Marvel Solicitations On Crack
are incredibly bizarre this month. Graeme
already caught many of the most outlandish ones on his blog, but
here are some other snippets that amused me:
- ASTONISHING X-MEN #6: "After the events of issue #5 – and
its shocking return of a classic character – you MUST not miss another
issue!" (I have to buy it -- the solicitation
ordered me to do it!!)
- CABLE/DEADPOOL #8: "Can Deadpool find a way to stop Cable
from saving the world before Earth's Mightiest Heroes take a shot at
it? Probably not..." (I just love the resigned way it peters
at the end.)
- EXILES #53: "It’s up to the Exiles, the Avengers, and the
Fantastic Four to keep the Earth from becoming Ego Junior!"
(Simply because the idea of Ego Junior is almost as good as
- ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #3: "There’s something under the
Tunguska Wasteland, where a comet crashed a century ago. The Ultimates
and the X-Men have entered it from different sides, unaware of each
other—and unaware of what’s waiting for them. There’s something under
the Tunguska Wasteland, where a comet crashed a century ago."
(But is there something under the Tunguska Wasteland, where a comet
crashed a century ago?)
- SHE-HULK #8: "A titanic tale of foxy boxing in outer space!
Yes, FOXY BOXING!" (Sigh - why hasn't Marvel released a trade
for this series yet? I'm being punished for assuming that Marvel
simply release everything in trade, aren't I?)
- PUNISHER #12: "The bloodcurdling, bloodthirsty, bloody ending to
Kitchen Irish!" (They forgot bloodbath, bloodshed, bloodsport,
bloodstained, and bloodhound!)
And in general I just love how everything's suddenly an
anniversary: WOLVERINE'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY, MARVEL’S 65th
ANNIVERSARY, MARVEL KNIGHTS 5th ANNIVERSARY. What, no celebration
for ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR's 1st ANNIVERSARY???