Stackology- 1.27.10

The last week of the month brings a massive stack of new comics home…and a number of great moments along with it. Let’s get it going, as there’s a ton of work to be done…

ROBOCOP #1
ATOM AND HAWKMAN #46
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #16
TEEN TITANS #79
PILOT SEASON DEMONIC #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41
CHEW #8
UNKNOWN DEVIL MADE FLESH #4
WALKING DEAD #69
DAREDEVIL #504
ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #619
SECRET WARRIORS #12
GREEN LANTERN #50
NEW AVENGERS #61
DETECTIVE COMICS #861
BATMAN AND ROBIN #7

#1- Moses presses pause on his investigation into who killed the refugee camp’s doctor, and for an afternoon takes the man’s place…proving that the man he once was still exists somewhere beneath his scarred face. It doesn’t work without the previous fifteen issues of course, but given all that’s happened in that time, this is a great moment and a small victory for him. (Unknown Soldier #16)

#2- Tony Chu tastes a gallsaberry, you know, the weird plant that tastes exactly like chicken when it’s cooked, and he sees…is that space? Some strange distant galaxy? Whatever it is, it’s damn cool and damn weird, and another great development in this breakout series. (Chew #8)

#3- For the second time in the same night, Spider-Man finds himself responsible for somebody’s death, but Mysterio tips his hand with the whole Captain Stacy bit. And Spidey lets him know it, setting up a big confrontation and soon. (Amazing Spider-Man #619)

#4- With the Rainbow Coalition now in full effect, Black Lantern Spectre shows up and presents a large problem for everybody. Coolest moment of the night though is when Hal constructs a giant hammer out of pure willpower, and uses it to knock the Spectre’s jaw clean off, freeing the Guardians he’s just swallowed whole. Johns gets even more cool points for the Star Wars reference he makes in the sequence too. (Green Lantern #50)

#5- Hard to choose between the gloriously illustrated sequence of two Captains trapped between supped up supervillians and Hammer troops, and the bit with the Spiders having a weird date up on the rooftop, but Immonen again rules the day. So glad he came onto this book and hope that he’ll be doing the flagship Avengers title with Bendis when the Heroic Age kicks off in May. (New Avengers #61)

#6- After purposely cornering themselves, Renee and Helena beat the assassin Zeiss by outbidding the people that want them dead…which leaves Tot completely disgusted with them and claiming that Charlie would be too. (Detective Comics #861)

#7- This entire book is just one big stack of awesome, but the best bit is right at the end where Dick is describing just how he and Batman worked together for so many years, and that it’s his responsibility to help him escape the greatest death trap of them all. Again, Morrison’s character work is an absolute match for his knack at incredible high concepts. (Batman and Robin #7)

Some brilliant, brilliant work all around, and can’t wait until next week. Hope everyone picked up as much great stuff as I did. And that you check out the glorious Miranda Mercury posting immediately below. Thanks.

Also read: Pax Romana, Secret Warriors: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing, 100 Bullets: Volume 1…

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