Anyone know what comic this is from? This would make the PERFECT panel to blow up, frame and put over my couch (ok, my parent’s couch). I’m thinking joint Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day present. So we’ve got some time, but not TOO much. They are going to be psyched. Let me know in the comments.
From artist Tim Maclean, superheroes recast as Roman & Greek gods.
No time for love, Dr. Jones! And no time for thoughts on this week’s haul just yet. Soon though, friends. Soon. This week though, instead of alphabetically, I’ll sort my acquisition list by the order in which I am most excited to read them, with number one OF COURSE being:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Century #03 – This requires its own post.
The Manhattan Projects #04 – How good is this series? Strong hints of Planetary here, and in all the good ways.
Batman Incorporated #02 – I’m slowly turning from a Marvel Zombie…
Hit Girl #01 – I can’t help it, I love Millars stuff (with the exception of The Unfunnies which was definitely truth in advertising.
Before Watchmen – Nite Owl #01 – I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the other BW titles, so I’ve some hopes for this.
American Vampire #28 – Read all of the back issues over the past two weeks; this is a solid series.
Fatale #06 – I can honestly say that I like everything Brubaker writes. Criminal, Incognito and now Fatale. His fedora & moustache obviously contains all of his writing powers, I must have them!
Justice League Dark #10 – Don’t auite recall what happened last issue, but it was clearly interesting enough for me to pick up the following one.
Batman The Dark Knight #10 – Is Finch still on this book?
FF #19 – Think it’s going to be a wrap on this series too. Do we really need two Fantastic Four/Future Foundation books?
Incredible Hulk #10 – Didn’t I say I was done buying this series?
Spider-Men #02 – If this is another 20 pages of set-up I’m going to be pissed.
Ultimate Comics Ultimate #12 – I hope everyone dies.
Amazing Spider-Man #687 – Excellent cover art, so-so resolution to the story with the death of a “Who? Oh. Who cares?” character. Also, there was a blatant rip off of one of the most emotional and epic spider moments from the past, ever. Look in the comments for details as again, no spoilers but this had nowhere near the poignancy that the orignal moment did. (Hint: It involves the Juggernaut. The original, not this Colossus bastardization).
American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #01- So I picked this up, I just haven’t read it yet. Have you been reading American Vampire? You should be.
Avengers #27 – I was never clear on who the Protector was in the first place, so him apparently getting the boot form The Avengers is no big deal. The whole book moves so quickly from betrayal to betrayal to a non-resolution; the two best things about this book were: A) The cover and B)When it was over. They also completely gloss over HOW this particular squad of Avengers managed to avoid burning up in the sun. You have all of the members on the ship, preparing to fry, Thor is outside the ship, grimmacing and clearly prepping for the worst and then VOILA! they’re on the Kree home world stomping the Protector flat. Done with this book.
Batman #10 – WEAK SAUCE. How many times are they going to retcon the Batman mythos?
Batman & Robin #10 – Damien is a giant asshole and a wonderful character to read. His casual dismissal of hardened criminals and more experienced Robin’s is balanced by his running off to get his dog for a portrait and as he dashes out of panel you can see his shoe laces are untied. Balancing the psychotic assassin side with the 10 year old boy side is a clever little touch. Details like that let me know both the artist and the writer are actually putting some thought into their books.
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #01 – It’s not a bad read at all, though it has a heavy Archie vibe. Still, I don’t get why these (and more coming) exist. Well, okay, I get why they exi$$$t, but was Watchmen really begging for prequels? No. But what the hell, I’ll read them. BONUS: Check after the jump for the oh-so-clever (ed.note: It’s not clever) facial joke.
Fantastic Four #607 – Another clever moment involving kids, this time a little punk bad mouths The Black Panther within T’Challa’s earshot and while walking backwards, backs into the king. Like all loudmouths, he quickly goes mum and mutters something about wanting to ride Elephants with Franklin. I found it to be a nice joke panel. Otherwise, something about Egyptian gods and a well I don’t even know.
Incredible Hulk #09 – This series is so uneven! Hulk’s in Atlantis (well, the Atlantean version of a hick border town, really) where some stupid nonsense happens. Best part: Sailor to Captain: “The cannons are loaded with hammerheads. Crabs are whipped into a frenzy. And every Atlantean on board is heavily armed and drunk to the gills.” Moments later, Captain to sailor: “KEEP FIRING! KEEP DRINKING!” Otherwise, not important. Skip this.
Invincible #92 – Totally getting this out of habit only. Once issue #100 hits I’m out.
Spider-Men #01 – Complete and total set up issue. Avoid.
Ultimate Comics X-Men #13 – Done reading the Ultimate Comics line. I don’t care about what’s happening, any of the remaining characters and the plots are stupid.
Uncanny X-Force #26 – Another X-book I’m going to stop reading. A fleet of Omega Red variations show up, can’t kill Wolverine or alterna-Nightcrawler, Deadpool sucks now that he doesn’t have his healing factor anymore, I do not care about Fantomex or Psylocke sooooo….passing on UXF from here on out.
After the jump, the Marvel’s Mysterious Man Thongs
Two more after the jump
See a redditors re-imagining after the jump: