Day 85: Silk #8 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Silk #8 (2016)
Tana Ford– Artist
Robbie Thompson– Writer
May 11, 2016
Marvel Comics

silk 8We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are also moving along our Spider-Women Crossover event with the next issue in the series. We are checking out the next issue in the story line which brings us back to Cindy Moon a.k.a Silk for what should be a power packed issue for Silk #8. Before we can do that though, we have to look back at what has already happened leading up to this. In the last issue, Spider-Gwen and Silk confronted the evil Silk only to find out that she has been stealing stuff from the Avengers as she defeats the both of them. Most importantly though, we find out that she is responsible for Spider-Gwen gaining her powers because it was all apart of the plan. In this issue, the two of them are arrested by Mockingbird because after all it does look like Silk has committed the crimes. The only problem is that Silk now has a dilemma when Black Cat arrives to save the day, but she also wants answers from Silk. To read more about the issue like what happens during and next, please click here to go to Marvel.

silk8As I have said before, the last issue was one power packed issue that revealed so much to us especially fans of Spider-Gwen like myself. That was definitely going to be an issue that was hard to follow up, but I think they did a pretty good job handling it with the amount of drama that is in this issue that will set up the rest of the event. Silk is definitely faced with a dilemma which is a classic set up point and kudos to all the authors for a job well done. Thompson does a good job of giving us some action int he comic to go along with that huge set up situation with Black Cat that could change the face of what is to come. I am seriously trying not to give too much away to you guys, but if you haven’t started reading these yet, then I don’t know what is wrong with you. The artwork is awesome as usual and the panels are easy to read and follow along with. Check out this issue and check out my grades below as well.

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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Day 84: Spider-Gwen #8

COMIC TITLE: Spider-Gwen #8 (2016)
Bengal– Artist
Jason Latour– Writer
May 04, 2016
Marvel Comics

spider-gwen variant 8We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are also moving along our Spider-Women Crossover event with the next issue in the series. We are checking out the next issue in the story line which brings us back to Miss Gwen Stacy a.k.a. Spider-Gwen in Spider-Gwen #8. Before we can do that though, we have to look back at what has already happened leading up to this. In the events leading up to this, we find out that Silk’s evil Doppelganger had Spider-Woman’s Doppelganger steal the remote so that she could go to Earth-616. Meanwhile, Jessica may have cramped Jesse Drew’s style on Earth-65, but she doesn’t care because Earth-65 Reed Richards has helped her get back to Earth-616. In this issue, Cindy and Gwen go undercover to discover that Evil Silk has done some real damage on Earth to the point that J. Jonah Jameson is now an enemy of Silk. The only thing left to do is to confront the evil Silk, but she may just be too much for the girls. To read more about the issue and anything else from Marvel, please click here to go to Marvel.

spidergwen 8If there was ever an issue to grab and read for action, suspense, and thrills then this is the issue for you because this is the best issue of the bunch. The confrontation between Spider-Gwen, Silk, and the evil Silk was epic in that it sets up the dilemma for the rest of the series. Jason Latour has also become one of my favorite comic book writers in the universe because he brings the goods each and every time. It’s that amazing story of how am I going to clear my name from all the damage she has done and just who am I. It also sets up a great conflict for Spider-Gwen who can be very critical at times of Cindy. The artwork is awesome as usual and combine that with the great writing and you have a dynamite issue. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have an issue there. Definitely give this series a look or else you’ll regret it. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 83: Spider-Woman #6 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Spider-Woman #6 (2016)
Joelle Jones– Artist
Dennis Hopeless– Writer
April 27, 2016
Marvel Comics

spiderwoman 6We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are also moving along our Spider-Women Crossover event with the next issue in the series. We are checking out the next issue in the story line which is with Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-Woman of Earth-616 in Spider-Woman #6. Before we can do that though, we have to look back at what has already happened leading up to this.We found out some shocking information in Silk #7 that the Earth-65 version of Cindy runs an evil billion dollar organization that controls disasters to their advantage. We also find out that the agent following them was the Earth-65 version of Jessica Drew. So in this issue, Jess goes to confront her doppelganger only to find out that it’s a he and that his wife is willing to put up a fight. Meanwhile, after Gwen saves Silk from the building they find out some devastating information of their own that you’ll have to read for yourself if you want find out. To find out more about the issue and anything else Spider-Woman related, please click here to go to Marvel.

