Unless you read the monthly adventures of Spider-Man on the comic page, that headline might make no sense to you. Isn’t Peter Parker already Spider-Man? Poor, naive reader, for the past year Spider-Man has really been Dr. Otto Octavius – AKA: Doctor Octopus. Say whaaaaaat? It’s true, through the miracle of body swapping, Doc Ock was able to put himself in Spidey’s youthful, super-powered body and put Peter is his dying husk of a human shell. When the Doc’s body died, so did Peter, but since nothing – except Uncle Ben – stays dead in comics for long Marvel has revealed that “the one, true Spider-Man” is bound for a comeback. From the dead… (more…)
EDITORS NOTE: In partnership with Youtube personality Kelly Carlton (aka F’N Pryde), we give you another weekly installment of badass, foul mouthed comic book reviews. So without further ado here’s F’N Pryde with her weekly comic book rundown. It’s “Pryde’s Picks!”
Rage fills my soul with this week’s books, I wanted to bitch slap Brian Michael Bendis when his “un-guessable ending” turns out to be as predictable as a My Little Pony adventure and IDW decides that a cult classic like The X-Files deserves it’s art work outsourced by some high school students.
If you’re a comic book fan or new to the medium, my irreverent and lighthearted reviews are bound to offend and delight… consider yourself warned!
This week features Superior Spider-Man #12, Age of Ultron #10, Avengers Prelude to Infinity #14, Green Lantern: New Guardians #21, Revival #11, The X-Files #1, Wild Blue Yonder #1
EDITORS NOTE: Attention readers of Nerd Bastards. We our proud to present our newest comic book column. Forgetting our past meager attempts at blogging the latest happenings in the comic-verse, we are now offering examinations via Youtube personality Kelly Carlton (aka F’N Pryde). ‘Ole Pryde here is a busty, foul mouthed comic connoisseur. She’s here to give you the run down of this week latest grabs in a segment called “Pryde’s Picks”.
Hi guys, Pryde here. I’m poppin’ my Nerd Bastards cherry with my very first entry. (Squee!) I’ve been doing “Pryde’s Picks” on my YoutTube page for a while now, but sharing myself on this platform, with this audience, is the coolest. So, yeah, I have boobs and read comics. Aren’t I the darnedest? From here on out, I’ll be your guide on the most topical offerings this side of the Marvel and DC universes and everything in between. I’ll tell you what’s hot and what’s not, and be cursing like a sailor throughout. Enjoy.
We are gonna start with one book from DC (Batman Detective Comics #2) 1, do a butt load of Marvels (Age of Ultron #9, Thanos Rising #3, All New X-Men #12, Superior Spider-Man #11), and round it out with a few books from Vertigo Comics (Astro City #1, The Wake #1).
And… here… we… go…
WARNING: My reviews are spoiler heavy, so don’t feel butt hurt if I ruin something for you.
I’ll stop you right here, right now. If you haven’t read Amazing Spider-Man #700, and would be really upset if you learned what happened before you read it, just stop. We’ll be here for you when you get back.
Otherwise, if you don’t give a shit about spoilers, then by all means, continue.
As part of the Marvel NOW shake-up, The Amazing Spider-Man will wrap up with issue #700 to be released late next month, but it appears that the series isn’t going to end quietly. Spoilers lay after the jump… (more…)