This is the school year that just won’t end!  The tests seem to be multiplying like rabbits–which is our fault for putting them into envelopes and for leaving them unsupervised in the safe overnight.  That’s right: we could very well be grading our collective way into summer vacation!  How dedicated are we!

OK.  Not that dedicated.

This, however, is the definition of dedication:

  • Fight Club 2 #2 (Dark Horse)
  • Frankenstein Underground #4 (Dark Horse)
  • Suiciders #5 (DC/Vertigo)
  • Superman #41 (DC): I&N Demand Gene Luen Yang takes the reigns and offers some hope for the Superman slice of the post-Convergence DCU.  Wondering what he’ll bring to the Kryptonian born Kryptonian.  Wondering if he’ll bring the wonder back to the greatest hero of ’em all.  Morrison’s New 52 Action Comics hit some of those notes; otherwise, it’s been a rough go.  Hoping, too, that John Romita, Jr.’s re-energized after having pretty much punted his way out of his arc with Johns.
Superman #41

Superman #41

  • The Fade Out #7 (Image)
  • Invisible Republic #4 (Image): I&N Demand Truth: yes, I’ve compared IR to its contemporaries Lazarus and The Bunker; through three, however, I’m more excited about what’s going on here than I am about what’s going on in those other books.  That’s high praise considering how good Lazarus is and how good The Bunker was. The book’s flawlessly layered–reminding of the tight storytelling that initially sold me on The Bunker–and reads at a snappy pace.  I hope that holds–at least through the first arc.
Invisible Republic #4

Invisible Republic #4

  • Material #2 (Image): I&N Demand Material #1 was as Kotish as Change, Zero, and The Surface.  No surprise: Kot writes with a distinctive Kotish dialect, delivering an engagingly egotistical, pseudo-intellectual poetry slam that screams southpaw politics and daddy issues.  That’s right: as long as he’s living in his own world, Kot’s a keeper.
Material #2

Material #2

  • Rasputin #6 (Image)
  • Daredevil #16 (Marvel)
  • Where Monsters Dwell #2 (Marvel): I&N Demand The opening salvo saw Ennis playing familiar notes to perfection in a monstrously cheeky Battlefields/War Stories clone.  I generally hate dinosaurs in my comics; and it doesn’t help that I suffered through the monstrously cheesy Jurassic World the other night.  Gonna have faith in Mr. Ennis, however; I’m gonna trust that he’s got the tyrannosaurus by the tail.
Where Monsters Dwell #2

Where Monsters Dwell #2

  • Annihilator #6 (Legendary)
  • The Black Hood #5 (Archie)
  • Mayday #3 (Black Mask): I&N Demand You’ll find yourself shouting mayday at your LCS if you’re too late–yet again!–to snag a copy of Mayday.  Kleio on the cross–it’s friggin’ crazy! 
Mayday #3

Mayday #3

  • Ninjak #4 (Valiant)

What are you looking forward to this week?

Turning pages,

Scott

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