Right. First things first…
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, about these reviews that I usually do on Thursday nights… I’m just gonna go ahead and not do any this week.
Yeah yeah, I know, but the fact of the matter is that a late comics day always throws me off, so I’m just going to put on my Procrastination Hat and blow it off ’til next week. After all, while I’ve picked up everything from this week…
…I haven’t actually read anything aside from Amazing Spider-Man, which was fun, Captain Britain and MI13, which was awesome, and what I think might actually be the first appearance of Arm Fall-Off Boy of the 21st Century. And really, folks: You can probably just fill in the blanks this time, so let’s just assume that this week’s issue of The Goon was really good and had some parts that were funny and some parts that were scary.
There are, however a couple of things that I wanted to mention.
First up, The Batman Strikes! #47. If you read Rachelle Goguen’s Living Between Wednesdays–and you should, she’s great–then you’ve probably already seen this one, but in this issue, writer and Friend of the ISB Josh Elder, of Mail Order Ninja fame, cast Rachelle, Dave Campbell and Randy Lander as cops in the GCPD. Rachelle’s got the panel up at her blog, and while I’ll admit that she’s got the best job out of the four of us, I would like to point out that while I get to gear up the SWAT team, Campbell pretty much just gets to dial the phone for Jim Gordon.
Long-time readers will no doubt realize that this is a pretty momentous occasion for me, as it means that I am now in-continuity in three–count ’em, three—comics universes, which beats even Access by a good margin.
And no, smart-guy, despite the resemblance, the hefty, unshaven guy on the left isn’t me, it’s Harvey Bullock. Both Phil and my mother assumed otherwise.
This would be because Phil and my mother are jerks.
If your need for fresh Sims content needs something a little more tangible, though, I’d suggest this:
In addition to having a cover and interview featuring ISB Celebrity Crush Blair Butler–as opposed to the last issue, which featured a cover and interview featuring ISB Celebrity Crush Matt Fraction–there are few bits of never-before-seen comedy from yours truly on Page 22 in the time-honored Funny List format.
I’ve mentioned before that I think Tim Leong is doing some great stuff with his magazine, which talks about comics in a way that usually manages to be funny, smart and charming, and I’m glad I could be a part of it, even if it’s brief.
Er, by which I mean that my contribution’s brief–it tops out at a mere 151 words, and spacewise only takes up around 0.39% of the magazine–not that I’m going to be the kiss of death for CF that I was for the late, lamented CRACKED. Man. That went from triumphant to depressing pretty quick.
Probably best to start over. Short version: New issue of Comic Foundry‘s out, it’s good, I wrote something for it, it’s short, Blair Butler’s a Pretty Girl.
Now go read some comics, wouldja?