Monday, May 21, 2007

Wednesday's Comics! (5-23-07)

American Virgin #15
Birds of Prey #106
Captain America #26
Countdown 49
Criminal #6
Daily Bugle June Newspaper
Devi #11
Dynamo 5 #3
Fall of Cthulhu #3
Fantastic Four #546 CWI
Final Girl #1 (OF 5)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1
Ghost Rider #11
GI Joe Special Missions: Brazil
Gold Digger #85
Gutsville #1 (OF 6)
Heroes for Hire #10

Iron Man: Hypervelocity #5 (OF 6)
Irredeemable Ant-Man #8
Love as a Foreign Language Omnibus vol 2 TP
Madman Atomic Comics #2
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1
Megatokyo VOL 5
New Universal #6
Night of the Living Dead: Bad Call #1
Outer Orbit #4 (OF 4)
Punisher War Journal #7
PVP #33
Robin #162
Samurai: Heaven & Earth TP
Shadow Pact #13
She-Hulk 2 #18 CWI
Snakewoman: Special Collector’s Edition #0
Spirit #6
Star Trek: Klingons, Blood Will Tell #2
Star Wars: Legacy #12
Strangers in Paradise vol 3: It’s a Good Life TP
Supergirl & the Legion of Superheroes #30
Superman/Batman #35
Testament #18
Twelve Reasons Why I Love Her GN
Uncle Scrooge #366
Unique #3 (OF 3)
Walk-In #6
Warhammer 40K: Damnation Crusade #4
Wetworks #9
Wisdom #6 (OF 6)
Wonder Woman #9
X-Men #199
Y The Last Man vol 9: Motherland TP

Captain America #26 – The death of Captain America was just part one of this story. What could possibly happen next? I don’t know either, and the whole Death of Captain America thing REALLY ticks me off, but you better believe I’m going to read this issue and see where it goes.

GI Joe Special Missions: Brazil – As a big fan of the regular GI Joe book, which now features a very limited cast, I really enjoy the Special Missions books they release periodically, which feature Joes that are no longer in the current line-up. Yes, the nostalgia factor is high, but so what? It’s great to see some of these characters dusted off and doing cool stuff.

Gutsville #1 - GUTSVILLE is a town living in the belly of the beast, literally. 150 years after the ocean liner HMS Daphne was swallowed at sea, its passengers' descendents cling to life in Gutsville. All is not well among the slippery streets… As revolutionaries, sadistic priests and frothing psychos clash in the psychedelic innards of an impossible creature, it's left to one scared RatCatcher to consider escape…Sounds bizarre, doesn't it? Yet, somehow, I really want to read it.

New Universal #6 – Somehow this incredible Warren Ellis book is flying under the radar – almost no one is reading it – and it’s a great book. Remember Marvel’s failed New Universe in the mid-80s? Remember New Coke? Well, Warren Ellis can’t do anything for New Coke, but he can take a 20-year old, kinda lame concept and turn it into one awesome read. Rather than a bunch of disjointed, pointless titles, New Universal brings all the old New Universe titles into one book - Starbrand, Spitfire, DP7, Nightmask, the whole shooting match - puts a cool twist on it, gives it a point, and makes for a compelling read. This is great stuff – give it a try!

Spirit #6 – Another incredible book that only a handful of folks are reading! If you’re a fan of one-shot series that tell complete, self-contained stories each issue but still build on previous issues instead of long, drawn out, written-for-trades story arcs, this is definitely a book you need to try. Darwin Cooke is at his best here, breathing new life into Will Eisner’s seminal comics character: the Spirit. Give it a whirl – you’ll be glad you did!

X-Men #199 – This series hasn’t been on my radar lately - it just hasn’t resonated with me – but as it approaches its landmark 200th issue, I’ve got to admit that my curiosity is piqued. Plus, the massive gatefold cover for issue 200 looks gorgeous. If you’ve been away from the regular X-Men titles for a while like I have, this is a good time to peek back through the window and see if there’s anything interesting in there again.

See you at Haven!

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