Lots of stuff going on in my life so right now instead of writing an awesome, full length article talking about how Wonder Woman’s porn outfit is more close to her classical look than the tv version’s and that’s why the show failed, I’m just going to recommend some things!
Here’s my pull list! Instead of being like, “This comic is great,” I’m going to show you what I’m reading and buying. So first — pull list.
Darick was what got my attention. The description is what got me hooked to the idea, specifically: “and his best-friend Gun, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun.”
Amazing. Imagine Castle but Castle is a redeemed supervillian thought dead for a long time who massacred children for kicks now trying to help the police… without letting on he was the supervillain. It’s not the best of Spencer’s books, not the best supervillain-gone-good story but it’s definitely great. Only on issue seven and the first trade just came out.
A darkness in the deep. Monsters. Magic. Horror.
Here are the trades I’m grabbing this week when I go to get my comics!
MAXIMUM CARNAGE – Various
Yes, shut up. I know. I’ve never read it, I loved the game and no seriously shut up, also Carnage is not the best super villain but he’s one of them.
Kraven’s Last Hunt – J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck
I’m not reading all the way through Amazing Spider-Man, not every issue. not all of them, because there are a lot of cross-overs. So for stuff like this, or Maximum Carnage above, or the Clone Wars, I skip to the next issue and read from there. I decided during this crossover to start the not-reading-all-the-way through thing because I heard this arc was just so fucking amazing and knew I’d be buying it.*
Nextwave – Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen
Things blow-up. People go kaboom. It’s awesome.
The Invisibles – Grant Morrison and Various*
Is the best and my most favouritest of comics. It’s not my Bible only because I’m a coward and cannot call it that. It’s amazing. I’m not buying the big-ass bomb version but the smaller versions so I can carry them around without dying or having a hernia.
Blankets – Craig Thompson
This is one of the best books I’ve read, just ever. It’s amazing and beautiful and heartbreaking and sad and if there’s a better case for comic books as art yes, there might be but I don’t care because this is the best example.
Morning Glories vol. 1 – Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
I lost the first volume to a friend that my genital’s friend wanted to send it to. (Was the friend’s birthday; we’re short on money and Morning Glories is awesome.) So this week I’m going to go get another version.
Batman Inc. New 52 version vol. 1 — Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham
It’s the beginning of the end of Morrison on monthlies, of course I’m going to get this. Also — spoiler alert — since I heard Damian died I’ve just fucking needed to read this.
I’m going to wrap this up with one more thing! Webcomics I read!
A dirty, sexy funny comic about weird medieval adventures. Game of Thrones if you were on acid and trying to watch it while simultaneously watching its porn parody. A recurring character is talking semen.
Not really questionable, lots of content with over 2000 pages. More of a web comic strip than a web comic book but amazing. Bunch of indie kids fucking around and also there are robots.
Menage a Trois
Sexy/funny comic about friends who fuck.
Best web comic book I’ve ever read. Finished now, by Cameron Stewart of hell lots of stuff.
Love it. Just go read it. Can’t describe it.
The most wordy goddamn comic of all. It’s amazing and beautifully done and I still don’t know if it has anything resembling an update schedule.
Cyanide and Happiness
Lots of weird, cynical humor. Frequently hosts a depressing comic’s week wherein a girl listens to her dead boyfriend’s last voicemail to her… and that’s the whole comic. Not a lot more you can say when there’s a recurring superhero named Seizure Man and a recurring bad guy named the Purple Shirted Stabber.
* Yeah, I kinda steal comics online. But then I buy them. Not a single trade mentioned above did I start reading legally!
* This makes Various sound like a weird-ass pseudonym.