Monday, January 31, 2005

01/26/05 New Comic Review

Every week I will review the new comics that I read each week. Each comic will be reviewed and I will give my thoughts to each. So this week's comics:

Amazing Spider-Man #516: Skin Deep (part 2 of 4) So after the building collapsed last issue on Peter Parker's childhood friend, Charlie Weiderman, we see the emergency crews cleaning up the mess. Rescue crews find Charlie lying amid the charred remains of the building, his body a red metallic tint. Charlie awakens and panics throwing the rescue crew away from him. By accident an oxygen tank is ruptured igniting yet another blaze. Meanwhile, Peter is at home with Mary Jane getting ready for a Dress Rehearsal. Peter hears about the the inferno on the news and rushes out the house as Spider-Man. Peter has a flashback of childhood when Charlie would routinely get picked on by the school bullies.One day Charlie is so fed-up with being picked on that he chooses to fight back, with the aid of his father's pocket knife. When the bullies confront Charlie and attempt to pick on him, Peter sees that Charlie has a knife concealed behind his back. Peter knocks himself into Charlie, which dislodges the knife from Charlie's grip. A teacher runs over and discovers the knife on the ground and asks to whom it belongs. With Charles silence, Peter says it is his. Peter's Uncle Ben is called and the Peter tells him the truth about what happened. Uncle Ben understands and tells Peter to stay away from Charlie, because he is nothing but trouble.
Peter exhausted from swingin around the city, returns to an empty home. A knock is heard at the door, it is Charlie asking for Peter's help. Peter and Charlie discuss what has happened. Charlie demands that Peter help him, Peter is unsure. Charlie then threatens that he will kill everyone Peter knows unless he gets his help.

Teen Titans #20: Starfire and Cyborg stand atop the Titans Tower talking, she is telling him that she has to leave. She wants to be with Dick Grayson, Nightwing. Robin, Tim Drake, watches as Starfire flies off. Robin tells Cyborg that he is going camping with his father. We know this to be a lie, because Tim's father was murdered during Identity Crisis.
Interlude: Electrocutioner visits Bolt in the hospital. Electrocutioner wants to know what was in the box that Bolt was hired to get when he was shot by a couple gang members.
Robin has made the decision that he doesn't want to let his teammates know that his father was killed. Upstairs, Wonder Girl is helping Raven become more personable. Suddenly Beast Boy interrupts them, and notices Raven's new look. This triggers Raven's anger and she casts Beast Boy out of the room. Meanwhile, in Robin's room Superboy drops in and tells Robin that he knows about his father. Abruptly an alarm sounds, there is a problem in Opal city. On a rooftop we find the two gang members who stole the Luthor Suit from the box that Bolt was supposed to acquire. One of them has the suit on and is testing it, when the Titans arrive. Simultaneously, Electrocutioner arrives to take back the suit. A battle ensues, with the Titans victorious, except during the battle, the villain Warp teleports in and takes the suit with him. After the battle, Robin is able to tell his teammates that about his father.
Epilogue: Warp delivers the suit to Lex Luthor, who is seen studying Superboy for some menacing reason.

Other issues out this week:

New X-Men Academy #9
X-23 #2
Earth's Mightiest Heroes #6 of 8
JLA Classified #3
Uncanny X-men #454
Batman #636
Fantastic Four #522 (Rising Storm part 3 of 4)
Spectacular Spider-Man #24 (Sins Remembered part 2)
Legion of Super-Heroes #2
The Flash #218
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005

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