Weekly Awards For The Comic Books From March 19, 2008

Let’s go ahead and dish out The Revolution’s weekly awards.

The nominees for the Che for the best read of the week:

Captain America #36
Iron Man #27
Tangent: Superman’s Reign #1
Thor #7

The Winner: Captain America #36

I enjoyed Thor #7 as well as Tangent: Superman’s Reign #1. However, this award came down to a very close race between Iron Man #27 and Captain America #36. This was such a tough decision and Captain America #36 just narrowly edged out Iron Man #27. Both titles together with X-Factor are the three strongest reads that Marvel publishes. It is a shame that Captain America and Iron Man came out in the same week because they are both worthy of the Che award.

And now the nominees for the Sequential Methadone Award for the worst read of the week:

Captain Marvel #4
Countdown to Final Crisis #6
Wolverine Origins #23

The Winner: Countdown to Final Crisis #6

Captain Marvel #4 continued the downward trend on this mini-series. At first, I was all excited about this mini-series. Since I’m a die-hard Mar-vell fan, I have been waiting for this day. Marvel has brought back just about every other character from the dead except for the real Captain Marvel. And I was overjoyed that Marvel finally brought Mar-vell back.

And then, as Marvel often does, they screw everything up by revealing that Mar-vell is just a Skrull. You have got to be fucking kidding me. I won’t hammer Marvel just yet. I will reserve my wraith until the end of this mini-series and I know for sure if Mar-vell is a Skrull and see what Marvel has in store for his character.

Wolverine Origins #23 was yet another unimpressive read. This title is a habitual poor performer and can only improve once Way leaves this title.

However, the fact is that there was only one issue that truly deserved to win the Sequential Methadone Award for this week. And that would be Countdown to Final Crisis #6. This might have been the absolute worst read that we have gotten on this title. And that is really saying something considering some of the total stinkers that we have gotten on Countdown.

My review for Countdown to Final Crisis #6 pretty much said it all. This was a dull, slow and pointless read that pretty much is a perfect microcosm for what we have gotten during the entire run on this title.

So congrats to Captain America #36 for winning the Che for the week and congrats to Countdown to Final Crisis #6 for winning the Sequential Methadone Award for the week.