Forbidden Planet would like to congratulate Devin T. “Unkiedev” Quin for his nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in the “Worst Crossword Puzzle” category. All of us here at the Forbidden Planet Weekly Planet wish Mr. Quin “The Best of Luck!”
DC is retelling Superman’s Origin’s AGAIN in this week’s Superman: Secret Origins #1 (of 6), a new miniseries from Action Comic’s team Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Maybe this time it will be different. After all, the American judicial system ruled that DC owes tithes to the estates of original Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster regarding Supe’s time honored origin: That he was the last son of Krypton, rocketed to Earth by his daddy scientist yadda yadda yadda.
Here’s how I’D REBOOT the Superman origin: Superman is actually a White Blood Cell of the Cosmos, a living part of the Universe sent to clot the wound that is Humanity! He alone needs to set the Earth on the right path to healing. Along the way he could fight off evil celestial diseases, such as Space Lock-Jaw or Space Mumps!
For more DC fun this week, check out Vigilante #10, where Vigilante helps Batman engage in autoerotic asphyxiation. I guess. I mean, look at that cover, whet ELSE could it be?
Unkiedev’s MUST BUY Comic of the week goes to Madman #17. I haven’t been picking up Madman for a while, and it looks like I’ve been missing out! #17 is going to wrap up the current storyline and features Madman with his pals the Atomics on a search for Red Rocket 7… that’s right! It’s a cross-over to Allred’s 90’s cult comic classic Red Rocket 7 about a musical alien who Forrest Gumps his way through all of rock history! ALL THIS and some pin-ups from from Dave Cooper?! I’m buying three copies!
Dark Reign: The List X-Men, Matt Fraction (w), Alan Davis (A), Marvel
Three things to know about Dark Reign: A) Norman “Green Goblin” Osborn has been placed in charge of all the worlds Super-heroes. B) Norman is still nuts, and is using the opportunity to make a world safer for Super-Criminals. C) Like Santa, Normie’s put together a list of who is naughty and nice in his new world order, and guess which list the X-men are on?
Under Superstar Marvel writer Matt Fraction this book was already guaranteed to be a smash, but with Alan Davis on pencils it’s a “can’t miss.” Davis is a penciling legend. He always captures the excitement, power and terror super-heroes posses. Look at Namor on the cover of this book … that guy is gonna’ punch someone’s face out the back of their head! GO, DAVIS, GO!
Other great books not-to-be-missed this week include Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #15 from Bongo, Amazing Spider-Man #606 from Marvel , in which the Black Cat is back and in full swing, and Dark Horse’s Conan the Cimmerian #14 which features the legendary Joe Kubert on pencils! ALSO: Spider-Woman #1 from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev NOW features Spider-Woman! THIS is Spider-Woman’s first new book since the 80’s, as all those other Spider-Woman books actually featured a Skrull.
Bendis, You so crazy!