Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Tom
Marvel Zombies 2 #1; writer Robert Kirkman; art Sean Phillips; cover art Arthur Suydam
Marvel Zombies 2 #1; The living dead are back in their second instalment of feeding on the undead flesh. The creative team of Robert Kirkman (Invincible/ Ultimate X-Men) and Sean Phillips (Criminal) return with also Arthur Suydam drawing his popular painted zombie covers. In this epic zombie tale, many years have past and the zombies return from consuming other world's flesh to their own universe only to have their very own 'Civil War' crisis. Let the chumping, biting and eating begin! The series is set in an alternate version of the Marvel Universe (Earth-2149).
Are you ready for Marvel Zombies Civil War? Forty years have passed and the zombies have come back home after eating just about everything else in the universe. Yum yum! What awaits them back on Earth, though, is beyond anything even these shambling monstrosities could have conceived! This is a new series featuring the amazing, irreverent take on the Marvel characters that became last year's unexpected smash hit. They're back and more stomach-churning than ever! The smash hit series is back, daring to ask: "Whose stomach are you in?" 32 PGS./Parental Advisory.
Other Comics to Keep an Eye Out for this Week:
DC showcases; Death of the New Gods #1 (of 8), written and penciled by Jim Starlin (Mystery in Space). With the death of Lightray, one of the New Gods in Countdown #48, it looks like the death-poll will continue in this mini series. The New Gods were created by Jack "The King" Kirby.
From Image Comics; The Sword #1, written and drawn by the Luna Brothers (Girls). This new neo fantasy on-going series features a young female student by the name of Dara. What does a unique sword and an ordinary girl have in common? I sense some high action sword swinging drama coming to events.
Dynamite Entertainment presents; The Boys #11, writer/co-creator Garth Ennis (Punisher MAX); Art/co-creator Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan). The series has had probably the most controversy, beginning with Wildstorm comics and now continuing on with DE. This current issue see the Boys travel to Moscow. Recommend to mature readers.
DVD of the Month
Superman Doomsday animated movie, from producer and director Bruce Timm (who brought Batman: 'The Animated Series' and Justice League Unlimited). Based off the comic series 'The Death of Superman', by Dan Jurgens.
'When Lexcorp accidentally unearths the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday, Superman battles the creature head-on in the fight of his life. The world collectively mourns it's fallen hero; humanity realise it will never feel truly safe again. Superman's enemies rejoice - all but Lex Luthor, who grieves the loss of his own demented manner, setting off a chilling chain of events that even he couldn't have foreseen'.
Starring Adam Baldwin (Firefly) as the voice as Superman, James Marsters as Lex Luthor (Buffy) and Anne Heche as reporter Lois Lane.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - Soon Van
Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #1; written by Lisa Kirby and Steve Robertson, pencils by Mike Thibodeaux, cover by Jack Kirby
Funds are short no doubt to re-animate the buried corpse of Jack "The King" Kirby. Little back on bio-technologies as well. It's a family affair and with Kirby's daughter keeping the line on the line.
An All-New series featuring characters and concepts created by Jack "King" Kirby!
In this double-sized first issue, meet the Berkleys, your typical suburban California family. But when young Garrett Berkley discovers his parents' secret-that the science fiction stories his father writes aren't fiction at all, but autobiography-he's blasted into a whole new universe of adventure, mystery and danger.
Now, Jack Berkley must put down his pen, reassemble his old team, and take up the mantle of being a Galactic Bounty Hunter for one final mission!
Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters
Speaking of the conflict between the Marvel super heroes, Civil War X-Men
. David Hine and Yanick Paquette watch on as the surviving original X-Men try and quell the insurgent 198.
Keeping up with the news from the front lines of the Marvel war, read up with the Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special
Like the Hoff and K.I.T.T. it's a guy and his car to save the day. Chuck Dixon and Timothy Green II handle the drive with a new hero from DC Comics in the pages of Rush City
Also out from DC, the team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti with Daniel Acu?a charge with Uncle Sam And The Freedom Fighters
. Miniseries showcasing the skills of a government task force known as SHADE.
