And I don't think that's going to change at Marvel. The Secret Wars even itself is full of humor. With the month's "fifth Wednesday", releases were down, but the Secret Wars bounty has comedy in spades. 1602 Witch Hunter Angela has a snarky sense of humor, in no small part thanks to the introduction of Elizabethan Guardians of the Galaxy. MODOK: Assassin continues its will they/no of course they won't romance between the big killer head and another version of Angela; it's rip-roaring fun. And Deadpool's Secret Wars, an amusing take-down of the original series, which is actually quite smart to catch new readers up. In this issue, Doom aborbs the Beyonder's power for the first time, the inspiration for this whole blamed event. Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies isn't a comedy per se, but it's got a high-concept ridiculousness you can enjoy on that level. Don't worry, it's not all laughs. Thors provides a deadly serious cop drama, and features a good funeral for a friend scene. And then there's (the Last Days of) Black Widow, ending that series with a poignant and telling flashback to her Red Room days. Like I said, it's the variety that's kept me reading.
There'll always be "serious" superhero comics, the grim and gritty ones, the horrific ones, but I think it's important to keep a balance. I, for one, don't see the term "Funny Books" as a pejorative, and I look forward to Howard the Duck, Ms. Marvel, and hopefully plenty of others (Howling Commandos can't be serious, can it?) in October.
Small week, so going to keep it down to my 3 Favorite Moments of the Week (spoilers ahead)...
3. Beta Ray Bill's funeral. Odin delivers a great eulogy (not shown).