Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dethklock Versus Goon and....!

The comic of the week , in a week with some really great releases is Dethklok Versus The Goon. Dethklock is an uber funny cartoon that has been airing on Cartoon Network for a couple of years - think Spinal Tap times one hundred! The Goon, for those of you that aren't already reading this title from Dark Horse created, written and drawn by Eric Powell, is a hilarious hillbilly zombie romp, so Powell pairing his character with Dethklok is a total no-brainer for high octane fun. This one shot doesn't hit a wrong note and is also a great introduction to both of these fine entertainments.

The second issue of Doug Mahnke's stint as artist on Green Lantern also came out today and anyone who think they just need to get the main Blackest Night mini series to follow what's going on with this event, is wrong because Green Lantern, also written by Blackest Night mastermind Geoff Johns, is essential to the big things happening within Blackest Night (sorry to be such an evil capitalist, but it is that good and the art is at the head of the class in superhero renderings and action)!
A little known comic character called Spider-Man sees the release of his six hundredth issue today and even though in my opinion since the rebooting of Amazing Spider-Man with Brand New Day and all the lameness that came with that, this 600th issue is fat-packed with over one hundred pages of great comics. John Romita Jr. does the main sixty-two page story with one of my favorite villains Doctor Octopus, but the other short stories within are also entertaining (Stan Lee writes the second one with artist Marcos Martin).
The Incredible Hulk issue 600 also arrived today and
it's another big anniversary issue featuring the more than usual page count of artist Ed McGuinness doing his great Hulk / Red Hulk smashfest. Stan Lee also writes a story in this issue. Fun comics to keep those of us not going to the big San Diego comic convention (starting today through Sunday) entertained for hours (and no crowds to swim upstream into)!


Andrea Walter said...

I need that goon issue!!!

Ralph Mathieu said...

Yes you do, it's in your file!

Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!