Richard Starkings and Moritat take
the walking beasts and shove them through Image in Elephantmen
. Scratch that itch if you're into hippos
Simon Furman and Don Figueroa roll out with Transformers: Stormbringer
from IDW Publishing. A mini series set to unlock a dark chapter in the history of Cybertron.
from Virgin Comics by Gotham Chopra and Jeevan Kang. Where the lesson for life sees a mystic and obscure martial art enter the fray.
Last week it was Mayday Parker aka Spider-Girl. This week, it's Sara Pezzini taking hold of the mammoth Witchblade #100
. Ron Marz, Mike Choi and Adriana Melo deliver the blade from Top Cow with a swag (4) of variant covers from the likes of Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner and Keu Cha.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - Soon Van
Ghost Rider #1; written by Daniel Way, art by Javier Saltares and Mark Texeira, colours by Dan Brown
Nicolas Cage and a hotted out motorbike from hell are set to blaze the silver screens in Ghost Rider
. Until the movie with a toupee, fire and flames and Eva Mendes hits, Blaze returns again to the comics. (But what happened to Danny Ketch? Ketch?)
Once upon a time, Johnny Blaze made a deal with the Devil... and to no one's surprise but his own, he got shafted. Now trapped in hell, with the Spirit of Vengeance bonded to his immortal soul and weighing him down, Johnny may have finally found a way out.
But at what cost?
From the depths of Hell to the glittering spires of Heaven, the Ghost Rider rides again in his first ongoing series in nearly a decade, blazing new trails and dispensing fiery vengeance in his wake.
The demonic team of Daniel Way, Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares reunite to put ol' Flamehead back in the saddle where he belongs. Ready or not, here he comes!
Where is every super soldier on the battlefront against "terrorism" a weapon of mass destruction? Over the trenches in Image Comic's Task Force 1
. Jeffery Stevenson and Carlos Rodriguez handle the side fire.
Horror takes a ride in the kiddy car seat as Steve Niles and Ben Roman deliver The Cryptics
. It's where the little monsters grow up.
Like Yin and Yang are in the genes of Grace Stokes in Top Cow's The Innocents
from David Wohl and Bing Casino.
After Shock, Michael Dolce and Daniel Leister ask the question, "What if you were forced to be Superman?" in The Sire
. Apparently the kind of forced which includes the stabbing and the hurting in the heart pain.
It's the Revolutionary War and Paul Revere is riding his high horse. This time, from Alias Enterprises
be a werewolf hunting machine with Ed Lavallee and Grant Bond on board.
Garth Ennis and Carlos Ezquerra shoot out from the Wildstorm of DC Comics with A Man Called Kev
Andy Hartnell and Nick Bradshaw join forces again and set things Rokkin
. A fantasy with blood, guts and lots of gooey mess from Wildstorm.
Also from DC are The Next
. A group of super powered people who cross over from another dimension and bring with them some chaos for good measure. By the loins of Tad Williams, Dietrich Smith and Walden Wong.
Oni Press sinks the world and one hundred years later, we're left with Wasteland
. Desolate, apocalyptic, Kevin Costner? New series from Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten.
End of days for May "Mayday" Parker as Spider-Girl
closes out with the final issue and a nice record of 100 issues from Marvel and Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Not bad for a series ever on the verge of cancellation.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - Soon Van
Eternals #1 (of 6); with Neil Gaiman, pencils by John Romita Jr., colours by Matt Hollingsworth, cover by Rick Berry
Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. join forces to reimagine a tale of head spinning Jack Kirby proportions. At least for those of the main character in the Eternals
You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall-- so why does no one remember any of this?
Bestselling Author Neil Gaiman (Marvel: 1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) is joined by superstar artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man, Wolverine) to bring you the eagerly-awaited event of 2006 — ETERNALS!!
Ike Harris has dreams of adventures, love affairs and betrayals, but no one involved remembers or believes him. And who is trying to kill him to keep him from talking about it?
Flexing out the purple pants like a stove top, Giant-Size Hulk
from Marvel Comics. Just like inspecting the seams you find at a factory outlet, it's Banner versus the Hulk. Can there be only one winner? And how many tailors does it take to heal a Hulk closet?
Marvel throw about the rice bowls as Uncanny X-Men Annual
presents the prelude to the nuptial of T'Challa and Ororo Monroe.
DC Comics unleash it raw with Claw The Unconquered
. Now with a last name, the series promises, "violence, torture, decapitation and hot babes." Not for everyone then.
