Posts Tagged ‘Weirdworld’

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Bad news: Becca Rodriguez’s plane just crashed.  Good news: She survived.  Bad news: She somehow ended up in Weirdworld.  There is actually a fair amount of spoiler type information contained in this issue, so I’m going to do my best to try and avoid it.  For those wondering how Weirdworld still fits into the landscape of the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe, that gets explained.  For those wondering what happened to the Weirdworld from the Secret Wars tie-in mini-series, that is also explained.

Sam Humphries picks up the Weirdworld reins not far from where Jason Aaron left them.  His story is a bit quicker-paced than Aaron’s, but it doesn’t seem to cut quite as deep, not right away at least.  There is an indication that we might get some deeper character moments in upcoming issues.

When it came to the art for this series, Marvel employed the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach and re-upped Mike del Mundo for the job.  In my opinion, it was a smart move.  Del Mundo’s unique style really gives the world a signature look and feel.  On top of that, his creature design is fantastic.

If you like action, this one jumps right into it from the start.  There is some emotion mixed in toward the end of the issue, which definitely adds some gravity and seriousness to an otherwise lighthearted beginning to the story.  I look forward to what Humphries has in store for Becca and her new friends.

The Verdict for Weirdworld (Vol 2) #1:
5 out of 5

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Weirdworld draws to a close with issue #5.  Arkon has found his home, but he has arrived just in time to see it come under attack from the Baroness of Weirdworld herself, Morgan Le Fay.  This issue has all the barbarian sword battling you could hope for, as Arkon fights and slashes his way through the remaining armies of the domain.  The story wraps up quite nicely, by bringing together most of the larger cast of characters from previous issues.  We also get a possible hint at what might happen in the main Secret Wars event, which is kind of interesting, considering that this was obviously published before the end of the event.  Makes me wonder if this was deliberate, or an unwanted side effect of Marvel’s notorious publishing delays.  Either way, I definitely enjoyed this series from beginning to end, and issue #5 is no exception.

The Verdict for Weirdworld #5:
4 out of 5

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Issue #4 of Marvel’s otherworldly, fantasy tale, Weirdworld, was recently released.  In it the hero, Arkon, finds himself lost in the forest of the Man-Things on his never ending quest to find his home, Polemachus.  However, someone in the forest may have a special plan for Arkon.  This series continues to remain firmly grounded in one of the more unique corners of the Secret Wars world.  Jason Aaron’s story continues to dig deeper into Arkon’s frame of mind, while simultaneously showing us more of the wonders of Weirdworld, and it seems there might be more factions at play than we initially thought.  But, with only one issue left, I wonder if he might have introduced too many different plot lines to wrap up cleanly in the last chapter.  Del Mundo’s art continues to be spectacular.  Certainly one of the best of all the tie-ins that I’m reading.

The Verdict for Weirdworld #4:
4/5 – I can dig it.

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Captain America: White #2
Hail Hydra #3 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
X-Men ’92 #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
Ghost Racers #4 (Secret Wars Tie-In)
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Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo continue Arkon’s quest across the domain of Weirdworld, which certainly lives up to its name, in Weirdworld #3.  Arkon meets his first major enemy in this issue.  A soldier from another place and time that somehow found his way to this strange realm and became a mercenary for the baron of the domain, this guy is no slouch.  This issue has a bit more action than the last one, and the depth of storytelling is still there as well.  If there’s one thing this series seems to be focusing on, it’s that no one’s sanity makes it through Weirdworld intact.  Del Mundo’s artwork wows again to make this perhaps the sleeper hit of the entire Secret Wars event.

The Verdict for Weirdworld #3:
5/5 – Must Have Moar!!!

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