Archive for April, 2011

Godel x Uzumeri #8: Body and Soul, I’m A Freak (X-Men 132-138)

Posted in UGGU: Chris Claremont's Uncanny X-Men on April 23, 2011 by doctorcasino

Uzumeri: Yo yo yo! This is Addison Godel and I’m David Uzumeri; we’re reading through Chris Claremont’s legendary run as the writer behind the X-Men. This week: the Dark Phoenix Saga!

Godel: IN THESE ISSUES: The X-Men attempt to infiltrate the HELLFIRE CLUB. Unfortunately, they are taken down by the club’s Inner Circle, including WYNGARDE, who succeeds in his plan to mentally turn Phoenix into the BLACK QUEEN. The X-Men turn the tables, but Phoenix has been permanently unhinged; as DARK PHOENIX she goes on a cosmic rampage.   The Shi’ar place her under arrest as a threat to the universe, and the X-Men fight for her life – but in the end Jean chooses SUICIDE rather than risk becoming Dark Phoenix again.

SUBPLOT WATCH: Sebastian Shaw discusses SENTINELS with US Senator Robert Kelly.  That’s it!

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Uzumeri x Godel #7: Sucks To Your Ass-Tek (Aztek: The Ultimate Man 1-10)

Posted in UGGU: Grant Morrison's DCU Miscellaney on April 3, 2011 by doctorcasino

Godel: Welcome back to our continuing coverage of Grant Morrison’s DC Universe project! Set the wayback machine for 1996 and the debut of a promising ongoing series, Aztek: The Ultimate Man, cowritten by Morrison with Mark Millar, with art throughout by N. Steven Harris (pencils), Keith Champagne (inks) and Mike Danza (colors). Unfortunately, it was cancelled due to low sales and disappeared from the shelves with #10. But we won’t let that stop us!

Uzumeri: This is, I’m pretty sure, the second-to-last time Morrison will EVER get a book cancelled on him. Before this was Skrull Kill Krew and later on comes Marvel Boy.

Godel: Which is actually a kind of similar comic! New guy in town, hazily-defined powers… Aztek veers closer to being a traditional superhero, rather than a walking sci-fi concept, but it sort of straddles the gap.

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