Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Soon Van
The Darkness #1; writer: Phil Hester; art: Michael Broussard; cover: Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic
Ah, Jackie. Where have you been all this time? Last seen probably being in that thick phone book collection of the series previous. What a mega whopper that was. Imagine trying to read it without cracking the spine. Cracking spines however, not that far from the job description of some meat head killer. Not an assassin.
Following in the wake of the hugely successful The Darkness video game and the summer's smash hit, First Born, The Darkness returns in a brand new ongoing series by Phil Hester (Deep Sleeper, Green Arrow) and Michael Broussard (Unholy Union)!
Irrevocably changed by the events of First Born, Jackie Estacado has relocated to the secluded nation of Sierra Mu?oz. But every paradise has dark secrets under the surface. And what does the mysterious Professor Kirchner stand to gain by allying himself with Jackie?
Don't miss the next great chapter of the Darkness mythos beginning with an oversized first issue featuring bonus pages of story and art!
The Darkness #1 from Top Cow
Other comics to eyeball this week
Top Cow are also squeezing The Angelus: Pilot Season
from their teat. Ian Edington and Stjepan Sejic test the waters with a one shot that may or may not continue on after the experiment is over. Who knows.
Marvel pump some Ultimate Iron Man II
, glistening with Orson Scott Card and Pasqual Ferry flexing their WD40. Four reps and the untold origin of the Ultimate version of Stark gets the continuation that is pretty much the norm of the other half of an origin story.
Wildstorm grab John Doran and check out the ashen world with Christos Gage, Leandro Fernandez and Francisco Paronzini in Stormwatch PHD: Armageddon
DC Green is to be seen with the chase for fate as Ron Marz and Michael Lacomb deliver Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents: Ion
. Who wears the spandex in this relationship Rayner? Whoever it is, remember the talc.
Alan Foreman and Travel Foreman trip aside with the tiny feet and all that in Countdown Presents The Search for Ray Palmer: Red Son
. Lots be out a lookin' but hardly any are a picking.
Peter Brandvold, Sergio Aragones, John Severin go old to make it new again in the wild west with Bat Lash
. Six bullets in the chamber and the whole of the start is made fresh and filled with sandy once again. Ride high with the noose around the neck.
Image launch an attack of the pachyderms in Elephantmen: War Toys
. Richard "Starkings" Starkings and Justin "Moritat" Norman go toe to toe to hoof as Africa and China go to war on the battlefield of Europe.
Mario Gully and Marco Turini bring back Hannah and go Ant: Unleashed
. Poor girl/woman wants to walk away and just lead a normal life. Oh, but it's not long before the red suit comes crawling back out right?
JT Krul and Carlos Rafael clash the blades in Highlander: Way of the Sword
. Right before the first movie, and all about Ramirez's sword. Fancy ivory that. Nothing like that McCartney and Jackson song decades back.
Kevin Fahey and Jonathan Lau scratch the back with Battlestar Galactica: Origins
. All about the histories and back stories and who else but the good doctor Gaius Baltar gets the first seat. And Six is not far behind his brain.
Trade of the week
Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows bring it with Chronicles of Wormwood: Last Enemy
. Danny Wormwood is having all the troubles of modern man, his TV shows have issues, he cheats on his wife, and his rabbit talks back to him. But this poor sod also has to deal with the fact that his dad is Satan himself and Pope Jacko and the Catholic church are also raising Hell.
Monday, March 12, 2007 - Soon Van
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1; written by Joss Whedon, pencils by Georges Jeanty, inks by Andy Owens
Conventional door handles suggest that promotion of other people's names would mean the clothes you're wearing, which bear the big logos, would be cheap. And that anything boutique, really boutique, like your own moniker, would be more expensive.
Not so, as it's pretty much a premium to wear a logo it seems. And finding people to walk around with your name, not so easy to find.
Unless they think you're dead.
Since the destruction of the Hellmouth, the Slayers--newly legion--have gotten organized and are kicking some serious undead butt. But not everything's fun and firearms, as an old enemy reappears and Dawn experiences some serious growing pains...
Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Dark Horse Comics
Score one for the inability to keep to a schedule as the woman with the armour bracelets switches into a totally different gear in Wonder Woman #5
. Will Pfeifer and Jean Diaz cover the gaping hole left by The OC bloke, Heinberg, who brought Wonder Woman back in line with the rest of the big hitters, late. After this, it's a new creative team again.
Get a little vague as Chuck Dixon and Ryan Benjamin tackle the heads of Grifter and Midnighter
. Six blocks to knock down and nary a world of thought for that which drives them so. Much in the don't ask, don't show variety it appears. Shame.
Javier Grillo-Marauch and Carlos Rafael take it back to the BSG where Starbuck wasn't an XX in Classic Battlestar Galactica; Cylon Apocalypse
. Damn BattlestarGalactica.com, you manage to choke out Opera. Swamp thing takes over the body of a Cylon and it's up to Adama and Starbuck to assess the situation. Classic, but keep an eye on the covers, it says nothing otherwise. Hard to call.
Run for the hills, Abe Sapien! It's the past come round like a book flying with wings tipped in gold leaf and a world of jungle fever. Or is it? B.P.R.D: Garden of Souls
from Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Guy Davis on art in a five petal leaf of history as Langdon Caul.
Captain America and Iron Man have fought the fight they needed to fight and here is the closer to the whole shebang. Civil War: The Confession
from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev with a hint of all round new style art from the man, it's a tale between two souls and the end of it all.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - Soon Van
Perhapanauts: Second Chances #1; written by Tom Dezago with art by Craig Rousseau
Throw a bunch of monsters into a room together and they're bound to form a squad looking to front other monsters and ghoulies. Right? After all, though gravity won't get you high, it will work in mysterious ways of the paranormal. And if the party was rockin' out the first time, the after party might be even better.
They're BACK! Still glowing from the heat of their first mind-numbing miniseries, those prowlers of the paranormal--The PERHAPANAUTS--are back to confront more creepy cryptozoological creatures and extradimensional entities! (No, the fact that the team is mostly made up of the same mythic monsters isn't lost on us...)
A Bigfoot, a chupacabra, a ghost, and a psychic, all agents for the enigmatic BEDLAM (Bureau of Extra-Dimensional Liabilities and Management), tear it up as they continue the fight to keep us safe from the unseen horrors in our closets and the things that go bump in the night!
Don't miss out! Join The Perhapanauts as they delve into the mysteries of the unknown and the unexplained and answer questions like why there're more lines on your left palm than on your right! Order yours today! (Also, stop looking at your hand.)
Perhapanauts Second Chances #1 (Of 4)
Don Figueroa and Bob Budiansky trip down transforming robot memory lane as with Transformers Animated Movie Adaptation
. Four parts from IDW Publishing that throws in extra sparks and touches for the fans.
Four fangs on Impaler
from Image Comics. William Harms, Nick Postic and Nick Marinkovich unleash a bloody tale of vampires where if you're lucky, you could end up as a victim. Read the first issue to find out what and be disappointed that it may only be open to the Yanks.
Forget something in the DCU with all that One Year Later gear? Well, Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams are here with the long awaited Seven Soldiers of Victory
finally coming to the battle front. How many question marks can you fit on a keyboard?
Oh hello Halloween, are you eating pumpkin today? Michael Angelos, Jerry Beck and Tony Bledsoe resurrect one Jack Corby for Jack The Lantern: Ghosts
. A war of the soul from Castle Rain Entertainment. Yes, will you be requiring sauce on that wedge?
Brian Pulido and Gabriel Guzman go battletastic with Lady Death Vs War Angel
. A one shot from Avatar Press. It gets cold standing around in a bucket of ice cubes.
Richard Hatch in any form is any form of Hatch goodness, so on the hot trail of the new comes Classic Battlestar Galactica
from Dynamite Entertainment. Rick Remender and Carlos Rafael dodging the Cylons with the crew.
All the planet's a stage with the Worldstorm from Wildstorm Comics continuing as Deathblow
returns from a death blow. Brian Azzarello and Carlos D'Anda picking at the lock that sets the man free on his quest to discover himself over a trail of corpses ready to be made.
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