Seriously. Please, treat yourself to Fraction and Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals.
Pick up a copy today on Comixology, Image (DRM-free!), or at yr LCS.
5by5 | The Incomparable #157: “Bros and Arrows”
An entire comic book about Hawkeye, the lesser Marvel superhero with a bow and arrow? Okay… this looks bad. But seriously, bro, this is one of the very best comics being published today. We cover the first two trade-paperback editions of Fraction and Aja’s series, including Lucky the Pizza Dog, 50 Shades of Purple, and how hooking up a laserdisc player is similar to defusing a bomb. Hop on board and join us—we’re great at boats.
Special guests Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, Merlin Mann, and Tony Sindelar.
I love how this turned out.
“This looks bad.”
(No, you had half an hour to kill on a plane)
On September 21, 2012, Rob Corddry and I had one of our periodic ManCalls™, and the topic du jour was my newfound obsession with comics.
Reading back, I kinda can’t believe the crazy impact Rob’s writer and series recommendations had on what I’m totally obsessed with now.
God bless him. God bless him hard.
Below are very important (and really hastily typed) Markdown notes from a year-old phone call.
Not gonna lie. Little shaky, here. What a gentleman.
I definitely need to lay down.
(No, You are a pathetic nerd! YOU are!)
I’ve only read Hawkeye #11 five or six times since yesterday.
So, I feel utterly unqualified to declare that it’s one of the best single comic issues of the Modern Age as well as an empirically teachable model of economical visual storytelling with a literal heart.
I’m simply not qualified. So, don’t ask me.
Fantastic Four Vol. 2, #5AU
FF Vol. 2, #6
If you don’t love the Moloids, you miiiiiiight be dead inside.
Best $26.91 you’ll spend this year.