Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
Well, only a day late (and it wasn’t my fault, I swear!), I have finally reached the end of the Seven Soldiers odyssey. It’s been fun, hasn’t it? We have been through some interesting comics, and certainly a ridiculously ambitious project that, despite some problems, most notably with the ending (as we’ll see soon), is a wonderful comics experience. It would be nice if more writers had the cajones to try something like this. Even if you don’t like Morrison (blasphemers!), you have to like that he tries interesting things. And the fact that he doesn’t quite pull it off shouldn’t diminish the awesome (in its actual definition) scope of this project.
But we’ll delve into that below the fold, where, as you might expect, lurk SPOILERS of all kinds! SPOILERS of the SPOILEST kind! Be warned. Oh, and Happy New Year. Continue Reading »
You never thought I would get this far, did you?Â Admit it!Â You thought I would pull my hair out and run naked through the streets until they had to tackle me and drag me away to a small room with no sharp implements!Â Well, how do you know they haven’t done that and this is being written by my precocious 18-month-old daughter, pretending to be her daddy?Â Such is the nature of the Internet, where you can never know for sure!!!!!
You know what you want from this issue: Chick Fight!Â Ah, that Morrison – indulging our inner pervert!
Someone should probably point out that there are SPOILERS in this post!Â Oh, it should be me?Â Okay, there are SPOILERS in this post! Continue Reading »
We’re down to the last four days!Â Can you handle it????Â More specifically, can you handle the weirdness that is … Mister Miracle #4?????
As usual, we have SPOILERS to look forward to.Â Come on – you know the drill! Continue Reading »
This is another weird issue in the weirdest of the mini-series, isn’t it?Â It’s a fun, pulpy read, but it’s just a strange little tale in the grand scheme of the Seven Soldiers Saga.Â And we get to see the four-armed Bride!Â How can you go wrong????
There just might be SPOILERS in this post.Â I won’t guarantee it, but there have been SPOILERS in every other post so far, so why wouldn’t I put SPOILERS in this post? Continue Reading »
The month is almost over!Â I know fewer people are reading these because they’re waiting for the trades (how dare you!), but I am undaunted!Â We must forge on!
Oh, and speaking of waiting for the trade, here there be SPOILERS.Â You knowÂ SPOILERS areÂ a-coming! Continue Reading »
I hope everyone had a great day ripping into presents and eating lasagna.Â What, you mean not everyone hasÂ my wife’s home-made lasagna on Christmas?Â Man, you’re missing a treat – she makes a mean lasagna!
But let’s move on to the land of the SPOILERS!Â You know SPOILERS are coming, but you can’t resist reading on! Continue Reading »
Hey, it’s Christmas!Â What better way to celebrate than with an ugly monster who’s really a hero wreaking havoc on another planet while chasing down a deranged slaver?Â Nothing says Christmas more, except for maybe Ralphie actually shooting his eye out!
Would I SPOIL things on Christmas?Â Of course I would!Â So watch out! SPOILERS everywhere in this post! Continue Reading »
As the Yuletide season heats up, we see the light at the end of the tunnel that is the Seven Soldiers Saga!Â Don’t give up on me now!
Gosh oh gee, I wonder if there could be SPOILERS in this post?Â Why yes, I suppose there are SPOILERS!Â I’m gladÂ I mentioned the SPOILERS! Continue Reading »
So here we are, moving on to the second issues of the second wave of mini-series.Â Who wants me to shut up about this epic?Â Ha-ha, too bad – I’m on a holy mission!!!!
Lots of SPOILERS in this issue, although not much of consequence happens.Â Again, we’re looking at the weakest of the mini-series, so it’s not surprising that not much happens.Â But if something does, I will be there to SPOIL it! Continue Reading »
The last of the seven mini-series rolls out, with the excellent Doug Mahnke on art.Â How can you not love it?Â He shoots a locomotive gun, people!
There’s a SPOILER on the second page!Â So when I say SPOILERS, I mean SPOILERS! Continue Reading »
We’re heading into the home stretch!Â Can you keep up?Â Come on, I know you can!
Would it be okay if I mentioned that there are SPOILERS in this post?Â Well, there are!Â SPOILERS, that is.Â Did I say SPOILERS?Â Why, yes, I did say SPOILERS! Continue Reading »
Another mini-series comes to an end! A soldier must die – will it be Klarion?
Lots of SPOILERS here, by the way. As if you didn’t know by now!
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Ooh, Zatanna goes all meta on us! How groovy! And things, you know, get weird. Of course!
This issue actually came out AFTER Klarion #4 and Bulleteer #1. But it should be read before them. Don’t blame me – that’s how The Great Bald One wants it!
Standard SPOILER warnings apply, in case you didn’t already know. Read the issues!
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Keeping with The God of All Comics’ Official Reading Order of the Seven Soldiers Saga, we next turn our gaze to the weakest of the seven mini-series. You know it’s true! This series started weird and never really got any better. It’s a shame it gives us crucial information about a crucial figure in the epic! But that’s the way it is. And of course, we can’t have a post without a SPOILER warning, so here it is: there will be SPOILERS in here. Let the SPOILING commence! And as we get closer to the end, I will be SPOILING future issues more and more!
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