Deadpool shot Wolverine in the face for Marvel’s big X-Men crossover
After numerous months of anticipation, the X-Men are lastly tossing their huge super-powered celebration slash diplomatic top slash style display occasion, and the Hellfire Gala is the most popular ticket around.
From the Great 4 to Physician Doom, and Russian dignitaries to Shiar alien ones, genuinely a comics occasion has actually never ever been more completely adjusted to bring you the Monday Funnies guarantee of the “society pages of superhero lives,” from the many real-world stars that Marvel artists snuck into the Gala crowds to the little minutes of crossover enjoyable in between Marvel Comics umbrellas.
Other Than Deadpool.
What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be excellent comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
Wade you are not dressed nearly fashionably enough, put those floaties back on at least.
The Gala proper kicked off in an issue of Marauders, with Emma Frost as the hostess for the entire Marvel universe, and it’s got a lot of excellent little moments. Doctor Strange sighing in relief at not being the most overdressed person in the room, Ben Grimm finding the more disreputable mutants in their gambling corner, and then, also this.
And then there was this pure Venture Bros. moment in Hellions.
Am I good to talk about the twist at the end of James Tynion’s The Nice House on the Lake #1 now? If not, keep scrolling.
A group of acquaintances united by their one nice but weird buddy are all invited to a weekend at a lake house to celebrate Vaccine Summer 2021, only for their buddy to reveal that he’s the vanguard of an alien invasion that’s just set the apocalypse in motion but he liked them all too much to let them die so he made this perfect house and now if they would all just quarantine themselves there and pretend everything is fine while the world burns around them, he’d love that and I swear this is literally a nightmare I had last week.
Marvel’s Star Wars comics began their own crossover this week with a shocking twist: The whole thing is about a major character from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Race representation can be tricky when it comes to aliens characters raised on Earth, like Crush, an abandoned alien baby who was raised in the US by Latino parents. But when a super-strong girl is standing around, biceps bulging out of the tee she clearly ripped the sleeves off of herself, brewing herself a moka pot and griping about how her girlfriend broke up with her, I have only one thing to say: Crush is Latinx representation and likewise does she want my number?
There are only three more issues of Immortal Hulk left and boy howdy am I going to miss Joe Bennett’s page spreads.
Props to Ram V for writing this exposition-filled gag, however additional props to Xermanico for rendering it in a manner that made me choke laughing.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.