World War Hulks #1, Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #7, S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, Deadpool & Cable #25, Turf #1, Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #6, Uncanny X-Men #523, and an all new non-comic related ASK RU!
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World War Hulks #1 – this book sucked! If you haven’t yet DO NOT BUY IT. Instead of being a book about World War Hulks, you know the Hulk event happening right now, it’s a stupid anthology book with maybe 3 of the 6 stories being worthwhile. Read the last story “Stupid Champagne Room” in your comic book shop as a lead in for Hulked Out Heroes.
Vengeance Of The Moon Knight #7 – I am not going to even try and pretend that I bought this for any other reason than Deadpool was on the cover. But if Marvel is trying to use a popular character to get people to read new books, it worked. I dropped the previous Moon Knight series after he moved to Mexico, it just wasn’t doing it for me anymore, but this one issue made me go online and find the first six (already in the mail). Read this book.
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – I am beginning to think that maybe Hickman isn’t my cup of tea, first I drop Secret Warriors and now S.H.I.E.L.D really did not impress me. I will give this some more issues, but I have already read Planetary and I hope that this offers something new besides complications for the sake of it.
Deadpool & Cable #25 – Maybe one of my favorite single issues of 2010 so far. A great cap to the Cable series, a great cap to the Cable & Deadpool series, a fantastic fill in the gaps issue between X-Men 200 and 205 (death of Cable – Cable rescuing Hope). Duane Swerczynski shows again that he can write the hell out of Deadpool (see Messiah War) and if he ever wants a limited series or to take over the main on-going Marvel should let him.
Turf #1 – I picked this up based on a recommendation from Thefourthman at theouthousers.com and I must say that it was entertaining and I’ll give it another shot, but there are some problems with it. First, it is way to busy: for a first issue, too much happened and there are competing suspensions of disbeliefs all around. Second, Way to damn wordy, a comic book is not a novel with pictures. Finally, the art was off. It was difficult to tell who was who. The story, vampires vs. mobsters vs. aliens may end up being great, but for now it feels sloppy.
Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #6 – wonderful final issue to a limited series that had way more good than bad. I highly recommend this book to anyone even if you only have a limited grasp of Fables. Vertigo, cause I know you watch these vids, please keep putting out Cinderella minis.
Cowboy Ninja Viking#5 – yesterday I re-read all 5 issues of this in one sitting and they were still amazing the second time around. This book is original, quirky, funny, and exciting. I cannot stress enough that you should be reading this. There is a collection coming out soon that is priced great and I might double dip for it.
Uncanny X-Men #523 – I bring this up here at the end because I have a bet going on with a fellow reviewer at the Outhouse, Starlord, about the identity of Hope. I say that there is no way that she will be revealed as Jean Grey (read NOT JEAN GREY, she can still host the Phoenix entity) and he says that she is Jean Grey. I am so confidant that I am right that I have put up my self imposed exile and a little bit of my sexuality. The problem is that we can’t figure out what Starlord should bet, so please follow this link and make some suggestions.
ASK RU #3– from Big Sexxy Jude Terror “What are your top three favorite whiskies?”
A – Well, Jude, my ‘everyday’ whiskey is Jameson. For the price and the quality you just can’t go wrong, its smooth, but sot so smooth that you forget that you are drinking hard liquor, and I can usually afford a bottle. For more special occasions, I love me some Red Breast. It is oaky but not too much and I cannot bring myself to insult this drink with even one ice cube. But, the end all be al of what I can afford I love The Glenlivet. I know that it is not the best scotch in the world, but for some reason it holds a special place for me and its what I reach for on truly special days or when I really feel like I accomplished something.
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RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time. RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage. Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write. RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them. RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).
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