SPOILER ALERT....HUGE SPOILER at the end of this post for Fables #81.
Best Actor - The Cowardly Lion, Wonderful Wizard of Oz #3
Why haven't I been reading this series? Maybe cause I'm not huge on whimsy, but the fun contained in these pages cannot be denied. The Cowardly Lion is a particularly excellent example of how much life and expression artist Skott Young packs into these characters.
Cowardice by way of emotional suppression...
Cowardice by way of nerves...
Cowardice by way of outright panic. Love it.
Tons more scans, including panels from preview comics we picked up at Comic Con, after the jump...
Corniest Pun - Push #1
I enjoyed this comic tie-in for Push, but I don't know about this pun. I could barely "get through" it! WAA!
Worst Costume - Green Arrow and Black Canary #17
Interesting comparison to be made here. Check out the cover of this issue - you don't see much of this lady's costume, but what you do see looks alright. Kind of cool, even. But inside the book, we get the image above. Costumes like that are why people like me feel they need to take a break from superheroes every now and then. Paper thin fabric that neither makes physical sense nor is sexy at all. At least her top appeared to be made out of leather with some actual support on the cover. There also appears to have been a last minute decision to give her a mask/sash over her eyes, and the pencils no way reflect how a piece of fabric would actually fall across a person's face. This girl is supposed to be a crazy Green Arrow stalker, but this costume is not creepy or threatening. And a weird George Perez oval belt can't save it. It's ridiculous.
Burn of the Week - Shadrach Stone Preview
Context: this kid just stole something from this guy's store, told his dad and the cops a baldfaced lie to get out of it, and they believed him and left. The reader doesn't know he's lying either, until the previously timid kid turns around with this sneer to do Calvin proud. What a punk.
Cute Overlaod- Wonderful Wizard of Oz #3
What's cuter than a mouse wearing a robe and crown talking to her mice subjects? How about throwing a angry little dog into the mix? OH NOES...
Crisis averted. Angry Toto is freaking adorable.
SPOILER REMINDER! HUGE FABLES #81 SPOILER BELOW!
Saddest Death- Boy Blue, Fabels #81
Overlooking the ball field...you can't tell me you read this issue without tears.