Marvel 1985 (Millar/Edwards) was a nice bit of fun and surprise, and part of me was expecting Spider Man in his usual PJs. This comic book has been a fun romp wallowing in its own classic comicness, and still brings a smile to my face as the boy Toby runs into one legend after another. The biggest of all shows up, setting the stakes higher than ever! I hope Millar brings a good conclusion to this story, as of right now, I’m afraid the ending might be a bit rushed. Edwards seemed to be especially on top of his game this issue!
Runaways (Moore/Ramos) is still my favorite book out, and Moores grasp of these kids is solid. The super hero hi-jinks is still balanced nicely with the youthful drama, and makes sure the team dynamic is still the reason to read this book. Ramos is not for everybody, but I’m enjoying him despite the occasional unclear panel or two.
Madame Xanadu (Wagner/Hadley) pulled me back in last issue, and continued to keep my interest perked this month as well. What’s up with the Phantom Stranger? I keep getting the feeling he is Destiney of the Endless from Sandman. Wagner is keeping me interested enough come back next month, though I’m considering waiting for the trade on this. On the other hand, Hadley is an artist I’d love to see on other books, (Runaways maybe?=P).
In other comic news, RIP Minx comics. It seemed inevitable, but it’s always sad to see a ship go down. Also, I got my hands on some random Green Arrow (Year One and the Kevin Smith story)! Huzzah!