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Randomer Thoughts: Micro Reviews!

Yeah, this randomer thoughts thing is my shtick. See how long it lasts before I get bored (or Nevett internet sues me for ripping him off (even if I did the random thoughts thing here first)(first!!!!)).

Amazing Spider-Man #605- This is probably my favorite issue of Brand New Day so far. Not just my favorite not written by Dan Slott or Mark Waid or drawn by Marcos Martin or John Romita Jr.. My favorite period. It was that good. Where else are you going to get all of the cool things that happened in this issue that I don’t want to spoil? Like when that one person laid out Peter? Or his online dating adventures? Or MJ: Action Hero? Those were all awesome things I’m trying to subtly allude to, and I had a blast reading them. If I were Zoidberg, I’d take eight! That’s my highest recommendation possible. Go get it!

Batman and Robin #4, not 3- I didn’t miss Quitely all that much in this one. I’m as surprised as you are, fellow members of the Morrison Hive Mind. I mean, I’d prefer it if he, Cameron Stewart, or JH Williams III drew it (which isn’t saying much, because I’d prefer every Morrison comic if it were drawn by one of those three. Hell, every comic by most writers, really), but if ifs and buts were candies and nuts, fruit cakes would still suck, so I really lost my point a couple minutes back. Good issue, looking forward to the next one, move along, nothing else to see here.

Love And Rockets: New Stories #2- I kind of forgot I had this one, actually. I’d better go and read it so I can enjoy Jaime’s stories and respect Gilbert’s* even if they don’t do a lot for me.

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #3- I’m boycotting this until Banshee’s dialogue becomes less annoying! Or, I’ll just not buy another issue that’s a solo Banshee story. Boycotting just sounds better than “I will make better purchase decisions based on my personal taste”, don’t you think?

Wolverine Omnibus- I started reading this ridiculously huge Wolverine book I bought on Free Comic Day. I think lifting it so many times may be the most exercise I’ve had in like 10 years. My favorite part has been the Wolverine And Kitty Pryde mini-series (holy crap, Al Milgrom was kind of awesome there!) and the Claremont/Buscema Wolvie serial that kicked off Marvel Comics Presents and led in to his first solo comic. Holy shit, remember when Wolverine having a solo comic was a novelty and not a blight on the industry and the world at large?

*My favorite Gilbert story is probably Sloth. So yeah, I haven’t read much Palomar. And I dropped Citizen Rex. May get the trade.


You mean Batman and Robin #4 (not 3).

Oh, and the Grant Morrison Hive Mind says hi.

Don’t speak for me. You don’t know what I mean! And when I edit it, you’ll look dumb! Oh, and hi!

I didn’t put enough into Sloth to get anything out of it. Same deal with Chance in Hell. But I did absolutely love the Palomar hardcover. Heraclio and Carmen just make me feel all bright and tingly!

Sloth? Really? No love for Citizen Rex? Did you ever read Mister X?

You’ve got Spider-Man #605 already? I have a subscription (yes, they still exist!) and I still haven’t received #604 yet. (And I’m getting kind of worried. It’s been three weeks since I got #603.) You know, a subscription used to mean getting your issues before they arrived in the stores. I don’t know what’s wrong with the comic business nowadays.

I’m looking forward to Cam Stewart on B&R too, but is anybody else disappointed that Frazer Irving apparently is not doing the series? I mean, I’m REALLY bummed. Does anyone know what the deal is with that?

Frazer is doing 10-12. Looks like Quitely ain’t coming back, unless the series continues after 12.

Am I the only person who doesn’t really like Quitely art?

If so, I can live with that.

It isn’t that I find him untalented, it is just that I don’t enjoy looking at his art.

Ahhh, thanks JackKing. I’m relieved. I dunno if this is heresy around here, but I’ll actually take Irving over Quitely. I LOVED “Klarion,” and have since bought other comics solely based on Irving’s name. (Though hopefully the insertion of Stewart into the mix gives both Irving and Quitely time to draw more B&R, if Grant has the scripts done.)

“Am I the only person who doesn’t really like Quitely art?”


“If so, I can live with that.”

If you call that living, knock yourself out, you zombie.

“It isn’t that I find him untalented, it is just that I don’t enjoy looking at his art.”

HOW DARE YOU HAVE DIFFERENT TASTE FROM ME AND MY FRIENDS! Oh, wait, I’m Brad Curran, not Joe Rice. My bad. Yeah, rock on guy I don’t know.

“Sloth? Really?”


“No love for Citizen Rex?”

Dropped it.

“Did you ever read Mister X?”

It’s in my comics Q. Somewhere.

“You know, a subscription used to mean getting your issues before they arrived in the stores. I don’t know what’s wrong with the comic business nowadays.”

I didn’t know Marvel still offered subscriptions. Maybe they don’t either? You should let them know.

And that wasn’t meant as sarcasm, Mary, I swear to Odin’s beard.

You can find subscriptions on their website. At least they were there last year. I just renewed my subscription last month. They better not have stopped doing subscriptions without telling me.

This isn’t sarcasm either, I swear to Odin’s empty eye-hole.

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