Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 1: Isn’t it Bromantic by Joe Kelly

Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 1: Isn't it BromanticSpider-Man/Deadpool, Vol. 1: Isn’t it Bromantic by Joe Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well that was surprisingly really fun.
I much prefer puns and slightly intellectual jokes to Deadpool’s brand of risque humor, but this one made me snicker to myself a lot.

The story follows Deadpool in his attempts to befriend Spiderman, who quit the Avengers for some vague reason I don’t get. Of course, since this is Deadpool, his ulterior motives have ulterior motives, so things are fairly complicated.
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Review: Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction (Writer), Chip Zdarsky (Artist)

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird TrickSex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was…different.
It starts out like this coming-of-age story about the first time Suzie cleaned her fur coat.
But.
Unlike the rest of us, she didn’t just twitch and sigh.
Time stopped.
Of course, she assumes that’s what happens to everyone when they rub one out, and spends a good portion of her adolescence trying to figure out how to delicately ask someone else how the whole clam digging/time stopping thing works.
Awkward.

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By the time little Suzie grows up, she’s finally figured out that this isn’t what normally happens when you scrape the cheese off the taco. So, she’s just sort of floating along…living life, flicking her bean, stopping time, and working in a library.
And then she meets Jon.

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OMG! When Jon unclogs the drain, he has the same power as Suzie!

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Which, obviously, leads to a deep and meaningful relationship. I mean, that is a pretty special talent those two crazy kids have, and it’s not like they can share their feelings and experiences with most of the people they run into, right?

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So, what do you do when you’re young, in love, and have the ability to stop the world every time you polish your wedding ring?
Rob a bank! Duh.
And how well does that turn out for them, you ask?
Not as well as you might think, since there are apparently a group of people who police this sort of behavior among their kind. I know! Whodathunkit?!
Anyway, they call themselves…The Sex Police.
There are puns a-plenty in this sucker.

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But there’s more to Suzie & Jon’s story than just a little B&E.
Now, I’m not going to spill the whole story, but I’ll give you a taste…

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*crickets chirping*
Anyhoo. If you’d like to learn more about why Jon is taking a dump in his boss’ office plant, then you should definitely pick this one up.

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Review: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together by Nick Spencer , Steve Lieber (Illustrations)

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 1: Getting the Band Back TogetherThe Superior Foes of Spider-Man Volume 1: Getting the Band Back Together by Nick Spencer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

So I had to read this one, because every other word out of Jeff’s mouth is Sweaty Hippo Manboobs, and I needed to find out what the hell he was talking about.
Me: How you been lately, Jeff?
Jeff: Sweaty Hippo Manboobs!
Me: Read anything good lately?
Jeff: Sweaty Hippo Manboobs!
Me: Mrs. Jeff doing ok?
Me: She’s fine, thanks. Sweaty Hippo Manboobs!

And now I understand.
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If you can’t read the text, suck it up and find the comic.
It’s worth it.

Alrighty, this one had been so hyped up to me that I actually had it for several days, before I got the courage to read it.
Unlike some people (Sara & Mike), I don’t actually enjoy destroying people’s lives with my podcast! Mainly, because I don’t have a podcast.
Kidding! I love these guys! Go check them out, but pay no attention to their opinion of my beloved Power Couple.

But back to the book at hand.
So, there I was, all scared to turn the pages…
And, at first?
I wasn’t wetting my pants the way I thought I would. But after a while, I noticed that I was letting out these little chuckles. All the time.
Every page, a new giggle.
So, no, I wasn’t folded over praying my bladder held up, but I was constantly grinning.
Fine.
There may have been several real snort-guffaws that came out of me, but those were tempered by the ladylike smile that was plastered on my face.
So…those don’t count.
I thought this was going to be something so in-your-face funny, but it turned out to be (for me) something more subtle than I was expecting.
There’s an actual story that goes along with all the puns!
And it was so good!

Fred Meyers is Boomerang.
Did you know that? Cause off the top of my head, I had no idea.
I didn’t even know the guy’s real name, much less want to read a title told from his perspective.
In case you were wondering, he’s an ass.
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Fred’s the guy who blames all of his problems on someone else.
He’s a whiner, a loser, a horrible friend, and an even worse partner.
But by the end of this, I just couldn’t get enough of him!
And it wasn’t just Boomerang that makes Superior Foes worth it.
The entire cast of D-list villains were so well written!
And when Luke Cage and Iron Fist show up? Hilarious!

The plot rests on a heist job with the Sinister Six.
Ok, there’s only Five of them, but that lends them an air of mystery.
That sixth villain could be anyone!
That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it…
The heist itself was much more twisty-turny than I was originally anticipating, and the fact that it had several good GOTCHA! moments to it, was an unexpected bonus for me.

Highly Recommended!

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