The second THANOS AND DARKSEID: CARPOOL BUDDIES OF DOOM. Guest starring: Doctor Doom!
Written by Justin Jordan (who has a new issue of Green Lantern: New Guardians coming out this Wednesday and has a new series, Dead Body Road, coming out in December) and drawn by Rafer Roberts (who is currently making Plastic Farm and Nightmare the Rat comics).
You can read the first Thanos and Darkseid here.
Shortpacked!: Chex MIx
I see this comic and think “that’s why Hush is super awesome” but twentypercentcooler sees this comic and thinks “that’s why Hush is super dumb.”
Rocket Raccoon #2 - “A Chasing Tale II”
written by Skottie Young
art by Skottie Young
A-Babies Vs. X-Babies #1
written by Skottie Young
art by Gurihiru
In the final battle, with the army of the Red Skull and his usurper Tiberius on one side, and Selene and the free Nova Romani on the other, Warlock considers a lethal approach, but knows his buddy Doug would want him to be a better being than that. It’s a nice inspiring moment.
But it’s the final pages I posted this thing for; After the eventual defeat of Red Skull and Tiberius, it’s time for the New Mutants to return hom and recover, though Doug’s condition appears permanent. Being X-Men, they have many options to consider, but it’s Warlock who takes matters into his own hands, and proceeds to rewrite Doug’s entire genetic code to return his best friend to normal, and in doing so absorbs all the pain that Doug would otherwise feel, which is perhaps the ultimate bro thing to do.
I suspect there was supposed to be something in those final panels of the bloodstream to suggest that there was more going on, perhaps a couple of black and gold platelets to hint at a more prominent TO presence in Doug’s body than before, but that colourists didn’t manage it.
Stuart Immonen 1998: Superman Villains | Secret Files & Origins (Inker: José Marzán, Jr.)
Much as in Action Comics #741, Immonen used his position as writer to give himself the opportunity to provide stylistic breaks from traditional superhero artwork. This time around, with the conceit of Luthor telling his child the story of Superman’s adversaries, he gives us some gorgeous Winsor McCay-influenced pages. Ambitious and delicious!
This may very well be the greatest cover bar none in the history of the comic book medium.
Gotham Girls #3
She waited all her villain career to make that joke.
She stayed quiet
And you guys didn’t appreciate it.