You’d be amazed how fast Hand-puppet Swayze gets old.

Had myself a nice little Captain America weekend this week, picking up both Millar’s new Ultimate books and Captain America: Reborn 1 and 2.

The Ultimate books were pretty good I guess. The plot so far isn’t anything jaw-dropping, but Millar’s dialogue is still pretty sharp (most of the time), and there are a lot of nice little details and well-presented panels in the books that are pretty cool too. It’s kind of weird to see the Ultimates in such a bright, cartoony style, especially when mixed with Millar’s fairly violent writing, but not in a bad way. The juxtaposition is actually kind of cool I think.

Captain America: Reborn is also pretty good. Ed Brubaker is a really, really good writer, and Rebirth is no exception to his excellent portfolio. I only have two tiny complaints: I’m not crazy about are the kind of silly “random goon” fights that have Bucky and Black Widow tearing through dozens of nameless H.A.M.M.E.R. agents for somewhat murky reasons; and I cringe every time I read the phrase “… has come unstuck in time,” when it’s not in Slaughterhouse-Five. It’s not that I mind other authors using the same concept, it’s more the use of the exact phrase that bothers me. To me, that language was so specific to Slaughterhouse-Five, that every time I read the phrase someplace else, I’m immediately pulled out of the story. I don’t know, maybe I’m being a weirdo, but I just find it really dissonant.

I also picked up book 12 of Fables. So, so excited to read that.

And last, but certainly not least, we had our first donation last week! Dana and I would once again like to thank our kind donors. Your help means the world to us.

<3 Mike