This week: The dead will rise, Harry Osborne grows a pair, Deadpool cracks me up, and more…
Deadpool #12 – All I can say to Bullseye vs. Deadpool is give me more. How many comics can you have Bullseye show up and be the sane one? Hilarious stuff here beginning with a pretty humorous dream sequence featuring the pair as kids. Deadpool and Bullseye as kids getting into trouble? This has the makings of a great comic in its own right. There’s also this great Bugs Bunny inspired sequence shown above. Although I’m not as happy with the ending (though that final panel near perfectly captures my response to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), it’s still a must-read. Pick this one up, you’ll be glad you did.
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #1 (of 3) – Okay, I’m a big Green Lantern fan, but other than the above panel this issue has absolutely no value. None at all. Zero. In theory it should at least explain each of the different colors of Lanterns (since that’s how it’s set-up), but it can’t even get that right. Pass.
Blackest Night #1 (of 8) – Okay, that’s more like it! Creeeeepy in the extreme, but good set-up reminding us of those who have died (and actually stayed dead) plus a few genuine shocking moments including one of the Guardians going all vampire and Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s surprise guests. Let’s see where Blackest Night goes now. Yeah, this one is worth picking up!
Amazing Spider-Man #599 – “American Son” wraps-up with a Daddy/Son throw down that finally sees Harry Osborne stand-up to his father. That’s pretty cool, but then the comic almost immediately undercuts that with the suggestion that Harry is about to fall back into drug addiction. I’m hoping that the scene was just a tease and we’re not subject to junkie-Harry turned Green Goblin stories in the near future. Worth a look.
Doctor Who #1 – After producing a few mini-series, IDW turns its attention to creating a new ongoing series featuring the 10th Doctor, post-Donna Noble. As first issues go it’s pretty middle of the road, but does contain some humor, such as the running gag shown above. It also succeeds in recreating the feel of a Doctor Who episode (a lesser Doctor Who episode, but still a Doctor Who episode). The first-half of the series first story follows the Doctor’s investigation into a 1920’s Hollywood party where aliens are secretly stealing the hopes and optimism from actors. Well, there’s a Time Lord that has a thing or two to say about that (if someone can please untie him from those train tracks before the beginning of issue #2, that is). Worth a look, at least for die-hard Who fans.