Three more All-New All-Different titles debuted this week, alongside three number-two issues.
Marvel’s new Blade was meant to hit the shelves this week as well, but as reported by Bleeding Cool, the title has been delayed for an unspecified time, presumably to allow more time for the Marvel media engine to align its plans for the next Blade film. This could be another opportunity to bemoan the grand Hollywood takeover of Marvel characters and storylines, but we’ll instead try to focus on the positive.
This week, unfortunately, that means a pair of goofy premieres and one confusing tale that, based on the Idle Time focus group, is completely inaccessible to anyone unfamiliar with Angela’s (albeit brief) Marvel backstory (“what the hell did I just read?!” “rarely am I this confused by a Marvel book”).
All New All Different premieres
Angela, Queen of Hel #1
Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1
Captain America: Sam Wilson #2
New Avengers #2
Spider-Man 2099 #2
It could be because I’m a sucker for monsters, but I enjoyed reading this book, and I like the concept. With the cast of characters, there are a lot of opportunities to parody the classic team-book. Although I find Hit-Monkey to be a gimmick in the fashion of Rocket Racoon, if they steer towards darker, occult mysteries and don’t go too heavy on the cartoon humor, Howling Commandos could be good. – RF