Archive for October 26th, 2011
Oct 26 2011Shaun Martineau in Comic Book Reviews, Fantastic Four
Powers: This could get confusing. He started off with gravity control, but then got his sister Katie’s power of energy manipulation. After that, he got siblings Jack and Julie’s density manipulation. Alex is now gifted with Telekinesis and the ability to use his siblings powers (Gravity, Acceleration, Density, and Energy), but it seems like he is using his own Telekinesis in FF.
History: Alex is the eldest member of the Power Pack, a teenage family superhero group consisting of Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power. They were brought into a war between the horse-like Kymillian race and reptilian Snarks when their father began to work on an Anti-Matter device that could destroy worlds. A dying Kymillian, Aelfrye Whitemane gave each of them a power. They saved their parents and fought crime, with Alex as their unofficial leader, before going off on their own. Alex was the one who wanted to make friends outside of his family the most, so he sought out another team to join. In the end, he joined the New Warriors, but when he began to steal his siblings powers to help the team, his family began to distance themselves from Alex. Alex choose to leave, choosing family over friends.
Importance to FF: Reed handpicked Alex as one of the first to be invited to join the Future Foundation and while he’s considered to be the dumbest among the group (he still aced his SAT) he is among the most powerful and has gone into battle alongside Sue and Spider-Man.
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Barry Kitson
Finishers: Kitson, Hanna, Koblish, Leisten, Pennington
Cover Artist: Steve Epting
Inker: Barry Kitson
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letter: Clayton Cowles
Editor: Tom Brevoort, Lauren Sankovitch
Editor in Chief: Alex Alonso
Oct 26 2011Brian Bradley in Comic Book Reviews, Fear Itself, Spider-Man Mini-Series
Personal Fear #7 – Monsters, martians, murderers, oh my. So if you haven’t gathered from the first six entries, I’m pretty much afraid of everything. In fact, afraid of so many things that it’s hard to just pick seven. So this last one pretty much encompasses my fear of the unknown. Sure it may sound far fetched to some, but when that day comes when the alien spaceship appears in our skyline, or a giant monster starts destroying skyscrapers, I won’t look so crazy then, will I? Hey, it could happen. But even more realistic unknown quantities such as a stranger breaking into my apartment or car jacking me has haunted my dreams since I was young. It’s a scary world out there, I don’t know how I manage to leave my apartment every day for work.
Fear Itself 7: Thor’s Day
Writer: Matt Fraction
Art: Stuart Immonen
Plot: The Serpent and his minions approach the World Tree outside of Broxton, Oklahoma. Captain America stands his ground, guns raised, and takes down the Serpent’s Nazi battle tanks and followers. In the ruins of the fallen Asgard, the remaining Avengers are greeted by Iron Man and Thor. Tony Stark presents several of the Avengers with the Asgardian weapons he forged. The Serpent continues to grow in strength as Stark’s Mighty Avengers storm the battlefield and join Captain America with their powerful new weapons. (more…)