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...try to ignore Civil War... ...can't do it, can ya?...
How do you know what to read? What NOT to
read? Every week, we, color commentator
DAL BUSH and play-by-play man
PATRICK BROWER, give you a stack of worthless opinions After all, without our opinions, you'd just have to
rely on your own!
PATRICK: May as well get this over with...
W. DAL: Yay! That's the spirit, Princess!
PATRICK: Bite me.
W. DAL: Indeed. See, this is the attitude Marvel engenders with eleventy-two
different Civil War tie-ins in one week. So, much like they won't stop releasing
them, we won't stop reviewing them. Or being pissy about it.
PATRICK: Please, just shoot me so I don't
have to read Black Panther #18.
W. DAL: No! Then who would shoot me?
PATRICK: We could stand in a line and the
bullet would go thru us both.
W. DAL: Eh. Let's see how this goes. All these reviews may end up killing
W. DAL: Alright, let's get on with this train-wreck. For no other reason,
in reverse alphabetical order: The Wolverine #44.
PATRICK: Okay, not to sound like a repeat of
my comments for #43, good story; awful art.
PATRICK: I really enjoy what Mark Guggenheim is doing with The Wolverine
and I'm actually saddened to learn that he's only writing this arc.
W. DAL: It's like you'd mentioned to me a couple of days ago: you'd been
waiting years for the "The Wolverine 's naked and fighting big men in the
forest" comic, but it's disappointing to have it drawn by Humberto Ramos. For
me, the whole thing was a little creepy, and the "shock" conclusion was all wet.
W. DAL: GET IT? HUH? GET IT?
W. DAL: Dumb.
PATRICK: I think they executed the ending
W. DAL: Sorry, what? I don't follow.
PATRICK: Um, I made a joke
about it being water-related ‘cause the ‘surprise’ behind-the-scenes guy was
W. DAL: A joke? Huh. If you say so.
W. DAL: Anyway cupcake, we’ve got too many books to review for me to
actually care about your opinions this week so I say
7 Grahams, mainly due to strategic leaf placement.
7 Grahams as well because—
W.DAL: Don’t care! Next!
PATRICK: Okay, using your format we’re at
possibly Bendis’ best issue of New Avengers yet, #22.
W. DAL: Oh that just says SO much. Look at you; you’re the prettiest of
all the ugly girls.
W. DAL: You know how much I can like Bendis and you remember the issue of
Powers that I rightly loved and you stupidly shunned? Well, this isn’t that
PATRICK: So do you like it or what, man?
W. DAL: Eh, let me just say, “eh.” It’s always good to see Jessica Jones
and I dug Cage’s monologue on civil rights, so yeah fine. And I love that Lenil
Francis Yu’s work is FINALLY seen the way it was meant to be seen—un-inked!
BURN! Eat it, Brower!
PATRICK: You hurtful little b@$t@rd! I am
not a tracer! I add depth and dimension to every panel! *sniff* I HATE YOU!
W. DAL: Sorry, muffin.
W. DAL: Civil War Young Avengers Runaways #1.
PATRICK: Wow. Probably my favorite CW book
to date. Both Zeb Wells and Stefano Caselli nail the looks and sounds of each
team. And of course the Runaways have no idea that registration’s going on. Why
W. DAL: Um, because they have an Ultron on the team? You’re telling me he
doesn’t get CNN? Or at least AM radio? But yeah, a super-fun book with artwork I
don’t hate, even though it’s not from Takeshi Miyazawa!
PATRICK: Why not Adrian Alphona?
W. DAL: Shhh---grow-up speaking!
W. DAL: As I was saying, thank you very much,
W. DAL: Get your OWN score Mr. Copypants!
PATRICK: Fine! I will, and it’ll be on Civil
War Front Line #4!
PATRICK: I still don’t like it.
W. DAL: Jesus, what DO you like? I thought I was the jaded one here? Oh
that’s right, I have standards—you just hate.
