Lee: I’ll warn ya now I was in a bad mood when I was picking. I was in a worse mood when I was attempting to say nice things. It didn’t work so well. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
Jim: Sometimes it is more fun to do this review when at least one of us is wound up.
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #127 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPencils & Cover by STUART IMMONENCarnage versus Venom for all the marbles! It's the big conclusion to the War of the Symbiotes as Eddie Brock returns to Midtown High after months away. He seeks out Peter Parker and demands that Peter either help him find the Venom symbiote that once was grafted to him or Peter's secret identity will be revealed. Who should show up at his doorstep but a very much alive blast from Peter's past! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISPenciled by DAVID LAFUENTE Cover by MARK BROOKS & RICHARD ISANOVE The relationship between Peter Parker and Mary Jane is one of the most iconic and popular romances in all of comics -- and in this very special issue that relationship delves into an area never before seen in any Spider-Man comic! Destined to be one of the most controversial issues of the year! 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1 Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, JR.Cover by BRANDON PETERSONWho is the Black Panther? If you think you know, you haven't spent enough time in the Ultimate U! What secrets from his past cross into Captain America's origin? What deal did they make that will throw Cap's loyalty to the Ultimates into question? 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 Written by JEPH LOEBPencils by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & ED MCGUINNESSCover by BRANDON PETERSONIt's the Ultimate Road Trip of the Year! The HULK and Zarda " a.k.a. Power Princess from the Squadron Supreme " team-up for the most wild cross-country smash-and-grab you can imagine! Guest-starring Captain America! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: ULTIMATUM Written by JOHN RHETT THOMASSpingboarding from the pages of ULTIMATES 3 and ULTIMATE POWER, Jeph Loeb and David Finch's ULTIMATUM is a six-part series that will change the Ultimate Universe in ways as definitively as the Marvel Universe's CIVIL WAR or the X-Men's MESSIAH COMPLEX. MARVEL SPOTLIGHT checks in with the series' principal creators and takes readers inside the universe that changed the rules for comics in the 21st century -- and figures out how those rules are going to be rewritten! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIMPencils & Cover by BARRY KITSONWHATEVER HAPPENED TO FLASH THOMPSON? A powerful story taking Peter Parker’s former nemesis and Spider-Man’s biggest fan from the avenues of New York to the war torn Middle East along with his fellow brothers in the US Army.32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #41 Written by PAUL TOBINArt by DAVID HAHNCover by CLAYTON HENRYVolunteering for some heavy-duty landscaping at the city zoo, the Thing and the Human Torch run across the zoo's top secret new exhibit: Devil Dinosaur! But the Fantastic Four soon find out that it isn't all fun and games to find a dinosaur at a zoo, and between the mystery of the zoo's recent plague of nighttime break-ins, and having the cosmically powered Collector show up to claim the dinosaur he won on an interstellar auction website, the price of admission to THIS particular zoo is a world of hurt. 32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
MOON KNIGHT #23 Written by MIKE BENSON Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM “THE DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR,” PART 3Norman Osborn and the Thunderbolts have been tapped to bring in the fugitive Moon Knight -- by all means necessary -- and so far they’ve been left empty-handed. But Norman’s got a foolproof plan to flush out his prey. He’s got the numbers and the element of surprise, but what he doesn’t know is that Moon Knight is not alone.32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
SHE-HULK #34 Written by PETER DAVIDPenciled by GG STUDIO’SVINCENZO CUCCACover by MIKE DEODATO JR.From the pages of HULK, the Lady Liberators arrive to launch a new story arc! She-Hulk has been capturing the bad-guys as a bounty hunter…but is that enough for our conflicted hero? Time to kick things up a notch" and that means calling in Valkyrie, Thundra and the Invisible Woman to dispense some hard justice as the Lady Liberators! The red-hot team of Peter David and GG Studio’s Vincenzo Cucca continue to shake things up in a major way for everyone’s favorite green glamazon " and her next big journey starts here!32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #503 Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by GREG LANDWho will save the X-Men from the Hellfire Cult? It’s not Wolverine. It’s not Cyclops. But it better be someone because they’re a minute from death. And who is that mysterious red-head?32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK #4 (of 4) Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CORY HAMSCHERCover by GURIHIRU Power Pack is after it! Franklin Richards, H.E.R.B.I.E., and Smartship Friday are after it! The Skrull agents impersonating the Power kids are after it! Intergalactic bounty hunters Ambercombie and Finch are after it! And no one wants it worse than the fierce Skrull Warpriest Kho'ja, who possesses all the Pack's powers! What is it? Well, we're not going to tell you. This is just a solicitation. But it's the prize that lies at the heart of the PUZZLE PLANET!32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
The fun continues in Part 2. Yes this month it is a 2 part post as Lee continues to pick apart as well as just continue to pick and pick more books!