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18 Things I Loved This Week

In Spoilers Abound on May 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Man, I am in love with monthly comics right now.  Both Marvel and DC are producing some of the best mainstream fare I have read in YEARS.  Welcome to my weekly (?) love letter to comics.

1. Ganthet of Oa, Green Lantern of Space Space Sector Zero.  I got goosebumps!

Green Lantern Corps #48 (DC Comics) by Tony Bedard, Adrian Syaf, and Vincente Cifuentes

2. The Anti-Monitor (best post-Kirby cosmic villain design ever) returns!!!

Brightest Day #2 (DC Comics) by Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, et. al.

3. Thanos soliloquizing/recapping his life story (a totally underappeciated genre, as the unkind term “infodump” attests).  Great reveal at the end of this issue about the “Cancerverse,” too.

The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 (Marvel) by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, and Wil Quintana

4. Jim McCann’s nostalgic and lovingly researched Dazzler script.  Oh, let him write an ongoing.

Dazzler #1 (Marvel) by Jim McCann, Kalman Andrasofszky & Ramon Perez, et. al.

5. Everything about our heroes dealing with Max Lord’s massive mind-fuck of THE ENTIRE EARTH, but especially every scene involving Booster Gold.

Justice League: Generation Lost #2 (DC Comics) by Judd Winick, Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett, and Jack Jadson

6. Valkyrie’s return to monthly action in the UTTERLY FANTASTIC Secret Avengers #1.  I am seriously smitten with this book.

Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel) by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, and Rainier Beredo

7. The mystery of the other Serpent Crown.  (See #6, above.)

Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel) by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, and Rainier Beredo

8. Richard Rider in that cave…

Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel) by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, and Rainier Beredo

9. Mike Deodato drawing space ships, coloured by the amazing Rain Beredo.

Secret Avengers #1 (Marvel) by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodato, and Rainier Beredo

10. The straight and narrow path or sprawled in the gutter with the rest of the garbage–choose, boys!  (No pressure.)

DC Universe: Legacies #1 (DC Comics) by Len Wein, Andy Kubert, and Joe Kubert

11. My wirepoon says otherwise, punks!  (Len Wein: oh you!)

DC Universe: Legacies #1 (DC Comics) by Len Wein, Andy Kubert, and Joe Kubert

12. Grant Morrison explains converging timelines.

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (DC Comics) by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving

13. Grant Morrison channels Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (DC Comics) by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving

14. Grant Morrison messes with your mind.  (LOVED THIS.)

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (DC Comics) by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving

15. Paul Levitz returns to the Legion!  The Legion is the Legion again! (And it is SO good.)

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (DC Comics) by Paul Levitz, Yildiray Cinar, and Wayne Faucher

16. Sodam Yat: the new Pariah.  (Love the GL/Legion mashup.)

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (DC Comics) by Paul Levitz, Yildiray Cinar, and Wayne Faucher

17. Levitz and Cinar pay nine-panel tribute to LOSH master artist…Keith Giffen!  (I gots the warm fuzzies.)

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (DC Comics) by Paul Levitz, Yildiray Cinar, and Wayne Faucher

18. Dawnstar!  Dawnstar!  Dawnstar!

Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (DC Comics) by Paul Levitz, Yildiray Cinar, and Wayne Faucher

BONUS: Dex-Star brings the rage!

Green Lantern #54 (DC Comics) by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy

More next week!

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