32 Thoughts About 31 Of Today's Comics – For Deadpool, Batgirl And Avengers Standoff, It's All About What They Remember


Seduction Of The Innocent #4 knows the truth. And X Thoughts About X Of Today's Comics has no intent veer from that plan. Brutal and ugly, here we go.


Mercury Heat creates a safe space for dealing with The Crossed. No trigger warnings, no trigger pullings…

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Not so much at Deadly Class... eyes wide open I'm afraid…


While Crossed-creator Garth Ennis A Train Called Love #6 also seems to have a little Crossed advice to share….


It may be possible that only Deadpool would bring a cat box to a decapitation. ISIS should take notes, it just adds a note of surreality. Anyway, Deadpool is getting his memories back….


So is Batgirl….st

So are the captives of Pleasant Hill in Avengers Standoff: Alpha #1. With the folk in Titans Hunt doing similar, potentially leading into a DC Rebirth and revealing a JSA who was there all along, will 2016 be the year that everyone gets their memories back?


Okay, not everyone. And some people remember, they just aren't saying.


Since Reed and Sue what, Johnny? The Human Torch appears in Guardians Of The Infinity to visit the Thing with a classic Lee/Kirby gag, but rather frustrates us all….

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Another Castle #1… written by Comics Alliance EIC Andrew Wheeler, so… this is a parallel for Isaac Perlmutter, right? Right?


Regular Show #33 crosses over with Uncanny X-Men in a rather surprising move as you can go directly from this page…


…to this one without missing a beat.

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Though other hot beverages are available. #PortlandPriorities in Stumptown #9.


Prophet: Earth War #2 is a rich world portray with lush care and diligence and… spirits who are clearly distracted by it all so they can't offer a command until it's too late to stop the momentum of a falling blade.



Midnighter takes on the Suicide Squad and Deadshot with a little teasing about his own intellectual property. See that's what happens when you buy another publisher with a history of knocking off your own characters, the analogs just pile up. Nevertheless, it is a rather beautiful book. With Batgirl as well today, DC Comics would have had a lock on the best looking suprhero comics on the stands today if it wasn't for…IMG_0018

The first issue of the new Black Widow from Samnee and Waid is a beautifully choreographed chase scene in heaven as it is on earth with a handy SHIELD operative to sledgehammer it home in text…. IMG_0019 Sabretooth gene-shames a Dark Rider in Uncanny X-Men – which, to be fair also looks damn fine when Greg Land gets to separate out those figures with heavy lines.

While Spider-Man sees racial outters dealing with their own #PrimeWorldProblems.


While Vampirella #1 also gets outed on-line. With slightly less positive coverage – though it depends on your point of view I guess. But it my just give a little motivation to change a look…


And this, for Dejah Thoris, is her winter wear.

IMG_0027Something Green Lantern is coming face to face with as well, when your dimensional counterpart goes toe to toe with you, trying to replace you. Peter Parker handles this better. But is this what all the DC #50 comics are going to be like? Characters confronting their very literal metatextual past? We know Pre-52 Superman is making a visit in Superman's own title after all…

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So Avengers Standoff has a Whisperer, The Walking Dead has The Whisperers, New Avengers has W.H.I.S.P.E.R… its all getting rather quiet.

IMG_0030Bruce Wayne gives his end of year appraisal of all his Robins in Batman & Robin Eternal.

Triple Zero continues to be just the very best droid possible as Darth Vader gets bogged down in politics and procedure. Darth does like to light saber through the red tape….

Or, you know, the next Alderaan…. Omega Men also wants to play with the droids.IMG_0033

Isn't that nice? The men are letting the women be in charge… from A-Force.


I suppose there are worse ways to be though… from Bob's Burgers #9

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Heaven is a suburb in The Life After: Exodus #4 as a meeting does not go well for Hemingway.

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Follow Penny's adventures in bad decisionville in Lucky Penny. Get the irony about two seconds in. 



Army of Darkness: Furious Road #1 gives you one of the wereboys. Yes, that's what I;m calling them. Join me.


Go go power euphemisms in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1. Well, it's another use for the costumes..


Hilary won, right? Right? Giant Days #2 gets as topical as it can be.

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics in London, hosting a Transformers signing and a Life Drawing Class in weeks to come…


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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