My personal moment of the week was Hercules acting as Thor and his trials with the beautiful Dark Elf Queen. On the negative side of things, Hawkeye being a dumbass in Dark Reign: The List gets my anti-moment of the week.
Hit the jump to see these and more and feel free to let us know what your own personal moments of the week were!
Does Lex have Superboy's dead body that's supposed to be regenerating in a tank in the arctic for the next 1000 years or am I looking for too much of a comic book-like solution to this mystery "family" man?
It would also explain the shocked look Lex has here at the realization that Superboy is alive...
Amazing Spider-Man #604
Peter thanks Chameleon for the fixing his relationship with MJ...
But quickly regrets it when he gets home.
Dark Reign: The List - Hawkeye Being A Dumbass #1
The 'kill Hitler if you could' card? Seriously? Maybe I'm just still too hung up on everyone in America calling everyone a nazi for wanting to give people healthcare to give this cliche a fair chance, but that's the dumbest reason to use for killing Norman Osborn, who, technically, has done a rather good job so far, all things considered. He's even got mental illness as a legitimate explanation for past crimes that automatically disqualifies him for Hitler-hood.
At least they played it for comedic effect with Bucky.
Bullseye getting brutally maimed AGAIN? Jesus, how is he not dead yet? Wolverine doesn't get beat up, shot, stabbed, arrowed, bitten, blown up, etc, etc as much as this guy does. In the past couple months, Deadpool gored him, he blew himself up to get back at Daken, Elektra skewered him, Hawkeye shot him, and countless other "near death" experiences going back to his first joining the Thunderbolts. Just give him a damn healing factor already because this is getting ridiculous.
Just wanted to point out how stupid Hawkeye is. He blames Spider-Man for not killing Norman when he was back in high school to save us all this grief, yet Spider-Man did, if we want to argue technicalities, kill him by engaging him in that fight after Gwen's death. If he can survive getting impaled by a glider and, later, blown up by a sack of pumpkin bombs, what the hell is shooting him with some bullets or arrows going to do? At least come up with a legitimate plan for killing him that doesn't involve trying to kill someone with an Iron Man armour and Spider-Man-level strength combined with a Wolverine-like healing factor. Clint deserves to get captured for being a dumbass.
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4
Executioner's relationship with his mother went south after he found out she was a criminal. And here I thought he knew she was a villain (Princess Python). Interesting pay off to that subplot.
And Melter gets credit for having the most traumatic origin ever. Take THAT Spider-Man.
I'm thinking the Dark Young Avengers are going to turn on the Dark Avengers to prove they can be heroes, too.
Green Lantern #40
Bzzd, awesome in life and death.
Salaak to lead Guardian-less Green Lantern Corps post-Blackest Night with Guy and Kyle as right hand men? I'm for it. Can't possibly screw it up any worse than the Guardians.
Incredible Hercules #134
I want a Hercules t-shirt with the Real Men Wear Skirts tagline.
Clubwakk is the best sound effect for a club wacking something. Herc's lack of knowledge on trolls was great, too.
I like where this is going...
It's "hammer" time!
But, first, a test of knowledge!
And then the wenches of waiting!
Poor Thor, you obviously aren't a real man if you can't wear a skirt.
Comic books. The ultimate secret weapon of Big Daddy.
We will pray for a resurrection.
Red Robin #4
Batman's cave paintings found. DC didn't even make a big deal or promote this issue in any way. Does DC even care anymore?
Secret Six #13
30 seconds left to live. What would you do?
Couple smart guards here.
Oh, Ragdoll, never change. Wonder Woman, however, will need a new costume after this. I don't care if it was made by a goddess or whatever, you don't wear something after Ragdoll has had it on.
Grendel unleashed. Curious how this will play out. Will Beowulf show up?
Wow, and here I thought it was cool with Nick Fury setting this all up for Black Widow and it turns out to be Norman being pretty freaking smart for a change.
Nick Fury shows up and gets captured due to Norman's plans. My guess is that it was a LMD. Of note, I hope that tagline at the bottom is a misprint and it's not the same story again from a different perspective.
Ultimate Comics Avengers #2
Hawkeye is the only cool one in the bunch.
War of Kings: Who Will Rule? #1
Seems Talon was impersonating one of the Shi'ar and manipulating Gladiator into taking the throne. Interesting. Glad to see they didn't just toss the new characters aside this time like with Wrath in Conquest or quickly ignoring Warlock (the technarchy one) after bringing him back.
The return of Magus has been the highlight of the War of Kings for me and it didn't even happen in the main title.
Wonder Woman #600
DC Nation column at the back of some books had this in it this week. Not a fan of renumbering in general, so a bit disappointed to see DC following in Marvel's footsteps on the matter. I hope they have something planned for the renumbering other than just an oversized issue of a book that has been relatively irrelevant for the majority of it's print run.