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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I read Batman #433-435, the arc called "The Many Deaths of Batman". This came out back in 1989, and I had bought them off Comixology last year and finally got around to reading them. It was written by John Byrne and drawn by Jim Aparo. Many of the people who trained Bruce Wayne while he was working toward becoming Batman are being killed off one by one, all of them dressed up as Batman. This was a fun, old-school late Bronze Age story by a classic Bronze Age team. You don't always get a pure Batman-as-detective story, but this case was very heavy on the detective side. We also get some good Commissioner Gordon and Alfred assistance as well. I believe this was during the time after Jason Todd but before Tim Drake, so Batman was the only one in a costume here, and he needed those civilian helpers.

Godshaper #1: This one comes from Boom Studios, and it was very interesting. I liked it. It's kind of hard to describe, but I'll do my best. Everyone in the world has their own personal god with some kind of power. Well, everyone except one in 10,000 people, who are known as shapers. This is the story of one particular shaper who seems to have a little god of his own anyway; I can't quite figure that part out. The shaper is kind of a blues player type from the 1920's or so. It's weird, but it's really good. If you don't read it based on my weak explanation, I get that. But if you're up for something new and different, give this a try.

Helena Crash #2: Same goes for Helena Crash! This one, from IDW, has our coffee smuggler taking a job looking for a VHS tape for an alien who is obsessed (and has seemingly taken the identity of) a martial artist known as the White Dragon. Helena goes from pawn shop to pawn shop until she finds a copy, delivers it to her employer, and then finds herself squaring off against said employer. This book is just so much fun. If you like Marshall Law or Head Lopper, this book is definitely worth a look!

Just finished up Jules Feiffer's Kill My Mother. A nice piece of noir, with honestly not very many likable characters. I'm not a big fan of Feiffer's art, but the story really works, so I didn't mind. 

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