The Buy Pile: Squirrel Girl's Nuts & Doctor Aphra's (Droid's) Bolts

Star Wars Doctor Aphra #26


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 ...


Star Wars Doctor Aphra #26 (Marvel Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile. ... and we're back. By narrowing the focus down to the best two characters in Star Wars right now (unless K2SO gets a lot more room to breathe) while engaging in breakneck plotting, this issue hits all the right buttons for those who just want to watch the world burn. The greedy, messy title character and her homicidal former servant/former master/current albatross hanging around her neck Triple-Zero are two wildly lawless maniacs stuck together on a hyper regulated world, all for the amusement of a professional sadist. So many wonderful character moments encapsulate these characters as they bungle, bribe and brutalize their way from mishap to misadventure. This Simon Spurrier script is a hoot and the tense, adventurous artwork from Emilio Laiso, Rachelle Rosenberg and Joe Caramagna takes you on a visual journey. RATING: BUY.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38 (Marvel Comics)

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38 proves ain't no MC even close to the unbeatable Doreen Green, baby bay-bay!

This surprisingly effective issue goes deep down the rabbit hole as the title character tries to solve a mystery by consulting an Avenger who, clearly, is not the best. This intricate Ryan North script is funny and clever in all the right ways, while the perfectly paced artwork from Derek Charm, Rico Renzi and Travis Lanham made this very talky issue thrilling and filled with suspense. RATING: BUY.

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