The last comic books of 2013 have GOT to be the best, right? I mean, these are the comics the industry has been leading up too this entire time. Logically, all comic books up till now were just practice to get these last titles as kick-ass as they can get, no?
Dark Horse has a new David “Stray Bullets” Lapham that could be excellent. Juice Squeezers #1 is the first in a four issue miniseries (i.e. pitch for a movie Lapham wants to sell) about a group of tweens who fight giant bugs. At the risk of sounding psycho, Lapham writes brutal action better than almost anyone. If the man wants to do a treaties on “Hunger Games meets Eight Legged Freaks,” I’m on board.
FUN FACT: Did you know the original title for “Eight Legged Freaks” was “Arach Attack,” but since the release date was 2002 and we had just gone to war in Iraq, the title was changed for marketing purposes? What’s that, you say? “What the heck is Eight Legged Freaks,” you ask?
MORE FUN FACTS: DID YOU KNOW there was once a David Arquette/Scarlet Johansen killer spider movie called “Eight Legged Freaks?” WHAT? WHO’S DAVID ARQUETTE?! AGHH!!
Another must have is The Star Wars #0, the companion comic to Dark Horse’s eight issue adaptation of George Lucas’ original script for his later films. This promises to be a cornucopia of rare art and behind the scenes glimpses into one of the most talked about projects of the past year.
FUN FACT: Did you know that the original title for Star Wars was “Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress but with WWII Dogfight Footage?”
DC has a few noteworthy titles, including Damian Son of Batman #3, The rerelease of the VERY GOOD Batman/Judge Dredd crossover and Catwoman #26. I mean Batwoman #26. Wait, they’re both out this week? I really do hope the latest issue of Batwoman #26 is just the issue of Catwoman #26 with all the “Cs” changed into “Bs.” I hope Biller Brob is in it!
Dead Boy Detectives #1 is out from Vertigo this week, so pony up Sandman Completists and comic book speculators.
FUN FACT: Did you know there are millions of bacteria on your hands at any given moment? Think how many bacteria there are on that copy of Dead Boy Detectives! WOWWEE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Marvel had some really weird titles this year…Age of Ultron, Infinity, War of the Atom…It was all space fights and time travel and robot uprisings. Guardians of the Galaxy #10 and New Avengers #13 both hit the shelves this week, maybe they will help me make sense of it all.
FUN FACT: Did you know that these titles probably AREN’T the best books of 2013? I was just hoping, is all. They seem like super nice comic books, however. I know linear time doesn’t necessitate progression. I just get confused sometimes when I forget to take my medication.
Wait, when was the last time I took my Medication. OH NO?! I haven’t taken it for three weeks? When’s the next full moon? RIGHT NOW?
JEEPERS! I’m a WEREWOLF! Happy New Years, everybody! AH-OOOOoooooOOOOoooo!