Friday, January 19, 2007

'07 Comics on a Roll! (1-24-07)

52 Week #38
All New Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #1 (OF 4)
Avengers Next #5 (OF 5)
Checkmate #10
Civil War: The Return
Clive Barker’s Great & Secret Show #9 (OF 12)
Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood #3 (OF 6)
Criminal #4
Crossing Midnight #3
Deadman #6
DMZ #15
Dr. Strange: The Oath #4 (OF 5)
Dragon’s Lair #2 (OF 4)
Drain #2
Eternals #6 (OF 7)
Fables #57
Fallen Angel #12
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #8
Garth Ennis: Chronicles of Wormwood #1 (OF 6)
Gold Digger #81
Gold Digger 15-Year Anniversary Special #2
The Goon #3 (OF 3)
Grimm Fairy Tales #10
Helmet of Fate: Ibis the Invincible #1
Heroes for Hire #6
John Woo’s Seven Brothers #4
Marvel Previews February 2007
Moon Knight #7 CW
Mouse Guard #6 (OF 6)
Mystery in Space #5 (OF 8)
Ninja Scroll #5
Ninja Tales #1
Previews vol XVII #2
Punisher War Journal #3 CW
PVP #30
Ramayan 3392 AD #5
Robin #158
Samurai: Heaven & Earth vol 2 #2 (OF 5)
Silent War #1 (OF 6)
Sonic the Hedgehog #171
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #14
Star Wars: Dark Times #2 (OF 5)
Strangers in Paradise #87
Supergirl & the Legion of Superheroes #26
Superman: Emperor Joker TP
Tales of the Unexpected #2 (OF 8)
Teen Titans Go #39
Transformers: Escalation #3
Walk-In #2
Wetworks #5
Wolverine #50
Wolverine #50 B&W Variant
X-Factor #15

Civil War: The Return – The rest of the one-shot tie-ins to Civil War have been surprisingly good; I’m hoping this one will be as well. What’s it about? Well, it’s called The Return, and Thor is on the cover – that leads me to believe the real Thor is making a comeback! Which side will he be on? That particular cat hasn’t been let out of the bag yet, but I’m betting it won’t be on the side of the people who cloned him and let his clone kill another superhero. Call it a hunch.

Helmet of Fate: Ibis the Invincible #1 – Last week, it was Detective Chimp. This week, it’s Ibis the Invincible. The Helmet of Fate seems to be making the rounds – this is a roulette wheel; where is it going to land?! Well, DC Nation, you’re going to have to read it to find out!

Moon Knight #7 – Moon Knight has only been back for a single story arc, and that was pretty self-contained. With this issue, a new story arc begins, and the rest of the Marvel Universe begins finding out that Moon Knight is back in action. Bad timing for him, there’s a Civil War going on, and he’s going to have to pick a side! All the upcoming cover tie-ins feature Captain America, Spider-Man, and Punisher; so I’m going to take a flier and guess that he’s not a big fan of this whole registration thing. He’s been beating up on bad memories and the Taskmaster of late; now look for him to start bludgeoning Tony Stark and his minions!

Samurai: Heaven & Earth vol 2 #2 (of 5) – Once again, this beautiful series of limited series by Ron Marz and Luke Ross is gorgeous! If you’ve not read the first trade, you need to do so immediately! After chasing his abducted bride-to-be across continents and cultures, our samurai hero still has a long way to go. This story is compelling and the artwork is absolutely some of the best I’ve ever seen. Highly recommended!

Superman: Emperor Joker TP – I was just informed that this trade paperback collection is a pivotal story from the collective past of Superman, Batman, and the infamous Joker. If the recent Superman/Batman story arc involving Joker and Mxyzptlk left you wondering what backstory they referred to, it’s this one: a twisted, Elseworlds-like Superman tale where Joker is king of the world, and Superman is an outlaw on the run. You need to read this one!

Wolverine #50 – All signs point to this issue being a big deal for everyone’s favorite Canadian; it features a showdown battle royale between Wolverine and Sabretooth, and – finally – we’re supposed to find out what exactly the connection is between these two guys who love to hate each other. Snikt!

See you at Haven!


Anonymous said...

Thor's coming back? Oh is he gonna be pissed!

Matt said...

I think Thor is fabulouth.

Josh said...

Of course, if anyone caught up with Civil War: The Return this week, then they know Marvel threw a big red herring at us. It's not Thor who has come back, but a blond superhero someone who has been dead much, much longer than Thor.