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Spoooooooky Moment of the Week - 10/31/12

BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
Hey is is my birthday today! And comics got me a wonderful present in the form of Wolverine and the X-Men! Here's two pages of Kitty reviewing potential teachers:
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and Aaron introduces the new villain for the next arc, which is actually way more surprising than it has any right to be considering we've known it was titled "Frankenstein's Murder Circus" for ages.
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A+X started off pretty neat. It seems like it'll be a fun book, but will live or die based on the creative teams they line up. The Wolverine/Hulk story by Loeb and Keown was eh, but the Cable/Captain America story by Slott and Garney was a hoot:
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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Happy Birthday!

    Lil Gotham #1, don't do what Damian Don't does:
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    AVX Consequences #4, Magneto speaks to the reader, and Scott and Logan have another talk. It's like Gillen is the Neosporin and you can see the mending of characters happen page by page:
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    Jake, the mutant Cyclops was in jail with, is stabbed and killed, Cyclops thinks about breaking out:
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    Cyclops does decide to break out in the end, and asks for Magneto's help.

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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    Action Comics Annual #1 Back-Up

    The Atomic Skull crash lands on an island and it basically becomes his own little playground to play god.
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    Also: Happy birthday!

    Tairu on
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    ArrynArryn Ask not the Innkeeper For destiny is thy name!Registered User regular
    @Blankzilla - You and I share a birthday then! Happy b-day man.

    I was skeptical, but Landis definitely made me want to see more of the Atomic Skull with that back-up story.

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    UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 16.1 Pretty good for a point one issue, that is about Betty Brandt trying to find the connection between the prowler and spider-man (she thinks it's Miles' dad). JJJ is a total boss and protects spider-man's identity. Also tells the tale of what happened to the spider that bit Miles. Last page reveal of Venom!
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    Ultimate Comics X-Men #18 the whole Divided We Fall/ United We Stand event/crossover is one of the best that marvel has done in a while. With Wood's X-Men being a huge highlight. Kitty finally defeats robo giant stryker, and now has to deal with America/President Cap. Also Kitty Fastball special!
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    "Ride or Die?" asked Goku

    "Ride or Die" confirmed Dominic Toretto, as they took off to find the Dragon Balls in hopes of reviving their friend Sonic
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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Oh man, I didn't even know Lil Gotham was a thing, I hope my LCS has some, I didn't see it when I picked up.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #10
    among so many other great moments, one surprising and funny moment showed up in a flashback
    Prowl was very different before the war
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    in addition: pre-war Orion Pax aka Coptimus Prime remains a badass
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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Oh man, I didn't even know Lil Gotham was a thing, I hope my LCS has some, I didn't see it when I picked up.

    It's digital only right now, so check Comixology.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    Two pages from Superman Earth One vol. 2 series the first, where we find out about Clark's first pet, Fuzzball. The rest of the book seems to not fare so well but this is a really nice Homeward Bound moment:
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    noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    And then he almost has sex with a hooker.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    Bloodstrike #32; Cabbot Stone's old Golden Age superhero buddies start dropping dead, their bodies taken in by Project Born Again, the same organization that created the titular super-zombie squad, Bloodstrike. Suprema, one of Cabbot's old superhero friends, doesn't take kindly to the idea her former teammates being turned into zombie shocktroops, and goes to retrieve their bodies. But, can clean and wholesome triumph over grim and gritty?

    The short answer is, yes.
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    Basically, Bloodstike points out that they can just keep coming after Suprema, since she won't kill them. But, since they're all basically immortal zombies, she just rips their limbs off and scatter them around, to keep them out of the way.

    Liberty Annual 2012; Chris Giarrusso is sad about comics, and wants you to know it.
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    Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity #1; Sexica the organ-smuggler, and Nikoli the werewolf return, traveling across a post-apocalyptic fantasy Russia, trying to find a new place to settle down, and call home. Joining the cast is Blue Nura, an androgynous organ smuggler, who rides a sentient motorcycle.
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    So much I love about this page. All the little background details, the squid-monster that's charged with checking food for radioactivity, the weary cow-man cranking the tiny lever on his cash register. And man, Graham's work looks amazing in color.

