Thursday, October 2, 2014

E06: Captain America #25 | Thor #1 | Death of Wolverine #3 | Uncanny Avengers #25 Axis | Men of Wrath #1 Reviews [Devil Comics Entertainment]

Captain America #25 is the final issue of the series before launching with a new first issue next month starring Sam Wilson. Last issue Armin Zola joins the Red Skull in his world domination endeavor however attempts to save his daughter Jet before the Red Skull plans take place. Zola takes on both his daughter and the Falcon who supposedly sacrifices himself to save New York City.

The Falcon survives the blast while Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter operate out of the Avengers Mansion where they announce Sam Wilson as the new Captain America to the Avengers. The issue leads into the Sam Wilson era of Captain America as he battles the forces of Hydra as they popularity increased during the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Expect a Steve Rogers to return as Captain America in May 2016 just in time for the third sequel of the Marvel franchise. 

Just as Captain America ends and it is relaunched with a new series, Thor: God of Thunder series ended with issue twenty-five only to return with a new first issue. Following the events of Original Sin, Nick Fury made Thor unworthy and his hammer is on the moon until someone picks up Mjolnir as an army of Frost Giants invade Earth. The majority of the first issue deals with Odinson trying to lift his hammer before confronting the Frost Giants invading the Earth. The final two pages see someone on the moon lifting the Mjolnir and becoming the new Thor.

The Death of Wolverine continues with its penultimate issue as Logan arrives in Madripoor. After defeating Deathstrike with the help of Kitty Pryde, Logan heads to Japan with Kitty because there is a hit out on him by Lord Ogun in Japan. However Logan discovers Ogun has taken residence inside Kitty. Logan and Kitty fight Ogun from the outside and the inside her body. After he jumps out of Kitty’s body, she discovers who has been pulling all the strings: Dr. Abraham Cornelius who was one of the scientists of the Weapon X Program. Logan goes after Ogun and finds the body of Cyber. He discovers from Ogun that Cornelius is collecting items for various reasons and wants Wolverine alive. The final page finds Cornelius preparing an unknown suit and awaiting the arrival of Wolverine.

Uncanny Avengers #25 is part of the March to Axis prelude event leading to next week’s begins Avengers & X-Men: Axis title. Magneto kills the Red Skull and irrelevantly unleashes the Red Onslaught.

Men of Wrath is a creator-owned series by writer Jason Aaron and artish Ron Garney. The story begins in 1900s with a killing before moving into the present with multiple murders. Jason Aaron is the Brian De Palma of comics because he puts the violence upfront in the book thereby giving tension to the rest of the series. The story introduces Ira Rath who will need to deal with the actions of son. This is a Sins of the Sons story where the father needs to redeem his son. This is definitely a highly recommended book as it races out of the gate.