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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 11/21/20

Happy Thanksgiving, American friends! The holiday isn’t until Thursday, but this feels like a good time to say something nice about Thanksgiving. Be safe. Wear your mask. Social distance. Do all that good stuff.

Against my better judgement, Comic Book of the Week goes to X-Force #14, due entirely to lack of competition. None of the other comics I read this week were as fun.

The height of X of Swords

Meanwhile, I skipped the newest issue of Spider-Woman. Not much happened. And I’m still enjoying Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Oh, I know! I got around to watching a Hulu show called Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and it’s very fun! Highly recommended.

Comic Reviews: Batman #103, Juggernaut #3, X-Force #14, Hellions #6 and Cable #6.

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6 Miles Morales Versions of Classic Spider-Man Villains

I am very much enjoying the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game! It’s an extension of the first Spider-Man game on Playstation 4, which itself was a masterpiece. This new game is a Miles Morales-flavored version of that first game, which is pretty fun!

Did you know that there are also a lot of Miles Morales-flavored versions of classic Spider-Man villains?

They be Spidey-ing

Miles has been with us since 2011 and he’s easily established himself as a quality Spider-Man in his own right. He’s got his own rogue’s gallery of villains, but one interesting thing about Miles is that he’s started to build up a set of villains who are alternate versions of classic Spider-Man villains. I think it’s neat! And a fun way to celebrate the release of the new game!

So join me after the jump for six classic Spider-Man villains who have been re-imagined in their fight against Miles Morales. Also, expect FULL SPOILERS for the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 11/14/20

It has been a week since America decided to elect a new President and it’s been a pleasant week at that. I splurged on some new LEGO to celebrate. I bought the new Spider-Man video game. And I read some good to OK comics, like Iron Man and a bunch more X of Swords.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Power Rangers #1 because, just like last week’s Mighty Morphin, the new era of Power Rangers comics at BOOM! is just as much fun as its always been!

It’s on like Donkey Kong!

Meanwhile, as I mentioned earlier, I picked up Spider-Man: Miles Morales for the Playstation 4 and it’s great! It’s another fun dose of the already beloved Spider-Man PS4 gameplay, only now its Miles Morales-flavored. And the writers and developers went out of their way to find ways to make that special. Miles swings differently than Peter. He fights differently. And he lives differently. It’s great!

Comic Reviews: The Green Lantern: Season Two #9, Iron Man #3, Power Rangers #1, Marauders #15, Excalibur #14 and Wolverine #7.

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6 USA-Themed Superheroes (Other Than Captain America)

Hooray America! At long last, the people of the United States of America came together to oust Donald J. Trump from the White House! Granted, it was a tight race and a good 70 million+ Americans still voted for that national embarrassment to remain in power, but the only thing that matters in the end is the win for Joe Biden.

So let’s celebrate by recognizing a bunch of fun USA-themed comic book characters!

Let freedom ring

Obviously Captain America is the #1 choice for such a list, but everybody already knows about him. Let’s dig deeper and find some of the more obscure and yet still 100% real America-themed comic book characters! There are a lot more than you’d think. And I’m not just talking about U.S.Agent or Iron Patriot either. Oh no, we’re digging deep for this list and it’s going to be a raucous good time!

Join me after the jump for six United States of America-themed superheroes as we celebrate a Trump-less country.

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New Spider-Man Game Arrives This Week

Considering everything else going on in the world these days, it seems a little underplayed that there’s a brand new Spider-Man video game coming out this week. Spider-Man: Miles Morales arrives on Playstation 4 on Thursday. I already have the day off from work.

I am excited about this game…and yet…not? And I’m not entirely sure why not. Based on the reviews I’ve seen, the PS4 version is going to still be good, even though the game is optimized for the PS5 — which also comes out this week, but I’m not about to buy. And the reviews also paint Miles Morales as an extension of the Spider-Man game from last year, which was a masterpiece in Spidey gaming.

I think it might just be the size of Miles Morales, the scope of it. From what I’ve read, it seems to be just a beefier DLC. It’s the same map and gameplay, albeit with some snow on the ground because it’s set in the winter. It’s the same game world, essentially, there’s just a new Spider-Man to control. And the new story is obviously shaped around Miles. And I like Miles! And I’m sure I’ll like this story.

I guess I’ve just got it in my head that this is more Spider-Man 1.5 than its own standalone awesomeness. But I’m still going to buy it ASAP and play the heck out of it!

While I continue to wait for Cyberpunk 2077…

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