I went into my comic shop today expecting to get only one comic, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.
Anyway, after I had Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #39 in hand, I saw a single copy of Franklin Richards: Not-So-Secret Invasion. I've never read any of the Franklin stories, but I've heard that they are entertaining light-hearted reads, so I picked up this one-shot.
Despite the fact that little green freaks are all over the cover and that I want nothing to do with Marvel's 2008 big event, outside of the first story (of five short stories), Skrulls take up very little space in this comic. In fact, little Franklin manages to put the smack down on the Skrull that impersonated him in just a few short pages. Franklin even insults the Skrull for being stupid enough to only time him up when Franklin has "been tied up by more super villains than you can count." Forget sending the Avengers to deal with this threat. I say we just have Reed & Sue's kid go after them and call it a day.
The other four short stories, which have Franklin and H.E.R.B.I.E. dealing with ramping lizards, creatures that hatch out of soccer balls, helping under sea creatures, and fending off the Wizard are all had me pleasantly surprised. I like to laugh just as I like to have my jaw dropped when I read a comic, so Franklin Richards: Not-So-Secret Invasion was quiet a treat. I think I'll end up checking out any other Franklin Richards books from here on out. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
Another month, another good issue of Marvel Adventures Spider-Man. Really, if you aren't reading this book, you're missing out on some good single story Spidey tales.
MASM #39 has Peter giving an exchange student from Latveria a tour of the city. The Fantastic Four show up and take the kid back to the Baxter Building. Turns out the exchange student is really a highly advanced android sent by Dr. Doom to hack into the FF's computer system and bring back their secrets. With Spidey's help, the FF stop the android and send him back to Doom with information on TV soap operas and the Latverian tyrant is none the wiser.
Call me simple minded, but I really get a kick out of this easy reading, colorful stories. Sumerak writers some solid stories and Ryan Stegman's artwork rocked. I can't wait for MASM #40 because in that issue, he gets to play around with Thor's hammer! I'll be there in thirty for sure!