Also from DC, Flash: The Fastest Man Alive
. It's the Flash and he's back. But it's not the Flash that's back. It's another Flash that's back. If this is another Flash at all that is. Brought to you by the guys who worked on that live-action series back in the 90s. Sweet muscle suits!
Star Wars Legacy
from Dark Horse comics is an all-new series set a century or more after ROTJ of the original trilogy.
Goliath, Demona, Brooklyn, Xanatos and the gang of other stoned creatures return in Slave Labor's offering of Gargoyles
No having to dodge code here, it's a Leonardo of a turtle kind in Mirage Studio's Tales Of Leonardo: Blind Sight
. A blind Leonardo that is. Say nothing of the readers on that other Leo.
Boom! Studios get a little lost with X Isle
. Where a team of researches find themselves lost on an island teaming with Geiger-like monsters. Not the radioactive kind.
Tight like a fist full of dynamite, Image Comics shoot the sky with Casanova
. Promises of intrigue
and a complete in issue story abound.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - Soon Van
Emissary #1; written by Jason Rand, art and cover by Juan E. Ferreyra, created and co-plotted by Jim Valentino
Looking at the values and perception of those with superpowers, it's the question of what the real world would do in the face of such a being. Such is the concept and basic line behind Emissary
from Image Comics.
Messiah or Anti-Christ? Terrorist or savior? The world's first superhuman or alien invader? Who is the Emissary and what is his mission? When he reveals himself high over New York City, how will people react? And more importantly, what will he do when the government tries to kill him?
Emissary is a re-examination of the superhero mythos, which asks the question: How would the world react to a real superhuman? With awe or with fear, with joy or with hatred?
Carnage descends upon a town as zombies and blood thirsty crims hit out and start the dripping in Zombies! : Feast
from IDW Publishing.
Dynamite Entertainment, the company that brought back Red Sonja and later on with Xena, deliver a cheap sneak to Battlestar Galactica
. An entire zero issue before the actual one. It's like counting from the ground up if you're standing a little in the dirt.
Every thing dead is fodder for the future as DC Comics usher, Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre
. Back now with a new host, but one that doesn't seem too willing to join. Like trying to avoid the chuggers.
Aiming to bring some no-holds barred action back to the black and white of comics, IDW are hitting with Cobb: Off The Leash
. Doing the world a favour because it's the right thing to do.
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - Soon Van
American Virgin #1; written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Becky Cloonan; cover by Frank Quitely
Cut down the fluff. No warbling, no pick up lines, just straight into bed and back with the head for a unrhyming read. Other activities to romp in the playground of the bed? Questions for those holding onto their virtues and making promises to either their gods or themselves. Of course, behind every corner, the amorphous blob known as terrorism lurks...
Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not... Adam is about to lose it.
Just a few weeks shy of marrying the girl of his dreams -- the only woman God has said he can ever know sexually -- Adam's fate, future and sex life are cast in direct opposition with God's Word.
Like Y: THE LAST MAN, the series follows one man's dark quest into unknown territories -- geographically and emotionally. A shocking terrorist act casts Adam adrift in exotic locales not so easily managed by a slick image, a clever comeback or the Good Book. Adam is forced to confront head-on the very rifts we all feel between our carnal desires and whatever higher power we answer to.
Will Adam's first time be his last?
Were reading about virgins, the end of civilisation and such not interest you, there are other pursuits in the panels...
Everything new is old again as Marvel once more jump about the time stream. In this case, to let loose with a 100th giant-sized issue featuring none other than the Thunderbolts
. (Without any of those fight clubbers around.) Supposedly packed to the frothing gills like the pants of the obese in a collective 104 pages.
Four on the floor and the beat continues on. Fantastic Four: First Family
from Marvel finds another fold to finagle a new look at the days following the fateful flight of the Fantastic Four.
Over on the banks of Image Comics, Retro Rocket
. "What happens when you sacrifice all chance at a normal life and years later you find your sacrifice has rendered you obsolete?"
Can't get enough of army jocks whipping it with personable robots? Put it away then, and look out for G.I. Joe Vs Transformers: The Art of War
from Devil's Due Publishing. Worlds collide (again) with the forces of good slumming it in Cybertron ready to stop the war on everything. Chaser-style
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