Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Wednesday, New Comics

Yes, reviews will be coming soon. Lots and lots. In the meantime, here's what I picked up today, this fine new comics day with some notes about my anticipation level and expectations:

All-Star Western #10 (DC)
The new 52 adventures of Jonah Hex continues. Last issue he met a Talon from Gotham (same dudes Batman is fighting over in the bat-books). Let's see what happens here. Also, the back-ups have been consistently terrific throughout this series. Bat-Lash in this issue!

Captain America and Iron Man #633 (Marvel)
I planned on dropping this after the Hawkeye arc, but this issue has Batroc the Leaper. So, here I am.

Fatale #6 (Image)
I just caught up on Fatale 1-5 last week. Outstanding melding of horror, crime, and supernatural elements. Book 1 really cemented the world this all takes place in. Really looking forward to where Book 2 goes.

Flash #10 (DC)
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato have done an excellent job of adding, teasing and juggling various story lines the last few issues. Hopefully, they begin to converge here.

Justice League #10 (DC)
After the misstep following the sort of ho-hum opening arc, last issue promised some great things. Hopefully, going forward Justice League will consistently deliver. Though the villian's name is "Graves" (real name and villain name) so I'm a bit ambivalent on how things will turn out. Graves, really?

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Century: 2009 (Top Shelf)
Part three of the Century trilogy. Century: 1969 is still in my to-read pile. How lame is that? This is a good excuse to give the entire LoEG catalog a re-read leading up to Century: 2009.

Prophet #26 (Image)
I'm on record as a fan of Prophet. Each issue contains it's own little revelation and surprise. Amazing ideas executed flawlessly so far. Plus, I saw a preview of Emma Rios' back-up feature and it looks amazing. On the top of the to-read pile.

Spider-Men #2 (Marvel)
Peter and Miles met at the end of #1. Looking forward to how Peter reacts in the Ultimate universe.

Usagi Yojimbo: Traitors of the Earth (Dark Horse)
Usagi Yojimbo has always been a title that intrigues me. A samurai rabbit and what looks like nice clean cartooning. It's been around forever. Heck, I may even have a few issues here or there laying about that I've forgotten about (a samurai rabbit comic is something I could see myself buying in the heyday of the black and white explosion after-all). Anyway, I've been looking for an in with Usagi Yojimbo, so I figured I'd take a flier on this newly released trade that collects some recent stuff.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today's New Comics

Despite the lack of posting, Wednesday remains new comics day for me. This week is a good haul:

Batwoman #10 (DC)
The varied timelines seem to be converging. I've lost a bit of patience with the middle chapters of this arc, but I'm optimistic as we head to the climax.

Daredevil #14 (Marvel)

A solid release each issue. This should be no different.

Godzilla #2 (IDW)
Great first issue of the new series. I never tire of Godzilla destroying things.

Planet of the Apes #15 (Boom)
A few issues into this new story and it's even more dynamite than the previous one which was fantastic. I wish this series had more of a buzz. It certainly deserves it. Incredible writing and art month after month.

Ragemoor #4 (Dark Horse)
The final chapter of this amazingly fun and inventive series. Will the secrets of Ragemoor be revealed? I'm on tenterhooks just thinking about it.

Saga #4 (Image)
The best new series I'm reading. Hitting on all cylniders after 3 issues. I expect no less from this fourth offering.

Wonder Woman #10 (DC)
And the off-beat mythic new adventures of Diana continue. 

Reviews from the past month coming soon.