COVER BY: MIKE DEODATO
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: MIKE DEODATO
INKS: MIKE DEODATO
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
We start out this issue with a quick glimpse at Morgana La Fey as she is looking for Dr. Doom to settle a score with him. She sees Doom with Norman Osborne. We then cut to the group picture of the Avengers. We see
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Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert; Cover by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope
We start out where we left off with last issue with Hal Jordan going to get Sinestro from the Red Lanterns with 2 Blue Lanterns in tow.
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Amazing Spider-Man #583
The main story in the issue features Peter Parker going out on a series of blind dates. Even though Mark Waid is usually a great writer this story is very boring. The only reason this book sold any copies at all is due to the back up 5 page story featuring an assassination attempt by the Chameleon on President Obama. The resolution requires that the Chameleon has never seen basketball in his life and is pretty lame. The book earns 2 out of 5 Spider-Villains, but you should still Put It on the Stack. Since you can save it as a memento or flip it on ebay.
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Written by Grant Morrison ; Art by Lee Garbett; Cover by Alex Ross; Variant Cover by Tony Daniel
This is part one of the Last Rites storyline which presents a new take on some key moments in Batman’s history.This issue somehow ties into Final Crisis, the connection should become more apparent after issue 5 of FC is released. Alfred is supposedly behind the walk down memory lane and there are some great moments from some Silver Age stories that are highlighted here. There is also some comedy in the form of Alfred imagining what would have happened had another creature such as a snake or moth flown in the window instead of a Bat. Now onto some spoilers..
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Andy Diggle ART BY Roberto De La Torre COLORS BY Frank Martin
COVER BY Francesco Mattina
This issue really spoils the ending of Secret Invasion by revealing that Norman Osbourne saves the Earth from the Skrull Invasion and is now adored by the public. The issue sets about the deconstruction of the team by taking out several members in various ways. Penance is drugged and will be sent off to a mental institution. The Radioactive Man is sent back to China and Songbird appears to be one second away from death at the hands of Bullseye. Norman Osbourne appears before a Congressional committee and blames them for the Skrull invasion. He also resigns as head of the Thunderbolts and says that he is disbanding the team. He also states that he has a meeting with the President to discuss a new role for himself. This will probably be as the head of SHIELD or another organization which will tie into the Dark Reign storyline as he will effectively be in charge of all heroes. The story pacing and artwork are phenomenal. Marvel should have held this issue until after SI #8 since it spoils the ending but it is a great issue. It gets 5 out of 5 Spider-Villains.
Written by Frank Tieri; Art by Ryan Benjamin and Saleem Crawford; Cover by J. Calafiore and Jack Purcell
When this issue first started out I was having a hard time figuring out exactly how this was going to tie into the Batman RIP storyline. Killer Croc is involved in a fight at Penguin’s Iceberg Club. Then Man-Bat arrives and takes on some Intergang thugs at the same club. Batgirl arrives and tells him that she needs his help. We then cut to a scene of Vigilante invading Intergang’s club and killing a bunch of their members. Spoiler is there also and fights him until Batgirl arrives and tells them she needs their help. This is where the story actually becomes interesting and some Batman RIP storyline points are hinted at. Batgirl goes into the Batcave and starts viewing files to put together a team of characters including the Riddler, Spoiler, Wildcat and others that each possess an aspect of Batman in hopes of replacing him with a group, since no one character can replace him. Alfred arrives and notices that Nightwing is not on the list and suggests that she talk to him. Batgirl avoids that and leaves and we see Nightwing in the cave stating that they will have a talk. The real interesting part of the book is the DC Nation page that has a bunch of spoilers for the Batman line.
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