(New in Marvel Unlimited 12/18/17)
Marvel Comic Snippets: A weekly series where I highlight the interesting and amusing bits from new comics released into the Marvel Unlimited App. Instead of spending hours of reading, you only need ten minutes.
Have you ever wondered what Deadpool would look like as a Ghostbuster? No? Just me then? Well, we find out thanks to a dream Deadpool has about Agent Coulson of SHIELD.
The last time we checked in with Sam Wilson (Marvel Comics Snippets #2), Misty Knight was rather grumpy with him. Ok, more than grumpy. She looked like she was ready to beat him to death with his own wings.
It seems they have made up.
Ant-Man is in the background being a bit creepy, but he better watch what he says or I can imagine Misty stepping on him the next time he shrinks down.
At the Xaiver Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach, Quentin Quire always has an insult ready for his fellow students.
I like Quentin. I don’t think we would get along in real life, but he sure is fun to read about.
Meanwhile the Avengers lead by the AI of Tony Stark (it’s best not to ask) bump into the Hydra version of the Avengers lead by Steve Rogers.
But the Avengers and…well…the other Avengers picked a terrible place to fight. They are right in the middle of Ultron’s territory. Ultron merged with Hank Pym previously, and we were lead to believe that it was mostly Ultron in control of their body while he pranced around in the latest in fashion: A Hank Pym skin suit.
The Avengers and the other Avengers wake up chained to a dining room table.
Only part of Hank’s face remains attached to Ultron’s body, but in this issue it sounds like Hank is the one in the driver’s seat.
Ultron or Hank…let’s just call them Hanktron delight us with more fashion tips by modeling the latest in cooking apparel.
If I ever own an apron, I want it to say that exact same thing: “Kiss the Overlord.”
Hanktron wanted to sit down and have a meal with the Avengers as part of one big happy family. After the mandatory family mealtime bickering, he lets the Avengers go.
Hydra Captain America returns to his jet. He finds Black Ant and Taskmaster waiting on him because they did not even bother trying to rescue him or the rest of their team from Hanktron.
Taskmaster and Black Ant play off each other very well. I loved seeing those two together back when they first met in Avengers: The Initiative comic series, and they continue to amuse me. You just know that they are driving Steve absolutely crazy.
Now let’s check in with my new favorite group of Inhumans. The gang’s road trip has led them to the mutants’ territory where they meet Beast and then Dark Beast.
Can you imagine what it would be like to obtain super awesome abilities? Sounds great! But what if there is someone else much more popular than you with similar powers? It suddenly sounds like a nightmare to be constantly compared to that person.
That’s right, there are currently three (at least!) different versions of Beast running around in the main Marvel universe. I enjoyed this little fun poke at comic book logic.
But what about one of my favorite members of this team, Karnak? What has he been up to?
I love how literal Karnak is. You can’t tell him he can’t do something when he just did it. And besides, it was helpful!
I am thrilled about how often Taskmaster is showing up in comics lately now that he is on the Hydra Avengers team. When a mutant team consisting of Sebastian Shaw, Magik, Boom-Boom, Strong Guy, and Marrow break into Hydra territory, the Hydra Avengers are ready for them.
Taskmaster faces off against Sebastian Shaw and gets in a good first hit and an even better insult.
Sebastian strikes back harder but with a lamer line.
Taskmaster does not take long to recover, but he finds that his team members consisting of Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Deadpool have already been defeated and the mutants have freed Sunfire.
He wisely decides to let them go. The fact that Taskmaster knows when he is over matched and is smart enough to walk away from a fight is one of the many things I like about him.
Meanwhile, yet another Avengers team (try to keep up), is in New York.
While Wasp and Rogue bicker, Johnny Storm puts out a building fire by absorbing all the flames into his body. He seems disappointed no one watched his “pretty sweet” display.
Venom (Eddie Brock) meets with Liz Allan to discuss a monster he found lurking in the sewers branded with Liz’s company logo. Eddie agrees to do some cleanup work for Liz and finds out his new assignment is Stegron.
Parents in the Marvel universe really need to be more careful with naming their children. I bet if instead of Vincent Stegron his parents named him Vincent Hamsterman, many disasters could have been avoided. Or I suppose it could have been much worse if he turned himself into a giant hamster. See what I mean about needing to be careful with names?
In case you missed it, the previous episode of Marvel Comics Snippets is available here: Marvel Comics Snippets #3
Also, the next episode of Marvel Comics Snippets is available here: Marvel Comics Snippets #5
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