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Something For Everyone – This week, mostly the kids!

May 15, 13 Something For Everyone – This week, mostly the kids!

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Welcome the latest installment of hot picks for comics this week. It may not be themed every week, but we’ve got a loose theme going here. This week, we look at three much maligned, to varying degrees, properties in the world of geekdom!

Wolverine & the X-Men #29: Maybe you read comics in the 90’s. Or watched the cartoons and even you feel the X-Men, especially Wolverine are both “played out.” Au contraire! A split in ideology between Cyclops & Wolvie have divided the X-Men in two, each with their own School to teach future mutants the way of the world. Wolverine the head of a school? How’s that going to work? Well, issue 29, out this week, is a great jumping on point as the current students of the Jean Great Academy for Higher Learning put a time capsule together and we get to find out!

Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench: When more than one regular sized comic book are collected, the term for what that is called does vary. Graphic Novel, Hardcover, Softcover, Trade Paperback and others. I will always refer to them as trades. Aquaman is the butt of many a joke when it comes to people in and out of comics. He gets no respect! Geoff Johns, the creative force between such hits as the Flash, Green Lantern and now Justice League works his magic on Aquaman. This the first story arc bringing Arthur Curry back to the forefront of the DC New 52.

My Little Pony Volume 1: Friendship Is Magic: This is the collection of the smash hit success comic based on My Little Pony. Now, don’t shake your head, I read these as I purchased these for Brian’s daughter Samantha and they are great! Not only does it match up with the popular cartoon series, but is loaded with stuff for the grown-ups as well, like references to Roadhouse, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and more.

And I’m not forgetting about you, the digital reader! You can get the first issue the Aquaman story for 99 cents, the first issue of the My Little Pony story for $1.99 (half price!) and there are always tons of free  books from Marvel that changes weekly right here.


Leonard F Chikarason is a professional podcaster, pro-wrestling commentator, avid comic book reader, happily married father of an 18-month old who just won’t stop aging and nearly life-long friend of Brian, who runs this very blog! You can find everything LFC is up to (Twitter, podcasts, personal appearances) at

  • milarso

    No matter how hard I try, I just can’t get interested in Aquaman. Although that picture is pretty BA.

    • Ya, I find it hard to get interested in Aquaman, too. I’m pretty sure that picture is from Justice League and not the new Aquaman book, but I’m not 100% on that. I WAS trying to find a classic “The State” reference to Aquaman but the interwebs let me down.

      • Yes, from JLA. But you should at least try the first story arc from the new Aquaman. Heck, even the first issue will probably get you hooked! 🙂

  • Brent Almond

    Thanks for the shout out to Aquaman. He’s been my favorite hero since I was a kid — maybe I always root for the underdog. But in both JL and his own book, Johns makes him shine.

    Also, LOVE the “Hudsucker Proxy” reference! 🙂

    • I use that Hudsucker reference almost weekly and no one gets it. NO ONE. I live a sad life.

      • Wait, because I got the reference, does that now make ME sad too? 🙂