It is Independence Day here in the United States, which means that we here at the Crisis On Infinite Midlives Home Office have been celebrating the declaration of our independence from Great Britain, the first step in the creation of one of the most powerful and awesome nations in modern history, in the traditional manner of seeing a matinee of The Amazing Spider-Man, eating a cheeseburger, and getting savagely drunk on domestic beer in preparation for blowing shit up in the skies over Boston.
Oh, yeah: and by indulging in that most American of entertainment forms: a shitload of comics books.
But this wealth of new comics shows just how far we’ve come as a nation. Once upon a time, delivery of new books when a holiday fell on a Wednesday would be impossible. But here in this brave new world, we not only get stuff like the new Before Watchmen book, Ozymandias, an issue of Ultimate Spider-Man, the return on Sabretooth in Wolverine #310 by Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi, a new round of Avengers Vs. X-Men, a Rocketeer Adventures with art by Walt Simonson and John Byrne, and last but not least the long-awaited Batman: Earth One graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, but we get them on time!
But since this is a holiday, and since we have fireworks to watch, this means the end of our broadcast day. But while we wait for the sun to go down, we will read some of these books so we can review them for you later this week. So until then: see you tomorrow, suckers!