I may have been a bit meh on my comics last week, but holy cats! This week was a bounty of awesome! I picked up a lot of books this week and lot of them were my favorites. My biggest problem? What to read first.
A lot of my friends read the books they're looking forward to the most last. Kind of like ending on a high note, building anticipation, blah blah blah. I'm a child of the interwebz: I like my gratification instantaneous. Forget anticipation or suspense, I WANT MY COMICS *grabby hands* I know that makes me sound like a spoiled child, but it's really about excitement. I love what I love, and I want to be with it as soon as humanly possible. I don't know, how do you guys read your books?
But no matter what order I read my books in, this was the Best Stuff:
Saga #10 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The first words of this issue: "Please. Keep reading." Like you could pay me to stop reading this book. Look, I know that "Saga" gets a lot of love. Like, a LOT a lot. But it really is deserved. What I love about this series, what makes it really work for me is the crazy, epic action alongside beautiful heart-warming moments. And there's a lot of that going on in this issue. The issue culminates in a giant explosion with unintended parties getting caught in the crossfire, and the narration over the scene is about the collateral damage of break ups. The whole thing just hits you right in the feels.
Thor: God of Thunder # 5 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic
Marvel does a lot of double shipping. So I don't know if "Thor" was late or just on a regular monthly schedule. All I know is I feel like it's been forever since the last issue. And I really needed my Thor fix. This comic is just freaking awesome, and so METAL!!! In this issue we get closer look at Gorr, the God Butcher. It's been fantastic watching Young Thor, Regular Thor, and Old King Thor fighting the same seemingly unbeatable foe. But seeing Thor and Old King Thor fighting alongside each other this week was almost too much for my poor heart to handle. MORE PLEASE!
Captain Marvel #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela, and Filipe Andrade
I love Carol Danvers. One of the reasons I love Carol Danvers is that no one and no thing is going to tell her what she can and cannot do. It doesn't matter if it's Captain America, her doctors, or the scary brain lesion that's wrecking havoc on her superheroing. And that exactly what this issue was all about. Also the little kid is just too freaking adorable, I can't stand it!
See you next week!