Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review Strange Tales II #1

Hey guys! I bet some of you were wondering about what happened on the third day of Comic Con. To answer your question, much like Tony's third day at SDCC, not a whole lot happened. Gerald and I just walked around and played video games for the day. Towards the end of the day I paid $13 for a cheeseburger with fries and a coke. I cried while I ate that meal. Thanks New York Comic Con!

Strange Tales Vol. II #1

The idea behind Strange Tales is that indie comic creators take Marvel characters and put them in odd, and often hilarious situations. The result is a collection of several stories, each with a different look and feel. Have you ever wondered why Spider-Man never tricked Kraven into attending the prom so he could hang out in a hammock. I know I have, and luckily the folks behind Strange Tales did too.

One of the best elements of the Strange Tales series is that you don't know what is going to appear on the next page. It could be a story where Wolverine and Deadpool are members of a wrestling league for people who regenerate. It could also be a dreamily illustrated story about the Silver Surfer longing for his lost love. Either way, the excitement of flipping the page never goes away.

Strange Tales is a wild trip that is a lot of fun. It's full of beautifully illustrated, well written stories that will make any comic fan, no matter how jaded, chuckle at the very least. If that doesn't make you want to buy this book, then know you should know one thing. There is a story where Wolverine eats hundreds of hot dogs while complaining about being dumped. Amazing.

That's all for now guys!

- Action Chad

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