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.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - Soon Van
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special; written by Geoff Johns, art by Ethan Van Sciver and Dave Gibbons
Winter and the loss of a yellow sun makes for freezing hours. Cold and shivering, makes for stretching out all across the day a more important task lest the muscles curl up a ball. Now, put those arms outside and reach for the wide.
The stellar creative team of the sell-out GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH miniseries — Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver — reunites for an extra-sized Special, igniting an intergalactic war that will explode in the pages of GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS!
Hal Jordan has struggled to regain his reputation. Kyle Rayner has suffered great personal loss and reluctantly gained great power. Guy Gardner's trust in the Guardians is wavering. John Stewart's unbreakable loyalty soon will be tested. Together, these four men are the Green Lanterns of Earth... but why are so many Earthmen recruited into the Corps? What is their ultimate rolel in the future of the universe? And how will the secret of the rings' power threaten the Guardians and affect Hal Jordan's future?
Sinestro was called the "greatest" of the Green Lanterns; now the renegade has vowed to bring terror to the universe he once protected. The worst murderers, thieves and deviants in the universe have gathered into Sinestro's Corps for one purpose: to instill great fear. Armed with the truth behind Parallax, Sinestro's intergalactic insurgents strike hard and fast at the very heart of the Green Lantern Corps. The Sinestro Corps is about to change everything you know about the Green Lanterns. Fear them. Everyone else will.
Plus, a 6-page backup story by Johns and Dave Gibbons (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, WATCHMEN) — "The Origin of Sinestro"!
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special from DC Comics
Talk a tale of six notes on World War Hulk: Front Line
. Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs are on the sidelines watching on and reporting with the Bugle to the devastation and evacuation as the Hulk goes on a rampage of revenge.
Christos Gage and Andrea DiVito smash grab with World War Hulk: X-Men
. Three fingers here and they all point to getting some pay back on Professor X. And of course, it's not going to be easy. Does it get greasy?
Everything old is scrubbed up with steel wool, spit polished and made new again. Transformers Magazine
brings back the old tales from the ever battling war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. There's a movie about without Bumblebee out soon, miss it, watch it, either way, be wary of cars what fall apart.
Let's all hunt them down until they're all gone and that's the Snake Woman: Tales of the Snake Charmer
for you. Zeb Wells and Vivek Shinde with a walk on to deliver the 68 in need of good byes to say their sighs. And working shoulders in the cold hurts a lot.
Vince Hernandez and Sean Galloway are on a single shot of salt water with Fathom: Killian's Tide
Five swings from the jungle vine and that's Sheena
to you. Robert Rodi and Matt Merhoff and the jungle queen go a hunting for some heads in the take down of forests and Gucci purses.
One grimm fairy tale takes a venture back on seven samples for a Return to Wonderland
. Raven Fregory and Rich Bonk fall down the rabbit hole in this where Alice's daugther sees for herself the land what drove her mad.
Mike Carey. Humberto Ramos and Chris Bachalo bring down the house of that bald guy in X-Men #200
. Gambit is back and looking to double down on some hurt against the X-Men. Marauders included. Watch out for the trick card.
Trade paperback of the week
Smash a vamp with Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus Volume 1
. From the first series, when the show was on and not of the run of the show as it is now that it isn't on. Pretty much runs alongside the show back when the living daylights of it were corpsing a mass scene on the TV.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - Soon Van
The Brave and The Bold #1; written by Mark Waid, art by George Perez and Bob Wiacek
Watch enough day time soaps and the time slip cracks aplenty with the wash of nothing clear. Turmoil, bickering, two hams fisting the air and it's all quite academic if not for the interplay which really proves the hook for the bait.
The greatest team-up title of all time is back! A proud DC tradition is restored as writer Mark Waid (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and legendary artists George P?rez (THE NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and Bob Wiacek (ORION) put Batman and Green Lantern on the trail of what could be the greatest weapon in the DCU!
The trail leads to Ventura, the gambling planet--wanna bet what'll happen if they don't get their hands on the weapon?
This issue will feature two covers by George P?rez, Cover A spotlights Batman; Cover B spotlights Green Lantern!
The Brave and The Bold #1 from DC Comics
Sean McKeever and Terrell Bobbett flush the start of Spider-Man Family
with the new part of the old cart. Reprints, thick count and a swag to swing the bimonthly of another Spider-Man title.
As Jim Carrey will tell you, Dr Pepper has not 19 flavours, but 23. And 23 is a number which can drive you crazy. This has no relation other than issue number to Powers #23
from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming through ICON.
Collecting and colouring the series which appeared first in Japan, Witchblade Takeru Manga
from Top Cow, Yasuko Kobayashi and Kazasa Sumita. A school girl in a monastery, the witchblade and colour. Like metal long enough and it starts to give a taste.
Image takes a swift kick into the ET nads as Invincible #39
from Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley shows up with an alien force looking to make the denizens of Earth their slaves. For when you want superheroes with a bit of joy about them.
Mike Carey, Skottie Young and Greg Land unleash the creep in Legion of Monsters: Werewolf By Night
from Marvel Comics. First of a triad features the hairy one what runs around at full moons howling and a scratching at the door to be let in again.
Monday, April 24, 2006 - Soon Van
Ion #1 (of 12); written by Ron Marz, art by Greg Tocchini, cover by Ivan Reis
Test pilot Hal Jordan was Green Lantern. Then the Green Lantern Corps
were destroyed. Thanks due in part to Jordan who went balls crazy and ended up as Parallax. Freelance artist Kyle Rayner was then chosen as the Green Lantern. Then Jordan came back and Rayner was kicked off his post and became a Green Lantern on the space part of Earth. And along the way the GLC came back... Get the gist so far?
Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS and the RANN/THANAGAR WAR SPECIAL, writer Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) returns to the character he created, giving Kyle Rayner an entirely new lease on life in a new ongoing series with art by rising star Greg Tocchini (1602: New World, Thor: Son of Asgard)!
A distraught Kyle Rayner has emerged one year later, transformed with abilities that may surpass those of any Green Lantern ever. So beware his power... because his might may not be on the side of right.
With that on the way, the cosmic wonderlings just don't stop.
Marvel release the Kree judge in the Annihilation wave with Annihilation: Ronan
. Stripped of his standing and out to clear his name, the judge is looking to get his robes back as part of the Kree ranks.
Slave Labor Graphics
and Disney bring back the MCP as Jet Bradley takes over from where his dad left off in the world of Tron: The Ghost In the Machine
. Something in the computer world wants Bradley back, and it isn't that
kind of site.
Fantasy and super hero worlds mix it up in Wildstorm's Skye Runner
. Not to mentioning the mix of guns and swords, and who doesn't like gun fights in the middle of sword play? (Collateral damage, that's who.)
Closing things out, Checkmate
from DC Comics. Things might be running away a little from the grim and gritty in the aftermath of the Infinite Psychotic Crisis world of DC, but running around killing people is still the fastest way to see the body count jump.
Saturday, October 30, 2004 - Soon Van
Green Lantern Hal Jordan Power Battery bookends
Hal Jordan makes his return as the mighty green ring-bearer in the pages of Green Lantern: Rebirth
this month. I'm burnt for today
. Can't think of anything else to write about comics for the weekend. Here's a picture of the Green Lantern book ends in store. Grab it before the next person does. You don't want to miss out like you could with the comic itself.
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