Friday, August 10, 2007

Wednesday's Comics! (8-15-07)

Action Comics #854
All New Atom #14 – S/O #76
Amazons Attack #5 (OF 6)
Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #2 (OF 4)
Aquaman, Sword of Atlantis #55
Army @ Love #6
Batman Confidential #8 – Shortage Replacement
Bizarre New World #3 (OF 3)
Black Canary #4 (OF 4)
Booster Gold #1
Brave & the Bold #6
Captain America #29 CWI
Catwoman #70 (AA)
Checkmate #17
Countdown 37
Daredevil #99Shortage Replacement
Dr. Who Magazine #385
Dragonlance Chronicles vol 3 #3 (OF 12)
Dungeon September 2007 #150
Fables vol 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers TP – S/O #54
Fathom Kiani #3
Flash #231
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #23
GI Joe: Storm Shadow #3
Gold Digger #88
Green Arrow Year One #2 (OF 6) – S/O #124
Green Arrow Year One #3 (OF 6) – S/O #124
Grifter Midnighter #6 (OF 6)
JLA Classified #41
Justice League of America #12
Justice Society of America #8 – Shortage Replacement
Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century #5
Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #3 (OF 6)
New X-Men #41
New Universal vol 1: Everything Went White HC
Okko, Cycle of Water #4 (OF 4)
Outsiders: Five of a Kind Week 3 – Thunder/Martian Manhunter
Programme #2 (OF 12)
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #10 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #3 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #4 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #5 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #6 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #7 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Red Prophet: Tales of Alvin Maker #8 (OF 12) – S/O #160
Rex Mundi #7
Ripclaw Pilot Season #1

Robin #165
Shadowpact #16
Shrugged #6
Sonic X #23
Spider-Man Family #4
Spider-Man/Red Sonja #1 (OF 5) – S/O #124
Submariner #3 (OF 6) CWI
Super Villain Team Up: MODOK’s 11 #2 (OF 5)
Superman/Batman #39
Star Wars R2-D2 Trash Can – S/O #99 (pre-paid)
Terror Inc #1 (OF 5)
Ultimate Spider-Man #112

Ultimate Spider-Man vol 3: Double Trouble TP – S/O #11
Wolverine Origins #16
World War Hulk #3 (OF 5) - Damage Replacement


Annihilation Conquest: Quasar #2 (of 4) – The first issue of this limited series surprised me with its high quality and great story. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. I mean, Quasar? Come on. Isn’t that the 98-lb weakling of the cosmic character line-up? Isn’t he that blond, mulleted hero of the ‘90s? He used to be, but now the mantle of Quasar is being carried on by another: Phyla Vell, daughter of the illustrious Captain Marvel, now has the quantum bands…and a really cool sword. Oh, and the story is great and the art is beautiful – what’s not to like?

Booster Gold #1 – Man, what can you say about this guy? He’s a superhero from the future and a big proponent of capitalism. He does movies and has licensed his image. He takes the gold part of his name seriously. The new book is brought to you by Geoff Johns and Booster Gold creator Dan Jurgens, so you know you’re going to want to get your hands on this bad boy. Oh, and the first story arc is called 52 Pick-Up. I thought that was pretty clever, myself.

New Universal vol 1: Everything Went White HC – Remember New Coke from the ‘80s? Remember Marvel’s New Universe from that same time period? I do. Like a bad dream. The New Universe pretty much sucked. Oh, it had its moments, but they were few and far between. As only he can do, Warren Ellis decided to bring back the New Universe. Funny how, in his hands, it turns from garbage to gold. This first story arc turns the New Universe on its ear and makes the whole thing feel totally fresh and completely cool. This is a definite must-read!

Ripclaw Pilot Season #1 - Eisner nominated writer Jason Aaron (Scalped, The Other Side) joins up with artist Jorge Lucas (Incredible Hulk, Annihilation: Ronan) to unleash Top Cow's resident badass in the first of eight special one-shots published under the Pilot Season 2007 initiative. The killer team is joined by intense cover artist Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, Exterminators).

To kill the Yakuza kingpin called Boss Yamamoto, you'd have to fight your way through level after deadly level of his secret fortress, past an army of gun-toting thugs and sword-wielding assassins. No one has ever been foolish enough to try. Enter Ripclaw. This fan-favorite character, a cross between Wolverine and American Eagle, returns to the spotlight as dangerous as ever and fighting as if hell is at is his back.

Terror, Inc. #1 (of 5) – Back in the days when the Toxic Avenger had his own book, Marvel put out a freaky little book called Terror, Inc. Like bell bottoms and afros, he’s baaaaaaaaack! Meet Mr. Terror -- he's dapper, he's charming, he owns and operates his own very successful business and, oh yeah, he's fifteen and a half centuries old and rotting fast. Doomed to decompose for all eternity, Terror forever replaces his festering limbs with fresh parts. The curse keeps him alive, but it's what's left of his twelfth-century sweetheart -- encased in enchanted metal and serving as his right arm -- that keeps him honest. Today, Terror runs a high-stakes private eye firm -- espionage, investigations and assassinations for the extremely rich and extremely powerful. But after eliminating who he was told was a very bad guy, with extreme prejudice and in his own inimitable idiom, Terror learns he's been had -- he's just murdered a major government intelligence chief. Now, with the feds on his rancid tail and whoever set him up looking to tie their loose ends, Terror's on the run to clear his name and bring down the real bad guys. But the killers know exactly who they're dealing with, and they aren't making it easy for him. Written by David Lapham, penciled by Patrick
Zircher, cover by Jelena Djurdjevic.

Ultimate Spider-Man #112 – Spidey goes on without Mark Bagley. For the first time since the book’s inception, Ultimate Spider-Man will not be drawn by Mark Bagley. However, the new artist, Stuart Immonen, is nothing to sneeze at – this guy has been around, and his pencils so far show that he’s staying true to the look and feel of the book while, at the same time, doing it his own way. If you let Ultimate Spidey go a while back or if you’ve never read it, this is an excellent place to come aboard – this book is always well worth reading!


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1 comment:

VRR said...

Quasar was an incredible comic. It never picked up a real audience. But Mark GRUenwald did great work on it.