Wow!! 17 new Secret Wars titles were added to the Marvel Unlimited app this week. That’s a lot of comics to read but great value for money. If fact, buying them individually would have been around the same price as the annual subscription cost of the app.
I’m trying really hard to like this but I just can’t get into it. The story pits Tony Stark against his brother Arno, in a region where armor has to be worn to survive. The story features a murder investigation and corporate espionage. I’m interested to see where the story goes and I really hope there are going to be some twists and turns in the tale before it ends.
This one I liked. Great characters who play well off each other. The tension builds as the kids try and make it to their final exam. Love the twist at the end. Valeria makes a great villain.
The following 9 Secret Wars titles were added to the app this week.
Super-heroes are going missing or being killed and Peter Parker is trying to pick up the slack in their absence. This is putting pressure on his marriage to MJ. The Avengers call him to help them look into the disappearances. When there is a break out at Ryker’s Island prison Peter rushes home. He is too late Venom is there and has MJ and the baby. Spider-Man and Venom fight and Spider-Man thinks he has killed Venom. While this is happening we see the Avengers fighting a villain calling himself Regent. Regent has absorbed all the X-men’s powers and is now trying to take the Avengers. We then see Peter about 5 years later trying to lead a normal life. Signs in the background show that Regent is running the city.
I am having a great time discovering all that is Valiant and getting to know all the characters. For the most part I’m picking up the first tpb volumes of each book with no prior knowledge of the characters and storylines. So far, there haven’t been any disappointments other than knowing that I’ve been missing out on these book for years.
This weeks first volume is Harbinger. At only $9.99 for a collection of five issues it’s a bargain. (To buy them individually it would be almost $20). A young man (Peter Stancheck) with super powers is on the run from the authorities. He is rescued by a organization led by a super-powered man named Toyo Harada. Peter is a very powerful “Harbinger” and struggles with the morality of Harada’s methods and ideals. Once again I don’t want to give away too much about the story, I really enjoyed not knowing what was going to happen, so I keep my reviews pretty brief. Once I picked this book up and started reading I couldn’t put it down, it made me want to rush out and pick up volume 2, but I resisted for now because I have so much more Valiant to read. All the volumes are definitely on my wish list for picking up over the next few months.
This book introduces several key players in the Valiant Universe. Toyo Harada is currently in the Imperium series and Livewire is a member of the Unity team. This book also introduces the character Faith, she’ll be getting her own limited series in January 2016 and is making a few headlines already by being a plus sized female super-hero.
Once again I highly recommend picking up the first volumes of any of the Valiant Books, most are only $9.99.
Next week I’ll be looking at the first volume of Archer and Armstrong.