Friday, January 22, 2016

Madman Three-In-One

That’s right, three comics in one review. No extra charge.

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1
Writer: Skottie Young
Artist: Filipe Andrade
Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Review: Madman

Groot, Rocket, Skottie Young . . . doesn’t matter. Sign me up. A “resistance is futile” moment if I’ve ever had one. I’m talking “almost forcing me to ‘woot’ on social media” level. Doesn’t matter, Marvel hit a home run with this brain child right here. Two of the most popular Marvel characters in the biz currently . . . I think they even made a movie with these characters. Doesn’t matter, Skottie Young gets my dollar every time with his epic variant covers. I don’t always variant cover, but when I do, I Skottie Young all day. Doesn’t matter, not even a little bit.

Highlights include: the new Guardians of the Galaxy, a mouse-like Rocket named Pockets, a Groot-like bushman named Shrub (and yes he “I am Shrub”s), Lord Rakzoon, and a feral graffitied Groot. Doesn’t matter.

Writer: Joe Kelly
Penciler: Ed McGuinness
Inker: Mark Morales
Color: Jason Keith

I’ve been waiting for this book for so long. Some people don’t care for Spider-Man’s corny one liners, but I am proudly not one of those people. Some people don’t care for Deadpool’s diarrhea of the mouth, but again I am not one of those people. In fact those very things are probably . . . not probably definitely what endears the aforementioned characters to my heart above all others. Not only can both aforementioned characters save the world, but they can lay down some serious burns, especially Deadpool. I counted no less then 3 dick jokes in this very issue. It was weird . . . Spider-Man and dick jokes aren’t a usual combo. So if you’re one of those people who hate on Spidey, or Deadpool, or move to China, you should steer clear of this title...unless you’re seeking redemption for treading on Stan Lee’s prodigal son. Back and forth one liners all day long and all issue long.

Highlights include but are not limited to: Spidey-n-Deadpool in Hell, Deadpool steals brains from the morgue and injects them into Mindless ones, dick jokes, M.O.D.O.K gets a sponge bath, Bamfs, Hydro-Man, and levitating kittens. Definitely, no matter how ridiculous it is, this is my favorite comic I’ve read all year.

I got the variant edition with the above cover, and it’s certainly my favorite non-Skottie Young cover of the year so far. Simply because it made me laugh out loud . . . oh, that silly Deadpool . . . Super excited for the future of this title.

Deadpool issue Tres Punto Uno
Escritores: Brian Posehn y Gerry Duggan
Ilustrador: Scott Koblish
Colorista: Nick Filardi

This entire issue is in Spanish. Apparently it’s all about a Mexican version of Deadpool. My brain started hurting trying to figure out what was going on, my Spanish being not so good…except the bad words, I’m solid there. The one word in English was corndogs. I’m not upset about this minor quirk, in fact I’m happy to have forked over the $4 because it’s hilariously annoying.
Probably the first and last time I give Marvel props for being A-holes.

The cover for this bad boy is in my top 10 Deadpool covers for sure . . . well it would be if I had such a list.
Highlights include . . . Mexican Deadpool uses a machete instead of a katana, Deadpool rides a leopard-printed chopper with a side car. A leopard rides in the side car, the leopard wears aviator goggles. Until I find a translator that’s pretty much all I can tell ya.

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