Way back in July, when the seeds of Marvel’s Absolute Carnage event were being sown, Captain Marvel’s (not a) cat had a fateful encounter with some Carnage-ized rats. We never saw the outcome of that encounter ... until now.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? I’ll tell you. Welcome to Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor, me, enjoyed over the past seven days. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading recommendations, part “look at this cool art.” Let’s get started!
Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel #1
Does Carol Danvers get swallowed by her own cat and have to fight Carnage within its extradimensional stomach? Yes.
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #5
After last month’s YouTube stunt, Jimmy Olsen and Batman commence a full on prank war, and SBPJO #5 made me gut laugh at least three times.
Dial H for Hero #9
Dial H for Hero is a fantastically cool comic, and now it’s even established that main character Miguel is a shy queer baby intern? In a Chris Ware homage (not pictured)? Loving it.
Kitty Pryde is going through some things, but you know what: She deserves to be a messy bitch for a bit.
Absolute Carnage #5
Absolute Carnage ended anticlimactically, when Eddie awoke the dark god Knull himself, Knull broke free of his space prison a million light years away, and then... the story ended. Knull is coming, I guess.
But the good news is that Dylan finally figured out that he’s Eddie’s kid.
If you’re missing Squirrel Girl, may I recommend the second installment of Spider-Verse, which is about Spider-Ma’am. That is, Aunt May from the universe where she was bitten by the spider and Ben and Peter are both alive and everything is a lot happier. Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North puts together a basically self-contained story with many of the same anti-cynicism themes.