Seven More Thoughts About Eight Comics Out Today – Fairest, Amazing Spider-Man, Action Comics, Hell Yeah, Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Age Of Apocalypse, Avengers Academy

So apparently there were some other comics published today.

Courtesy of Fairest #1, out today, for the first time I really want to live in the Fables universe. I don’t care about all the fairytale characters integrated into our world, they got at least seven series of Firefly. And I bet I would have loved the new Skipper.

 

One of the defining features of Dan Slott’s run on Amazing Spider-Man is making Peter Parker a proper scientist. And treating Spider-Man like a scientist. And not just for knowing about things like oxygen. Science could and should be his superpower, as well as sticking to stuff. Though it does make me wonder if he’ll ever turn that scientific curiousity on his own powers and get to the totem-less reasons why they actually work…

 

 

In Action Comics, Superman fights the Internet, everyone. And yet again I find myself rooting for Lex Luthor. What is wrong with me?

I expect Hell, Yeah! to be in CLiNT soon. Certainly Joe Keatinge seems to be using the first issue as a way to bid for inclusion. Whether it’s the appearance of Turf and America’s Got Powers writer Jonathan Ross (above)… or maybe just a plug for Mark Millar and publisher Titan’s comics convention (below).

 

He really really wants to be in that magazine…

In the competition for who can throw as much ink as possible on the page and smoosh it around to show a world of Rot, we have Swamp Thing #7 and Yanick Paquette…

 

And we have Animal Man #7 and Steve Pugh.

Seriously, don’t read these comics, as I did this morning, with a McDonalds Sausage and Egg McMuffin. You’ll need a lot more than that measly bottle of Tropicana to wash it all down.

In Age Of Apocalypse #1, amid all the apocalyptical shenanigans, with humanity reduced to five figures, David Lapham makes a bid for the power of the pamphlet. Unstoppable in its printed format, able to create riots, inspire the uninspired and inject a new way of thinking into old heads. All through a few printed pages. No, there is not an app for that.

While Avengers Academy decides not to ignore the fact that superheroines seem to wander around in bikinis. Oh, and also seems to try and pitch for a GLAAD award. Not the only comic to do that this week…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London, currently showcasing the Stripped collection in its gallery. More of that later.

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