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    Nura really steals the show in this issue. She first appears carrying a severed dragon's head that's still alive, back-talks an alien who pretends to be a God, and then storms a fortress that's being carried by a giant beast of burden. I also love that Graham introduced a character so decidedly and intentionally non-sexual, in his porn comic spin-off.

    Prophet #30; After being rescued by John Prophet, Diehard, the android formally affiliated with Youngblood, is having trouble reconnecting with his humanity. It's understandable, considering he's spent the last couple decades as a pile of body parts, strewn across the universe.
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    Later, Diehard shows up, his body newly configured to look like a centaur. Which really fits right in with this whole weird, science-fantasy universe Graham's building.

    Most of these were from last week, but I didn't pick them up until this week, so nyaaah.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    G-Man is awesome.

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    descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    It's a tie between the landscapes and puns of multiple warheads #1 and between the feeling of prophet #30 taking the series up another level to being even more prophet-y. They are nailing the feeling they're going for.

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    Man of the WavesMan of the Waves Registered User regular
    Was anyone able to get the Marvel AR stuff to trigger?

    Neither A+X or Consequences (or was is WatXM?) would work.

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    Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    Holy fucking shit at this weeks 2000AD #1807. I think they just topped the Dead Man reveal. I had thought it was funny that three out of the five strips currently running in the comic were set in the Judge Dredd universe, but they all had different creative teams and different styles and plots, so I figured it was just an unfortunate scheduling coincidence.

    Nope.

    In the lead Judge Dredd strip (Al Ewing/Henry Flint), Dredd is investigating the murder of the acting head of the Judges undercover Wally Squad, and is tracking down an uncopyable data file she took from the Justice Dept. before her murder. He locates the file being sold by someone whose voice he thinks he knows, and who doesn't seem to realise what he has. The last page:
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    On the very next page of the issue, the latest installment of The Simping Detective (Simon Spurrier/Simon Coleby), where we last saw rogue Wally Squad judge Jack Point coming into possession of a mysterious statue, and being advised to sell it and get out of town:
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    Yep, It's the exact moment we just left. Jacks statue had the data file inside. Whilst Jack makes his escape, Dredd moves to track down where the file was sent. Where could it have gone?

    In the next strip of the issue, Low Life (Rob Williams/D'Israeli), after mentally unstable undercover judge Dirty Frank discovers Enormo Overdrive's secret plot is to build a new Mega-City in a crater on the Moon:
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    Bingo. And that's why someone secretly sent Dirty Frank to the Moon in the first place.

    Did not see any of this coming.

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    EVERYBODY WANTS TO SIT IN THE BIG CHAIR, MEG!
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    Man of the WavesMan of the Waves Registered User regular
    No one mentioned Avenging Spider-Man Annual #1?

    High-larious.
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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    dang

    I'm kind of surprised and a little glad that nobody's made a stink about that yet

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    TairuTairu Registered User regular
    I mean

    If I were in Parker's position... I'd probably have the same reaction

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    It's not gay if one of them is a cosmically-mutated rock man.

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    Man of the WavesMan of the Waves Registered User regular
    Avert your eyes.
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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Paul Tobin and Tradd Moore (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode) released a Batman comic, through DC's digital anthology Legends of the Dark Knight #22.

    Here's Batman dive-bombing a guy so hard that his shoes fly off, and then kicking another guy in the neck before said shoes have even lost their momentum.

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    Incidentally, Legends of the Dark Knight is exactly the kind of Batman book I've always wanted. Bite-size stories, from top-tier creators, at a low price.

    Seriously, with artists like Gabriel Hardman, Phil Hester, Jeff Lemire, Tradd Moore, Juan Jose Ryp, and Mike Oeming, it's one of the most visually distinct, interesting superhero books being produced.

    Munch on
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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    That's some nice art.

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    FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    Batman looks sort of like a skeleton in that second panel though.

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    stratslingerstratslinger Registered User regular
    Ummm... Getting back to that Avenging annual. What was going on there? Looks funny as heck, but also a bit confusing for those two...

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    They got hit with some emotion-manipulating alien technology, basically.

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