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RUviews - Season 2 Episode 8

Written by GHERU on Saturday, May 01 2010 and posted in Podcasts

RU continues to upset fanboys by liking comic books...

Hulked Out Heroes #2, Invincible Iron Man #25, Thunderbolts #143, Thor #609, X-Force #26, Codebreakers #1, and Green Hornet #3

as usual, text RUViews are below

NOTICE – I mean it for real this time, there will be spoilers in this week’s Ruviews so look at the list of comics and decide for your self if you want them spoiled.  Especially X-Force #26

Hulked Out Heroes #2 (of 2) – A ‘Hulked-out’ Deadpool is traveling through time in order to kill himself before he can become hulked out.  That’s it.  This is what the entire story is about, and it was worth every dime and every minute I spent reading these two issues.  I can guess what most of what will be said about this series will be, that its Deadpool and or somehow blaming this entire thing on Loeb, but whatever.  A Hulked out Deadpool got his hands on a time machine, enjoy the ride.

Invincible Iron Man #25 – And I am officially back to not caring about Iron Man.  For a jumping on point that comes out not only right before Iron Man 2 but also the same week as FCBD all this issue did was set up a storyline that is the same thing as the first movie.  No, really – a remorseful Tony stops making weapons so another party uses Stark tech to make weapons and hilarity ensues…wash rinse repeat.  Not only that, but the scene with Thor is utter and complete bullshit, either forgive him or don’t this half asses “we will talk more later” is crap and not in the character of a God of Thunder that just had his entire kingdom leveled.

Thunderbolts #143 – One of the better Siege tie in story lines, this issue serves as a great jumping off point (although I am too stupid to take this advise). I have not been a big fan of Parker’s run on Thunderbolts, but he does use this issue to do a good job of wrapping up his storylines.  Of course being the addict I am I will keep going into the Heroic Age with this book, I just hope that Parker decides to stop trying to be so dark, it doesn’t work for him.

Thor #609 – All I can say about this issue is that it was a great comic book.  Emotional, relevant, and gorgeous.  Balder finally stepping up and reminding everyone just who the Asguardians are and why they “should not have come here” was one of my favorite moments of the week.  Very good book.

X-Force #26 – Second Coming has been a great ride so far and this issue is no exception.  Before we get to the death I have to comment on how perfect the art was in this issue.  As we move on to next week and the shit-fest of art that has become Uncanny X-Men, remember this issue fondly as not only a highlight in this story but also a highlight of the year.  Now, on to Kurt; I have never been a huge fan, I liked him and all but not to the extent of many of my friends, that being said, this issue hit me emotionally.  Not sure if this makes any sense, but that was a great death.  My only complaint would be that I would have preferred that “elf” be the final word of the issue.  This was the first book I read this week and at the end I had to take a break.  If the purpose of storytelling is to create an emotional reaction from the reader in relation to the creations, Kyle and Yost (again) showed that they are a great pair of storytellers.

Codebreakers #1 – I know that this came out a couple of weeks ago, but I finally got my hand on a copy and dammit if I don’t want to read the next issue right now.  It will not change comics as we know them, but for people looking for something other than tights and magic, this is a good spot to look.

Green Hornet #3 – This book continues to impress.  Ignore the myriad of spin-offs; this is the Green Hornet book you should focus on.

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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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