First up, in old comic reading news, I just finished Ed Brubaker's 16-issue run of "Deadenders". This was yet another awesome Brubaker title whose ending was absolutely bittersweet as it makes you feel nostalgic reading the final panel. Only Brubaker can mix a post-apocalyptic world with Vespas and make it cool without venturing into Grant Morrison indulgence. If you leave the book without anything good to say about it, you cannot deny the fact that Brubaker gives a great message to the youth:
DON'T DO DRUGS...
...BECAUSE THEY MAKE YOU CONSTIPATED.
In more current comics, Mr Wade Wilson aka Deadpool is kicking ass in the Thunderbolts, but he is shining in the X-Force/Cable crossover "Messiah War". Chris Yost delivers brilliance with a hilarious Deadpool moment after Wolverine stabs him in the brain with his claws:
Oh, you zany mutants. Moving along, we have the Fantastic Four at Reed's cousin's house at some country in Europe. Great foreshawdowing at the end of the issue, but the whole issue was jam-packed with weird monster action. At the end of the book is the gem of the issue, though. Reed does a bad-ass thing where he super stretches his arm to cold-clock his cousin in the grill. The panel was originally looked like this:
But in my head it looked more like this:
Gangsta, Dr. Richards. Very Gangsta.