Comic Reviews 01/18/2017

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Deadpool the Duck #2 (of 5)

What do you get when you take one cynical anthropomorphic duck (named Howard) and cross it with the smelliest (and most annoying) mercenary in the Marvel Universe? DEADPOOL THE DUCK! When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control of the cutest mercenary the Marvel Universe has ever seen! Brought to you with words by Stuart Moore (CLOAK & DAGGER, THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE Novel) and art by Jacopo Camagni (DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS).

This series is weird.  Not bad weird, not yet, anyway, but it’s firmly in the weird category.  I’m mostly concerned about whether Deadpool is really going to make a cap out of Rocket Raccoon or not.  100% here for the Game of Thrones jokes.  We can add Game of Thrones jokes to anything at the moment considering my love-hate relationship with the series is currently set to hate.

 

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Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3

Aphra’s hunt for the Ordu Aspectu has led to the last place she wants to be…an Imperial encampment! The good doctor, her deadly droids and her Wookiee companion are in for trouble…

We need to take more time to acknowledge the WOC in the Star Wars expanded universe.  And by we, I mean LucasFilms.  And by acknowledge I mean they need to start showing up in the movies.  If I see one more post with Padme, Leia, Rey, and Jyn again tagged as the ladies of Star Wars as if they are the only women in the Star Wars universe, I might chuck a book at someone.  I don’t hold the graphics makers entirely responsible.  People shouldn’t have to be invested in the expanded universe just to get some WOC.  I hold LucasFilms entirely responsible.

Anyway, Doctor Aphra is amazing, and I love how its tying together so much using a comic exclusive character.  It’s really a thing of beauty, and the plot is quickly becoming more engrossing than the Poe Dameron series.  That I am still thinking about dropping after last week’s fiasco, so the bar was admittedly set kind of low on that one.

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Harley Quinn #12

“JOKER LOVES HARLEY” part two! Don’t ship Joker and Harley too hard! In this issue, the “reformed” Joker deceives Harley, and when that happens, she goes for his throat!

Let’s be real here, DC.  I don’t give a rat’s ass that the Joker loves Harley, and I certainly don’t ship it.  In fact, the only thing I want to see happening between the two of them is her finishing what she started in this one.  Honestly.  Give it a rest already.   I had to get the alternate cover for this one just because it didn’t say Joker loves Harley on it.

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Black Panther: World of Wakanda #3

DORA MILAJE NO MORE! T’Challa betrays all of Wakanda, forcing Ayo and Aneka to make the biggest decision of their lives…

Girlfriends on vacation is the best trend to ever come to comics.  It’s so wonderful, I’m not entirely sure anything else happened in this issue.  Yup.  Just girlfriends on vacation being happy together.  As a matter of fact, Harley Quinn should try this tactic again.  I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I would rather read one hundred issues of Harley and Ivy on vacation together instead of one more issue of Joker trying to win Harley back by being “reformed.”  Anyway, World of Wakanda has girlfriends on vacation.

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