I still have a ton of stuff I have yet to read this week so I only got around to reading 6 books from other publishers. It is interesting to me that in six books we encompass Image, IDW, Dark Horse and Dynamite.
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Before I jump into the books this week I received my inaction Batman and Robin figures made by Aardman studios, famous for Wallace and Gromit. I have fallen in love with these figures, they are hilarious and absolutely the best collectible I have picked up in a long, long time. I now find that that normal action figures have less and less appeal to me, but this type of stuff is hilarious.
Invincible #102 by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley is still a rock solid and entertaining series even over 100 issues into it. The great thing about an independent book like this is the story has to move forward. Mark is growing older and life events continue to have an impact on what happens in his life. Therefore it just seems to be a natural event when Mark asks Eve to marry him and she says yes. Also within this issue the sub plot that Mark is genetically related to the former ruler of the Viltrum race, which means his father is the hereditary king of their race. The current ruler tries to kill Omni-Man and would have succeeded but for the rest of the people. So now Mark is getting married and essentially a Prince of the Viltrum race. We won’t get a new writer who will wipe away all of this with a deal with the devil.
Highway #4 (of 4) by John Byrne was a fun little mini-series. In many ways I think John made this story too convoluted as who struck who and what the heck was that all about, was too often part of my read of issue #4. It may read better as a trade and was some of John’s best current artwork.
Don’t buy it.