It’s almost Wednesday again…
It’s a long post this week. Heaps of promising newbies.
New releases, 21 March 2012
Bunch of Batman books out this week: new52 Batman #7, along with the latest Batman Odyssey and Batman Beyond Unlimited. Snyder’s hyped Batman#7 on Twitter, seems it’s a game changer. The Court of Owls storyline has been excellent, and those who’ve read #7 early are excited – can’t wait to see what’s planned next. Also from DC, Justice League #1 is on to its 7th printing. Makes me wonder if it’s just the same pool of completist collectors ordering it each time and fuelling another print run…
The eagerly awaited Supercrooks #1 by Mark Millar, announced at Kapow! con last year, is out the same week that his Kick Ass 2 series finishes up and otherwise it’s business as usual at Marvel – the calm before the AvsX storm – including new issues of Generation Hope and X-Factor.
From Image, we’re being treated to Hoax Hunters #0. Follow the link for a preview. There’s also a second printing of Peter Panzerfaust (we told you it was good!), Heart #4 (Gary’s reviewed #1, #2 and #3), Rebel Blood (from the Cowboy Ninja Viking creators) and The Last of the Greats trade paperback is released too. Check out Craig’s run down on the LotG series and stayed tuned for reviews, if we have time to write them after reading that lot. Image is ON FIRE these days.
Dark Horse’s Ragemoor, the story of a living castle, is intriging and last, but far from least, we’re looking forward to IDW’s incredible Monocyte #3. Again, follow the link for a preview, see our review of issue #1 and read an interview with the creators here.
Last week’s stack
Last week’s excitement centred around Image’s releases, including Queen Crab and Saga. The latter, in particular, didn’t disappoint and promises to be as epic as its title suggests. Reviews soon.
Oor Linsay offered up a preview of the crazy-beautiful Monocyte #3, Craig gave us his views on Swamp Thing#7 (we’ve also reviewed issues #1 and #2) and G-Man talked Mouse Guard (interview with writer, David Peterson, here). It looks like Game of Thrones meets Animals of Farthing Wood to me, I’m curious to read it for myself!
The gorgeous X-Men Season One hardcover, released last Wednesday, contains a bunch of cyclops character designs, plenty of hipster x-men, plus a free digital copy – perfect for our iPads. How can we resist backlit McKelvie art? Thanks Marvel.
Speaking of McKelvie’s art, you’ve no doubt seen his stylish re-design of Capt. (Ms) Marvel’s costume. Our friends at Comics Vanguard have a nice shot of her. Not a bare breast nor thigh in sight. McK, we salute you.
Where the gang’s at
This week we’re chasing our tails, trying to write reviews on the many excellent titles released over the last couple of weeks. There’s a chance we’ll be visiting Dundee’s zine fair this Saturday, where we’ll no doubt pick up a copy of Team Girl #4, among others, and preparations are underway for our trip to Hi-Ex! next weekend. Maybe see you there.
Meantime, comment, email and tweet @ComicsAnonBlog. Let us know what you’re reading this week. And remember to fill out our short questionnaire for a chance to win one of three signed comics.
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