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RUviews: Season 2, Episode 2

RU is back with his brand new edition! Hulk: Let the Battle Being #1, Dark X-Men #5, Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2, X-Men Forever #19, Cable #24, Amazing Spider-Man #624, Weekly World News #3, Daytripper #4, Ex Machina #48, Powers vol. 3 #3, and DMZ #51

as usual, text RUViews are below





SPOLIERS!

Hulk: Let the Battle Being #1 - a reprint of stories that I had not read, so I wasn’t too upset when I found out.  The first story was an interesting look into the day-to-day life of banner as he wakes up in unknown locations after a Hulk rampage.  The second was about a bunch of Gamma powered beings that I had no idea who they were.  As stories go it was pretty good, I just wish I knew what it was all about.

Dark X-Men #5 - this book became one of those rare limited series was worth reading.  Dar X-men is an under rated aspect of Dark Reign, and I recommend this book to anyone who has been a fan of the X-Men since the 1990s.  Of course it ended with no real consequences, but I hope that Paul Cornell is given another shot at these characters, or at the very least Nate Grey is not ignored for another decade.

Prelude to Deadpool Corps #2 - Ok, this book had me laughing out loud.

X-Men Forever #19 - I know that I keep harping on this book hoping to get more people to give it a shot, but I cannot use this issue as a selling point.  For 18 issues this book has been a solid B-B+ book (better art would improve that grade), but issue #19 was a C-.  This was a clusterfuck of stupidity.

Cable #24 - The ability of this issue to create tension for 20+ solid pages was amazing, too bad the inconsistent art kept dragging me out of the story.  I cannot wait to see how Cable and Hope play out in Second Coming, and with next issue (Deadpool &) Cable #25 being the final issue, the writing is on the wall for Cable being the one to “fall”

Amazing Spider-Man #624 - If not for the shitty art, this would have been my Marvel book of the week.  Most of you know what happened to Peter in this story (hell, NPR did a story on it), but if you don’t I won’t ruin it.  I will say this, they way they did to him what they did was surprising and poignant.  People can say, sarcastically, that this is a totally new storyline and OMD …blah blah blah…but I for one am truly saddened for Peter and I am curious to see where this goes.

Weekly World News #3 - I said Id give this till #3, and I did; now it’s dropped.  Too expensive for a sub par niche book.

Daytripper #4 - if you respect what comic books as a visual medium can do with a story, you must read Daytripper.  This, as with the other 3 issues, was a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, and only those with no soul would not feel anything.

Ex Machina #48 - Two more issues to go and man the tension is really building, I may re-read all 49 issues before tackling #50 when the time comes.  I am going to miss this book, regardless of the lack of consistent shipping, but this feels like an ending is upon us and to continue past #50 would cheapen the experience.

Powers vol. 3 #3 - so far this series has not been as good as the first two volumes, but I still really enjoy it.  This issue was 412 pages, no adds, for $3.95.  Go count the content of your Marvel and DC books, then look at the price tag.  Shit like that is really beginning to piss me off.  Don’t even get me started on Marvel’s trade pricing (that episode will be taped soon).

DMZ #51 - a rare criticism for DMZ, I felt the entire time that I read this #51 that I had missed an issue somewhere.  As a continuation of #49 (50 was a collection of short stories) this book seemed very disconnected.  But still, a below average issue of DMZ > above average issue of most comics.


Notes - (if time)  I will be doing a collected / trade special later this week, and, due to made up demand, will do special “Ask RU” episodes soon.  So if you have any questions regarding comic books or anything else, post them as a comment or shoot me a mssage and if I want to I will answer.
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About the Author - GHERU


RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time.  RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage.  Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write.  RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them.  RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor.  You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).

 


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