A Few More Issues To Cover 2/24/08

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A Few More Issues To Cover

1) Ultimate Human 2 of 4/ Writer: Warren Ellis/ Penciler: Cary Nord

2) Batman/Superman 46/ Writer: Michael Green & Mike Johnson/ Penciler: Shane Davis

3) Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall And The Green Mist of Death/ Writer: Matt Fraction/ Penciler: Nick Dragotta, Russ Heath, Mike Alfred, Laura Alfred, Lewis LaRosa, Stefano Gaudiano, Matt Hollingsworth & Mitch Breitweiser

1- The art is great. Nord has always been great. The trend that I can see, is that now anyone who is not a mutant got their powers because they were trying to create a super soldier serum (say that seven times fast!). And in the ultimate universe, Dr. Banner was trying just that, of course it went horribly wrong and he became the Hulk. I can't say which origin I like better, either way it was accidental, which is what makes the Hulk, in a way, a sympathetic creature. SPOILER: Tony Stark is devising a plan to break down the Hulk genes in Banner so that he becomes completely free of it. But we're in issue 2 or 4, so we can guess that he's not going to be successful...just yet anyway. There's a great panel where the Hulk is being hit from behind with a crap-load of antidote syringes. That brings me back to my childhood. "Mommy, I feel so sleepy now..."

2- Batman and Superman continue their quest for Kryptonite, so that it can be flung into the sun. That's what these superhero's answer is to everything; just shoot it into the sun! In this issue, Superman is exposed to a magical slab of Kryptonite, retaining the mentality of a 5 year old. He plays video games and wolfs down cereal (Not for nothing, but that's what we, at Pete's Basement do all the time. We're not 5 years old, mentally! And if you think we are, I'm telling on you, ALL OF YOU! No takesies-backsies!) Batman gets the other half of the slab so that they cancel each other out and thus Superman is snapped back to the age he was. Nothing else really to say about this issue. Next month a new story starts, lets hope it takes us in a better direction.
SPOILER: A few of the different types of Kryptonite and the damage each one can cause is briefly touched on. I can see a cereal coming out and the marshmallows would be the different colored Kryptonite. Do they already have that?

3- At first, I noticed that there were 4 different stories, with 4 different sets of writers and artists. I never really liked that. I'd rather just one story be told in an issue. However, these 4 stories speak about Orson Randall, the Iron Fist before Daniel Rand.
Actually it touched on the relationship between Orson Randall and Wendall Rand, The Prince of Orphans, The Confederates Of The Curious and his father, Phineas Randall. It's a good little background into the life of Orson and Iron Fist. If you don't give two hoots about Orson Randall, then issue is not for you. SPOILER: Iron Fist Meets Frankenstein. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chick...