It’d PanAm Games mania here in Toronto, Biff Bam Pop central, and our illustrious JP Fallavollita is off checking out all the action over the next few weeks. I’m you’re fill-in for this week, and the title that makes my Wednesday Run is part of the ongoing massive Marvel Secret Wars event that is generating a lot of cool comic books at the moment. Find out what’s laying siege to my wallet after the jump!
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Filipe Andrade
In the wake of the decimation of the Marvel and Ultimate universes thanks to Jonathan Hickman, the last few weeks have seen a slew of number ones come out from Marvel comics, including last week’s Civil War, which I thought was stunningly written and illustrated. This week’s new addition is Siege, that focuses on the team that guards The Shield, the massive wall that separates all the various Battleworlds that God Victor Von Doom has created.
Now look, I don’t watch Game of Thrones and even I know that this is an idea that stems from that show. But I’m ok with that, as it’s a cool idea and one that various Marvel creators seem to be having fun with across the various series.
The original Siege was the culmination of the stories that stemmed out of the Secret Invasion/Dark Avengers storylines, but as far as I can tell, the only similarities are in name only. Among the characters we can expect to see show up in this tale are Abigail Brand, Kang The Conqueror, and even Leonardo Da Vinci, which sound strange to me, but that’s what these Secret War titles have been about – letting creators run wild with their imaginations in a universe that seemingly has few boundaries.
Kieron Gillen is a well-regarded storyteller, and I’m liking the few pages I’ve seen from Filipe Andrade on the series so far. I feel he’s got a Bill Sienkiewicz circa-New Mutants feel to it.
Siege #1 is out now. Let us know what you think if you pick it up!