Monday, May 26, 2008

Quick Reviews: Super Friends #3 and Marvel Adventures Avengers #24

As is often the case, this week the best comics were the all-ages ones. There were other good comics for sure; Catwoman and The Spirit were both exceptionally good, but the all-ages titles rocked it.

Super Friends #3

This was really funny. I felt that so far this series was good for really young kids, but very bland. This issue, however, was very cute and entertaining. Mostly because Faust was wearing finger puppets that control the Super Friends. And also because he instructs the kids on how to make their own puppets.

And then when he uses the brainwashed Super Friends to collect the three mystical items (wheel, bell, jar), he can't open the jar...because he has puppets on his fingers!

And if he takes them off, the Super Friends will clobber him! Oh, Faust. You gotta think these things through!

Ok, and also...the Super Friends decide to all switch costumes because that way the finger puppets won't work (?). My first thought was "Who does Wonder Woman switch with? She's the only female!"

Of course. I'll bet this whole plan was Aquaman's idea. It's probably his plan for everything. "Hey guys, let's all switch costumes! I'll be Wonder Woman!"

Bonus panels!

I love this because you know Aquaman has been waiting for a really long time to yell this:

And Superman just cuts him off with a big ol' hand. Poor Aquaman.

Also...Batman visiting Superman in jail!


Marvel Adventures Avengers #24

Jeff Parker is only writing a couple more issues of this, which is too bad. It really is the best Avengers comic on the stands.

In this issue the Avengers all suddenly really hate each other and fight constantly. It's funny. It all starts when Captain America gets zapped with a mysterious ray gun and bowls Ant Man over with a cob of corn during lunch.

And that leads to this hilarious argument:

The team realizes there's a problem, so they call up the guy who knows the most about anger management:

"Yes, it's purple." Ha!

After a therapy session with Doc Samson, the Avengers are told they need to go fight some bad guys to get the rage out of their systems. So they go pick a fight with Hydra. It doesn't work, and more hilarious arguing ensues:

It's a great comic. I highly recommend.


Caleb said...

Wait, does Aquaman keep his muscles in his costume?

Jennifer said...

"Now that you control the Superfriends, what will you do? Put on a puppet show? Control the world? The choice is yours!" I loved this comic so very much...

SallyP said...

Aquaman? Really? I would have thought that of all of them maybe only the Flash could have fit into Wonder Woman's costume, and that's because runners tend to be on the lean side.

If this Flash is Wally, then it makes even more sense. He must have been TICKED, when Aquaman piped up and picked Diana ahead of him.

Go Dorito said...

I bet that argument between Cap and Wolvie is a joke on the 80s Cap movie where the ears were glued on to the mask.

Thanks for the reviews and the blog. I am currently trolling your back issues.

rob! said...

i enjoy Super Friends a lot--i think its a good book for wee kids, i wish DC did more of this.

and i'm glad to see aquaman gets a lot to do!

Benito said...

You might already know this, but I couldn't tell from your post. Felix Faust with Justice League finger puppets is based on his first appearance:

rachelle said...

Hey benito! Thanks for posting that. I actually didn't even think of that. The cover is familiar to me now that I've seen it.

Tiina said...

I don't totally understand what Cap was doing with his corn, but that makes it even funnier.

Anonymous said...

Why are Wolverine's claws appearing behind Cap's head while Wolverine himself is standing in front of Cap?

--Super Friends was pretty awesome. I liked the picture of young Felix and his mom.