Avengers: No Road Home #3

The Mantlo/Mignola/Gordon “Rocket Raccoon” limited series got reprinted in one of the Marvel UK comics of my childhood, so I do have some rosy, cosy memories of it. He was pretty much a totally different person back then - and from what I recall, a much less troubled one. Occasionally, bits and pieces of that old life will surface - someone will get past his defenses by reminding him of the old days, or he'll have retained a piece of kit from his time as Ranger Rocket - but to remember is painful. It's a very noir trope - the old, good time that the hero lost and can never get back. The long-buried sadness. -- Al Ewing

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The Immortal Hulk #13 - "A Booth in the Midwest"

It's all this big morass of quite deeply personal stuff, poured into this comic about this walking symbol of atom-bomb anxiety. And luckily the Hulk's old enough, loose enough and weird enough to take the weight of it. Much as I like other super heroes, you couldn't really do this with Spidey. -- Al Ewing

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Meet the Skrulls #1

"There's a great quote from Kurt Vonnegut, from his book Mother Night, 'We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.'

Everyone wears a mask in some form or another. A work face, a social face, or what have you. There are times when we play a part. The Warners are here to play a part in destroying mankind. But the longer they stay among us, the more they pretend to be like us, the more they become like us.

I think the Warners are also relatable because they're a family. They're a unit of spies, but it's a family unit. And they have all the trappings of a family; parenting disagreements, sibling rivalry, etc.

Obviously, The Americans on FX was an inspiration for the book, but so was the Fantastic Four. I love the adventures Marvel's First Family go on, and all the amazing characters they interact with, but to me, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben are timeless and relatable because they're a family -- with all the good and bad that comes with that. The Warners are a family, too, and our hope is that dynamic reveals that maybe Skrulls aren't so bad after all.

Maybe they're just like us." -- Robbie Thompson

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The Green Lantern #4-5 - "The Cosmic Vampire's Beautiful Daughter"

You know, what I’m trying to get at with the thing we’re both interested in, “What laws do the Green Lanterns actually enforce?” I don’t know if it’s ever been said, and obviously, I’ve just done a story where there’s a planet where murder is not a crime, it’s a social duty. Because it’s how each generation replaces the next one in the ecology. So there’s things like that, but, for me, it’s much more interesting: “What of it? What are the laws of the universe?” There’s laws of gravity, laws of thermodynamics, and if you start to understand that, do the Guardians apply? It’s not like local police laws, so, again, it’s the most interesting question in the whole series, and the one I’ve been having the most fun trying to dig down. -- Grant Morrison

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People always come up to me and say "What should I be reading now that Gwenpool is finished?" and I tell them "Have you thought about the Six Million Dollar Man by David Hahn and Christopher Hasting?"

It's very yes )