The Dig List - 12/1/08

Okay, enough crankiness. Let's briefly talk about comics I've liked:

Uncanny X-Men #504 - I was curious to check out Matt Fraction on X-Men, but jeez, you know... Greg Land. Just not a fan. Seeing Terry and Rachel Dodson on art, though, was enough to make me impulse buy this one, and I'm glad I did. Cheesecakey, to be sure, but I enjoy well-done cheesecake from time to time, and this was it. And Fraction's voice on the book... it just sounds right for the X-Men, with the characters hitting all the right beats in situations both familiar and new (the tattoo parlor scene is priceless), and better still, he does this without just aping Claremont. So points for that. Anyway, I'm curious enough now to get over my Greg Land aversion to see what has gone on before, as well as what lies ahead.

Age of the Sentry #3 - Hillbillionaires! Harrison Oogar, Caveman Lawyer! An interstellar love triangle! The shocking secret of why background characters are sometimes colored oddly! Millie the Model! As Kirby said, don't ask, just buy it!

Simpsons Treasure Trove #1 - I never buy Simpsons comics, even though I usually end up really enjoying the Free Comic Book Day issues. But this digest-sized magazine had a spot-on Uncle Scrooge parody (complete with Homer in a pantsless sailor outfit *shudder*), a Bartman parody of those "Bajillion Costumes of Batman" stories from the 50s, and a 30s-ish Itchy and Scratchy story. I'm not made of stone here, people. Fun stuff, and something I'll be sure to keep an eye out for from now on.

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