Fun-Size Friday | 10-25-19 | Immortal Hulk #25, Coda Vol. 3, and Animeta! Vol. 1

Live from the deepest recesses of the Internet, it’s yet other edition of Fun-Size Friday! I know, I can’t believe it either, but here we are. The rules of the game are simple: I can write about anything I want (SPOILERS: there’s gonna be a lot of comic book stuff) so long as I keep each subject to no more than a hundred words. Trust me, if you give me any more than that we could be here all day. So with all that out of the way, let us go once more unto the breach or whatever!


THE IMMORTAL HULK

ISSUE TWENTY-FIVE || “BREAKER OF WORLDS”

— CREDITS —
VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer), Chris O’Halloran & Paul Mounts (Color Artists), Ruy José (Inker), Joe Bennett (Penciler), Germán García (Artist), and Al Ewing (Writer)

“HULK” Created By Jack Kirby & Stan Lee

— IMAGE SOURCE —
IMMORTAL HULK #25 Cover Art by Alex Ross [Marvel Comics]


“WE KNOW THE TIDINGS ALREADY.
THIS…IS A WARNING. FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT.”


Marvel Comics sure are publishing a lot of books with post-apocalyptic futures lately. The Immortal Hulk, King Thor, Powers of X, Old Man Logan, Old Man Quill, and all those The End one-shots coming next year. Still, if we’re putting money on The Darkest Timeline it’s gotta be the one from The Immortal Hulk #25. Joining writer Al Ewing this time around is artist Germán García and colorist Chris O’Halloran, who take us on a frightening tour through a very broken Marvel Universe, filled with strange ethereal beauty and an all-consuming cosmic horror. Read at your own risk.

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THERE’S A NEW “STAR WARS” TRAILER AND I JUST DON’T KNOW ANYMORE.

— IMAGE SOURCE —
STAR WARS TIME [Walt Disney Studios]



Look, I know that Star Wars has gotten a bit polarizing for fans as of late — oh who am I kidding? It’s always been like this — but I think we can all agree that any trailer that features music from composer John Williams can’t be written off entirely, yes? Thank you. And to be fair, this trailer does make Episode Nine look appropriately epic. Does the fact that this movie is being sold as a conclusion to all three trilogies utterly terrify me? Abso-freaking-lutely. Am I still gonna see it? Fan please, I’m seeing this sucker opening night.


CODA

VOLUME THREE

— CREDITS —
Jim Campbell (Letterer), Michael Doig (Color Assists), Matías Bergara (Illustrator), and Simon Spurrier (Writer)

“CODA” created by Matías Bergara & Simon Spurrier

— IMAGE SOURCE —
CODA Vol. 3 Cover Art by Matías Bergara [Boom Studios]


“THINGS DON’T HAVE TO BE REMEMBERED TO BE WORTH DOING.”


With the release of Coda Vol. 3, this epic tale about ordinary broken people trying to escape their own epic tale comes to an close, and in quite spectacular fashion. Matías Bergara remains an artistic powerhouse, capturing large-scale battles and smaller, delicate character moments with equal skill. Simon Spurrier‘s writing is also up to his usual crudely funny, sweetly honest standard; in particular I’ve really enjoyed the way he tackles the importance of stories here and in past work (side-plug: y’all should really read Six-Gun Gorilla). What didn’t I like about Coda? That a series this entertaining has to end.

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MORE ANIMATED “ADVENTURE TIME” IS DEFINITELY WORTH TALKING ABOUT.

— IMAGE SOURCE —
ANIMATION MAGAZINE [HBO Max]

A little over a year since the show aired it’s final episode, it looks like Adventure Time is returning to our screens with “Distant Lands”: a series of four hour-long specials streaming on HBO Max. While I’m not exactly thrilled at the prospect of yet another streaming service, I can’t deny I’m excited. Adventure Time was a show that was never afraid to pull from the wildest parts of our imaginations, and I really enjoyed the previous mini-series from their original run (“Stakes” remains a personal favorite), so I’m definitely down for more wacky hijinks in the world of Ooo.


ANIMETA!

VOLUME ONE

— CREATED BY —
Yaso Hanamura

— ENGLISH LOCALIZATION TEAM —
T. Emerson (English Translation), Maneesh Maganti (Editor), Kai Kyou (Letterer)

— IMAGE SOURCE —
ANIMETA! Vol. 1 Cover Art by Yaso Hanamura [J-Novel Club LLC]


“WHERE ARE ALL THE IDIOTS WHO WOULD BET THEIR ENTIRE LIVES ON ANIME?”


My personal tastes aside (it’s a comic book about traditional animation just TAKE MY MONEY), Animeta! Volume One is a promising start to what looks like a relatively realistic take on the behind-the-scenes world of animating. In short: it’s really friggin’ hard; making a career out of animation, much less a profitable career, is an extremely challenging prospect even for dedicated professionals. More credit then to the real-life people who have chosen to pursue it anyway for nothing more than love of the medium, and extra credit to mangaka Yaso Hanamura for showcasing the bad as well as the good.

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IN CLOSING, REMEMBER:
“A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED.”
THE GUY WHO SAID THAT GOT HIS FACE ON THE $100 BILL, SO YOU KNOW HE’S LEGIT.

— IMAGE SOURCE —
Freaking News

As we approach the holiday season, I can’t help but imagine all the wonderful, horrible ways I’m gonna be spending my money in the next few weeks: comics, movies, and a whole lot of family to buy gifts for. Don’t get me wrong, I ‘m gonna enjoy every psychotic minute of it, but I have a tendency to get carried away this time of year. Basically, this is a not-so-subtle reminder to keep myself from going overboard. I know you can’t put a price on happiness, but you can put a budget on it.

How’s that for a closer, eh?

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Z Squared

Aspiring Human Being & Professional Procrastinator