Wow. This marks my 10th podcast. I can’t help but think that’s kind of cool.
So we got some wacky things in at the store this week. One was a nerf football designed to look all Incredibly Hulk-y. So it’s a squishy green ball covered in veins. I cut open the box, and there were a pair of them sitting there, looking all testicular at me. I had to show them to every regular that came in. Most of them agreed with my assessment. Then the next day, my boss dropped of a box marked “Darth Slipper” I swear to all that is nerdy, slippers with Darth Vader heads on them. I love my job.
On to the comics!
Blue Beetle Vol 04 Endgame Written by John Rogers, Justin Peniston and Jai Nitz; Art by Rafael Albuquerque, Andy Kuhn, Mike Norton and Trevor Scott Cover by Albuquerque
This one was a listener recommendation, and I am so grateful. I loved this book, I love the character, and I had a great time getting to use my very rusty Spanish. Que Fantastico!
Ultimates 1 Superhuman Writer: Mark Millar, Pencils & Inks, Bryan Hitch
I liked this book a lot, but I hated a lot of the characters. I really liked Thor, and Iron Man didn’t bother me, but Betty Ross and the Pyms just gave me angina. I’m going to keep reading though, because I do really like the story.
We3 Written by Grant Morrison; Art and cover by Frank Quitely
This is listener recommendation number 2 this week. I command all of you to buy this book. If you have $13 and you do not own this book, then you have no excuse. This 3 issue short story is one of the best things I have ever read. Ever ever.
Afro Samurai Vol 01, Takashi Okazaki
Ok. This book has ridiculously gorgeous art. It is highly stylized, and the use of small splashes of red with the black & white is so elegant. But the story didn’t do much for me. If you are a fan of the classic revenge story, then you will love this book. Next week, I think I will read a romance.