Saturday, April 18, 2009

Incognito #3 and Godland #27

Written by Ed Brubaker and Joe Casey
Art by Sean Phillips and Tom Scioli

So here are two books that on the surface have absolutely nothing in common. One is a hyper-kinetic cosmic space adventure and strange cross between a loving homage and slight parody of all things Jack Kirby. The other is an intelligent series working in the realm of gritty anti-hero comics and the pulps.

But they do have a lot in common:
1. They have somewhat sporadic release schedules.
2. They are remarkably consistent in their quality (I'm going to basically act like all Brubaker/Phillips titles are one and the same - this book belongs in the Sleeper to Criminal continuum).
3. These are both books that were good this month, but didn't impress me enough that I would have much to say about them if reviewed independently. They were more than placeholders, as both did a lot to advance their plots, but ultimately, I didn't have much to say about them, but didn't want to skip reviewing them, since they are both highly enjoyable.

I am wondering though, after Nickelhead made his demands in Godland, is Obama going to be in the next issue? I hope comic stores are laying in an extra 50 000 copies....

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