Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Comics: October 28, 2009

FANTASTIC FOUR #572: The Reeds Vs. the Celestials! This one ends the storyline of Reed thinking he must solve everything. The Council Of Reeds is under attack by Celestials. They want the Reeds ability to move from universe to universe and will do anything to get it.
To me, this is odd, the Celestials have always been large silent judges yet here they have a motive beyond that and they 'talk' That aside, it's nice to see this race get some action and actually take out some of the variant Reed Richards'. After they stop the Celestial attack we find out 5 of them escaped: 4 into 1 universe and the last one in a separate universe. I'm hoping we get to deal with the 4 sometime soon.
Overall, this first arch from the new creative team blows the Millar/Hitch run away. The art is spot on, the writing is exciting again and I'm re-energized for this book once more!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19: Time travel. It usually mucks everything up but once in a while you get a character who can actually make sense of it all. Kang The Conqueror is one of those characters. He pulls the Guardians who are lost in time from their adventure, restores them to their proper age and informs them that they need to prevent Adam Warlock from becoming the Magus. He sends them back to the point where Adam stops the Fault from consuming the universe and moments before he becomes the Magus. Star-Lord tries to reason with him and fails...the cots is high and a few Guardians seemingly pay the ultimate price for it, including Adam Warlock!

JACK OF FABLES #39: Jack Frost takes on his second quest: save the monsters who threatened the live and family of the girl who hired him originally. Seems the monsters are controlled my magic and they don't like it. Jack Frost agrees to save them provided they make peace with the humans.
Meanwhile...Jack Horner goes through some MAJOR changes! He keeps getting fatter, which was freaky, but then he decides to must find a cave as he begins to get scaly and turns green...the tail was new too! Just as he finds the cave he opens his case and lets his treasure pour out just before his transformation is complete: Someone have turned Jack Horner into a DRAGON!

NEW AVENGERS #58: Action issue! Luke Cage turns himself over to Osborn for help with the heart attack thing! The New Avengers on the run confront the Dark Avengers in the sewer and make their escape while Night Nurse holds her own against "Ms. Marvel" Overall, it's a back to action issue that surprised and pleased me! It seems like it's been far to long since we had some good old action! Also, The Hood begins to figure out what's going on with his crew who abandoned him and without his Dormammu based powers he looks human again! I have to wonder how his powers have changed as well!

NOVA #30: The All-New Nova Corps Vs. Ego AND The Mindless Ones! Another fun issue with great action and superb artwork! This is what Marvel Cosmic should be like!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Favorite Covers #2

Ghost Rider, Vol. 1 #63: Always one of my favorite covers. The Original Ghost Rider on his flaming cycle in front of the image of his skull.
This series had a few covers that are my favorite but this is the top.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Comics: October 21, 2009

Nothing really special about this week's books. this might be because I have a really nasty headache and they weren't very entertaining to me. But, here's what I got anyway:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #609: It continues the story about the Spider-Clone. I didn't care then and I don't care now. These are just filler issues.
DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #4: the Zombie Deadpool Head story continues and will probably be getting better with the next issue.


ARSENIC LULLABY: PULP EDITION OMEGA: It's not politically correct. That means it's funny as well.


Friday, October 16, 2009

New Comics: October 14, 2009

Sorry it's late, lots of stuff going on and this was a really small week.

DEADPOOL #900: Nothing like skipping a few hundred issues to make it look like you have the longest running coming on the shelves today, right? That was the idea behind this issue which is basically an annual done with more flair than normal This was sort of a jam issue with different artists and writers giving their take on Deadpool. Overall it was pretty fun, oddly enough my favorite story was drawn by Rob Liefeld (I know, right?) and written by THE Deadpool writer: Mr. Joe Kelly! It was a really funny story focusing on Deadpool's past, he apparently made a bet with someone when they were kids and he came around to see if he'd won. This doesn't mean there wasn't a heavy body count...including a rather annoying dog.
The second half was a reprint of DEADPOOL TEAM-UP which featured "Widdle Wade" a midget sized clone of the Merc With A Mouth.

FABLES #89: Wow! only 11 issues to go until FABLES #100! This is starting to pick up even more! Totenkinder is back in the Homelands searching for clues on the identity of Mister Dark, she locates his prison box but still can't figure him out. Meanwhile, Bigby and Beast try to gather information from the remains of Fabletown with no success, Mister Dark killed Mrs. Finch, very sad. Then there is the matter of the Monkey Vs the Witch and Genie! The Jinn was captured and the fun part will be how will a little monkey, a magic mirror and the heads of Frankenstein's monster and the wooden soldiers be able to defeat a witch like Baba Yaga?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Comics: October 7, 2009

This turned out to be a small but expensive week for me. I wasn't able to pick up everything but here is what I did get:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #608: Alright, now I have to admit I didn't read much of this series in the 1990's but I did hear enough about the "Clone Saga" to know it was worth avoiding. This issue features characters and concepts from that era and really don't interest me. But with the upcoming appearance of Deadpool and the upcoming story "The Gauntlet" I think this and the next issue will serve as sort of 'catch your breath before the ride begins' issues!

