Almost as Good
While ALL STAR SUPERMAN pretty well takes up our whole hearts, there were some other damn fine comics his week.
FANTATIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN #2 was about as good an FF book as there is right now, for my money. Giant monsters and over-the-top superhero action, drawn by one of the most under-rated artists out there. Anytime a kaiju mistakes Iron man for Ultraman, and then makes him a giant sandwich, that's okay by me. I dunno where this Zeb Wells guy came from, but I've really enjoyed everything that I've read by him. His take on the New Warriors was really funny, and this book is just great. Of course, Seth Fisher doesn't hurt things. When the Thing starts to control an antique Giant Robot, it's hard not to smile, and Reed Richards using the trachea of a sea monster to call out in the "Ancient Toungue" is classic. And for those who judge a book by how hot the women are drawn, Fisher's pouty-lipped Sue Storm is pretty darned cute. This is my favorite FF book since Simonson. That's saying something.
The story of "Clyde Fans" continues in PALOOKAVILLE 18, and the plot, as they say, thickens. This will no doubt read betterin one long book, as opposed to annual installments, but I personally think that Seth gets better with age, and it's nice to see the story get more involving with each issue. Almost worth picking up just for the design- these comics are turning into little deco art objects or something...
RUNAWAYS continues to be a really satisfying read, and CRAVAN was a lot of fun. Any week with a Rick Geary book is a good week.
Man, what a fun trip to the comic shop. It's week like this where being a comic fan makes me all giddy and happy.
I'm sure I'll be back to staring into the Void next week, though....
Uh oh! What's this I see?
SEP051682D AMAZING JOY BUZZARDS VOL 2 #2
AUG050264D EX MACHINA #16
SEP050260D SEVEN SOLDIERS FRANKENSTEIN #1 (OF 4)
AUG050234D SEVEN SOLDIERS ZATANNA #4 (OF 4)
Yay next week! Life is okay for another seven days or so!