Instead of reviewing the books I bought this week, as it’s Sunday and I just got them today, I thought I’d play a game with y’all. Dig in!
Okay, so here’s the game. I write some very brief random thoughts about the comics I bought this week. You will match them to the list of comics I will provide. It’s just like the SAT test, people! Except more fun. Let’s hope.
1. I really ought to work the phrase “You maggot-infested trough of a diseased hog’s dinner” into conversation more often.
2. The twists and turns and time jumps in this issue make the conclusion to this arc a brutal and brilliant piece of work. Everything fits perfectly and sets up the next story wonderfully.
3. So many hilarious lines, typically beautiful art, and a world where Thomas Edison has invented a “necrophone” is one I want to live in.
4. Say what you want about the creative team, but any book that uses sound effects so excellently has to be a must-read, right?
5. I read someone call it “fincest.” Heh. That’s pretty clever. This comic just kind of ends as if it simply ran out of pages, which is kind of weird.
6. Why does this character have a grawlix sewn into his shirt? That’s kind of odd. And yes, if you’re not steeped in some obscure history, this might not work for you, but it did for me!
7. Normally time travel makes my head hurt, but this fits together very nicely. I’m still not sure why the past can’t be changed, but oh well.
8. An issue on time? It can’t be!
9. By far the creepiest book of the week, plus the continuing obsession of the writer with beards!
10. I can’t imagine how this book will last very long, but the first issue is a nice disturbing book, with an odd restriction at its center. I know it’s just to get things rolling, but it seems like a very strange overreaction.
A. Agents of Atlas #6 by Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman, Jana Schirmer, and Nate Piekos.
B. Astro City: The Dark Age Book Three #2 (of 4) by Kurt Busiek, Brent E. Anderson, John Roshell, and Alex Sinclair.
C. Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time #2 (of 5) by Brian Clevinger, Scott Wegener, Ronda Pattison, and Jeff Powell.
D. Batman and Robin #1 by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Alex Sinclair, and Patrick Brosseau.
E. Captain Britain and MI 13 Annual #1 by Paul Cornell, Mike Collins, Livesay, Jay David Ramos, Joe Caramagna, Adrain Alphona, and Christina Strain.
F. Chew #1 by John Layman and Rob Guillory.
G. Scalped #29 by Jason Aaron, R. M. Guéra, Giulia Brusco, and Steve Wands.
H. Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #3 (of 3) by Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart, Dave Stewart, and Todd Klein.
I. Secret Six #10 by Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood, Mike Sellers, Jason Wright, and Sal Cipriano.
J. Universal War One: Revelations #3 (of 3) by Denis Bajram.
These are probably too easy, but that’s why it’s fun! I’ll be back on point this week, polluting the Internet with my overly long ramblings that no one cares about! Until then, start your guessing!