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Mystery Comic 6 and 7

Mystery Comic 6: Hammer of God: Sword of Justice Issue 2 of 2

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This book is terrible. It is the second issue of a two issue arc and I’m not going to pretend I bothered trying to read the back up that explained what happened to this point.  This book is chock full of the things I hate about Science Fiction writing the most.  It goes out of its way at times to try to create a its own futurist system of slang only to abandon it just as quickly and use slang of the time that is all ready dated.

The story is based around a monkey / human hybrid called the Hammer.  I don’t really know why he’s important or care enough to find out.  The first half is spent talking about how Hammer (the monkey guy) is coming and they need to prepare, and the second half is him attacking this Brain ship.  He eventually defeats the brain ship which has a whole city inside it and they re-purpose it for themselves.  Is it the end? I don’t really care.

I don’t really have much to say about this book.  It’s by far the worst book I’ve read so far out of these mystery comics.  There weren’t really even any funny ads.  I went back and forth if I should scan more pictures of the inside but nothing was crazy enough or good enough it seemed it deserved it.

Mystery Comic 7: Squalor Issue 4 of 4

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Wow.  I thought Hammer was a terrible book but Squalor is unreadable.  I would sum things up but I honestly have no idea what was going on.  This is part 4 of a 4 part story but still, I couldn’t even get a glimpse of what the plot was suppose to be.  Here is a sample of what the comic is like.

Squalor

Every page is like this.  It mostly takes place in this dream world which the characters just speak in non-sense.  When it does cut to the real world it makes even less sense.  I have nothing else to say, so far Squalor is the clear front runner for the worst comic in this entire batch.


Mystery Comic Book Project

Woot Picture

Full disclosure this and a few posts related to this were actually written on another blog that I do that is dedicated to Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.  “Well that’s a weird thing to post on a blog about Pride and Prejudice?”  It doesn’t!  Which is why I am moving these posts over here to Comic Books and Cats!  So basically what has started as an impulse purchase will now be a new project for the website.

Here is what was listed on the website of what my mystery comics will include:

Every bundle is guaranteed to include, among the 25, at least:

  • 1 Avengers book
  • 1 Batman book
  • 1 Fantastic Four book
  • 1 Spiderman book
  • 1 Wolverine book
  • And 1 X-Men book

You will receive vintage comics, and some that may have high value!

Includes Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics and more

Also Includes a BONUS of 10 unopened packs of non-sport collector cards that just might include DC, Marvel and/or Star Wars.

If the picture is any indication it looks like all stuff from the 90’s during the big speculation boom. Those comics are generally worth very little since they printed so many in those days but they also happen to be the comics of my formative years. The plan will be to read all of them and write short reviews along with pictures and scans of what some of the “collector’s cards” are. I’ll make another post when it arrives that details what all I winded up getting. Hopefully they come in the next few days, I love woot but they are terrible when it comes to delivering things and it usually takes at least 2-3 weeks. Any ways stay tuned and I hope you are as excited as I am (which I doubt you are).


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