“mr parker, im here to talk to you about the avenger’s initi-“
“…i’m here to talk to you about the avengers init-“
”.. the avenger’s initiat-“
So today I went to my local comic shop and picked up the following:
Ultimate Spider-Man #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1
I read them all within the hour, and only one of them stood out to be one of the best comics I have read this year so far.
Suicide Squad #1 by Alan Glass - I mainly bought this because I love Harley Quinn. I’ve loved her since her first appearance on ‘Batman: The Animated Series’. If you ask me my favourite Batmanverse character, without not even a seconds thought I would tell you it is Harley Quinn. She’s nuts, she’s sassy, and she bad ass. Three things I like in my female characters.
I know a lot of people are outraged at her new costume, because they find it “too sexy”. I don’t know about you, but Harley Quinn has ALWAYS been a sort of sexual character. Even in B:TAS, you couldn’t help but realise that she was into some kinky stuff. This outfit only seems fitting to her own character.
I could really talk about Ms. Quinn for a very long time, and it seems like this series will be mostly catered to fans of Harley, which is great, but at the same time it could be a downfall.
I’m not as impressed with this issue as I wanted to be. It was good, don’t get me wrong, the art work was dark and creepy just the way Harley herself and the rest of the squad are, but there seemed to be lacking something. The other characters in this issue seemed to be put on the back burner (can we talk about how laughable King Shark was?), and while again, I’m a huge Harley Quinn fan, if they want to cater a comic to her, then they should give her her OWN comic, and not put her into the Suicide Squad, because this should be about the team.
Also, that is supposed to be Amanda Waller? UMMMMM…
I’ll give it two more issues, and heck, maybe my love for Harley will overpower me and I’ll end up putting it on my pull list. Only time will tell.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #1 by Joss Whedon - I had to buy the Jo Chen cover. Jo Chen covers are brilliant, beautiful, and so articulate to the actual actors playing said character. Honestly, this is really all I could say about this issue. After the amazing ending for season 8, and the great first issue of ‘Angel & Faith’, I had very high hopes for this, and those high hopes came crashing down.
This issue was not only all over the place, it seemed insanely out of character for Buffy herself. I know they are trying to bring back “carefree fun Buffy”, but I just couldn’t bring myself to care. Not to mention the artwork itself is horrible. One panel Buffy has thin eyebrows, and the next it looks like Buffy hasn’t waxed or plucked in over a year.
The ending did give me a chuckle, but I don’t know. I just didn’t like it. I’ll give it one or two more issues to decide if I want to keep it. I’m really hoping that they give us more.
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis - ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! FIVE STARS! I AM INCLUDING BENDIS INTO MY WILL! Ugh, so so brilliant! Within the first panel of introducing Miles and his family, I instantly liked them. I wanted to learn more. Reading the comic (it was too short, I wanted more!), I felt for Miles and his family, I also knew what they were going through. Times are tough, and ugh so perfect. Major props to Marvel, Bendis and Pitchelli for creating a new version of a superhero that even I can relate to. The ending made me want more, and even though Peter Parker will be sadly missed, Miles Morales filled that void that Parker left within the first couple of panels.
Will be on my pull list forever and ever.