What a final splash page! The exact opposite of the downer endings of so many recent stories, and a counterpoint to the maudlin (but still somehow giggletastic) cover art. Does everyone recognize Bertha's fashion inspiration? What a brilliant last minute realization in six panels! Read Full Review
GLA wasn't really a complete surprise. Both Pelletier and Slott provided comedy in She-Hulk but nobody really could have expected this series to be this good or this thoughtfully satiric. Read Full Review
Paul Pelletier earned his paycheque for this entire issue with that final page shot of the assembled team, as how can one not smile when one gets a look at Big Bertha, while imagining the horrified reaction of the character that Big Bertha is imitating. As for the rest of the issue, there is something to be said for the emotional impact of the page where we see Squirrel Girl discovers what happened to Monkey Joe. There's also a great one page shot where the art moves through Mr. Immortal's life path, and one can't help but admire the raw emotion of that final panel as we see the character's final fate. There's also a lovely bit of Kirby-tech on display in this issue as the big device that Maelstrom uses in this issue has a nice sense of grandeur about it, and same could be said of the page where we see reality itself being ripped apart. The work on the visual gags is also nicely done, as I rather enjoyed the slapstick payoff shot to the action scene where Mr. Immortal starts blasting a Read Full Review
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