So, Ex Machina has finally got to the nitty gritty of Mayor Hundred's origin. Guess what, folks? He was to be the hearld of an alien invasion. Sweet. It turns out that there are heralds of different colors; Green was to disable all the weapons (the mayor's ability to control machines); Violet was to control the animals (like the rats that ate lesbians and babies in strollers); Red destroyed crops. White was to control the minds of the humans, which got kick-started by Bradbury when he clocked the journalist in the head. Thanks alot, Bradbury.
Batman and Robin #3
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's third issue of "Batman and Robin" was kick-ass, naturally. I mean, c'mon. The first page has Dick dragging a goon on the ground while he's driving his motorcycle. Very reminiscient of "The Authority". What I love about the duo's work on this book (aside from the sweet sound-effects) is that Dick Grayson isn't fucking around. He is handling bad guys just like the Bruce beneath the cowl. It's gonna be interesting when the inevitable time comes when Bruce returns.
Incredible Hercules #132
Speaking of sound-effects, "The Incredible Hercules" (or "Comic With The Funniest Sound Effects") is by far the best comic out right now. This issue had Hercules and his amnesiatic, youth-returned father agreeing to go on a mission to fight Malekith an evil elf. As usual, Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente of "Marvel Zombies" 3 and 4 (remember Machine Man doing that sweet jump, like Machete from Planet Terror?) whip on the story as Hercules agrees to help out Asgard by pretending to be Thor.
In this month's Nova, Blastarr decides to let Nova leave Kree-Lar without so much as a battle. Why? Well, Blastarr remembered something that not too many people mention about in reagrds to Mr. Richard Ryder:
What has been bugging me about the "War of Kings" storyline is that it seems like the characters forgot all about the Annihilus and Ultron. Granted, the Inhumans didn't have jack shit to do with it, but it seems like people never talk about all the grief that the Nova Corps and the Guardians of the Galaxy had to go through to fix the universe. Especially Blastarr, who had a pretty kick-ass role in teaming up with the good dudes. Whatev...
So, that's about it for this week. For other books, try and catch the Dark Avengers. I like how the continuity kinda blows, with the exception of the X-Men. Who would have thought that the X-Men would make sense?