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As Incredible Iron Man comes to an end, just in time for the Marvel NOW relaunch, Pepper gets… a moment. I'm not exactly sure how far those suds go down…

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We get possible tales of the future from Franklin in the final issue of FF until, you know, the Marvel NOW relaunch, but I really hope they give us Naked Thing, Torch, Franklin, Leech and the Impossible Man at some point, even if the future keeps getting rewritten.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

Avengers still has room for a last hurrah in November, as Brian goes about putting his toys back in the box in the way that he found them. The Vision rebuilt, Wonder Man a bit more normal and as for the Wasp… well it looks like she shrunk quite a long way…

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

This is totally how my four year old Alice would act if she was a superhero. Hell, she thinks she is so I get this every day.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

All Star Western isn't doing a Death Of The Family crossover this month. But it might as well do. A clown who chops his victims up giving the clown smiles, while being hunted by Doctor Arkham for his new mental institution? It's going to have to die in one way or another. Look, he's killing a father, that's got to count as a death in the family…

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Although I have to confess this scene and the one that follows it freaked me out far more, courtesy of Let's Play God from IDW.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

So vampires can smell sex can they? Lovely. How very Twilight. And another reason, I suppose why all vampires should stay away from Wolverine, especially this week because;

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He's just a hairy sweaty furball isn't he? Seriously now Wolverine, I know this is a MAX book, and you're in Japan, but there are some cliches we could do without. Iron Man, Wolverine, anyone else getting some action this week?

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Wonder Girl, hello there, lovely to see you, it seems you are getting your own Zero issue in Teen Titans even though it has 13 written on the front. And I must say, you look well rested, considering how lumpy that bed must be with all those coins in it.

And I've already talked about Journey Into Mystery #645 but this deserved a spot. A fan letter, in the final issue from Tom Hiddleston.

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Crikey indeed. Seems everyone's reading Journey Into Mystery today. Even the folks over at Boom's Bravest Warriors #1.

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Yeah, that's not in mint condition anymore.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

Maybe I'm prejudiced, but I'm still having problems with the Justice League Dark version of John Constantine. "Old Wanker"? A bit like The Inbetweeners' "Bus Wankers" I'm not convinced, if anything it should be used with a subtext of respect, but not here it seems.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

And in Amazing Spider-Man we learn that the Nu Hobgoblin uses his equipment for more than the usual night-time activity. Seriously, anyone who finds a Hobgoblin weapons cache should think twice before putting the Hobgoblin gloves on. Sticky, sticky gloves. Might attract a vampire.

Fifteen Thoughts About Fifteen Comics

In Talon #1, we see what must surely be this year's gift for all DC Comics employees. If not, there will be riots.

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And Ultimate Captain America discovers that his new role may be a little more of the desk job than he is used to. Who is his deputy anyway? It's not Sarah Palin is it?

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Courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, who will be doing this kind of thing next week;

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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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