Ben Percy and Adam Kubert wrapped the first arc of their Wolverine comic this week with a battle against a tricky mind-controlling enemy. And there’s nobody in the Marvel Universe who’s better prepared to deal with mind control than Magneto.
So, did Wolverine invite the Master of Magnetism along? Did he ask to borrow a spare helmet? Did he ask to borrow his regular helmet?
No, he got Magneto blackout drunk at Krakoa’s tiki bar and stole it.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. If you missed the last one, read this.
Jeeze, was Blob spiking those drinks?
DCeased: Hope at World’s End #5
DCeased: Hope at World’s End is focused on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman’s protégés growing into their own after the deaths/incapacitation of their mentors during a zombie apocalypse. But also it has Damian Wayne in a tiny bat costume and invisible jet jokes.
I’m starting to figure out what Decorum is about. It’s about an ethical assassin tapping a street kid to join an elite academy of assassins — and also a cult? In space. It’s extremely Jonathan Hickman, but honestly if it was just a dialogue-less art book of Mike Huddleston’s work, I’d still buy it.
And now, some Empyre news: Captain Marvel took Ronan the Accuser’s job.
Empyre: X-Men #1
Meanwhile, in an attempt to atone for M-Day, the Scarlet Witch tried to resurrect every dead mutant on Genosha and accidentally turned them into zombies just in time for the Cotati (plant aliens) to try to turn the ruined island into a staging point for their invasion of Earth. Empyre: X-Men rules.
Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling
Fans of Billy and Teddy — that is, Wiccan and Hulkling, two Young Avengers who are also fiancees — will not want to miss this week’s Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling for the one time every few years that Marvel lets someone do a comic about them.