This was such a great issue. The feels, man, the feels!
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So I have this question that my curiosity is begging to be answered. In Animal Man #24 - Hollywood Babylon, Part 1 of 2 we see Brother Blood killing the Totems of The Red. I know he gained a lot of power from Buddy Baker's blood, but I'm wondering how exactly or what exactly is he doing that is killing the Totems. His powers haven't totally been explained in the New 52, but by what I'm looking at and with what I've seen in the New 52 with Blood, it looks like he's reaching into their bodies via The Red power boost and exploding their hearts or brains. Which would make some kind of sense, since he appears to have some kind of blood manipulation abilities in the New 52.
I am still open to suggestions though, it's really bugging me that it's not too clear and I would love to get fan theories.
I want to note: That I've changed my mine about his look. It really depends who's drawing him. Chris Bachalo makes him look pretty awesome, and at closer inspection, Raze's uniform actually looks like a white version of the X-Men's black leather suits during Morrison's run on New X-Men. The jacket even has a big X on it. In any case, it's kinda won me over, with Bachalo on art.
I wouldn't necessarily say he tanked Black Bolt's voice. If you noticed, for the most part, he can't actually get past it. That's why when BB halts his voice, Thanos comes from the air. The most impressive feat I've ever seen in the Marvel Universe, though. Thanos is now the only thing/person/creature to the best of my knowledge to move forward in the face of BB's Quasi-sonic scream, even if it was just his arm and two feet to shut BB up.
I'm not worked up. Just miffed or a tad disappointed. The fight between Thanos and Black Bolt was less than stellar. I knew what the outcome was most probably gonna be. You can't beat the main or co-main villain of an event in the 4th issue of a 6 issue event, so I knew either Black Bolt was gonna lose, or he they would be separated somehow.
Black Bolt loses, and I really don't mind that, I love to see a hero fall, but it's the way they fall that counts to me. Hickman is awesome, I mean you don't always understand his stuff at the beginning, but he knows how to write a fascinating story, I love what he's doing with Black Bolt. I don't, however like how he utilizes Black Bolt. One of the first thing's I noticed in Hickman's writing with Black Bolt in the last volume of FF where Hickman brought Bolt back, is he doesn't hold back his voice anymore. Traditionally, Bolt's voice is the last move he really wants to use, but with Hickman, it's kinda the only thing he uses. He rarely showcases any of his other abilities. This fight with Thanos was no different, and that's disappointing. I would of loved to see some element control, some strength increasing, matter manipulation, but we really only get Bolt screaming at Thanos two times before he literally shuts BB's mouth with the palm of his hand and slams him unconscious. The coolest thing we see in the actual fight, is BB hold back a Thanos punch, but aside from that, he's just shouting. It left much to be desired. Despite Thanos death threat, I'm certain BB isn't dead, though. BUT we did get something cool. You may recall at the end of AvX, when the Phoenix dispersed, it started activating mutants? Well we kind of get the Inhuman version of that here. When BB used his voice in the last issue to hit Thanos and destroy Attilan, well he had his brother Maximus set-up a Terrigen Bomb which would be activated by Attilan's destruction. Anyone in the world, if they have an inkling of Inhuman DNA, including Thanos' son, have now been... activated so to speak. In concept it might kind of feel like another kind of Mutant to be honest, but I dunno, it really hit me as cool, it might just be cause I'm a big fan of the Inhuman lore in Marvel. I dunno xD
I haven't seen new pics of these guys forever. I know they're both stuck in DC Comics Limbo, but I hope we get a New 52 WildCats sooner than later :D
So we have a new character. I have to say, out of all of Wolverine's son's and daughters (He had a lot in the Wolverine Goes to Hell arc) aside from Wild Thing, Raze really peaks my interest. He has a cool code-name, and some obvious skill to be able to beat Psylocke (though it was done off panel so it's suspicious.) I think his look needs some work cause as it stands he kind of looks metro with the skull belt and flaps like his mother has over his pants with an open jacket and no shirt. If they have the chance to work that into his character, okay, I can be fine with that. Like Daken being completely comfortable with his sexuality, I was cool with him flaunting his body around, but if they're trying to make Raze just look cool, they might have to go back to the drawing board.
He appears to be the future son of Wolverine and Mystique, I'm thinking he was rasied by Mystique or he may have seen his father kill his mother in the future. It doesn't say or hint, but the kid was definitely willing to kill his own father without regard for his non-existence. I think that says he obviously holds some resentment towards Logan.
I think we have enough of Cyclops future kids in the 616 universe: Cable, X-Man, Rachel Grey, and in these kind of storylines we always get one or two characters that get stuck in the 616 universe. With the powers and skills of Wolverine and Mystique, I see a lot of potential in this character, and I kinda hope he gets stuck in the main Marvel U. What do you guys think? Is he lame? Is it to soon to tell? Do you think he could have a future if he stayed in the 616 U? Do you think he would be better off under Mystique's tutelage or Wolverine's at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning? How do you think Raze and Nightcrawler would react toward one another?
YES, where are the WildC.A.T.s in the New 52?! DC really needs to bring them out of the closet for their third year of the New 52! My favorite, Warblade is perfectly set up now for Jules and Emp to find him and turn him into a hero again! Just like his original origin.
I'm loving this series. It was great to see Shocker get some nice combat face time with Luke Cage. He might be the coward of the group, but when it's time to throw down, those vibro shock units come in handy :D