The Week's Best, for the week of 7-5-10 to 7-11-10

K, so this is another edition that's going to be short on words because I've barely slept since Thursday, True Blood is going on in about fifteen minutes, and I've got a job interview tomorrow. If I knew how to do haiku, I'd limit my comments to that, but that would probably take longer...

The Week's Worst Comic Book - Brightest Day - The Atom Special
There was just absolutely no need for this book, at all. It doesn't even tie-in to the Brightest Day event, but they threw the banner on there because they knew they'd have to find a way to sucker people into buying this pointless effort about a character no one cares about, especially when a large part of DC's fan base is still railing at the pointless, senseless way they killed off the new Atom to bring the old one back.

The Week's Best Comic Book Runner-Up - Avengers - The Children's Crusade #1
It's been a long wait, but Allan Heinberg and Jimmy Cheung are finally back on the characters they created, the Young Avengers, an d it was worth the wait. It feels like the creative team has never missed a beat, picking up a sub-plot from the first volume, one that is deeply important to both the Avengers and X-Men franchises, and running with it with great characterization, action, and stunningly beautiful art.

The Week's Best Comic Book Winner - X-Force #28

The penultimate chapter of the "Second Coming" crossover event that has been running through the X-Men books for the last three months, this one features the final victory of the FiOS guy, as Cable is dead. I shouldn't make jokes about the death of one of my favorite characters, but, well, it wrote itself.