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, May 15, 2007 - Soon Van
Painkiller Jane #1; written by Jimmy Palmiotti and art by Lee Moder
Wake up early enough and it'll be time to go back to bed again. Unless that head wound on the side of the face happens to mean that it's more than just waking up with drool on the pillow.
Jane Vasko was once an undercover police officer attempting to infiltrate the Fonti Mob. After gaining the trust of mob boss Joey Fonti, she was given the assignment of passing a message onto rival gang member Adam, not realizing that she was planted with an explosive device. As she met her target, the explosion caused significant injuries, but Adam was uninjured.
Through mysterious means, he managed to revive Jane, giving her superhuman regenerative powers in the process. Leaving her life as a police officer behind, she became the vigilante Painkiller Jane.
Painkiller Jane #1 from Dynamite Entertainment
Brian Pulido and Juan Jose Ryp go all pasty and white with the crossover team up thing of Lady Death/Shi
. One of a half of two of a split.
Larry Hama and Mark Robinson usher the return of Storm Shadow in the pages of GI Joe: Storm Shadow
. Out from both sides of the argument and ready to roll out the trouble in the middle by his own self.
Testament to the fact that the dead don't stay dead when they're the undead, John Russo and Dheerja Verma scrub up with the Plague of the Living Dead
. The zombies are on the move, and even in the jungles of Viet Nam. Two words?
Maximum with the platinum and just take a look at the mammoth size of KISS 4K: Destroyer Edition
. Kevin Sprague, Daniel Campos and Kevin Crossley chronicle the stories of KISS as they are visited by celestial beings in order to find a rock band that will save and protect this world. Gadzooks! Look at the size of the thing
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - Soon Van
Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer #1; written by Joshua Ortega, art by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, covers by Frank Frazetta
Frazetta's Death Dealer always gets the props, but the horse what steads the visage fairs lesser despite holding up the crux. What a blow for the rights of animal and beastly companions every where, every time the thought is passed over.
Frank Frazetta's legendary creation is brought to life in this epic, ages-spanning tale of dark fantasy, magic and horror. Critically acclaimed novelist and comics writer Joshua Ortega (THE NECROMANCER, STAR WARS) teams up with cult-favorite artists Nat Jones (SPAWN: THE DARK AGES, ROB ZOMBIE'S THE NAIL) and Jay Fotos (SPAWN, ‘68) to bring you the first Death Dealer tale worthy of Frazetta's blessing—this one's been approved every step of the way by the Master himself! A new era for the Death Dealer begins here—don't miss out on the definitive story of Frazetta's most famous creation!
Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer from Image Comics
James Farr and Nate Lovett get a six limb gig on Xombie: Reanimated
. Battling the undead while searching for the meaning of unlife, that is the deal with a zombie named Dirge.
Thing of a nexus swap, Man-Thing gets the spotlight from Charlie Huston and Klaus Janson in Legion of Monsters: Man-Thing
. Horror of the mind, not so much with the gore and the man of muck aims to deliver the spook.
As all the others of the Nova Corps are gone and wiped after the Annihilation wave, Nova
remains. Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Sean Chen rocket with Richard Rider
For those who aren't timed in to fend against screaming mobiles, buttered jerks and arrogants schoolkids, read the TMNT Movie Adaptation
during the session of said movie.
Jeff Parker and Mike Weiringo go for four in Spider-Man/Fantastic Four
. Playing in the minds of an alien attack and where the current mess and fru-fru nu boo of the FF split and the unmasking of Peter aren't quite mixing it in yet.
Six for tricks as the Loners
run away and on the good side with C.B. Cebulski and Karl Moline. Teen drama with a message of sticking on the right side of the tracks. If people still do split their socioeconomic mulls over their lay on the concrete and immovable whims of the railway tracks.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - Soon Van
Avengers: The Initiative #1; written by Dan Slott, pencils by Stefano Caselli
Also, it appears, that standing the ground longer than the otherside makes for the argument to eventually sway the other way. Or to hold on strong. Perspectives, all about it really.
The Civil War is over, and from now on, this is the new face of the Marvel Universe -- The Initative!
Whose side were you on? Well, if you were pro-registration, then there's one hell of a price to pay. You're in the army now. Every last one of you.
Fall in with Yellowjacket, War Machine, She-Hulk, Justice and the Gauntlet as they train the heroes of tomorrow for the super-powered conflicts of today! Marvel's army of super heroes has just become a super hero army!
Also featuring The Mighty Avengers and a new generation of Marvels.
Avengers: Initiative from Marvel Comics
Andy Hartnell and Nick Bradshaw shot for four in Danger Girl: Body Shots
. High stakes of oily treasure hunting and the Danger Girls are in the cross hairs of some bloke with an agenda.
Anthology at its pulpiest and no mango juice to spare. Savage Tales
on the start of a bimonthly appearance with the likes of Leah Moore, John Reppion, Pablo Marcos, Stjepan Sejic, Luke Lieberman, Mike Avon Oeming, Kevin Sharpe, Mike Raicht and Pere Perez finding their way through the jungle. Lots of names? That's an anthology for sure.
Got brain? Raise the Dead
raises the dead with Leah Moore, John Reppion and Hugo Petrus kicking and splatting with another in the genre of dead bodies what walk about with the fitness in them.
