Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1, which was really good ("There will be no eating of teammates."), and G.I. Joe: Cobra #1-3. People who know me know that I don't just pick up and read a G.I. Joe comic. I've never been into them, and I was never even into the toys, really. But the guys on iFanboy really recommended this book, saying it doesn't feel like a Joe book at all. And it really doesn't. It's a lot more like a Queen and Country story. One of the guys (in the Hawaiian shirt) goes undercover, and it's an extremely good spy story so far. Cobra nor G.I. Joe (I believe) have never been mentioned in this book, but some of the characters have. VERY highly recommended!

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The Flintstones #7-8: In wonderful and unimagined ways, this book takes on consumerism, family relationships, civilization, and kindness in such an entertaining way. I love this book so much.

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1: Robbie Thompson and Justin Jordan bring a really fun story to life with art by Barnaby Bagenda (of Omega Men!). There is a little bit of dialogue in here about how much simpler it was before everything in the GLs' world became centered around the Rainbow Lanterns. I wish they would give the different color corpses a year off to see what can be done without them.

Justice League of America #1: This one has pretty art, but I was bored. The "gathering of the team" had members go from "no way" to "okay" in a couple pages, and it really just didn't do anything for me. More power to anyone who is excited for this book, but I'm not following it any further.

The Wild Storm #1: This was fun and cool and stylish, even though it was almost entirely talking heads. It will be interesting to see how many of the members of that old universe (which merged with the DCU before being extracted once again) pop up here. There are a few strange bits--Jacob Marlow isn't a little person anymore, although he does look like he's relatively short, and some personalities have been altered, like the Engineer. Seeing as how these were--I believe--Warren Ellis's creations, it's fun to see them re-imagined by him. He said in an interview that the DCU would still have "hooks" in this world, even though it's separate. It is true. It will be interesting to see if we get any sort of crossover in a couple years time.

Deadly Class #26: Well, this issue certainly turned everything on its head! I really need to do a re-read of this title up to this point and post about it here.

Shadows On the Grave #1: Richard Corben has got to be getting up there. He did work for Warren back in the 1970's and his art looks the exact same as it did then. It's wonderful. This is a book full of short stories by him, and they are as eerie as anything he has ever done. Short, simple tales of horror, and they are all on par with those old horror books. Wonderful stuff.

Deadly Class #26: Well, this issue certainly turned everything on its head! I really need to do a re-read of this title up to this point and post about it here.

Wow, I thought issue #21 turned everything on its head! That's the last issue in the aptly-titled Die For Me collection.

I'm reading the Force Works collection.

90s excesses at their height but actually much better than I remembered and could quite easily be published alongside the current Marvel stuff.

I see Corben has also been adapting some Lovecraft stories.

Yes, he has. I haven't even read any of those, either. I have read a lot of his work, but none of that. His Creepy volume from Dark Horse (or is it Eerie?) is a great cross-section of his best work that I've read.

Ronald Morgan said:

I see Corben has also been adapting some Lovecraft stories.

Uh, yeah, it happens again. Great work by Rick Remender and Wes Craig.

Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) said:

Deadly Class #26: Well, this issue certainly turned everything on its head! I really need to do a re-read of this title up to this point and post about it here.

Wow, I thought issue #21 turned everything on its head! That's the last issue in the aptly-titled Die For Me collection.

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