My Week of Comics

This week’s list of comics purchases, which is unusually small for me:

Jennifer Blood #16-17: I’d tried this series once before and found I didn’t care for it, but the wonderful Colin Smith has been an ardent supporter of it, so I thought I’d give it another shot, despite the covers of both these issues having the lead character in various states of undress.  Maybe even because.  I am a comic book reader, after all.

Happy #1 Marks Grant Morrison’s departure from superhero comics to the wonderful world of creator-owned work.  This is, of course, not counting the work he’s still putting in for Batman Incorporated, Action Comics, Multiverse, some vaguely-promised Wonder Woman graphic novel, and probably a crossover or two.

Wolverine and the X-Men #17 tries really hard to get on my good side by pairing up a floating pile of green goop with a talking duck.  Yes, I know I have weird interests.

Batman Incorporated #0 is part of Grant Morrison’s plan to “leave” superheroes.

And finally, Prophet #29, a comic I absolutely adore despite having little idea what any of it means.

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3 thoughts on “My Week of Comics

  1. “I have weird interests”: If you like weird comics, I do suggest you to read Animal Man. It is the best New 52 series (along with Team 7).
    What makes Animal Man so special is the way Lemire deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

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