spider-woman 6You have to be reading this because this is some exciting stuff that these guys are cooking up for this awesome crossover event. Dennis Hopeless is definitely one of my favorite current writers out there and he is providing the goods along with the other writers in this crossover event. This is the sixth comic I’ve read that features his writing and it’s probably not going to the be the last either. I definitely loved the sequence between Jessica and her doppelgangers wife as she tries to convince her that they are cousins and that there isn’t anything strange going on. Meanwhile, there is plenty of action as well with Spider-Gwen as they fight the Earth-65 version of Doc Oct and the agents of S.I.L.K. which there seems to be endless amounts of them. The artwork in this one is very good and Joelle does a great job staying traditional with Spider-Gwen and Silk and she does an amazing job with the action sequences. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have an issue there. Definitely give this series a look or else you’ll regret it. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 82: Silk #7 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Silk #7 (2016)
Tana Ford– Artist
Robbie Thompson– Writer
April 20, 2016
Marvel Comics

silkWe are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are also moving along our Spider-Women Crossover event with the next issue in the series. We are checking out the next issue in the story line which is with Cindy Moon a.k.a. Silk in Silk #7. Before we can do that though, we have to look back at what has already happened leading up to this. We know that someone has been tracking Spider-Gwen to the point that they have stolen her inter-dimensional controller trapping Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) and Silk in Gwen’s world. We also know that when they were coming up with a plan, that Silk presumably ran away to find her family, but at the end she tries to warn them. You see Silk was bitten by a spider as well and was hidden in a bunker for ten years and she lost her family so she figured she would try to find her family in Earth-65. The only problem is that she discovers some things about herself and this word that she didn’t expect. To read more from the issue and anything else Marvel related please click here.

silk 2You see by this point, I was getting frustrated with the X-Men crossover event trying to figure out how all of the issues tied in together. At this point in the series, I am super excited about what is to come in the future. The series just keeps getting better issue by issue and page by page. I don’t know how I am keeping myself from binge reading all of the issues because they really outdid themselves here. There is some really important info in this issue that definitely drives the series forward and keeps the suspense going. I don’t know why I question it anyways because the Spider-Man/verse stories have always been great and this is proof that this is another notch in the belt. The artwork in this one is a little old school mixed with new school and it works well. I just love seeing all the different artists and there versions of Spider-Gwen that you get to see. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have an issue there. Definitely give this series a look or else you’ll regret it. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 81: Spider-Gwen #7 (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Spider-Gwen #7 (2016)
Bengal– Artist
Jason Latour– Writer
April 13, 2016
Marvel Comics

spidergwen 7We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and we are also moving along our Spider-Women Crossover event with the next issue in the series. We are checking out Spider-Gwen #7, but before we do that we have to take a look at what happened in the previous issue. In the previous issue, an agent had been following Spider-Gwen for a while and while she was at brunch with Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) and Cindy Moon (Silk), he calls in an adaptable giant robot to distract the girls while he stole the dimensional portal control from them and hands it to his boss. Now the girls are trapped in Spider-Gwen’s Earth and what are they going to do about it? Jessica has a plan and it involves getting cell phones so while they are investigating they can talk. The only problem is that Silk ditches them to find her alternate universe family. Now it’s up to Gwen and Jessica to come up with plan to get home? Will they find their person to create a new device and what happened to Silk? To read more from the issue and anything else Spider-Gwen related, please click here to go to Marvel.

