The theme this week seems to be those amazing animals, as the ronin rabbit Usagi Yojimbo reaches its 100th issue at Dark Horse, Fantagraphics debuts the high-end and killer-looking Beasts hardcover, and Marvel brings us the triumphant return of Spider-Ham!
Yes, that’s right … Spider-Ham! I don’t know what else I can say beyond that. Let’s hear from the rest of the Blog@ crew … or from Tom, anyway …
Tom Bondurant’s Pick of the Week
Batman and the Mad Monk #6 (of 6). It’s been a great year with Matt Wagner’s two Batman-vs.-monsters miniseries. Both were inspired by Golden Age stories, but neither succumbed to nostalgia for its own sake. Instead, Mad Monk especially reinterpreted its horrific villains to make them scary for today. I can’t wait for more Matt Wagner Batman.
JK Parkin’s Pick of the Week
As tempted as I am to go for Beasts, I have to give the nod to Usaji Yojimbo #100. It’s one of the most consistently excellent comics out there, and it’s great to see a black-and-white title about a samurai rabbit that’s been published by several different publishers over the years still bringing this level of quality every month. Hats off to Stan Sakai for this milestone.
So what are you looking forward to? Check out Diamond’s list and let us know!