Amazing Spider-Man #11:
We have a villain ladies and gentlemen! It took Spencer only eleven issues and 5 months, but he finally decided to give us an opponent that we care about (in the next issue)!
The Bugle subplot is the least interesting so far, MJ should appear in every issue, the humor is getting better, Ryan Ottley changed art style and for the better, this new design is not extraordinary but it pairs very well with the writing, it feels normal, in a good way. It was just an issue to set up the next arc, so not my favorite kind, but it held up.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1:
I really don't know what to say anymore. Why don't they just straight up copy Lee's text bubbles next time I wonder?! It's certainly cheaper than paying a "writer" to do it. After this and Exiles Ahmed is definitely earning the title of 3rd greatest one-hit wonder of the 21st century. #1 goes to Psy and #2 to Notch if anyone was wondering.
The art style is nice though.
David Lopez should face trial for crimes against the readers for the art of this issue. Not only it's bad, but it pales in comparison to Oscar Bazaldua's, I wonder why they kicked him out...
The issue was pure filler, which only makes the age old question all the more relevant: why did they have to cut down the first arc so brutally?
Doctor Strange: Defenders:
Enough f*cking Old Men, can't Marvel write a plot that doesn't involve geriatric barely standing versions of the heroes?!
And don't make me mention Hulk making a magic explosion that kills Dormammu.
Silver Surfer: Defenders:
After 3 subpar set up issues my expectations for this fourth one were pretty low, but it wasn't enough...
I don't consider myself a stupid person, and I've recently read a book where the stories are literally told by characters who speak through the cards of a deck of tarots, so I certainly can follow "alternative" storytelling, but of these 20 pages I understood absolutely nothing.
I didn't get what Norrin was doing, I didn't get the timeline nor the meaning of some actions, half the characters had literally no purpose, a "train" is mentioned like 100 times I don't know what it is, nor if Galactus wants to stop it or use it or eat it or whatever and last but not least there's the Scooby Doo Ku Klux Klan guy in literally 1 single panel, backstabbing yet another alien... Why?! Don't ask me, I'm certainly not as smart as Jason Latour believes he is.