Green Doom


She-Hulk #3

Jennifer Walters has her first client — Kristoff Vernard, the son of Victor von Doom. And he wants to defect to the United States. The problem is that he doesn’t want to be Doom’s puppet, either now or someday when he inherits his father’s throne, and he’d rather be his own person in America. And the problem for She-Hulk is that he’s been in the U.S. exactly a year — and that’s the cut-off point for filing a legal claim for asylum. And the other problem is that there are a heck of a lot of Doombots between them and the courthouse. And even if they can get hold of a judge, there’s one more problem — where Kristoff goes, Dr. Doom is probably close behind.

Verdict: Thumbs up. Grand art, fun storytelling and dialogue, and wonderful action, both on the physical and legal levels. It’s a fantastically fun comic, and one more example of how Marvel is doing almost everything right. I mean, can you imagine DC making a comic like this?


Veil #2

Veil somehow made a bunch of thugs kill themselves — but she did it at Dante’s apartment, so they’re both on the run from the cops. But the problem with running from the cops is that they catch up with you eventually. Meanwhile, there’s something unpleasantly supernatural going on — a ritual spellcaster called Cormac performing sacrifices on behalf of a crooked politician. He has some sort of connection to Veil, but what is it? And what is Veil anyway?

Verdict: Thumbs up. It’s not as good as the first issue, to be honest — Veil suddenly stops talking in her weird sing-song rhyme and starts speaking perfectly normally, which takes half the fun out of the whole thing. But it’s still a good story, with cool, stylized art and lots and lots of mystery. I ain’t giving up on it yet.

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  1. Buryak Said,

    April 9, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    I’m not American. I’m Canadian. But even not having any patriotic or nationalistic leanings, I understand and because of this understanding, LOVE Captain America. Its not about slapping a flag on a guy and that’s it. U! S! A! U! S! A! Nope, its something deeper than that and its something that makes Cap absolutely charming because of it. He’s a man out of time, literally coming from a different era. An era where people actually helped old ladies across the street and believed in a sense of community, and realized that the greater good for everybody comes from that sense. He not only realized it and believed it, but lived it. It was always stressed in American society to be a good neighbour and show respect to everyone, but not everyone followed that. There was and is always going to be an ugliness to humans in general. Even back then there were really bad things going on, obviously. But Cap was a symbol against that. Even in the late 60’s and 70’s, he even went against his own government when he saw the corruption that was going on. These aren’t exclusively conservative or jingoistic beliefs. On the contrary. You wouldn’t see a republican politician/businessman/fundamentalist Christian, who says he espouses these beliefs, help an old lady across the street. He’d knock her over to get first in line. These conservative arseholes only pay lip service to these ‘fundamental moral’ beliefs. Cap lived it and fought for it, without reward. Just because it is right. For this guy to say he has to be portrayed as Bill O’Reilly with a shield to be more interesting hasn’t the first clue as to what Captain America is and stands for. I find it sad that its an admirable quality to be an asshole in western society these days. Like Iron Man. I hate Tony Stark. Smarmy, rich asshole, who with all his money and intelligence could actually solve the world’s problems… literally, yet spends his time being a ‘playboy’ and businessman. Good for you for fighting against the Masters of Evil, but if you have the time, could you find a cure for cancer, wipe out the world’s poverty through agricultural innovations and donating all that money to wipe out the world’s debt? Of course not. Because he’s living the American Dream. Wrong one, asshole.

    Sorry for the rant.

  2. scottslemmons Said,

    April 9, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    No need to apologize! I loved reading it! 🙂