Friday, January 27, 2006

Starting February Off Right! (2-1-06)

30 Days of Night: Dead Space #1 (OF 3)
ABC A-Z: Terra Obscura and Splash Brannigan
Angel: Old Friends #3 (OF 5)
Aquaman #39
Athena Voltaire: Flight of the Falcon #1
Atomika #6 (OF 12)
Batman & the Monster Men #4 (OF 6)
Beowulf #6
Buckaroo Banzai Preview
Captain America #14
Conan & the Demons of Khitai #4 (OF 4)
Detective Comics #816
Fantastic Four #534
Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan #4 (OF 4)
Flying Friar #1
Fury: Peacemaker #1 (OF 6)
GI Joe: Snake-Eyes Declassified #6 (OF 6)
Gotham Central #40
Green Lantern #8
Hellboy: Makoma #1 (OF 2)
House of M TP
Inquest Gamer #131
JSA Classified #8
Justice League Unlimited #18
Knights of the Dinner Table #111
Legion of Superheroes #14
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #12
Marvel Team-Up #17
Necromancer #4
New Excalibur #4
Noble Causes vol 5: Betrayals TP
Outsiders #33
Powers #16
Punisher #30
Rann/Thanagar War: Infinite Crisis Special
Red Sonja #5
Red Sonja vs Thulsa Doom #1 (OF 4)
Rex Libris #3
Sable & Fortune #2 (OF 4)
Saga of Squadron Supreme
Sentinel #4 (OF 5)
Sentry #5 (OF 8)
Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer #3 (OF 4)
Son of M #2 (OF 6) – order correction
Spider-Girl #95
Supreme Power: Nighthawk #6 (OF 6)
Team Zero #3 (OF 6)
Thunderbolt Jaxon #1 (OF 5)
Ultimate Fantastic Four vol 4: Inhuman TP
Uncanny X-Men #469
Underworld #1 (OF 5)
WW2 Waffen Storm Troops #1
X-Factor #3
X-Factor #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)
X-Men, The End: Men & X-Men #2 (OF 6)
Y – The Last Man #42
Zoom Suit LTD Retailer Edition #1


Athena Voltaire: Flight of the Falcon #1 – Last August, at Wizard World Chicago, I ran into the creator of this book. I had no idea who he was, had never heard of him before, but his work stood out from the masses (and there are thousands of comics creators at Wizard World). I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this book ever since. Athena Voltaire is, basically, a female Indiana Jones. This book is fun and compelling in much the same way as Indiana Jones, and the artwork is utterly brilliant; it’s not overly complicated, but the lines are clean and fluid, and the end result is beautiful. I highly recommend that you give this book a shot and support a new guy in the business…

Buckaroo Banzai Preview – How can you go wrong with Buckaroo Banzai?! Especially for the meager price of 50¢! Maybe next there’ll be a Time Bandits comic book!

Fury: Peacemaker #1 (OF 6) – Before Shield, before even the eye-patch, Nick Fury was just a sergeant in WWII, trying his best to defeat the enemy and stay alive. With Nick Fury being in such hot water these days in the Marvel U, it’s time for folks to get back to basics with the character and see where he comes from. All the reviews I’ve read of this book have been extremely positive; I, for one, am looking forward to seeing him kick some Nazi butt.

Hellboy: Makoma #1 (OF 2) – Hellboy is back from hiatus, and I’m pumped! We got that dinky two-parter last year in The Island, which had some interesting revelations but was waaaaay too little of Hellboy. Now we’ve got another two-parter coming up, and I’m excited to check it out. This is Hellboy in Africa, taking on some old-school mythologies. Can’t wait!

X-Factor #3 – This series is a beautiful thing. Nobody can write pathos and humor in quite the same way as Peter David, and he’s pretty much got free rein on this title. I’ve loved it so far, and I can’t wait to see where he goes with Madrox, Strong Guy, and the mysterious new Layla Miller from House of M. What is her deal, anyway?!

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