Did you happen to pick up Invincible #80 this week from Image Comics, Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley?
Well, you might get a kick out of this!
Backstory: Invincible has been away from earth for about a year, fighting the Viltrumite War. Upon his return, Invincible heads on over to his local comic shop to pick up his subscription of comics. The shop has been holding his books for him since his absence. When Mark returns:
Now, of course it doesn't read "DC Relaunch" or "Uncanny X-Men" - but the timing on this was frickin' great!
A couple weeks ago, the DC Relaunch was announced with 52 titles starting over at #1.
Following that, Marvel announced their longest running title, Uncanny X-Men would end, and we're assuming a relaunch with a new #1 or #1s.
Not saying Kirkman had prior knowledge or anything, but maybe he was holding on to this piece salivating at the chance to run it - when the Big Two would do something just like this ('cause you know they always do)! Plus, Mark has been back a couple issues, at least. Guess, he just happened to find time - now - to head on over to the LCS!
Either way, if it's just coincidence or planned - it's funny as hell!
Great issue, too! A major U.S. city goes BOOM!