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The Best Comic EVER (This Week)!

This was a damn good week for comics, if you ask me. Or even if you don’t. I’ll tell you anyway. Two Hickman comics (and two of the best issues of his runs on Secret Warriors and Fantastic Four, no less), Incredible Herc, the best issue of Rucka and Williams Detective Batwoman run so far and a satisfying end to Rucka and Hamner’s Question serial, a Hack/Slash with good art. I even got a free issue of Guggenheim and Chaykin’s Blade that had some Gene Colan guest art! I still have that Marvel Holiday Special to pick up! But there was one comic that was head and shoulders above them all for me this week. I will reveal it and bask in its glory after the jump.

Brad’s Best Comic EVER (This Week) Of The Week: Dark Reign: The List: Wolverine: One-Shot :Crap, I’m Addicted To Colons Now! I Expect You To Pay For My Rehab, Quesada!

This thing was a blast. Sure, it was false advertising, but I can’t fault Marvel for not calling it what it was: Grant Morrison Presents: Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s Marvel Boy and Fantomex Team-Up: With Wolverine Too, I Guess: And Also Aaron’s First Wolverine Story Too: That Will Be Four Dollars. That would sell less copies and a hassle to make a logo of, so I don’t blame them for going with the shorter, more fiscally lucrative title.

I guess I should do a half assed review/plot synopsis. Okay, but I don’t have to like it (and neither do you, to be fair. You’re off the hook, haters)!

Long story short, I loved this comic like a fat kid (okay, me) loves cake, but then again, any comic where Grant Morrison’s best Marvel creations trade bon mots and face kicks, and then one of them has to make out with something disgusting, to save the World from Norman Osborn and his team of the lamest zombie cyborgs ever is basically being written for me. And I am nothing if not excessively flattered and grateful when I’m pandered to.

I don’t want to jinx this, but I’m hoping this will finally be the weekly feature that will stick for me. We’ll see.

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I knew it was gonna be Wolverine: The List. The best Grant Morrison Marvel characters teaming up with Wolverine in one of Grant Morrison’s cooler ideas against an army of zombies/religious folks(whats the difference right?) with Jason Aaron writing? I would buy every copy of this on-going multiple times, AND all merchandise associated with it.

Also, this is far from Aaron’s first time writing Wolverine >_>

Daniel O' Dreams

October 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm

LOL for a minute there I thought you were saying Marvel Boy and Fantomex had to make out…. I was about to rush out and get that issue RIGHT NOW. Doesn’t matter that everywhere that sells it is probably closed I’d BREAK IN. Thankfully I got to the “something disgusting” part. Wolvie then? ;-)

Still sounds cool tho. Must get.

“Crap! I’m addicted to colons now!”

That’s what he said.

Picking this up solely for Fantomex. It’s a shame so much of Grants X-men run has been ignored. When was the last creator left us with so many interesting new characters in such a short time frame?

Also, this is far from Aaron’s first time writing Wolverine >_>

The issue contained a reprint of Aaron’s first Wolverine story.

This was indeed awesome, as anything with Fantomex in is bound to be.

#6 of the regular Wolvy book was good too, Aaron had a good week.

Coming in the mail from my supplier and I’m looking forward to it.

Secret Warriors was one big boring fight scene. Far from Hickman’s best.

While I really liked the writing, Esad Ribic’s art blew me away — why does this man not do more interior work?

“Secret Warriors was one big boring fight scene. Far from Hickman’s best.”

I thought SW was one good ling fight scene, as opposed to the big three way on the Hellicarrier in the first arc, so I liked it a lot on that level. I was marking out for Yo Yo, and I never expected that to happen. That said, FF was even better, and has assuaged my doubts about it (the explodo helped, I’ll admit).

“Also, this is far from Aaron’s first time writing Wolverine >_>”

Yes. I have “Get Mystique” and “Manifest Destiny.” They’re really good. I meant what Brian said. This was the first reprint in one of these Dark Reign one-shots where I hadn’t read the reprint, so it was cool to have that as an extra.

Ehhh… I was actually disappointed by Wolverine: The List, probably because I had astronomically high expectations for it, ’cause I knew it was going to have Marvel Boy and Fantomex, and that we were all gonna vicariously geek out with Jason Aaron on using a number of Morrison’s toys. And the last Jason Aaron one-shot I read, the Fat Cobra single, was amazing. I dunno what happened this time around, but Aaron’s Marvel Boy wasn’t impressive enough or otherworldly enough, and he missed a chance to bring EVA back… plus, Fantomex isn’t actually French, remember? The issue wasn’t bad. It was even quite a good time; it just didn’t wow me like I wanted it to.

On the other hand, I did love Fantastic Four. I’m several re-reads into loving it even more, actually, I can’t believe I’m this excited about a Fantastic Four comic and that only increases with each issue. And yeah, it was an excellent comic week. Herc is great too. The Hulk family of titles (aside from Loeb’s ridiculousness, natch) are just tearing it up these days and they’ve basically been coming out weekly.

Both of Rememnder’s Punisher books were great too, and I’m not usually a Punisher fan.

WIth all due respect to your choice, I thought Detective Comics was the best book this week… or month.

Brad, ask your doctor if you can have a colonoscopy. That will help you with your colon problem.

“The Best Comic Ever (This Week)” is a poor title for your column. Because most weeks there simply isn’t a comic that belongs in the top FIVE HUNDRED comics ever. Why not be honest, and call you column “Best Comic of the Week”. Or, until Blackest Night and especially Dark Reign are over, you could be more accurate and call your column “Least Crappiest Comic of the Week.”

“The Best Comic Ever (This Week)” is a poor title for your column. Because most weeks there simply isn’t a comic that belongs in the top FIVE HUNDRED comics ever. Why not be honest, and call you column “Best Comic of the Week”. Or, until Blackest Night and especially Dark Reign are over, you could be more accurate and call your column “Least Crappiest Comic of the Week.”

You sure your name shouldn’t be RED Lantern…?

Somebody’s a Web Soup fan, eh?

I demand a Cable and Deadpool style team-up book!

I love team up books, although they’re often goofy.

Is the reprint the Wolverine in the pit story? Great story, if so.

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