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Fantastic Four Iron Man Big in Japan
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Punisher vs. Bullseye
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Superman Doomsday Omnibus
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present this week's weekly recap of recapped weekly goodness.
W. DAL: GRAHAMTAGONISM gets
half as funny (but twice as mean) this time out, as Patrick is unable to
participate. But don't you worry, Cupcake. You the reader get a chance to
ruin/contribute to GRAHAMTAGONISM as we stare into the yawning abyss of the
Reader Mail Bag and find out what stares back. That's sort of our mission
statement here: "Horrifying and amusing in equal measure!" On with the mail...
First up is Stephen M. from NYC who asks "I'm looking for
a good Image book for my girlfriend. What should I pick up?"
W. DAL: Well, I'd recommend Image's "Savage Dragon
vs. Age of Bronze", since it's as imaginary as your girlfriend. Assuming you're
just looking for something a little less superhero-y for yourself or a
sister/cousin/crush-on-a-girl-from-work-who's-half-your-age, it's nearly
impossible to get a better comic these days than "Walking Dead", and LUCKY YOU
there's four trades available. That'll keep you from inventing girlfriends for
at least two weeks.
Claudia G. from NYC writes "There's a creepy dude at my
work who wants to get me a comic. What's a fun comic I'd like that's also heavy
enough to bludgeon him with if he grabs me?"
W. DAL: Jesus. How many times do I need to answer
this question? As always, the premier graphic novel/weapon is Craig Thompson's
"Blankets". Not only is it the most heartfelt, gut-wrenching, body-part-analogying
story about first love you're going to see in a comic, it will also cave in a
man's skull. That's actually part of Jeff Smith's endorsement on the back cover.
Or was that Charles Manson's? Either way.
John W. from Orlando, FL asks "I'm joining the circus
tomorrow and I need to grab a Graphic Novel to read, but it can't be something
that the carnys will laugh at me for. Any thoughts? I need the carnys to like
W. DAL: Who doesn't? We've all done awful things to
get carnys to leave us alone. Awful, awful things. I... I don't want to talk
about it. Still, there's worse ways to earn the trust of hygienically-challenged
migrants than reading Garth Ennis' MAX run on "Punisher". All at once it's
violent, dramatic, hilarious... such a manly, awesome book. They'll make you
King of The Carnys! Bad news though; Queen of the Carnys is Carny Wilson. Bring
money for a bus ride home!
Sam D. from Oswego, IL writes "I thought I asked to put
New Avengers on my list."
W. DAL: You know how you can tell you didn't? It's
not on your list. Seriously, if you want to add it, just ask. Don't preface it
with this whole "there's no way I can be at fault so you must have screwed up"
thing. It's really kind of rude, okay?
Daniel H. out of San Francisco, CA wants to know "My
parents found out that I've been keeping a blog and they're burning all my
comics as punishment. They're out getting more lighter fluid and I can save one
book. Quick! Help me decide!"
W. DAL: Why should I, blogger? Am I to undermine
your parents? As they're trying to safeguard the very fabric of our
civilization? But still... Alright. One book. Hmm. "WE3", from Grant Morrison
and Frank Quitely. Or "JLA: Earth 2" by same. Whichever is less immolated.
Either book is pretty much the pinnacle of modern comics storytelling, WE3
coming at it in a sci-fi context, while Earth 2 covers the superhero bases
pretty thoroughly. If you never got those two, well... you've heard of karma,
right? That's just the universe's way of saying "You brought this on yourself!
We could overlook the bloggery, but now this? You force our theoretical hands!"
So there. Type that in your blog and smoke it, Bloggy!
Finishing up, Dudley K. asks "I tried to e-mail in for the
Mail Bag, but I can't find a link. How d'you get a letter sent in?"
W. DAL: You don't. All the letters are totally made
up, including yours. That should've been a dead giveaway, a letter about not
being able to send a letter. It's a blatant clue, isn't it?
W. DAL: There you have it! Mail Bag. Sorry it had
to come to this, but since we're Brower-less, and new comics are a day late this
week, there really wasn't a choice. Sorry. Next week there's (hopefully) the big
new Wonder Woman book to check out, plus comics come out on Wednesday as usual.
In the meantime, keep those letters coming! Seriously, though. Don't.
PATRICK: Okay Dal, I’m ready for GRAHAMTAGONISM!
W. DAL: Um, gottagobye!
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