This week was a bit of a mixed bag. Whilst Marvel released Daredevil and the best Edge of Spider-verse issue to date, they still brought out the second instalment of Axis. Rick Remender has done some fine work in the past, but this event just reeks of horrible, rehashed ideas which will only pave the way for some new titles. Superior Iron Man might turn out to be okay, but if we have to read Axis to get there, it just might not be worth it. It’s the worst event since Age of Ultron, and that’s saying something.
Death of Wolverine ended rather abruptly, having had little to no storyline whatsoever in the three previous issues. It just ended on a whimper, with a death which will probably be reversed somehow. Whether it be magic, Magneto or some super adamantium-healing serum that will help him, Marvel will definitely bring him back when the next Fox movie makes money. It’s unfortunate that one of my favourite characters get such terrible treatment. At least plan a credible, coherent story Marvel.
Anyway, I digress. Onto the good stuff. Waid and Samnee’s Daredevil started off fresh from Original Sin, with an interesting take on the Purple Man. One of Daredevil’s oldest foes made some lovely purple children, and they took it upon themselves to take down Matt Murdock in this week’s issue. Again, Samnee does some fantastic work throughout, and Waid wove Matt’s past torment into the story rather nicely. It’s totally worth checking out, and the same can be said for Gerard Way’s Edge of Spider-verse. It is obviously heavily influenced by Neon Genesis Evangelion, but it read well and it looked pretty. Please Way, write more comics. The industry misses you.
Finally, B.P.R.D., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Prometheus – Fire and Stone all manage to impress. If you haven’t checked out any of the Fire and Stone tie-ins, then do so. They’re actually not bad, and of course, IDW still continue to provide the best comic incarnation of the mutant turtles to date. Get on it.