DEADPOOL #16: Deadpool's quest to become an X-Man continues as this series hits it's stride again. Seriously, how could any other book but DEADPOOL contain the X-Men, a fight with Domino, a new costume for Deadpool and 372,844 pancakes that all serve a purpose in the story? Deadpool was rejected by the X-Men for being to unpredictable and violent *cough* Wolverine *cough* which makes no sense when you consider WOLVERINE. So, being the bright guy he is...kinda sorta...he decided to show his worth by putting a bullet in the brain pan of the father of one of the newest X-Men because he's causing some trouble for the group and their new...island nation? this is how Deadpool keeps it real!

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #1: Besides having the longest title in recent memory, this book features the beginning of Marvel's newest Sorcerer Supreme, the former Brother Voodoo. He has a quest, he needs to find out what the big upcoming threat to our universe is before it happens. He's going around using methods and magics Dr. Strange would have never used. He was able to imprison Dormammu in his domain and was almost taken out by Doctor Doom before Doom realized what the threat was. I think that's what happened. Anyway, I was nervous about this but the first issue was fun. The art is going to take some getting used to but if this series focuses on the supernatural side of the Marvel Universe I think it will be a good series, but I doubt it will last long.

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DEADPOOL: It covers the history and upcoming stories of Deadpool. What more is there to say?

I grabbed PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL and have just started reading it. It's good so far!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Favorite Covers #1

I'm going to start posting my favorite covers from time to time, gearing up for the year long celebration marking 20 years of my collection. All these covers are from comics I own.

ADVENTURES INTO FEAR #19: 1st Appearance of Howard The Duck!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New Comics: September 30, 2009

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #607: The return of the Black Cat continues! She's back, she is followed by bad luck but is she ever hot! Cat and Spider-Man continue to try to figure out why Diablo was robbing the offices of Dexter Bennett, new owner of the Daily Bugle (The DB!) and when they figure it out they have to try to keep their clothes on long enough to save a few lives.
I tell you, Peter Parker is getting more women in his life that want him than he has villains!
Fortunately, I guess, The Cat doesn't want a real relationship with Peter Parker, no, she just wants some fun with Spider-Man. It's nice to see this is back to basics.
While some people might complain about Parker being with so many women one thing that needs to be considered is in the pre-Brand New Day life of Parker he was married. And while many will complain that it isn't right for him to have sex now, you have to remember that he had lots of sex with Mary Jane. Only thing is now he doesn't have to stick with one chick.
Anyway, another poster perfect cover (You hearing this, Marvel???) starts another fantastic issue of the "thrice monthly' Spider-Man series! All of this leads into the Gauntlet. But the question after this issue is Will Diablo be involved? Apparently the new Kraven's mother wants to talk to him about something...

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #4 of 6: I have to admit, this series is very boring. Part of the problem is there are way to many characters running around that it's difficult to keep track of who's who and what's going on. But, in light of the upcoming vomit inducing remake hitting theaters next April, it's nice to see something with the REAL Freddy Krueger and the REAL Jason Voorhees.

JACK OF FABLES #38: The transition from Jack Horner to Jack Frost continues as Frost, son of Horner, begins to take center stage here. He's still trying to be a hero and while jumping from world to world in that quest he find a young woman who's family is besieged by what appears to be werewolves. Frost agrees to help her but from the looks of things he may be in way over his head!
Meanwhile, Jack Horner is fatter and balder. He's still an asshole though but now he's an asshole with an artist he pissed off which explains why he's turning into a fat old slob!

MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #5 of 5: In the finale of the most recent Marvel Zombies series we learn something very interesting: This is how it all began! Yeah, apparently the virus began AND ended here. As Zombie Spider-Man tries to gather a group of New Avengers to fight the remaining zombies of Earth-Z things begin to fall into place: The Watcher who was attacked by Zombie Giant Man in the first issue returns and reveals the Watchers no longer have solid forms so he was never in any danger. He determines the only way to stop the virus from spreading is by preventing it's ending from beginning...or the other way around. Anyway, he launches Zombie Sentry into another world "it began with a flash in the sky" is what we read from the beginning and this was it! Zombie Sentry ends up in the universe of the original Marvel Zombies thus putting them in an eternal loop and keeping them from causing more harm to other realities. Now, the question is going to be how permanent will this be? What happens when/if one of the Marvel Zombies figures out what's going on and breaks the cycle?
And MY question is when is the next miniseries going to start!!

THOR #603: Loki and Doom. Interesting. Loki made a deal with Doom, all he wants is an army of robots to destroy Donald Blake, Thor's human half, and bring to him Blake's walking stick (Thor's Hammer) and in return, Loki will reveal the secrets of Asgardian immortality. The painful thing is Doom's robots are built, no problem, but in order to fulfill Doom's request Loki allows Doom to dissect an Argardian! The whole messy thing is discovered by William, a mortal who walks among the Gods and he's attacked. While he holds his own pretty well, he's eventually stabbed just in time for Balder, Asgard's new ruler, to arrive...what happens next???

Classic Marvel Figurine

Still on the quest to replace the ones that were damaged. Today I got my replacement of #1: Spider-Man!

I'll be posting my new comics and 'reviews' of them later today or tomorrow!