Reader, I tried to figure out if there was a comics moment from last week bigger than the reveal that a longtime X-Men ally has secretly been a mutant this whole time — but I could not.
[Ed. note: Minor spoilers for last week’s House of X to come.]
In the pages of House of X #2, writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Pepe Larraz showed us the many lives of Moira MacTaggert, whose mutant power allows her consciousness to flick from death back in time to her mother’s womb. Untethered from typical mortality, Moira lives her life over and over again, making different choices with each go around. Somehow, this is all tied up in Professor X’s new plan for mutantkind and the dawn of a new era for the X-Men.
What else is happening in the pages of our favorite comics? We’ll tell you. Welcome to 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. Let’s get started!
House of X #2
Look at how DETERMINED this baby is.
Justice League #29
Why is Batman hugging a starfish? Well, that starfish is the offspring of one of the Justice League’s earliest and most powerful enemies, Starro the Conqueror, and the Justice League brought him home to live with them. His name is Jarro, because he lives in a jar. He thinks Batman is his dad and wants to be Robin. Justice League #29 was a feature issue just about him.
I would die for Jarro.
The Green Lantern #10
Trust Grant Morrison to go full multiversal with his Green Lantern series and trust Liam Sharp to absolutely do the script justice.
The Dreaming #12
The Dreaming caps off its second story arc and I’m even more in love with it than before. Every Sandman fan needs to read it.
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #2
There isn’t a single page of this week’s Doom Patrol that isn’t 100% on fire on every level.
Future Foundation #1
I’ve never read anything with the Future Foundation — a Fantastic Four-associated team of teen geniuses/superheroes — but I quite liked the debut issue of the group’s new series.
The Woods, Yearbook Edition Book 2
I missed The Woods when it was originally hitting shelves, but every time Boom! Studios puts out a new edition of it I start reading and cannot put it down.
Absolute Carnage #1
Sure, Absolute Carnage is a series where Carnage is trying to eat the spine of pretty much every body in the Marvel Universe — but it’s also a series with a lot of humor and very good Spider-Man faces.