Tuesday 25 May 2010

Because your kiss is on my List of the best things in lii-iiiife

Although, kisses apart, it's not much of a list at all this week. I count three comics I might wanna get. So after a couple of weeks where my cup runneth over, we're back down to the usual dribble of interesting comics. And I'm not even certain I'll get this one:

Amazing Spider-Man
#632. I picked up the previous two issues because they had Chris Bachalo on art, but Bachalo only managed to draw half of the second of those two comics, and the writing was, frankly, diabolical. These days reading Amazing Spider-Man is like stepping through a time warp into the 1970s-80s, except with any of the inventiveness or freshness of that period (if there even was any, which is debatable) surgically removed. I've got no problem with referencing the past or even remixing it, but the current editorial direction of Amazing Spider-Man seems to consist of trying to recapture the feel of a supposed golden period without understanding why that period was good in the first place – if it even was. Anyway, I might pick this up, but it'll be for the art alone, which is unusual for me.

I will definitely get this though:

That's Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato's Secret Avengers #1. I'm a big fan of Brubaker, and even though he's had some misfires – The Marvels Project was unforgivably dull – chances are this'll be pretty good. And I'll get this:

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
#2, although I still haven't read the first issue. But it's Grant Morrison. It's bound to be decent. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up Frazer Irving's rather spiffing variant cover, the one on the right.

And that is all.

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