Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - Soon Van
Black Summer #1 (of 7); written by Warren Ellis with art by Juan Jose Ryp
Suck the air out of a Coke bottle and leave it hanging on your face. Watch as the skin renders a red mark when you pull it away. Kind of get the same kind of feeling when you sleep on a coin for a bit. Wouldn't try it with a gun though. That's just a little too much like Russian Roulette.
This summer, the world goes black as Warren Ellis unveils his all-new super-powered heroes and villains epic that promises to be the biggest event of 2007! With art by the genius Juan Jose Ryp, no fan of The Authority or Wanted will want to miss this bleeding-edge eight issue masterpiece.
When the political situation in the USA becomes more than Horus can stand, he moves to take matters into his own hands. But since not all his other team-mates aren’t so eager to throw the world into chaos, an epic conflict starts to form. And no one will be safe as the bodies start to fall.
Black Summer #1 from Avatar Press
Keith Giffen and Timothy Green III throw down with Annihilation: Conquest - Starlord
and Rocket Racoon is playing in the mix.
Warren Ellis and Ivan Rodriguez meet up with Doktor Sleepless
for a spell with the mad scientist. Times they are not quite achanging. Ask yourself why.
Two sides to fight and with mink and Paolo Parente at the brink, it's nothing but Dust
at the end. Sci-fi and history in the wars to world the weary. Plus zombies!
Christopher E. Long and Ryan Winn scout out those in the witness protection program all over history in Hiding In Time
. Contracts are out and it's time to go through the streams looking for those who turn states evidence and take them out. Of time and of existence. Three times the charm.
David Tischman and Steve Conley go for a joyride in the Starship Enterprise for Star Trek: Year Four
. Boldly going where the original series didn't quite make it in its original airing.
Marshmallows wrapped in cheese slices with dipping sauce of boysenberry jam. Tastes good and that's just food of a run amok combination. Top Cow/Marvel Unholy Union
by Ron Marz and Michael Broussard slams all sorts of creatures from both universes into a mayhem that is like the Monster Mash where everybody is wearing a piece of food from their face on the one plate.
Stark is still missing and Christos Gage and Butch Guice run the ground along World War Hulk in Iron Man #20
looking for the man in the iron boxers.
Hardcover of the week
Grab a hold of Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1: The Last Iron Fist Story Premiere
in the hardcover format from Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker, David Aja and Travel Foreman and chi that block out into smithereens. Say it again, "smithereens"! Now that's a great word.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - Soon Van
Detective Comics #817; written by James Robinson; art by Leonard Kirk and Andy Clarke; cover by Simone Bianchi
Following on from the fall out of Infinite Crisis #5
, the entire line of DC comics will shift ahead one year. Every single title that makes the jump will see a new regime, new direction and new creative talent on the hook of the book.
Dubbed "One Year Later
" (OYL), it's like a bad night that never knows when the hang over cures work well on their own or just as one big slushy blob.
Detective Comics #817: It's One Year Later... and who is the mysterious vigilante who's been keeping Gotham free of crime? And what is his relationship with the new police commissioner?
Don't miss the stunning first part of a story crossing over with BATMAN by writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN), art team Leonard Kirk (JSA) and Andy Clarke, and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT)!
Other OYL titles just this week from DC include: Blood of the Demon, JSA, Outsiders
and Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis
Over on the other side, where time stands still and sick bags are in the upright and closed position, the populace will stay clear of the massive late fines in store for the DC heroes and villains.
When every other hero has had their shot, why not a Warbird? Ms Marvel
from Marvel Comics breaks the first in over two decades of the Avenger's first solo series.
For the fans of the lady in white, Medieval Lady Death: War of the Winds
from Avatar Press. Start oiling the swords for knights, days of war and an exploration of betrayal.
Devil's Due Publishing pump action with How to Self Publish Comics ...Not Just Create Them
. A guide and tale for anyone interested in the delivery of comics out of the maternity ward and into the talcum hit hands of fans and greasy mitts of burger fiends.
Looking to dip toe into the Star Wars waters? Dark Horse have a damn cheap primer in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic/Rebellion Flip Book
. Two brand new stories, one just before The Empire Strikes Back
and the other thousands of years before Anakin was even a spermatozoa.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 - Soon Van
Hard Time Season Two #1; written by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes; art by Brian Hurtt and Steve Bird; cover by Hurtt
From the quality highs of Arrested Development
and Veronica Mars
to the Black-n-Decker drill to the head lows of Joey
and One Tree Hill
(or reversed dependent upon taste), summer brings with it a change and inflection to lie prone. Sticking with sweat to that leather or vinyl couch, can or glass sucked to the forehead.
For some, a back laid right up against the fibro wall looking vainly for some of that cooling comfort only bricks might bring without an air-conditioner. Suffer those living in actual greenhouses. Or caravans.
Back again for another dose of soap dropping, behind the bars, shivs made from plastic knives antics, Hard Time
. The only survivor of DC's Focus line of comics in 2004.
Sentenced to 50 years to life for his role in a high school prank gone tragically wrong, Ethan Harrow has just turned 16 in a maximum-security prison. He's made fast friends, earned mortal enemies, and even gotten his first kiss from a mysterious girl named Red. Above all else, Ethan's only just started to learn the boundaries of superpowers he didn't know he had!
The original HARD TIME team of legendary writer Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck, The Defenders) and Mary Skrenes (Omega the Unknown) and breakout talent Brian Hurtt (Queen & Country, Gotham Central) return for a second season that follows Ethan's quest for a new trial -- and reveals the secret histories of the lost souls inside State Penitentiary. Superpowers have never been this real!
Season two of a fine series, a chance again to take it up like a fan and ram it over along the other comics on the shelf.
Other brand spanking new titles (and a couple of rehashes) hitting out this week: The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M
from Image, Team Zero
from DC Comics, Angel: Old Friends
from IDW Publishing, Marvel Zombies
from Marvel and Street Fighter II
from UDON Studios.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - Soon Van
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Maquette - 9 inch tall cold-cast porcelain
The modern man is a man who always seems to be on the run.
This may mean authorities are chasing him. In which case there is no room for stopping. Unless that space is provided by the word of the jury. Truths inevitably come out. How and when is a matter entirely up to the whims of the universe.
Or, the man on the run could might also consider taking the lines of sausages and raw meat from out of his pants while jogging through neighbourhoods replete with dogs.
In either instance, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law knows what time it is and how to best defend his clients. Make a booking now, before time runs out.
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