Sunday, February 23, 2014
Pick of the Week: Uncanny X-Men #17 (Marvel Comics) Brian Michael Bendis Writer/Chris Bachalo Pencils/Tim Townsend Inks
What is this? Volume 3 of Uncanny X-Men, I really can not keep track. I was so upset when they discontinued the first and original Uncanny title and i will probably never be able to forgive Marvel/Disney on that little screw up. I can say this volume thanks to the likes of Bendis/Bachalo/Townsend is leaps and bounds better then the last series. Good thing cause X-Men plainly titled is a shit fest in the making since issue #2. I know one does not only get a pass, but was actually promising and looked good before the following issues. I have missed the mysticism and wonderment of the 80's and 90's mutant books and Uncanny X-Men has recaptured that wonderment as the original series.
Runner-Up: Amazing X-Men #4 Jason Aaron Writer/Ed McGuinness Pencils/Dexter Vines Inks (Marvel Comics), New Warriors #1 Christopher Yost Writer/Marcus To Art (Marvel Comics), Nova #13 Gerry Duggan Writer/Paco Medina Pencils (Marvel Comics)
No really, I usually throw Marvel in the gutter. Not this week, wow some damn good books here, dont believe me? Pick them up and don't say I didn't tell you so.
Also Hot: G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #199 (IDW Publishing), Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 (Valiant Ent.)
Honorable Mention: Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #3 (Dark Horse Comics), Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #4 (Dark Horse Comics), Justice League #28 Forever Evil tie-in (D.C. Comics), Red Hood and the Outlaws #28 (D.C. Comics), X-Men #11 (Marvel Comics), Morning Glories #37 (Image Comics), Battlestar Galactica Starbuck #4 (Dynamite Ent.), Unity #4 (Valiant Ent.)
Not So Hot: G.I. Joe Special Missions #12 (IDW Publishing) Meh!!!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Pick of the Week: All New X-Men #23 The Trial of Jean Grey part 3 of 5 (Marvel Comics) Brian Michael Bendis Writer/Stuart Immonen Pencils/ Wade Von Grawbadger Inks
If there were only two books that Marvel published on a monthly basis that I could pick up it would be All New X-Men & Guardians of the Galaxy. So when you have a cross over event between both of these titles I am in full out nerd-gasm!!! Do not miss this storyline!
Runner-Up: Batman #28 (D.C. Comics) Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV Writers/Dustin Nguyen Pencils & Cover
Batman has been great since its relaunch into "The New 52", well get ready for Batman Eternal. Last time I felt this way about a future look on Batman was Batman "Frank Miller's" Returns. No joke, I am not in the business of joking about such a statement.
Also Hot: Superman Wonder Women #5 (D.C. Comics), All-New X-Factor #3 (Marvel Comics), Spawn #240 (Image Comics), Battlestar Galactica #8 (Dynamite Ent.), Legenderry #2 (Dynamite Ent.), Harbinger #21 (Valiant Ent.)
Honorable Mention: Star Wars #14 (Dark Horse Comics), Green Lantern Corps. #28 (D.C. Comics), Justice League America #12 (D.C. Comics), Wolverine and the X-Men #41 (Marvel Comics), The Transformers Robots in Disguise #26 (IDW Publishing), Eternal Warrior #6 (Valiant Ent.)
Not So Hot: Avengers #26 (Marvel Comics) Bring back Infinity please, X-Force #1 (Marvel Comics) Actually a #1 that is a #1, other then that I wanted to rip my brain out my ass!!!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Pick of the Week: Earth 2 #20 (D.C. Comics) Tom Taylor Writer/Barry Kitson & Robson Rocha Pencils/Barry Kitson & Oclair Albert Inks/Jae Lee Cover
Another month and another grab at the top spot, I am not even going to say anything. Reason for that is I have nothing more to say. This is D.C. Comics best monthly title on the racks for 21 months straight it has not wavered no matter who is on the creative side of things. Great idea leads to a great book month after month!!!
Runner-Up: Aphrodite IX #8 (Top Cow/Image) Matt Hawkins Writer/Stjepan Sejic Art
I have been feeling this more then the first run but out by Top Cow Image in the 90's with art by David Finch, really interesting story and deep Sci-Fi overtones to this gem.
Also Hot: Forever Evil #5 (D.C. Comics), Green Lantern/Red Lantern #28 Flip Book (D.C. Comics), G.I. Joe #13 (IDW Publishing), The Transformers More Than Meets the Eye #26 Dark Cybertron Chapter 8 (IDW Publishing)
Honorable Mention: The Star Wars #5 (Dark Horse Comics), Batman Detective Comics #28 Gothopia (D.C. Comics), New Avengers #14 (Marvel Comics), Revelations #2 of 6 (Boom Studios). Archer & Armstrong: Archer #0 (Valiant Ent.)
Not So Hot: X-Men #10 AKA #1 (Marvel Comics) Marvel stop wit the #1 bullshit...Nuff Said!, house of ideas my ass, more like lets see how many gimmicks we can push till the comic market collapses yet again., Wolverine #1 (Marvel Comics) The idea is pretty cool, just not feeling the story., Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 (Dynamite/Gold Key) Not really feeling it, maybe it has been launched one too many times.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Pick of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy #11 The Trial of Jean Grey (Marvel Comics) Brian Michael (New Avengers) Bendis Writer/Sara (NYX, Runaways) Pichelli Art
I have been a fan of GotG since it was released in the early 90's spearheaded by one of Image Comic's founding fathers Jim Valentino. Since then I have been hooked line and sinker, where i had to track down earlier material of there adventures. A few years ago I was weary when DnA launched a new series by the same name and to my satisfaction I was yet again blown away. fast forward to 2013 and Marvel yet again does not only impress but surpasses the prior versions of this book. Bendis is writing a wonderful tale that keeps getting better as it gains even more momentum with some of the best artists in the field supplying the artwork. Which brings me to Sara Pichelli. I wish all I was able to say was wow, but no. I see her work getting better every issue and I have not liked an artist work this much in a very long time, this is the kind of caliber work that built a little company called Image. I can not wait for more work from her and I have already started backtracking to catch up on her earlier works.
Runner-Up: Serenity Firefly Class 03-K64 #1 (Dark Horse Comics) Zack (Fringe) Whedon Writer/Georges (Bishop: The Last X-Men) Jeanty Art
Serenity picks up months after the Serenity movie ended and already has matched what has come before. I wouldn't exactly call myself a Browncoat, but I was a fan of Firefly from the night it premiered on Fox and cringed the day it was canceled. Fox didn't even have the balls to finish airing the remaining produced episodes of the first season. Since then Fox I believe see's they have made a mistake. You can not go wrong with this book, Firefly...Check, A Whedon on the book...Check! Pick it up, it's about time Firefly/Serenity has come back to the comic shelves!
Also Hot: Superman #27 (D.C. Comics), Uncanny X-Force #17 Vendetta part. 4 (Marvel Comics), Cyber Force #8 (Image/Top Cow), Saga #18 (Image Comics), The Transformers: Regeneration One #98 (IDW Publishing)
Honorable Mention: Aquaman #27 (D.C. Comics), Earth 2 Annual #2 (D.C. Comics), Inhumanity #2 (Marvel Comics), Star Trek #29 (IDW Publishing)
Not So Hot: Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 (D.C. Comics) As of late GL books have been real hit or miss, hopefully Green Lanter/Red Lantern flip book makes up for it.