Lazarus #6, Lobster Johnson – Get The Lobster #1
What more can I possibly say about Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus series that I haven’t already said half a dozen times in these Who’s Getting What posts? In the current comic market, where more and more titles look and feel increasingly stale– Lazarus continues to be a breath of fresh air issue after issue. As long as this trend continues, I will gladly pay the $2.99 for the pleasure/privilege of the reading experience.
I stopped supporting the majority of the Hellboy Universe titles years ago. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing… But I do know the only character I’ve stuck with religiously (out of all Mike Mignola’s creations) has been Lobster Johnson– simply because I’ve enjoyed the hell of out of every Lobster mini-series… Making Lobster Johnson – Get The Lobster #1 an easy buy for me this week. (Psst… Tonci Zonjic’s art alone is worth the cover price.)
Minimum Wage #2, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #8
The return of Bob Fingerman’s Minimum Wage at Image was a very pleasant surprise. Having read the Trades for the original 90s series a long, long time ago, I was compelled to give the resurrected series’ first issue a shot. Thankfully, it did not suck. In fact, reading it made me quite nostalgic in the best possible way. I’m definitely getting Issue #2!
About a week or two ago a reader asked me on Twitter what I thought of Superior Foes of Spider-Man… Since I’d made my feelings about the Superior Spider-Man series extremely clear. Sadly, I didn’t have an answer for the question– since I haven’t read any. There was a time, very long ago, when my not reading a Spider-man comic would have been unthinkable… But now that I see Nick Spencer is the writer of SFoSM, I realize why I’ve probably avoided it: I haven’t enjoyed any of Spencer’s Marvel work that I’ve read. But what the hell, I’ll give this week’s Superior Foes of Spider-Man #8 a chance. Why the fuck not? It certainly can’t be any worse than Superior Spider-Man… Can it?