Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
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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