spider-gwen 7One of the biggest things that I liked from this comic book and this particular issue is seeing Spider-Woman and Silk adapting to Gwen’s world. Spider-Woman sees a dumb criminal Gwen deals with all the time and she’s like you have to be kidding me. It’s almost like their world is more advanced than Gwen’s and that is kind of cool to see. It adds to the comedic part of things for this issue especially with the fact that they are not used to her world. I like how the doppelgangers of certain characters are not the same either in Spider-Gwen’s world. That is definitely a cool element that we get to see explored here. If you have seen any of my reviews of Spider-Gwen then you know I am a huge fan of the artwork in this series. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem there. This series gets better and better by the issue so far and that only means one thing and that is it’s going up. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 80: Spider-Women Alpha (2016)

COMIC TITLE: Spider-Women Alpha (2016)
Yasmine Putri– Artist
Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless, and Robbie Thompson– Writers
April 06, 2016
Marvel Comics

spider-women alphaWe are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month, but there is just one thing that I wanted to get done before the month is over. I figured that you can not have a Women’s History Month without having a crossover event like the one we covered for X-Men earlier this year. In April of 2016, Marvel launched the Spider-Women crossover event that strecthed across three characters and their comics with them being Spider-Woman and Silk of Earth-616 and Spider-Gwen of Earth-65. For today, I have the kick off issue which is Spider-Women Alpha. which sees Spider-Gwen crossing dimensions to have brunch with her fellow spidey girls, but seeing how hectic Jessica Drew’s (Spider-Woman) life is with a kid, they decide to do something different. The only problem is that someone is tracking them and they want something from them. After a brief distraction from a giant adapting Robot, the girls discover that they may be trapped in a different Earth for good. To read more about the issue and what happens next in the story, please click this link to visit Marvel.

spiderwomen alphaThis is truly the event that I have been waiting for because the comics obviously connect right from the very start. It combines one of my favorite characters in Spider-Gwen with Silk and Spider-Woman. The story gets really interesting from the point when they actually decide where to go only because an agent is following them and they it gets action packed all the way to the end and it leaves you in suspense. That is all you can really ask for especially with the caliber of writers that are working on this crossover event. I definitely love the artwork for all of these characters and I think it improved some of them in this issue. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have a problem there. Some of the artwork has kind of a classic look to it with a modern twist if that makes any sense whatsoever. This like I said is a great first issue for the crossover event and I can not wait to see what happens next. Stay tuned here, but check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

Day 79: Bitch Planet #1 (2014)

COMIC TITLE: Bitch Planet #1 (2014)
Valentine De Landro– Artist
Kelly Sue DeConnick– Writer
December 10, 2014
Image Comics

BitchPlanet_01-1We are moving right along very smoothly with our Women’s History Month and while we have checked out comics from both Marvel and DC Comics, I wanted to take the time to check out a comic from another company. Besides my love of superheroes, horror movies, I am also a fan of B-Movie/Grindhouse exploitation films from the 70’s and 80’s and when I saw that Image Comics had a comic book entitled Bitch Planet that was the culmination of all that, I had to check it out. What if I told you that we lived in a world that if a woman was bad and didn’t comply that we would send them to another planet for rehabilitation? You would probably think that I am either a sexist misogynistic pig or just out of my mind, but I am here to tell you that it exists. Well at least in the comic book Bitch Planet #1 where a woman by the name of Marian Collins feels that she has been wrongfully placed there and while she gets help from other women in the prison, her husband fights for her freedom or at least we think he is. To check out more from the comic and whatever else, just click here to go to Image Comics.

bp4You may be wondering why I stuck in this comic into Women’s History Month, but it’s a comic written by women and it explores how strong women can really be and how they have been in all the women in Prison films. I really liked how the comic book started out because it’s almost like it’s setting up the rest of the season of a TV series for us to watch about women in prison having to obey the outlandish laws of man. The issue really explores how deceiving man can be and you’ll learn that right away in the issue especially with the use of the nun and so forth. The artwork I am not 100% crazy about, but that doesn’t mean that I hate it. It definitely has that modern look to it, but it has that Aeon Flux kind of look to it as well if you get what I am saying. It has that Grindhouse look and feel as well as an Adult Swim look to it too which I do like. The panels are easy to read and follow along with so you shouldn’t have any trouble there. Check out the comic for yourselves and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A-

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: A+