Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Is It Wednesday Yet?

Cover by Fiona Staples.
New comics this week.

Definitely (for me)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #9 (DC)
  • Superman/Batman #80 (DC)
  • Northlanders #36 (Vertigo)
  • Thor #619 (Marvel)
  • Superior #4 (Icon)
  • Soldier Zero #4 (Boom)
I've fallen way behind on Legion of Super-Heroes and yet I keep buying them. I really need to catch up soon, as I'm not even sure what's going on in the book right now... or whether it's any good.

Superman/Batman and Northlanders both conclude two-part stories that started last month. Meanwhile, Thor, Superior and Soldier Zero are all about halfway through their arcs.

Also noteworthy
  • Hellblazer #275 (Vertigo)
  • Invincible Iron Man #500 (Marvel)
  • Age of Reptiles Omnibus vol. 1 (Dark Horse)
  • Mass Effect: Evolution #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert #1 (IDW)
  • Doctor Who vol. 2 #1 (IDW)
  • Memoir #1 (Image)
John Constantine is getting married (apparently) in issue #275 of Hellblazer. The special over-sized (and over-priced) issue is the last to feature the art of Giuseppe Camuncoli before Simon Bisley takes over next month.

Invincible Iron Man hits #500, which of course means it also gets an over-sized and over-priced special issue. In fact, it's so special that there's a trailer for it. I've only read the first 7 issues of Matt Fraction's run, and it was pretty cool. The turn off for me though is Salvador Larroca's heavily photo-referenced art and the awful colouring that makes everything look airbrushed and slick and shiny and 3D-ish. I think a lot of people really love that style, but I hate it and it's one of the main reasons why I  have such a hard time getting into Marvel, as a lot of their books seem to be made in that style. (Or maybe it was just the ones I happened to look at.)

Age of Reptiles omnibus sounds pretty amazing, but I'm really broke, so I can't afford it at the moment. I'm putting on my list of things to possibly order from Amazon when I have more money. It's a wordless comic about dinosaurs. If you prefer your dinosaur comics with words, you could check out the first issue of Jurassic Park: The Devils in the Desert, a new four-part series written and drawn by John Byrne. There's a preview here.

Mass Effect: Evolution is a new series based on the video game franchise by Bioware. I'm not really interested in it, but I'm mentioning it because while doing research about it I found out that Martin Sheen apparently plays a role in the video game. Isn't that crazy? Find out more here or check out the preview here.

Memoir is a new six-part series from Image Comics about a town where everybody wakes up one day with amnesia. There's a preview here.


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