Happy Birthday to me! Not yet, of course. It won’t be until Tuesday — and I’ve got a big announcement to make! — but this is the comics review column ahead of my birthday, so why not say something? Life is fun that way. And comics were fun this week! Including the launch of a new Thunderbolts and another great issue of The Variants.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Ant-Man #2 for how much fun this anniversary series has been, really reaching back into the past and capturing the era-specific magic of guys like Eric O’Grady in his heyday.
Meanwhile, I’m deep into Total War: Warhammer 3 these days, loving the new factions and the giant map. Glad to finally be playing Immortal Empires! I’ve also gotten around to watching Paper Girls on Amazon Prime and it is a real letdown. It feels like an early 2000s Nickelodeon take on the material.
Comic Reviews: Ant-Man #2, Thunderbolts #1 and The Variants #3.Read the rest of this entry
They killed the badass Ant-Man.
No, that’s not an oxymoron.
Marvel Comics and writer Rick Remender have gone and killed Eric O’Grady, the foulmouthed, perverted lout who dared to call himself a superhero! Those bastards! Eric O’Grady was an awesome superhero! He was uniquely uncouth in a world of boy scouts and white knights. He was a sleazy douchebag who literally used his shrinking powers to spy on women in the shower. But that was an endearing quality!
The O’Grady Ant-Man is going to be missed.
And his death is actually a very good example of what’s wrong with death in comic books today. Follow me for more after the jump.