My thoughts on some of this weeks Marvel digital comics
The final part of this Bullseye mini series wraps it all up and adds something for us if we need to revisit any of these characters (otherwise they can be forgotton). Bullseye does manage to complete his contract and he seems to have some ‘fun’ doing it all. In the meantime he’s made some enemies – a former FBI agent, S.H.I.E.L.D. and possibly more. The ending is quite manic (as is the whole issue!) and I really enjoyed it – I think the mini series format for villains such as Bullseye work well!
This is a Viv-centric issue, with the other Champions only having a cameo. It adds onto some of the issues that Viv has had during this run of the Champions, as well as in the Vision series. We get a nice callback to the first issue of the Champions, as well as something for them to deal with – once the Secret Empire issue is all dealt with. We also get a potential recruit, with a new young hero, looking to build on her legacy.
I enjoyed this issue, and think it is a good point to now move into Secret Empire.
A new arc and a new plan for Daredevil/Matt Murdock. This has been hinted at in previous arcs, and now we begin to get an idea what he is up to. It seems Matt is planning to team up the New York legal system with the heroes. And in this issue, we not only get Daredevil, but Luke Cage and Echo too. The combination of Daredevil (blind) and Echo (deaf) is an interesting one, and DD uses her skills really well as there are certain ‘restrictions’ on him. The ending finishes with a shocking end, and there is still much to learn – hopefully next issue!
A new Darth Vader series, and we begin directly after the events of Darth Vader in Revenge Of The Sith. There is some excellent art, with some shots of Padme and Darth Vader and the Emperor. We also get a look at how the Jedi are talked about after their defeat – how there is ‘fake news’ about them all. Vader has a mission, one to get his legendary red lightsaber. We get some interesting facts as to why they are red and to get them so. This links up nicely with the events of Rogue One and its prequel novel. I like the build up to this, and we are going to get some battles with remaining Jedi too!
Coming to the end of this Doctor Strange story (with a slight detour to the Dark Dimension – courtesy of the Secret Empire) we get a good look at the current status quo of Doctor Strange. There are some changes too, some loss and some gains. It’s interesting, and i wonder if there is a mini-series coming out of this?
I like the humour and heart that this issue had, as well as some potential for the future!
Danny discovers some more of the history of Liu-Shu. He is recovering, and nothing is what it seems. There is again some excellent fight scenes, in the process Danny discovers something more. The Chi’s he takes will not last long, and he is now fighting for something bigger than himself. The politics of the island is very interesting, and it’s good to see that they are not all evil!
Danny has a big fight coming in the next issue!
It seems I am reading another final issue of Nova – how many is that!?. This was a good, if somewhat rushed issue, but it covers all the basis for those who may want to take the characters involved. Obviously we will see Sam in The Champions, and I have a feeling Richard will pop up in Guardians Of The Galaxy. The final battle in the cancerverse was very interesting, and I wonder if that is the last of it all.
Good luck Nova!
Nadia and Ying are fighting against time, with the girls of G.I.R.L. working to save Ying – they have some unique ideas and the mix of their skills works really well. I like the guest starts helping out too – Daredevil making a cameo, and Jarvis (of course) the finish was well done, and just as you think there is everything sorted out, you get a kick in the teeth.