My picks this week;
DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #4 MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #4 MARVEL COMICS
ULTIMATUM #5 MARVEL COMICS
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #10 DC COMICS
All of the weeks releases can be seen here
So, this week sees the end of a couple of titles. The latest iteration of Marvel Zombies concludes with Marvel Zombies 4 #5, with the Sons of Midnight….I forgot what they were doing to be honest, but it involves Zombies. I must admit that this MZ4 is not quite as good as MZ3, but it does have some terrific atmosphere, even though the plot has meandered and just left me feeling a bit….so what?
Ultimatum, on the other hand, does inspire some strong emotions amongst readers, and it is not hard to see why. Essentially a platform to ‘clear the decks’ in preparation for a reboot of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Ultimatum has managed to rid Marvel of some of its better known, and better loved, Ultimate characters in some undignified and churlish ways. Ultimatum #5 promises to be no less spectacular and controversial, as the final showdown between Magneto and the remaining Heroes approaches. I must admit I find it crass and vulgar and in terms of story there is not a lot to it – but it is compelling in its own way.
Elsewhere, Dark Reign Hawkeye #4 has Hawkeye aka Bullseye still fighting himself, in more ways than one. The big one for me this week is Unknown Soldier #10, with the ‘Easy Kill’ arc ratcheting up the tension in what is proving to be a truly great comic book.