One Word or Less Comic Reviews for August 6th

Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Original Sin #5.3 (Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm #3)

Rocket Raccoon #2

Miracleman #9

She-Hulk #7

New Avengers #22

Moon Knight #6

Lazarus #10

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #14

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #4

-OH HEY GRAPHIC BIRTHING SCENE

A word of advice: do not, under any circumstances, read Miracleman #9 in public like, say, while you eat lunch at work. It’s hard to really soak in the beauty of the moment when you’re trying to cover all of the exposed vaginas and crowning baby heads just in case someone peeks over your shoulder.

I knew Marvel started bagging Miracleman because there was something excessively questionable coming, but I stayed in the dark beyond that. I certainly hope this is the most graphic content I have to worry about and I don’t have to cover a panel with my hand where Kid Miracleman tears the baby in half or something. I don’t know how much more I can take if it has further to go.

All that aside, kudos to whoever had the chutzpah to put that scene in print in the 1980s, and kudos to Marvel for not whitewashing it and presenting it in as raw a way as the story necessitates. You’ve all done very well by progress. Now please, please, please…start giving me more than 16 pages for five dollars. It’s getting gross.