Last time I checked in with my reading list was May. I’ve only read 28 books since then, and 10 of them were in the last 48 hours. I finished up Miles Morales’ ongoing Spidey series and caught up on Spidey/Deadpool.
Spider-Man 17-21, 234-240. The end of Bendis’ epic “Ultimate” Spidey series. I can’t recall too much of it since I read it back in May. Miles’ mom finds out he is Spidey and she gets mad and leaves, then comes back and reconciles with Miles and her husband, both of whom were lying to her about it. Miles was in the middle of a gang war with Black Cat and was in over his head. Then later his uncle stole the Iron Spider armor and formed a new Sinister Six with Sandman, Hobgoblin and others. Bendis was really padding out his books at this point.
Spidey/Deadpool. So after Kelly and Mcguiness finished their run on the book with issue 18, there was a 2 parter in 19 and 20 written by the same unfunny guy who wrote that Deadpool:Too Soon mini. It had Slapstick in it.
Then issue 21 and 22 was a 2 parter where Spidey and DP get stuck in Murderworld fighting Arcade. Both of these stories were weak and I stopped reading again for about a month.
Then Robbie Thompson and Chris Bachalo took over the book and it gets progressively better. In the fallout of Spidey losing his corporate empire and DP reverting to badguy-ness after Secret Empire, DP steals a SHIELD helicarrier and starts using it as a base to sell old SHIELD weapons on the black market. He’s hired Kate Waynesboro, Screwball, Hellcow, an LMD of Clay Quartermain, and a couple of cybernetically evolved sharks named Bruce and Deborah, who are addicted to Netflix, to help him.
Spidey has been crashing at his ex gf Mockingbird’s pad and she encourages him to stop his ex-bff Wade rather than moping around her apt eating her food.
Meanwhile, Chameleon has been posing as Deadpool and starring in late nigh infomercials also selling black market arms, so DP wants to stop that shit. The end up going to Tabula Rasa in Montana(google it) where Chameleon steals the original prototype LMD called Master Matrix and uses it to build an army of super powered LMDs he plans on selling to the highest bidder.
There is also an ongoing subplot (actually the issues keep alternating between the present and the future) where Peter and Wade live in a nursing home and are called back into action to stop Matrix in the future and eventually they both time travel back to the present to help their current selves.
For good measure, writer Robbie Thompson throws Silk into the mix(he wrote her ongoing series) and former X-Man/current SHIELD agent Husk as well. Also retcons Peter’s parents into being the SHIELD agent/scientists integral to the origins of the LMD program back in the day.
This arc was the one I binge read over the weekend. Fun stuff.
I think the next stuff in the pile is Zdarsky’s “new” Spidey book(I say new because I haven’t read any of it yet, but it’s been ongoing for well over a year and it got Legacy numbered so it’s on issue 308 or something) and Peter David’s Spidey 2099 series.
FYI I am now 4 1/2 long boxes behind on my reading.