Now for this month's highlights!
by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque
This is a good horror moment that continues to explain Travis Kidd's hatred of vampires. Put within the context of the comic (a high-octane fight between Travis and Skinner, the American Vampire), it's out-of-place and muddles the comic's tone.
by Bendis, Aaron, Cho and Keith
Check out M.O.D.O.K.'s legs frame the page. That huge leg in the middle tells you to read the left panels, before moving onto the right. Do you see that hint of a leg in the lower right corner? The white background of the webpage obscures it, but when you're holding it in real-life, it mimics the crease of the page, inviting you to turn it. Holy shit, Frank, that's amazing. It's a perfect visual story on these two pages.
No shit, you guys: when I was a kid, my older sister asked this very question of me. I showed her, with my skull.
by Mark Waid and Paolo RiveraI think Daredevil was phenomenal this month. I'm a little miffed that the Buy Pile doesn't agree with me, but, I genuinely feel that every page is worth showing to you. Since copyright laws, here are two clips about mortality:
Check it out for yourself.
by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
After the conclusion of Capt. Cold's storyline, there's about 6 or so pages of checking in on random people, from Gorilla Grodd to Director Singh and Patty Spivot. It's the weakest part of the issue. What the creative team needs to do is, to focus on a story and tell it. Organize your thoughts.
by Dan Abnett and I.N.H. Culbardpreview for The New Deadwardians. I liked it enough to pick up the issue, and I think you should give it a try too.
What follows are the highlights for a few comics, that I haven't gotten around to talking about yet. I'll get to them next week if I haven't collapsed in a pile of my own mucus (I'm sick by the way).
The Secret History of D.B. Cooper #1
by Brian Churilla
I dig that this was 22 story pages, with no ads. I dig that this is coming from the work of one guy. I dig the secret-agent-that-assassinates-monsters-in-the-dreamworld-and-kills-their-people-counterpart-in-reality vibe. What I don't dig is that this was $3.99, without much to justify it. I picked this up on Don MacPherson's recommendation, but I won't continue it, unless in collected edition down the road.
Thief of Thieves #2
by Kirkman, Martinbrough and Spencer
A very flashback-heavy issue, with a killer final page. Redmond isn't a complete character to me yet, but he's getting there, and I'm interested in reading more. Tell me a story guys.
Ultimate Comics All-New Spider-Man #8
by Bendis and Pichelli
That does it for the comics I read this month. Take us away, Spidey:
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