This Week’s Comics

There’s a great batch of comics out this week, but I’m at the point where I’m just repeating myself as to what makes these so great, so little commentary from me this week (you’re welcome).

  • AGE OF X UNIVERSE #1 (OF 2) – Because if I’m listing Age of X anyway and shooting to not pay cover price, why not?
  • AVENGERS #11
  • GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #1 – I am a not-so-secret Godzilla fan, though I’ve never gone into his comic adventures before.  But no Godzilla book has ever had Eric Powell in the credits box before, and that goes a long way with me.  I’ll be picking up my copy over at Time Warp Comics in Boulder, who have one of 100 (!!!) variants depicting their store getting destroyed.
  • JIMMY OLSEN #1 – Olsen seems to be on fire lately thanks to Nick Spencer.  I’ll give it a go.

That’s it for this week.  I’ve added these titles to my running pull list, and now that the first quarter of 2011 is almost over I’ll probably take my first look at this experiment and seeing what goes right and what hasn’t worked out yet.  What are YOU looking at?

Unnecessary Remakes From Outer Space

Yesterday Bleeding Cool shared the trailer for Plan 9, a new remake of the Edward D. Wood, Jr classic Plan 9 From Outer Space.

At least they kept the speech by Criswell!

Now we here at the L.E.M.U.R. Comics Blog are incredibly huge fans of the original, though it seems to me remaking the film is a no-win situation.  If you make a good movie it defeats the point of Plan 9 and you alienate your base, and if you make a bad movie it’s already been done.

Still, if you’re going to make a movie you should do it right.  Here are the 10 things that should absolutely, definitely, 100% be in the remake.

  1. Scenes that cut between night and day
  2. Effeminate aliens
  3. A lead character who keeps his face covered at all times
  4. Elvira, Mistress of the Night as a replacement for Vampira
  5. A space station shaped like a breast
  6. Buffalo (this is from another movie, but still necessary)
  7. Scenes that take place in an airplane
  8. A guy scratching his head with a gun
  9. Macho Man Randy Savage as a replacement for Tor Johnson
  10. Solaranite

What did I miss?  Is there something that no Plan 9 remake should leave out?  Hit us up in the comments section.

The City’s Worst Villains

The City has seen more than it’s fair share of villains.  From The Terror, to the Human Ton (and Handy!), to The Man-Eating Cow, there’s never been a lack of shady characters representing the forces of evil. Fortunately for The City, there is…The Tick!  And for this week’s LIST we present Lesser-Known Villains of The City. 

  • The New York Times List of Books

  • The ULTRA-hipster

  • The League of Evil Teachers

  • Terrorgold

  • The Five Footed Iamb (notorious for his Rhyme Scheme of 1987)

  • The Lejion of Mispelers

  • The World’s Smallest Godzilla

  • The Bay City Bouffants

  • Shaquille O’Neal

  • Colonial FDR

  • The Bay City Bouffants

  • The Moustache That Ate Cleveland

  • Foam Rubber Conan the Barbarian

  • The Luxembourg Parliament

  • El Goat

  • The Nightmare of San Diego

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This Week’s Comics

There’s a healthy helping of good material out this week. Here’s what I’m looking at.

  • ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #5 (OF 6) – Though I haven’t picked up any issues (yet), Jason Aaron writing Spidey AND Wolverine is a no-brainer.
  • BATMAN INCORPORATED #4 – After being MIA for so long, to get 2 issues in 3 weeks seems pretty strange, but I’m not complaining about getting more Morrison Batman.
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BATROC #1 – Just because I’m a sucker for the terrible idea that is Batroc.
  • FF #1 – I’m all over this book, and I’m even into the idea of having Spider-Man on the team, but the only reason I can think of to change his costume is to sell toys. See also: X-Force.
  • GREEN LANTERN #64 – The War of the Green Lanterns starts here, and curiosity is enough to make me give this one another try.
  • HULK #31 – This should have been on my list the whole time, because of Jeff Parker. It’s almost like he can’t lose.

One book that missed the list last week was the Iceman & Angel one-shot. However, Friend of the Blog Andrew told me how great it was and it’s written by Brian Clevenger (of Atomic Robo fame and the best story in last month’s Skullkickers #6) and featuring Goom, so onto the list it goes.

My running pull list has been updated, and that’s it for this week. What are YOU looking at?

Where the elite meet to eat

If you’re ever in Metropolis, it’s worth eating at Planet Krypton for the kitch factor. The food’s not bad, but man oh man, it’s a real feast for the eyes. Naturally, it’s a superhero themed restaurant, and the menu reflect this. Bon Apetite!

All-Star Appetizers

Maxwell Lord Appetizer (recently removed from the menu) – a platter of fried turkey necks with the house’s Wonder Whip for dipping.

Scarlet Speedster – a red chili served with toasted bread rounds.

The Reverse-Flash – green chile with untoasted bread squares

The Fires of Apokolips – the Scarlet Speedster with a special habanero kick to it.

Elseworld Entree’s

Seven Soldiers of Victory – seven broiled beef tenderloin medallions with either a Pre-Crisis garlic butter or a Post-Crisis ginger-teriyaki glaze. 

The Deadman Special – slow cooked Boston butt pork roast served with a spicy apple sauce or the Rama Kushna chutney.

Aquaman and Qwisp – Our famous take on fish ‘n chips!

The Green Lanternfish – Pan-sauteed with seared spinach and green beans (cannot substitute yellow squash)

The Dark Knight Detective – Mystery Meat

Sensational Sides

The Green Arrow’s Quiver – braised asparagus drizzled with a Hollandaise sauce.

House of Mystery Salad

Great Caesar’s Ghost Salad!

Captain Carrot’s Children’s Menu and Activity Page

The Captain Marvel – grilled ham and cheese sandwich served with a side of macaroni and cheese and a glass of milk.

Aqualad and Qwisp

DC Comics Presents Desserts

The Mr. Freeze – Nitrogen-frozen vanilla ice cream milkshake

The Fire and Ice Sundae – Habanero Ice Cream with nuts and whipped cream

Demon’s Food Cake – A dessert so sinful, you won’t regret by the spoonful, a decadent chocolate, enough for you and your mate.

Detective Drinks

The Martian Manhattan

The Booster Cuervo Gold

The Bat-tini

Dr. Bud Light

Green Lantern’s Lite