Usually when I write The Nerdy Bird Adores I focus on one comic issue in particular. I've been slacking off lately so I decided to throw in a bunch together. Not that I couldn't go on and on about each one by itself, I just figured I'd condense my ramblings. Partial nudity to follow.
Believe it or not the first thing I noticed on this page of Terra #2 was not the naked, screaming woman, but Power Girl's ridiculously cute expression and posture. I really need Amanda Conner to draw me now. Doctor Mid-Nite's reaction is also a plus.
If you're easily distracted by scantily clad women you might miss the gem that occurs within those three skin-bearing pages. Doctor Mid-Nite picking up Owl poop from the floor with a moist toilette. Or "Fowl Towls" as they are so aptly named in a previous panel. PG's reaction is pretty great here too.
Speaking of fowls, this gem appears in House of Mystery #7. It's from the story inside the story called "The War" drawn by David Petersen. He said there'd probably never be a house cat in Mouse Guard so I was thrilled to see him draw some kitties here. Some of the panels made me rather sad (I hate to see cats hurt) but this one made me giggle. I've seen my cat in that pose many times, fortunately without the attacking birds. Reowr!
Last but not least is another work of Petersen's, the latest issue of Mouse Guard, Winter 1152 #4. Take a minute and see if you can figure out why this interested me so much before you read on. Mixed in with an enormous amount of mice bones (makes Jill sad) is a well-hidden Millennium Falcon (makes Jill happy)! It's harder to find within the context of the cover as a whole so I cropped it down to hopefully make it more prominent. David Petersen, you rock.
By the way, the ballad featured prominently in this issue that Petersen's friend recorded for him is now up. So check out some Mouse Guard music while you're at it.
See you next time for a (hopefully) single issue version of The Nerdy Bird Adores!