Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
Poe Dameron #25
Kill or be Killed #17
Mighty Thor #705
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #33
As you may have noticed, I shifted the order of Stray Bullets and Batman when inserting them into my Top Ten at the end of the video. When I had to stack the books against previous heavy hitters, I realized Stray Bullets hit me harder.
Batman did great Batman things and had some really nice moments of love conquering all. But Stray Bullets was a Kretchmeyer issue and that dude is nuts. There’s a bit of trickery David Lapham gets away with by telling the story out of order. I desperately want Kretch to take the fall so our broken heroes can get away with everything they’ve done, but I know that’s not going to happen. The previous story, Killers, features mentions of Kretchmeyer being the head of a criminal empire by the late ‘90s, while Beth is in prison and Orson isn’t mentioned at all.
Knowing how it ends is making this story even juicier. This issue looks to be the first step toward Kretchmeyer taking over, and following him from his humble beginnings and through his lowest times is making that mean that much more. I hate the guy, but he’s endlessly fascinating and I’m looking forward to his rise to power.