New comic books were delayed a day thanks to Monday being Labor Day, which worked out well for me since I was unable to get to the comic shop on Wednesday. I picked up quite a selection of new issues and some stood out more than others.
I may be more of a DC fan than a Marvel fan, but I must admit that Marvel is putting out two of the funniest titles I've read in a long time. Deadpool (when written by the hilarious Daniel Way) is one of them, and the other is The Incredible Hercules. Greg Pak writes Hercules in a charmingly oafish way while smartly weaving classic mythology into the Marvel universe. Maybe I'm biased because I was a huge mythology nerd in middle school, but I've been reading this title for months and it's never failed to keep me thoroughly entertained.
Good lord, is this Dark Reign crap over yet? I try to avoid it as much as I can but Marvel gives me very little choice in the matter. As if I wasn't struggling to keep reading Thunderbolts already, this month I'm force-fed yet another showcase of how devious Norman Osborn is. I get it already. I got it months ago, but this crossover seems to show no sign of stopping so I guess if I want to stop reading about how devious Norman Osborn is in every freaking Marvel title I think I'll just have to give up Marvel altogether. Except for Deadpool and Hercules, anyway.
I can't say enough good things about Wednesday Comics. If you're not reading this wonderfully reminiscent series in its old-school format you are seriously missing out on some good old comic bookery.
Adventure Comics has been very enjoyable so far as it features the recently "resurrected" Superboy trying to get his life back on track. It's still too early to make a decent call on this series, but with two solid issues like this I just have a good feeling about this one.
The Warlord is a guilty pleasure of mine. Classic sword and sorcery adventure and everyone is running around in bikini armor and loincloths.
That's all from me for now.
Rock on, geek out, and have a nice weekend!