Marvel this week had a pretty good week. Both Extraordinary X-Men and Uncanny Inhumans came to a close this week. I felt that Uncanny Inhumans had the better ending, with Maximus creating terrigen and Medusa and Black Bolt getting back together, it just felt complete. Extraordinary X-Men had a unfulfilling ending in my opinion. They squeezed in one last mediocre adventure and then finished it up with a baseball game, weird right? Another comic that finished up this week was The Unworthy Thor. This was a comic that I thoroughly enjoyed, even though it was only a 5-shot miniseries. It had a very satisfying ending, with Thor finally realizing that even without his hammer he is worthy, as well as finally revealing what Nick Fury told Thor to make him unworthy, just three words: Gorr was right. This references Gorr the God Butcher, someone who committed countless heinous acts and declared all gods unworthy. On the opposite end of the spectrum the new Iron Fist comic started up. Just like the show, it was unexciting and boring, but it was only the first issue. Some comics that had strong outings this week were: Captain America: Steve Rogers, Elektra, Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon.
For DC this week, it seemed that they had a big reveal around every panel! In Action Comics we had they wrap-up of the Superman Reborn crossover, and what a finish it was. They finally solved the problem of the New 52 Superman and the Pre-New 52 Superman existing in the same universe with two different histories. Even though the New 52 Superman was dead, there were still the issues of the conflicting histories. In this conclusion, Superboy convinced the New 52 Superman and Lois that they were his parents and that they had to remember him. And when they did it merged the histories of both Supermen, creating a seamless timeline. In Detective Comics, Clayface gets destroyed, Batwoman gets stabbed, Orphan gets taken captive and the batcave gets invaded by Batman’s greatest foe: Ra’s Al Ghul! This is a big return for Ra’s Al Ghul as he was mostly absent from the main Batman comic in New 52. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps featured Kyle Rayner attempting to bring back hope to the galaxy, but it ultimately broke the white power ring into its individual colours, and the green ring of will picked Kyle! So Kyle Rayner is back with the Corps, which in my opinion means the Green Lanterns are finally whole again. Teen Titans featured Aqualad, a fan favourite from the hit-tv show Young Justice, and finally the biggest reveal of them all came in The Flash. In the last few pages it revealed the one and only Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash. Not just any Reverse-Flash though, but the one that was killed by Thomas Wayne in Flashpoint! He is back from the dead and is out for Batman’s blood. This sets up the Flash/Batman crossover called The Button. I am so excited for what is to come.
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