Uncle Manhammer here with another edition of Seth Talks Comics. As of this writing, it’s Wednesday, as we’ve talked before, that means new comic book day. Except for this week, there isn’t anything I want. See, I’m getting to the point where I’m getting tired of the Big Two. The last Marvel title I bought was X-Men Grand Design and I only got that because the art looked interesting.
I did buy the most recent issues of Batman, but that was only because I liked the idea of Batman and Superman having a double date with Catwoman and Lois Lane. I didn’t give a shit about what world ending crisis they’re facing, and after the disappointment that Doomsday Clock has been so far I just can’t bring myself to care. I mean, next year it’ll be something else, and then something else… the status quo never changes in the Big Two, and right now that kind of stability is boring to me.
I’m kinda getting a hard-on for Image again. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved the Savage Dragon, especially how it keeps moving. Changes mean something. Back in times past, when Uncle Manhammer was married, he had a sweet Savage Dragon collection. I had every issue and subsequent “Larsen-verse” (I don’t know what the hell to call Erik Larsen’s universe… but the characters he created…) mini-series up till Savage Dragon #126. Then Mrs. Manhammer decided she wanted a Night Elf Druid to tongue punch her fart box while I wasn’t home so I had to leave and sell all my shit to pay for divorcing the whore. And just so you know that hasn’t affected how any of my following relationships have turned out nor my view on women in general.
But I digress…
I’ve got a pretty sweet run going on The Savage Dragon again, mostly missing a few books from the 150s to the 190s. I hope to have my collection back up to snuff within the year.
I picked up the first Invincible Compendium. Finished it in two days. Ordered the second. I’m currently trying to read it sparingly since the third and final one won’t be out until June (I think). To break it down, the first compendium had 48 issues in it if I’m remembering correctly, and the second is 50 issues. And that’s with random tie-in books… so I think I’m about 60 issues in. The book is like crack. Reminds me of the old Spider-Man stories from the Lee/Ditko/Romita era. Basically meaning they’re a lot of fun.
So yeah, I don’t really have a whole lot going on this week, but I needed to fill space. Next week you can look forward to my disappointment in Doomsday Clock #3 and my joy at getting Jughead: The Hunger #3. Seriously, whoever decided to start this Archie Horror line was a genius. I will watch Jughead turn into a werewolf and eat Riverdale for as long as they’ll make that book.
Go do something productive with your lives.