Thursday, December 5, 2013

(Late)NB of the Week


Much like last week, I had two comics that left me wanting more for one specific reason: jaw-dropped ending. The first comic I'll definitely spoil the ending to while the second I'll leave much more open.

DC Universe vs. Masters of the Universe #3 (of 6)
Written by Keith Giffen/Tony Bedard
Drawn by Dexter Soy/Derlis Santacruz/Andres Ponce

Skeletor is now all souped-up and trying to steal magic from the DCUniverse. Last issue, He-Man stabbed Superman clean through the chest as he and the League had been taken over and attacking the Masters. Evil-Lyn high-tails herself and the Masters out of there before anybody else can overreact, leaving the League lost and wondering how to stop their new foes. Shortly after, Man-At-Arms and other Masters arrive in the DC looking for Adam and the others, which of course leads to another fight. We end the issue back with Skeletor, giving the villain monologue and revealing his new, powerful master... Dark Orko. Shoulda been nicer to the little guy.
In theory, it's a little lame and worn out to turn a hero bad and turn on the other heroes but I could care less. This is fraking Orko and he looks evil and pissed and I can't wait to see what actually happens with this story.

Inhumanity #1
Written by Matt Fraction
Drawn by Olivier w/ Yu and Weaver

I won't say anything about the big ending but it's a whopper. After the events of Infinity, Black Bolt has released the Terrigen Wave across the globe, seemingly killing himself to so. As Karnak explains to the other characters, at the dawn of civilization, the Inhumans were created. From there, a portion left the city, wanting to live a different life than what was given. Hundreds of thousands of years later, Inhuman DNA has been spread and moved throughout the world and bred into the human race. What the Terrigen Wave did was unlock that code in all those descendants, creating a new breed of Inhuman, in the hopes of hiding Thanos's son from Thanos himself (which is what Infinity was partially about). What all this leads to in this issue is a big death and a lot of unanswered questions that make me want to read wherever it is that Fraction is going to take the Inhumans in the new ongoing series (that was pushed back to April, gosh-darn-it). This issue was pretty heavy in dialogue as it's a lot of back-story and explaining but it's totally worth it. If you have any interest in the Inhumans, now is the time to start following.

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