- Secret Avengers #13
The Lincoln Monument punching a Nazi robot. To steal Chris Haley’s phrase, “Comics, Everybody!”
After almost a year of waiting, I finally got to see the Nazi Zombie epic Dead Snow. This film had ten minutes of exposition, followed by an hour and a half of mindless zombie mayhem. So, naturally, it was pretty fucking good. It’s also a loving homage to classic films with Evil Dead references, Edgar Wright camera work and Indiana Jones quoting.
And the best part is that it’s subtitled so I got to feel like I was culturally bettering myself. When in reality, I watched a man have sex while pooping and then a woman’s head gets torn off.
This is number nine of thirty. My list so far:
1. Monster A-Go Go
2. Night of the Zombies
3. City of the Walking Dead
4. Chopping Mall
5. Red Sands
6. Ghost Ship
8. House of the Devil
9. Dead Snow
Anyone have some great suggestions?
I had a small week this week. A much too small week this week. A week so small that it’s already killing me. I’m already breaking into sweats waiting for my next fix. I need help. Help me.
Though my haul was small, the quality was pretty high.
The Siege: Cabal didn’t do much, but it’s only a prologue for the Siege miniseries. Doesn’t really excite me for it though. The Sentry finally kicked some ass though. For someone who is supposedly the strongest force in the universe, it was nice to see him do something right for a change.
Dark Avengers Annual #1 was another steady Bendis penned comic. Superhero fights rogue superhero, ya dig? I enjoyed the artwork, although it did seem like the heroes were a little lumpy. Like, not exactly in tip top shape. Am I wrong?
Once again Sweet Tooth #4 was absolutely amazing. That’s the problem with a post-apocalyptic comic that is well written and understated. You never have moments where a Nazi robot fights a chimpanzee. And if you want to win the made up award I give away each week, you’re gonna need to do that. In lieu of that, here’s a nice little spread of a man’s face getting bashed in. I hope you enjoy it.
But the comic that owned my life was Ed Brubaker’s Marvels Project #4. Brubaker’s retelling of the history of the Marvel Universe has been amazing thus far, and this one kept up the pace. The issue was mostly a set-up for next week when (GASP!) Captain America will be born! Marvels Project also provides Americans with the greatest pick up you could ever use:
I defy any woman to turn down a man who says, “I’m John Steele and I kill Nazis. Who the hell are you?” Would you?