Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...or does it?

Well, Happy New Year everybody!

I figured I better tend to the blog before too much of the year got past us, so I hope everyone out there is invigorated and ready to go, chomping at the bit to take on whatever 2011 throws at us!

Speaking of new things for this year, today was the first comic book day of 2011. As I was buying my stack at my LCS, I noticed something strange about the covers. Yeah, it's the first week of DC's iconic cover treatment for the month of January, but there was something else weird. Take a look...

Those covers do look rather nice, all laid out together. It really makes Sweet Tooth stand out. If you look a little harder though, I think Jeff Lemire might be having a little fun with us. Do you see it?

For the month of January, all of the DCU books have a blank white cover with the main character(s) of the book in a rather heroic pose, front and center. Sweet Tooth, on the other hand, went in the opposite direction and has a brightly colored background with the main character as just a blank white figure!

Bravo, Jeff Lemire...Bravo! I don't know if you did it intentionally or not, but it sure made me chuckle nonetheless.

Now, on the business at hand as it's time to pick a new random book to review. Take it away Randomizer...

...and that book is Wolverine #125 from June 1998, published by Marvel Comics!

For someone who has a near complete collection of the one hundred and fifty or so issues of Wolverine's first series, it sure took the Randomizer a long enough time to stumble across one. He actually hasn't been that much of a stranger around here, having had a sleep-over at Dr. Strange's and escaping from Weapon X, but this is the first time he's shown up in his own title.

This issue is also the second in a row written by Chris Claremont that the Randomizer has pulled out of the longboxes. Coincidentally enough, I was actually just thinking about Claremont and Wolverine the other day. With Marvel pulling the plug on X-Men Forever 2, I was wondering if there was any title that Claremont could write that I'd still have an interest in reading. X-Men Forever has it's fans, but in all honesty it's a bit of a trainwreck. In fact, most of his team books have been rather scattershot in their approach to plot in the last decade. That got me thinking that I would actually be curious to see him tackle a single character book, and Claremont's style always seemed to suit Wolverine. Maybe it's the fact that they both think they're "the best at what they do" that connects them?

Be careful with what you wish for in the presence of the Randomizer, as you just might get it. See you in a day or two for the review.


  1. I dunno. I think it only works if you know who the main character is... otherwise, it's just something that stands out. But I dunno.

  2. Thanks for chiming in. Your comment actually prodded me to look up Jeff Lemire on the internets and ask him directly. Updated post coming shortly, with the answer from the main man himself!