From Haunt #13
, where Robert Kirkman once more trolls the comic industry.
It should be pointed out that Haunt was a slim 14 pages, while REBELS was 20. Which actually worked out well for the story, as it was basically just one of those place-setting issues. I think it's better to put out a smaller, cheaper comic, than bloat it up with story pages that are ultimately unnecessary. I wouldn't mind if more comics did it, truthfully.
From REBELS #26
; Vril Dox is kidnapped, Starro reveals his secret weapon, Lobo shakes off his defeat at the hands of Stormdaughter, and a rescue mission is launched.
Previously, the base-minded Lobo had been overwhelmed by the Czarnian pheromones worn by Stormdaughter, allowing her to get close enough to sap his life-force. This time, Lobo's prepared.
Look, you guys know I hate gore and viscera in my funnybooks. But this? This felt so satisfying. Because for the entire length of this series, this stupid character's been popping up to basically fuck everything up for the heroes. Good guys have Starro on the ropes? She teleports in and heals him back to full strength. Despero about to execute Starro for genocide? She shows up and rescues him. Lobo, the established badass of the DCU confronts her? She takes him out in a page. So, for her to get so ignoble and anticlimactic a death, is just wonderful. Plus, she had a dumb origin story.
I really hope it's not a fake-out, and she's magically alive next issue.
From Secret Warriors #24
, in which Fury assembles a new team.
This, and another two-page character piece in the issue, both seem like they'll tie back into Shield, when that book relaunches. I have to say though, I had some problems with the issue itself, which I'll put in the Bitching Thread.
From X-Factor #215
; X-Factor gets in on the vampire craze, but doesn't, Jamie asks a very important question, and Layla Miller doesn't know stuff.
I just love that Jamie has an aspect that's all hard-boiled.
From Deadpool Team-Up #885
; Hellcow and Deadpool team up, and Deadpool breaks the fourth wall in a way more literal than usual.
Deadpool is fighting a guy that just became a giant tumor, from trying to absorb Wade's healing factor. Suddenly, another Deadpool appears.
Deadpool accidentally takes Hellcow out into the sun, where she burns into a single, crisp hamburger patty. Heartbroken, he decides to fix his mistake.
I thought it was a really neat little meta joke.
Also, sorry about the crummy scans. Unless I scan directly to an image editing program, they come out kinda funny lookin'. But doing it that way takes longer, and you should probably be buying all these books anyway.