However, my Moment of the Week has to be the Ragdoll Dreams short at the end of Secret Six, which I've provided below in all its glory.
Anti-Moment of the Week, or Moment of the Weak if you will, has to be various scenes from Battle for the Cowl, such as the .
Hit the jump for your moments of the week.
I honestly thought this was an April Fool's joke. Who knew they'd actually release it.
Batman: Arkham Asylum Collectors Edition
Okay, the trailers for this game looked pretty awesome, but a freaking batarang in the collectors edition? I think I have to buy it just on principle now.
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2
No, I didn't leave out any panels here. Damian goes from a flying dropkick, which connected, to being backhanded through the air into a metal pipe. Yes, that's the leader of the League of Assassins getting pimp slapped.
This scene reminds me of Hot Fuzz where they talk about flying through the air firing two guns at once. Except this time it features Jason Todd and it's not funny. It's also odd that Damian and Nightwing are just standing there while the gun toting maniac is flying around like this. They dodge bullets all the time, yet here he takes a slug square in the chest. Not even a flesh wound and didn't bother to try and turn or dodge in the slightest.
Well, at least the art is spectacular for this series. Definitely Tony Daniel's best work. However, I'm wondering where the police, army, national guard, JLA, JSA or whoever are during all this. Typically, they don't let city's get firebombed like this without making a fuss.
I'm pretty sure Jason Todd has been beaten with a crowbar in every single storyarc he's been in since he came back. Not that I'm complaining or anything. I am, however, confused over his facemask. That thing shattered (not cracked or fell off) after one hit from a crowbar. Was it supposed to protect him from anything? Did he just spend all his money on guns and skimped on the faceplate with some cheap plastic thing?
So, ya, Tim Drake's got a meter long batarang stuck in him. There's no way he should be alive after this, but I'm sure next month it'll be revealed to be a flesh wound that barely cut him.
Booster Gold #19
Havent' noticed one of these chalkboards showing up in a while. Let's see what we've got:
- Batman and Robin aren't Batman and Robin - Obviously in reference to Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin title, which looks to be Nightwing and Damian as the dynamic duo.
- He is coming back - This being comics, this could be anyone. Bruce Wayne? Barry Allen? Ted Kord? Jesus?
- The Immortals will fight side by side - Vandal and Scandal Savage?
- The Equation is out there - Oracle: The Cure, no doubt.
- Keep Vigilante away from the Titans - Deathtrap storyline in Titans and Teen Titans. I think the blackboard was a misprint though. It should read, "Keep EVERYONE away from the Titans". No one should subject themselves to that book.
Captain Britain and MI13 #12
It's a magic dreadnought battleship that will invade England from the Moon and will house an army of vampires led by Dracula, himself. I'd call it the SS More Powerful Than Superman, Batman & Spider-Man Combined.
That skull Dracula is destroying was the last hope to stop the vampire invasion of England. God save the Queen.
Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1
Wait a minute. What the hell is this? Is Norman Osborn actually a good guy now? He didn't give a flying pumpkin bomb about the Thunderbolts or serving his country or the accolades the Tbolts were getting with the marketing blitz and television spots and so on and now we're supposed to accept he actually wants to protect people?
Ouch. However, pen isn't in far enough to kill her.
I love Blink's expression here. Probably the only one that knows this is Morph playing God.
To quote Clone High, "Say whhhhhaaaaaattttt?". Not sure how that quote applies here other than Gandhi showing up, but Clone High is always relevant, regardless of what we're talking about.
Took me a second viewing before I even noticed Wolverine's body strapped on the front and his head on a spike.
Green Lantern #39
There's your Orange Lantern Corps - an army of constructs. I hope it's explained why they're strong enough to tear the Controllers apart like this. If, for some reason, everyone else *coughHalJordancough* just walks over these constructs, I'll be a tad disappointed with Johns.
Marvel Zombies 4 #1
A werewolf biting the heads off vampire piranha people? It's more likely than you think.
Secret Six #8
I'll just leave this here.
I demand more Ragdoll Dreams. In fact, I'd pay the extra dollar for an 8 page backup of this in every issue of Secret Six.
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #4
There was a bunch of talk about how this issue was constantly taking jabs at Bendis and his so-called Bendis-speak. Well, here's three panels I found with the characters making fun of it. You decide if it's a shot at Bendis for his comments about writers and late books or just playful ribbing.
This Civil War "joke" might have been relevant 3 or 4 years ago when this issue was originally slated to come out.
War of Kings: Ascension #1
When you find out that Talon and the Raptors are actually the badguys of the universe later in the issue, it makes me wonder if Abnett and Lanning are setting them up as the Sinestro Corps or other analogue to the Nova Corps with this little jab at Nova and the corps.
Wolverine: Weapon X #1
Yes, they shoved a grenade down his throat and sent him off to blow his friends up. And it was glorious.