Comics! Uhn! Whaa-aat are they good for? Absolutely everything! Say it again! Yep, still reading comics over here. And this week I kind of went overboard on the reviews, since a lot of my favorites came out, like Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Detective Comics and Power Man and Iron Fist!
Comic Book of the Week goes to Nova #4 for another delightful issue! I haven’t been a Nova fan since Annihilation, but oh boy, this new series has been a blast! I’m even enjoying Sam Alexander for the first time ever!
Meanwhile, I was really on a tear about the X-Men this week. I don’t know what came over me, other than a combination of nerd rage and disappointment. The X-Men franchise needs a proper reworking after years of wheel spinning, and I fear that ResurrXion is not the answer.
Comic Reviews: Detective Comics #952, Jessica Jones #6, Justice League of America #2, Mosaic #6, Nova #4, Power Man and Iron Fist #14, Silver Surfer #9 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #18.
Oof. What a crummy week for comics. I don’t know if it’s just me, but this whole week was kind of a dud. And I even read some of my favorite comics! Squirrel Girl! Hellcat! Wolverine! I don’t know what happened, but everything just felt kind of…flat. They were all still pretty good, but there just seemed to be something missing. Some magic…
As such, I’m not even sure which comic to award Comic Book of the Week. I kind of want to just not give it to anybody. But I’m not ready to set that precedent, so I’m gonna give it to Infamous Iron Man #2 because it has the most potential.
My actual reviews are going to be kind of light this week, because after reading a bunch of comics, I just didn’t feel like reviewing them. Plus sometimes I skip over storylines, like I’m currently doing with Patsy Walker and All-New Wolverine. Both are fine, but eh…also, the fill-in artist they got for All-New Wolverine was just bad. Like, make you question what Marvel was thinking bad.
Still, we got a handful of comics to check out this week.
Comic Reviews: Infamous Iron Man #2, Jessica Jones #2, Nightwing #9, Thanos #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #14.
The Internet was invented for videos like the two I’m about to show you. A group called Lumberjack Films has created a two-video proposal to Marvel Comics to give one of my favorite super-villains, The Spot, either his own movie or his own comic series. And they don’t just talk about how cool The Spot is (and he’s very cool), they discovered an incredible use for the Greenman spandex costume. It has to be seen to be believed. Comic book fans, stand up and applaud these fine gentlemen.
And then The Spot himself stops by to explain to Marvel why he is such an awesome comic book character.
This is brilliant! If the Internet handed out awards, I would give these guys all of them! I wish I had genius like this. Lumberjack Films are my new heroes.
Long live The Spot!
Thanks to Bleeding Cool for the find.