Another comic book Wednesday has come and gone, but this one had with it it's fair share of chuckles with ridiculous sounding comic book titles aplenty.
Some of these may actually be good (although don't count your chickens just yet Mr. Loeb), but that's not the point. Vote in the poll for your favorite ridiculous, tongue-twisting title of the week.
What was the most ridiculous sounding comic book title of the week?
In all seriousness, what's going on over at Marvel?
Is this some secret plot by the Illuminati to confuse the hell out of us to the point that we'll buy anything as long as it's got a #1 on the cover?
Or maybe someone let the assistant editors run things this week?
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts, but that's enough fun and games for now. How about we see if the Randomizer can pick a random book for us to review that sounds even more ridiculous than these. Take it away Randomizer...
...and that book is Tangent Comics: Tales of the Green Lantern #1 from September 1998, published by DC Comics!
While it has a long title, it's not too obnoxiously crazy or ridiculous. There are, however, a couple of things that strike me as interesting with today's pick.
First off, for not owning more than 4 Green Lantern books before Geoff Johns got his hands on the character, the Green Lanterns have shown up here a bit more than I would expect them to thanks to Action Comics Weekly, and now Tangent Comics.
Secondly, this issue features multiple stories and it's surprising how many issues we've reviewed with second and third features. My back of the napkin calculations puts it at a little over 20%. I'd be shocked if 20% of my collection featured issues with multiple stories, but I may have to revisit that assumption.
As far as the actual content of the book itself, the Tangent Green Lantern is the only character from this imprint that I can still vividly recall with some clarity. Overall, Tangent Comics was an interesting concept that never seemed to amount to anything greater than the sum of its parts. With that being said, this one I remember as being the most enjoyable of the different titles that did come out under the Tangent banner.
See you in a day or two for the review and we'll see how it reads these days.