PATRICK: Hate is what I am and underneath
this heart there beats the heart of man!
W. DAL: What? What are you even talking about? How does this apply to
CW:FL?? Why do I even do this with you? Where’s Rick? Where’s Jimmy? Where’s
PATRICK: *AHEM* Anyway, CW:FL is dull and I
still hate the way Bachs draws Ben Urich’s glasses! Look at the cover then look
inside. Totally different. Night and freaking day. And oh joy, the Green Goblin
W. DAL: Get over it, seriously. Look past the glasses.
W. DAL: And isn’t it time for your nap, Granpa?
W. DAL: The Speedball back-up continues to be worth the $2.99 alone with
this book and the main story always presents a good background story to
compliment the main CW title. That’s its purpose.
PATRICK: I thought bilking fans out of $6 a
month was its purpose. And seriously, Typeface? Come on! Quit using your own
characters that no one else cares about!!
W. DAL: Did you create a character called Fontman or something? You must
have because there’s no reason for this to bug you that much. You big girl.
PATRICK: Lastly, because Black Panther
doesn’t have the full CW face dress/cover design so it don’t count, Amazing
Spider-Man #534! Ron Garney drawing Cap again! Yee-haw!
W. DAL: *mmph*! *mmph* *MMPH*!
PATRICK: Hey, HEY! Quiet!
PATRICK: Owwww--stop biting me!!!
W. DAL: *mm*GAH! WHAT THE HELL!
PATRICK: Uh oh...
PATRICK: Um, hey buddy? When'd you get here?
W. DAL: Why would you DO that?
W. DAL: "Oh, I'm Pat Brower! I'm going to knock out Dal and spend a week
making him looking a ******bag! Let me adjust my monocle!" HOW DARE YOU, SIR!
W. DAL: Take your monocle AND your chloroform-soaked rag and CRAM IT!
W. DAL: Jeez. Totally unprofessional.
PATRICK: Oh come on! All I wanted to do was
add some class to this thing for once and here you are, regaining consciousness
and s#!tting all over my upper-class column of educated goodness!
PATRICK: Look how mean you were to me even
W. DAL: When did you stop using your Official Graham Crackers Blackjack
to knock people out anyway? At least that had some class to it.
W. DAL: Grr. Anyway, let's show how considerate *I* am by finishing this
up. What's left to review, anything?
PATRICK: Just AMS #534, sir.
W. DAL: Alright, lucky me! I loved this issue! Almost everything missing
from last issue (y'know, a fight) were here in spades, stars AND stripes!
PATRICK: So much more respect given to
Captain America here than in CW #3.
W. DAL: Yeah, for real. Plus the art was great, no Mary Jane, no Aunt
May, no FF, this thing had it ALL! It even stopped global warming!
PATRICK: Really? It warmed ME up, in that
special, special way.
PATRICK: And I'm looking to buy some pages from it, too! Even if Garney's
original art is overpriced!
W. DAL: So's Bill Reinhold's. Price-fixing isn't just for railroad
tycoons anymore, I guess. So what would you give our Friendly Nei... uh, our
PATRICK: And you, your now-thoroughly-consciousness?
W. DAL: Man, why you always got to rag on my being-awake-y-ness?
8 Grahams for Spidey. Wow. I'm still a little
groggy from my knocking out. We better call this one. Whew. Okay, next week
we're going to be at Wizard World (stop by the Graham Crackers mega-center! Get
your Grahamtagonisms signed!) so next week's will be a reprint, or as Marvel
calls it "Variant Edition". But in TWO WEEKS...
W. DAL: The FIRST ANNUAL Grahamtagonism of a major comic show. That's
right: Wizard World Chicago - Retaileration! Lock up your publishers! Kiss your
Artist Alley goodbye! WE'VE COME FOR YOUR CON!
PATRICK: It won't be pretty--'cause we're
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