The Most Important Moments in Comics for March 2007
A comics post by matt, posted on April 5, 2007 at 7:08 pm
I’ve already covered the most resonant (and widely covered) moment in comics last month in some detail. The Death of Captain America is not something to take lightly, and certainly not something you wait until your end-of-the-month comic column to address. There were heady, salient issues surrounding the death of Steve Rogers (like, man, remember that time he punched Hitler?) that needed immediate focus.
So it’s in that regard that this month’s edition of The Most Important Moments in Comics is a bit, well, obvious. Sure, there’s a couple of unexpected moments, but with DC confining all its plot elements to one weekly series and Marvel devoting most of its resources to having their heroes walk around and look sad about poor ol’ Cap, neither company is giving me a whole lot to work with.
Still, though, what follows is a pretty good bunch of pages and panels that’ll tell you everything you need to know about the world of comics for March 2007.
You Traded Alcoholism for a Unique Brand of Fascism. But, still, Probably a Step Up
From Civil War: The Confession: Iron Man reflects on what he lost, and what he learned while looking over his friend’s corpse.
The Facial Deformities Would Have Put Strain On The Relationship, Anyway
From 52 #44: With her last breath, Black Adam’s bride Isis asks her husband to avenge her.
It’s Not Racist if it’s Garth Ennis
From The Punisher Presents: Barracuda MAX #2: Barracuda, the foul-mouthed but easily-gigantic protagonist, gives his new friend some advice.
Why Even Bother Rebuilding that Fourth Wall when Grant Morrison is Around?
From The Authority Volume 3 #2: The Authority’s Jack Hawksmoor and The Doctor, stranded on our earth, discuss the ridiculous cost of graphic novels starring themselves.
Someone Really Should Do Something About Uatu. He Sucks at his Job
From Fantastic Four #544: Johnny Storm uses sarcasm and a quick wit to point out that Earth’s Watcher actually spends more time hanging out with superheroes than he does actually watching things.
Luke Cage is the Only Sane Person Left in the Marvel Universe
From New Avengers #28: New Avengers leader Luke Cage: attempts to buy milk, stops a criminal, gets shot at by the cops, is frustrated.
DC’s year-long epic has been building to a showdown between an unstable despot with magical powers and a ragtag band of desert island scientists
From 52 #46: The mad scientists of the DC Universe prepare to fight an enraged Black Adam. Their weapon: science.
Just In Case You Don’t Believe Them, They’re Going to Cut Him Open Next Issue. There Will Be Guts Everywhere
From Captain America #25: Captain America is dead. Seriously. They mean it.
Come back next month for more! Until then, tell me how wrong I am.