Pastafarians get a bad deal
if a school won't let kids walk about dressed as pirates. Whatever. Any how, Fall of Cthulhu
with Michael Alan Nelson and Jean-Jacques Diazlowski keeping the spook without the gore.
Mike Allred moves in again with Frank Einstein with the launch of Madman Atomic Comics
. Who knows what's going on jumping silent cars that sleep at traffic lights.
From the loins of the Initiative, Omega Flight
heads up past the US border to ride the skies in Canada. Michael Avon Oeming and Scott Kolins crunch the punches in five.
Poke it with a stick, it's not really twitching any more, a certain sign of death. Captain America, Steve Rogers, is dead. One of the five stages of grief is denial, and in Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America: Wolverine
, the Canuck goes through the motion with Leinel Yu and Jeph Loeb.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - Soon Van
Mighty Avengers #1; written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Frank Cho
First in, best dressed and the above ground team name is all over the headlines in the aftermath of Civil War.
Running fast for the train or bus and first in doesn't always look like they're the best dressed. At times it looks like the wind is blowing out their hair from the back.
The wait is over!! The Mighty Avengers assemble!!
Gathered together to be the greatest Avengers team ever, but who picked them?? And why?? And which A-list Avengers villain returns, revamped and reloaded for the ultimate revenge.
Big super hero adventures every month from the multi-award winning team of Bendis and
Mighty Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics
Good, bad, ugly all facets to a three-sided coin that flips across the home turf in Bomb Queen III
. Cut a slice into the grenade, there's a four from Jim Valentino and Jimmie Robinson through Image Comics.
Adaptation of another novel, and in this case, dead rise again fresh with butter on the side of Heretic: The Templar Chronicles
. Markosia, flip the binding with Chuck Satterlee, Bruce McCorkindale and Rick Hiltbrunner of Joseph Nassise's world. Holy into the unholy, where Swiss cheese melts into a pancake.
Self-explanatory note means that the Hulk and Power Pack
quart shot from Marc Sumerak, David Williams and Gary Martin is just that.
Jay Faerber and Mahmud Asrar run down Tower City with a band of not so strangers brought together by the fact that they're all related by a player's seed. Ongoing smack down from Dynamo 5
and Image Comics.
Dynamite and Marvel clash the undead with Ash in the first round of five in Marvel Zombies vs The Army of Darkness
. Brains, zombies, chainsaws, John Layman, Fabiano and flying limbs. Watch for the heads kicking this way.
Clearly there is more than meets the eye in Transformers: Prime Directive - Move prequel
from IDW Publishing. Or at least insofar as the name of the subtitle goes. Chris Ryall, Simon Furman and Don Figueroa transform and roll out with four wheels to head in before the looming spectre of the motion picture later in the year.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - Soon Van
City of Heroes #1 (of 4); written by Steve Niles, art by Bernie Wrightson and covers by Jose Villarrubia
Walk up and down the streets long enough and the faces of people blur as too long on eye contact is often the start of something strange. What that strangeness happens to be, love or hate, depends on the heat of the day, the linger of the eye and the flick of the hair.
When it comes to horror comics, few artists can measure up to the legendary Bernie Wrightson. Now, after a long hiatus from making comics, Wrightson is back at the drawing table working side-by-side with acclaimed writer Steve Niles on the most exciting new horror comic of the year - City of Others.
Stosh Bludowski is a killer, born with the capacity for no apparent human emotion other than rage. Killing comes easy for Blud, and he makes a good living doing what's easy-until the day he meets two jobs in an alley who just won't die, and a grotesque mystery unfolds right in front of him. Soon, the remorseless killer is confronted by a reality he could never imagine, and he will be invited to make a decision once and for all . . . is he human, or is he Other?
"Bernie is one of my greatest heroes and influences in art. When it comes to horror, few creators have contributed more to the comics medium than Bernie has." -Alex Ross
City of Others #1 (of 4) from Dark Horse
Take it on the first shoulder as Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus
blasts away a part of the fleet. Battle the fray with Christios Gage, Stuart Moore, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Mike McKone.
from Platinum Studios is a lot of red, a lot of black, and a whole lot of, well, who knows when these things play all trailer and hand out little in the way of fish biscuits. Rob Moran and James Devlin take this into the two before John Keane comes in the second pair over Devlin.
Six limbs aplenty on the chopping block when Avatar Press let spew forth the Plague of the Living Dead
. Zombies, John Russo and Dheeraj Verma abound. Zombies this time getting another mix of the brain pie from fresh Vietnam War vets. Not that that isn't yet to be sucked dry yet.
End of one line when Marvel Comics hot step it with Runaways #24
. After this conclusion, Brian K Vaughn (also finishing up with that blue form mini featuring Doctor Strange) and Adrian Alphona hand the deed for their title over to Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan.
No banjos or drums on set as it's Jack Horner and a bagman fist to fist in Jack of Fables #5
. From Vertigo, Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Tony Akins. No diet.
IDW pops out a bot of Ashley Wood love and experimentation as Ashley Woods' D'Airain Adventure
takes things up a flap or two. More things to more people, thar be vignettes, ditties and short little stories in one crunch punch for your lunch.
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