To round out the year, I thought I’d run with the rather messy theme of the DC Multiverse and the Crises that shake-up their continuity. There have been several crises over the course of DC comics history, but obviously, today, we’re starting with the first one, because where else would we start other than the beginning? Anything else would be silly.
This week, New to Comics returns with Last Legs, the story from The Amazing Spider-Man #600, which marks a turning point for Doctor Octopus, and the changes within, in turn, would go on to influence the super-villain’s portrayal in the new Spider-Man game.
PS4’s Spider-Man has been played, reviewed and completed. So now it’s time to look at some comic-books you may want to check out if you loved swinging around New York City and dug the story behind Marvel’s newest game.
This week we’re looking at volume two of Ultimate Spider-Man, in which Spider-Man fights the Kingpin.
While this comic lacks the multiversal stakes of most DC crossovers, it does mirror Marvel’s Civil War in many respects. It examines the cost of doing something for the greater good, the true nature of heroism and the importance of the secret identity. So this week, the spotlight is on the Elongated Man, in DC’s Identity Crisis.
Mark Millar was a pretty hot commodity at Marvel during the 2000s, so this week, we’re returning to look at some more of his work. You’ll know the basic story from the hit 2016 film. It’s Avenger vs. Avenger. Friend vs. Friend. Captain America vs. Iron Man. It’s Marvel’s Civil War.
We’ve looked at the birth of the Avengers. We’ve reviewed the Justice League movie. Now it’s time to head back to 2011 and check out the birth of the current DC universe. Featuring writing and artwork from one of DC’s most prolific writers and one of their co-publishers to boot, it’s Justice League: Origin.
If you enjoyed Avengers Assemble, why not come check out the comic-book that inspired it.
This week, we’re looking at the modern retelling of the Avengers origin; witness the birth of The Ultimates.