GeekMom: Comic Book Corner–June 5th, 2013

Spider-Man Season One  Image: Marvel
Spider-Man Season One Image: Marvel

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week. This week, I look at Spider-Man: Season One, Star Wars The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple and give a shout out to the Flashpoint DC Comics Book Club!

Dakster Sullivan — Spider-Man: Season One
I absolutely love the Season One titles from Marvel. They’re a great jumping on point for newbie readers and the stories are fun in general. This past week, I read over eight graphic novels, including a very good, but dark Batman story. I was happy I saved Spider-Man’s tale for last, because I needed a pick-me-up from the Bat title.

In this title, we get to see Peter Parker get his powers from the radioactive spider and later use his new found abilities to…make money? Yup. Just like in the movie with Toby Maguire, Peter uses his new found powers to make girls swoon and do amazing feats on television. That all ends when Katy Kiernan goes on a mission to destroy Spider-Man in the Daily Bugle.

No worries though, the damage doesn’t stick for too long and we get to see the final events that make Peter Parker decide to take his new powers seriously and realize the meaning of “with great power, comes great responsibility.”

Spider-Man Season One is written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Neil Edwards.

Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple
Just in case you didn’t know, I’m a Star Wars fan. I’m still new to the Star Wars reading universe though. I checked out Star Wars The Clone Wars : Defenders of the Lost Temple, written by Justin Aclin, after hearing about it on Twitter.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple  Image: Dark Horse
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple Image: Dark Horse

The story takes place during the Clone Wars years and focuses on two characters, clone trooper Glitch and a Jedi padawan. Glitch is often teased by his squad mates for wanting to be a Jedi rather than a trooper. He feels the force within him and wants so badly to use it the way he sees the Jedi command it.

While defending the lost temple from the Mandalorian group, Death Watch, Glitch starts to realize things about himself that set him apart from his fellow clones and saves the day.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox–It’s a DC Comics Book Club!
To prepare for the release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, starting this Friday and continuing each Friday up to July 30th, I will be posting a review of one of the books tied to Geoff Johns’ Flashpoint event. Read along with me and explore the event that changed the DC Universe forever.

This week, I’ll be looking at The Flash Rebirth and The Flash Vol. 2: The Road to Flashpoint. See you Friday!

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:

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Action Comics #21 CP
Ame Comi Girls #4
Astro City #1
Batman & Robin HC Vol 02 Pearl
Batman & Robin TP Vol 01 Born To Kill
Batwing #21
Crisis On Multiple Earths TP Vol 06
Detective Comics #21 CP
Dial H #13
Django Unchained #4 (6)
Earth 2 #13
Fairest #16
Green Arrow #21
Green Lantern #21 CP
Harley Quinn Night And Day TP
Legends Of The Dark Knight #9
Looney Tunes #213
Movement #2
Scooby Doo Where Are You #34
Solo Deluxe Ed HC
Stormwatch #21
Swamp Thing #21
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #9
Age Of Ultron #9 (10)
All New X-Men #12
Avengers #13
Avengers Arena #10
Cable And X-Force #9
Daredevil End Of Days #8 (8) Fi
Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground #2 (2)
Disney Junior Magazine #14
Fearless Defenders #5
Iron Man #11
Kick-Ass 3 #1 (8)
Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude #1 (2)
Pacific Rim Prem HC Tales From Year Zero
Red She-Hulk #66
Spider-Man Danger Zone TP
Superior Spider-Man #11
Thanos Rising #3 (5)
Thunderbolts #10
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25
Winter Soldier #19
Wolverine By Claremont And Miller HC
Wolverine Comic Reader TP #1
Wolverine Origin HC New Ptg
Wolverine Sabretooth HC
Wolverine Season One HC
X-Factor #257
X-Men TP Ghosts


Colonized #3 (Of 4)
Crow Skinning The Wolves TP
Haunted Horror #5
Hollows HC
John K Presents Spumco Comic Book HC
Locke And Key Omega #5 (Of 7)
Star Trek Legion Of Super-Heroes TP
Tarzan The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 1967-1970 HC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Vol. 5 TP
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #11
Transformers Movie Collection Vol. 1 TP
Transformers Robots In Disguise #18
Womanthology Space HC
Abe Sapien #3 (Dark And Terrible #3 Of 3)
Art Of Remember Me HC
Blood-C Vol. 2 TP
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike Vol. 1 A Dark Place
Empowered Special #4
Everybody Gets It Wrong And Other Stories David Chelsea’s 24-Hour Comics Vol. 1 HC
Forbidden Worlds Archives Vol. 2 H
Hellboy Library Edition Vol. 6 The Storm And The Fury And The Bride Of Hell HC
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #2 (Of 5)(Transhuman Part 2)
Mister X Eviction #2 (Of 3)
Misty Circus HC
Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier #5 (Of 5)
Star Wars Legacy Vol. 1 HC
Strain Vol. 2 TP

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback  / CP = Combo Pack  / PE = Premier Edition

Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.