Villains of the Week: Marvel and the entire American news media for spoiling the end of Civil War #2 the morning before it came out and anyone had a chance to buy it, much less read it.
Villain: Anyone claiming to be a Spider-Man fan who was surprised by the “spoiler,” which had already been effectively revealed in the last issue of Amazing Spider-Man.
Hero: Mark Millar for dedicating precious energy to coordinate a series of auctions benefitting Crohn’s research. I know people with Crohn’s and if I’ve learned anything from knowing them, it’s that time and energy are precious commodities to people who are usually struggling just to get through the day. Mark has a personal interest in seeing a cure developed for Crohn’s, but he could easily be doing what I’m sure he sometimes feels like doing: curling up in a ball and wishing he were dead just to stop the pain. Mark’s a hero for working through that and trying to find a way to help. Special mentions: Prof. John Hermon-Taylor for devoting his life to finding a cure, as well as any of the entertainment people who contributed items to Mark’s auctions.
Villain: Rome, Georgia prosecutors for drawing up yet another indictment to replace the one that Gordon Lee’s lawyers filed motions against last month. I don’t understand but about a tenth of what’s going on, but for crying out loud… enough already.
Hero: Peter Parker Kirkman, for successfully making the transition from womb to world and changing the lives of Robert Kirkman and his wife. It’s late recognition (he was born a couple of months ago), but we’re just finding out about it now. Happy first Father’s Day, Robert!