Batman is broke. But billionaires don’t go broke like the rest of us. Bruce Wayne may have had to move out of stately Wayne Manor, but he managed to swing a chic brownstone in Gotham proper with enough room for a stripped-down satellite Batcave. There’s just one problem: His neighbors hate him.
Well, actually it’s not that much of a problem, since they’re all rich assholes.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this past week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” There may be some spoilers. There may not be enough context. But there will be great comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
For example, this one guy goes on a walk every day to look for gossip reporters to gripe to. As newly reformed vigilante Ghost-Maker tells Batman, he’s enraged by his greed. “You’re twice as rich as he is despite having just very publicly lost all of your money, and now he gets to be reminded of it every day.”
The first issue of Keanu Reeves’ long awaited Kickstarter darling BRZRKR is on shelves, and our own Charlie Hall quite liked it.
The DC Universe is changed forever (again), and Infinite Frontier #0 is a rather charming and snappy one-shot issue summing up the new every day of the newly infinite DC Comics multiverse.
Also, it’s 2021 and Wonder Woman still spins to change outfits, which is great.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe hurtles towards America Chavez’s big screen debut in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Comics debuts the character’s newest solo miniseries from Kalinda Vazquez and Carlos Gómez. I wanted a second issue immediately after finishing the first, in which America’s powers go haywire and she pays a visit to some new characters: the loving family that took her in when she arrived on our Earth. Big Superman vibes.
Scott Snyder’s latest original series is Nocterra, about a kick-ass lady trucker who transports people and cargo on an Earth where the sky turned black years ago, and any organism left in the dark for more than 10 hours turns into a horrible monster. Post-apocalypse stories full of nearly real-science are kind of becoming Snyder’s thing, and Nocterra will likely be as weird, creepy, and action packed as stories like Batman: Last Knight on Earth or Undiscovered Country.
Japanese illustrator Peach Momoko’s Demon Days is an Edo Period reimagining of Marvel staples, and, well, the art is just to die for.
Happy Monday. Here’s a very naughty baby gargoyle.
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