole got to meet Doctor Strange, she had her life transferred to the comic world and M.O.D.O.K. finally found out that she really isn’t special in any kind of way. This time around as the team is sent on an assassination mission she is told to stay behind, much to her chagrin as she is completely broke. One thing to note is that Batroc has been training her to be a proper fighter and mercenary; she has the whole stationary target shooting thing down, but isn’t much good at hand to hand combat and is told to fight dirty if at all possible. All of this plays into the rest of the issue because her and M.O.D.O.K. have it out in his base and she ends up kicking his ass with a little help from her friend that was killed in the first issue. In the end, the new client that the team was sent to help asks to talk to her and the team seems altogether unsurprised by the fact that Gwenpoole just took out their leader, even if only fora short time. Things seem to be ramping up here, and this comic is just too much fun to put down. If you haven’t tried it because you’re afraid of getting addicted to something, too bad, pick it up anyways.http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/07/rpg-reads-july-14/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/coverpicture-960x480.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/coverpicture-150x150.jpgComicsLiteratureCivil War II,Gods Of War,Gwenpoole,Hulk,Spider-ManThis weeks release of comics has some great storytelling for us, disappointment, sadness and plenty of chaos fill the pages of Marvel's comic pages today. Enjoy RPG Reads July 14. Civil War II: Gods Of War #2 Starting off with a return to Gods of War. Hercules assembles all of the...Nathan MillerNathan Millernate@radiopressgaming.comEditorEditor-in-chief of Radio Press Gaming. Comic enthusiast, Gamer dad and Tech nutRadio Press Gaming