This week, a bevy of comics and an Ant-Man trailer! The excellent Spider-Verse event kicked up some real surprises, and G. Willow Wilson strutted her stuff with the X-Men! Plus: The Wolverines plays the long game – and what is the fate of Deadpool..?
This week in Marvel Comics
This was a great week for comic-book fans! In the X-Men books, G. Willow Wilson began her story; reception was mixed, but she’s clearly focused very tightly on characters, and each issue will centre around a specific member of the team. This issue was Storm, and next issue will be Psylocke. I admit to being slightly nervous, as Psylocke’s going through a murderous phase in X-Force, and I’m concerned for continuity…
In other X-news, the Black Vortex crossover is on its way, with a sweet issue of Legendary Star-Lord that focuses on Kitty and Peter. I admit, I think they’re a great couple, but I’m nervous – there’s a particular touch to this issue that I feel may have changed the game in ways Kitty would find worrying…
And The Wolverines kicks off to an ominous beginning, with Charles Soule clearly playing the long-game!
Meanwhile, Spider-Verse continues to excel, with the latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man revealing a whole new Spider-Totem – one who fans never expected! Nick Lowe spills the beans over on Newsarama. Plus, Marvel have brought in the Japanese Spider-Man, agent of Hel!
Equally important is Spider-Man 2099, with the return of another hero of that era (likely in time for Secret Wars).
Continuing the romance theme, in my view there are fun sparks developing between Spider-Man 2099 and Lady Spider.
Other features include the launch of a new Ant-Man series, Operation: S.I.N., and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (I admit, I tried it, and… I’m embarrassed to admit it was actually kind of fun).