Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Comics for Wednesday 1 March 2017..

This week I guess I am switching things up a bit. I’m gonna talk about a couple of titles coming out and they are kinda getting my ire up a bit! It touches on two things I see a lot of in comics these days. The “taking a classic and adding a modern twist” to a story and the dreaded multi title crossover of a storyline.

Dark Horse will get a lot of press and praise for “THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN” which gives us a 19 years young chess champion who pulls Excalibur from the stone and is transported to the world of magic, King Arthur, Merlin, love and I am sure some dark knights in there somewhere!! They take the old and give it a new modern twist because, well, it’s easier than coming up with something original!!!! However, the creative team of Adam Knave and D.J. Kirkbride, who gave us Amelia Cole and her continuing adventures, along with the impressive art of Nick Brokenshire should give us a new twist on something old with a bit of class and respect. Still, I think I will pass.

One thing I am not a fan of is storylines spreading across titles that I don’t normally read. That’s exactly whats happening with DC’S  “SUPERMAN” #18 as they begin the “Superman Reborn” storyline that’s kicking off with this issue and the next and will crossover with ACTION COMICS #975 AND #976. The artwork will be done by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray and I am a big fan of their work on Superman. As for the story, that launched some 18 issues ago!!! Back in “DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH” #1 Mr. Oz told this Superman that he and his family were not what they appeared to be and neither was the fallen Superman. Now with this story we find the truth behind Mr. Oz’s cryptic words. 

                  However here is the kicker and it’s something I am pretty sure is gonna tick me off. The covers and the VARIANT covers will interconnect to form one single vertical image. Now this is a nice little gimmick but it’s designed purely to get yer bucks, especially if they charge a higher price for those variants. Now, to be fair, I have no idea as of yet if that is going to be done. I would think not as I don’t get that sense of need from DC as I do with Marvel. The variant work will be done by Gary Frank who I consider one of the premier artists in DC’s stable of talent. However, I recently stopped ACTION COMICS subscription so it looks like I will be grudgingly restarting it.

Basically I see this as an exercise in laziness and gimmickry. The comic industry suffers greatly from a lack of original thought in its main powerhouse publishers, DC and especially Marvel. And taking a story as legendary and fabled as King Arthur and Excalibur only to “create” a story based on it is nothing more than bait-and-switch, changing the names and the times. It is not original and it is not creative. It’s cheap and insulting.

Anyway, there are some good titles coming out this week. Click on the Previews link below and check them out.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Comics on Wednesday 15 February 2017

I think I'm going to change the format and contents of this particular post. Instead of listing every single new release coming out, per Previews World, I’m going to include only the ones I think are the “HAWT” pick or picks of the week and the ones that truly sound interesting to me. Wherever possible I will try to include the releases that I think others may find read worthy as well.

The goal here is to provide content worthy of reading and content that serves a purpose as opposed to a diarized list of all the titles I see. With that in mind, here goes…

The Comics Group “HAWT” Pick of the Week: I’m not a fan of the X-men or of Wolverine for that matter but this week OLD MAN LOGAN, concludes its series with its 18th release. Jeff Lemire wraps it all up and hopefully will have some questions answered for his faithful fans. Will those questions be answered or will there be a sequel?

Titan Comics presents “THE FOREVER WAR”, an awesome sounding and possibly even a potential classic science-fiction story of war that spans across space and time itself! Live the experiences of one soldier who is caught up in this galactic level war. The story is superbly written by Joe Haldeman who actually won both a Hugo and Nebula award for this story. This amazing story is beautifully supported by the majestic art work of Marvano. A guy who is good enough to be known only by his last name, like Cher!!!!!

There were a few other titles that sounded very good to me but I noticed that they listed the release date as June 28th. I’m not sure if that’s an oversight on Preview Worlds part or if they are indeed coming out in June. Those titles “Reich” and “Cerebus in Hell?” are definetly read worthy titles but I didn’t include them in this post because of that discrepancy.

As for your main house publishers releases for this week, check out the link to see those and as always, if there’s something I didn’t talk about and it sounds good to you, then by all means buy it! I’m just one old man with an opinion and a blog site account!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Comics Releases for Wednesday 8 February 2017

Here is the Previews World new comics released for Wednesday February 8th 2017!!!! YAY!!!!

THE COMICS GROUP “HAWT” PICK(S) OF THE WEEK: Comes from the folks at VAULT COMICS! “FISSURE” describes the events when El Sueno Texas is swallowed whole by a massive crack! A young couple fights to escape the sinkhole and the force that beckons from within it!!!!

ACTION LAB – DANGER ZONE: gives us yet another government hires team of assassins to go do some dirty work. But what happens when a teen-age boy wants to join the team and proves it? The story could get interesting!

ASPEN MLT INC: gives us a new “FATHOM”! It’s the rebirth of late creator Michael Turners series. If you followed that series this one might be a good “jump in” point.

BOOM! STUDIOS: continues to provide quality stories and art this time with “DEATH BE DAMNED”. This one probably should be a HAWT pick of the week too. Miranda Cole cannot be killed until she exacts revenge against those that killed her and her family. However, each time she is “killed” part of her memory goes soooo…she’s gonna need some help to kick ass and get her revenge!

BOUNDLESS COMICS: Do ya think all’s well in Hell? Everybody gets along down there? Nah! Here we have a Boundless Comics tale that’s bound to entertain you! “HELLINA SCYTHE” is Hells adjudicator and she is out to bring order to chaos in an epic battle against Hells top assassin!

DARK HORSE: Gives “EMPOWERED: SOLDIER OF LOVE” kicking off as a new series. Sounds to me like a lot of whats wrong with comics today but I admit bias here so, if it itches yer trigger finger, shoot!

DC: DEADMAN “DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE” wraps up what many are saying is THE under-rated and awesomely classic story of the year! A lot of questions get answered!!! ….DETECTIVE COMICS #950 is a celebration of this series first volume run making it to 950 issues. As such it is action packed, plus sized and filled with some key historical info that all Batfans should read! It’s back on my pull list, much to my wife’s dismay but hey, I’m all about the Bat! …

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT: Gives us what could be, possibly, maybe, the last chapter in the the “JOHN CARTER” saga, with ‘THE END”. It’s been chaos on Mars proper so a search is made for the hero of Mars, John Carter. He’s found but is he is the answer?

KEENSPOT ENTERTAINMENT: “THE HUNTERS OF SALAMANSTRA” gives us a tale of hunting monsters and finding your inner strength.

MARVEL: The 4th installment of “FOOLKILLER” features a visit from everyone’s favorite merc “DEADPOOL”, the insanity that ensues could be legendary!!!!...”UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU” gives us an epic battle between Monsters Unleashed and the royals of Attilan….

SCOUT COMICS: a one-shot, “TERMINAL PROTOCOL” explores how far a woman will go into the technologies of robotics and artificial intelligence to save the life of her terminally ill husband.

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT: continues to knock them out of the park with their Stalinverse saga “DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN AND THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD”. It’s a battle for America set in America and the Soviets have monsters and super soldiers!!!

Tons of good new releases! Get some and enjoy!