Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #1 is both my Moment and Anti-Moment of the Week this week. It's my MotW because, well, it's Atomic Robo - one of the funniest and most entertaining comics I've ever read. It's my Anti-MotW because Diamond, those magnificient bastards, messed up the shipping of the book and it didn't ship to the anyone on the east coast.
You can find all the momenty goodness after the jump.
This moment sees Peter Parker as a member of the CSI team as their crime scene photographer for a part time job. It reminded me of the older Peter Parker from Spider-Girl, who worked in the crime lab.
Apparently, Peter kept solving all these crimes for them, they got annoyed and fired him. First post-university job that has actually made sense for Peter and they flake out and fire him.
Apparently, Spider-Man encountered Screwball in this issue of Amazing Spider-Man Family (that is the worst title of a comic I've ever heard) and heavily implies she's a mutant or has powers of some sort.
As I liked Screwball when they were passing her powers off as merely parkour, this doesn't really affect me all that much, but I wonder if this will pacify the people complaining about her outrunning / maneuvering Spidey in her first appearance. I could definitely see her as a new Black Cat type of character for the Brand New Day era.
Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #1
I see why Tesla asks Robo to kill these two in the next moment...
Tesla requesting that Robo kill these two men because he cannot is funny in ways I cannot describe.
This series is about Atomic Robo vs HP Lovecraft. Excuse me a moment. I have to go kill some Diamond Distributer people now. It's the only way they'll learn not to fu-- up shipments for books as good as this and prevent me from reading it.
Dark Avengers #4
Finally! Someone acknowledges that Moonstone can, you know, go intangible. She's always shown getting smacked around or having people thrown into her and so on. It's like everyone was ignoring that part of her powers for some reason.
That's one evil looking Sentry. Wonder how he survived Morgana's attack that seemingly exploded him last issue. Loved how freaked out everyone was on the previous pages and wondering how they can kill him if he ever goes nuts.
Dark Reign: Dark Cabal #1
Doom in red looks surprisingly good. I look forward to his eventual killing of The Hood (yeah, yeah, I know it'll never happen and this is only a dream sequence). Love Norman's "Green Goblin armour", too. Wonder if we'll eventually see that.
When Doom and Namor take down the rest of the Cabal, Doom intends to enslave Emma Frost and fem-Loki. The Loki part is a littly creepy, especially since Doom knows she's a he. Or was.
Just wanted to show off Tonci Zonjic's artwork from this Cabal short. Had never heard of him before this issue, but love what I see. His facial work was excellent throughout. The Loki neutering Thor part was a great line as well.
Dark Reign: Made Men #1
I had to look this comic up, as I hadn't heard of it and couldn't find it on the Diamond listings, but it's apparently from an exclusive Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited comic. I imagine it will eventually be collected in a print version with other shorts similar to other online exclusives, but I had to share this scene with people because I thought it was pretty good. Norman is a complete dick burning that old family photo of Iron Man's and I loved it.
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #4
Didn't like the explaination for Kid Flash's return or why he's young again or even understand why two people from a 1000 years in the future even known what the Disney movie, Alladin, is about, but that's still a scene that made me laugh.
Conner's back. Fu-- yeah, Seaking! I don't like the way he was brought back (too hokey and too many plotholes for my liking), but I'll definitely take it.
Superboy Prime is the Time Trapper. This makes no sense. I'm not even going to bother trying to rationalize it. If it's not some big fake out, I imagine the ending to this series will consist of Kid Flash and Superboy flying Prime to the end of time, where he will become the Time Trapper, and then both coming out the backend back in the present day for Flash: Rebirth and Adventure Comics.
Green Lantern #40
Poor Green Lantern Gretti here was introduced and killed off just to show that the Orange Lanterns consume or duplicate the person they kill in order to "enlist" them into the Orange Lantern Corps.
If Larfleeze really has a mountain of orange rings lying around his lair, I imagine Hal will grab one to defend himself with since he can't use the blue ring and green rings are completely useless against Orange Lanterns.
Marvel Assistant-Sized Special #2
This is Galactus' daughter, Galacta. No, I couldn't make this up if I tried.
Ms Marvel #38
At least Moonstone realizes how absurd female costumes in comics really are. Unrelated, but I'm not sure why I find her scarf to be a much better accessory than Ms Marvel's scarf/belt thing.
This is sadly the only page from Nova that consisted of the Imperial Guard kicking the crap out of the Nu-Nova Corps.
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #4
Wolverine's spirit animal is not a wolverine, but a panda. Go figure.
I'm not even going to comment on this. I'm just hoping this is some elaborate way to make fun of so-called "talking head" storytelling, similar to how they made fun of Bendis-speak last time with the constant repeating of other people's lines.
Uncanny X-Men #509
Tongue out licking Wolverine? Check. Legs suggestively wrapped around body? Check. Wolverine making an O-face? Check. These two people must be having sex.
These are Raiders fans.
These are Raiders fans traced by Greg Land. Any questions?