Early Panels: Three Comics To Look Forward To April 10th

Paul Scheer’s take on space mailmen, Batman as a small child, and Leia against Vader are three books we can’t wait to read tomorrow.

Aliens Vs. Parker #2

Paul Scheer’s story of space mailmen losing at video games and deciding to try and finally get a date sounds ridiculous, and it is ridiculous. Hilariously ridiculous.

What makes it work is that Scheer knows the kinds of adult who take a crappy job to just play video games and get stoned all day inside and out. We all know these guys; a lot of them never left the towns we grew up in. The gags are rooted in the characters, ranging from a mall ninja to a Zach Galifinakis analogue who’s pretty much completely out to lunch, mentally.

And now these clowns are stranded on another planet. With flesh-eating aliens.

Oh yeah, this’ll end badly, and we can’t wait to see how.




Batman: Lil’ Gotham

There’s nobody, and we mean nobody, immune to the charms of children running around in superhero costumes, especially huge nerds if the sales of books like A-Babies Vs. X-Babies are any indication.

Also, it’s good to see DC and Marvel making a commitment to make books that are aimed at younger children. A lot of parents drop us a line asking for books they can point their kids towards, and the more of those on the stands, the more children can grow up to be huge nerds like us. Look, we can’t just breed all the huge nerds on our own, kids are expensive, we’ve got to farm at least some of this stuff out.






Star Wars #4

No, we’re not going to stop talking about this book until you start reading it. Brian Wood is doing a superb job writing a story that fits perfectly between the movies we know and love, and Carlos D’Anda’s art is simply beautiful. Really, it’s a comic for both Star Wars fans and comics lovers.

What are you looking forward to most this week? Take a look at the full list and let us know.