It is time for your weekly comic round-up featuring an old school Uncanny Avengers, a new arc of Matt Kindt's brilliant Mind MGMT, and Deadpool battling former presidents. Add to the mix of great books that NBC ordered a pilot for the Sixth Gun and it is a good day for us comic book readers.
Pick of the Week:
Mind MGMT #7 - If you have not hopped aboard one of the must stunning books from 2012 now is a great time to do so. When we last visited the world of Henry Lyme and Mind Management, Henry had just erased her memory and set Meru, his only hope for redemption, free. Issue #7 picks up with Meru trying to piece things together from a series of vague and foggy memories. It all begins with a letter that is delivered to her on a Sunday. As she tracks down the mysterious origin of this letter, we meet another Mind Management agent, Brinks. His is an ad man that has the skill of sending death letters, yet somehow Meru has escaped that fate and traced the letter back to him. We also learn of the Eraser, who I am guessing is Julianne who we learn bits and pieces of in the side margin throughout the book. Henry is reunited with Meru towards the end and the two of them embark on a mission to seek other agents to help them in their cause to take down Mind Management. In this book we are treated to Julianne's side story in the margin and a mini-comic below each page on how the assassination letters are constructed. I am sure there are numerous easter eggs and hidden clues I missed, but will be happy to re-read this book to see what other clues I can find. This is without question one of the top 3 ongoing series on the market today.
Deadpool #4 - The duo of Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan continue the fun filled adventure that is Deadpool killing zombie former presidents. Through a combination of history, violence, gore, witty one-liners, and loads of references, this series keeps a smile of my face from cover to cover. My favorite reference was when Kennedy was referred to as Quimby, and Posehn made his pressnce known with a shout out to Pantera's "Five Minutes Alone" for a montage in which Deadpool killed multiple D-list presidents and a shout out to former Mr. Show co-star Scott Auckerman (no idea he was skilled in training ultimate fighters). The concept of this book alone warrants its purchase (Deadpool vs. Zombie Presidents), but the witty writing, the clever references, and the sheer insanity that are packed into these pages make it a series that I can't get enough of.
Uncanny Avengers #3 - In the last issue we learned that Red Skull has somehow fused the telepathic abilities of the deceased Professor X with his own mind. In this issue, which feels like a classic Silver Age book, we learn what would happen if someone with ill intentions possessed the power the Professor X had. The terror that Red Skull releases is gruesome and we are left wondering how the Uncanny Avengers can ever save the day!