Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I've made it no secret that Scalped is my favorite comic right now. Scalped writer and creator Jason Aaron has recently signed a Marvel exclusive, and today marks the day that he takes over both Wolverine (remember #56, his fantastic fill-in issue from October?) and Ghost Rider. We got the advances of both titles last week, and they're both great reads. I was all set to make one or both of them my pick of the week: the most interesting Wolverine in a long time and maybe the first take ever on Ghost Rider that's got me interested to see what happens next.
Until I read New Avengers #38 last night and, despite my love of Aaron and his work, it won out. In fact, I liked this story so much that when I finished reading it I immediately turned back to the first page and read it again.This is an amazing issue: Bendis's best script since New Avengers #22, which also happened to be a stand-alone focusing on Luke Cage and his family. Bendis's love for these characters is no secret, and it really comes through in his work. Not to mention the absolute treat of seeing Michael Gaydos drawing Luke and Jessica again. The dialogue is intense! And...well, Vito just said that. This is the first time Vito and I have had the same pick of the week, so if you still don't buy it I just don't know what else we can do for you.
This is not just good comics, this is good storytelling in ANY medium. Read it.