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The Buy Pile: Domino and Squirrel Girl Lead, Even Over Deadpool's Milestone

Domino #2

WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?

Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) takes on an between seven to thirteen reviews (or so) to share his opinions with you. Thursday afternoons you'll be able to get those thoughts (and they're just the opinions of one guy, so calm down) about all of that ... which goes something like this ...

THE BUY PILE FOR MAY 9, 2018

Domino #2 (Marvel Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile. Between the avalanche of fantastic characterization and the thought-provoking plot, this issue has a lot of reasons why it made it home. First, following the "no free lunches" philosophy, Domino discovers something about her powers that she does not like, and it shakes her, which is intriguing to read. Then, she has her standard semi-scoundrel related business ventures and a much better appearance by Deadpool than he got in his own "despicable" title (more on that in a bit), all of which is also really well done.

The script by Gail Simone is both intricate and broad, clever and accessible and that's quite a feat to pull off. Toss in the very effective and clean artwork from David Baldeon, Jesus Aburtov and Clayton Cowles, and you've got a comic well worth your time and money. RATING: BUY.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #32 (Marvel Comics)

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #32
Miss a book like The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #32? Nuts to that!

Aside from her actual super powers, Doreen Green has two very effective skills. First of all, she is able to make friends in the same way Bruce Lee fights -- spectacularly, and with enormously impressive results. Second, she has an uncanny knack for uncovering shenanigans that would much rather remain secret. Those two skills are front and center as she and Nancy decide to help Kraven the Hunter stay on the straight and narrow and -- as they say -- much hilarity absolutely ensues.

Ryan North brings us yet another super enjoyable script and the regular visual team members Rico Renzi and Travis Lanham have guest artist Derek Charm show up and show out with some wonderful dramatic pauses and a lot of great moments (please check out the Kra-van). This is a super enjoyable work. RATING: BUY.

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