It’s nearly new comics day again and we all have to decide what to do with our precious expendable income. Never fear, our Wednesday round-up is here.
New releases 25 April 2012
For the first time in weeks, the highlights are not focused on Image. Aside from Rebel Blood #2, not much to mention. I think they’re having an off week, but I have those too, so they’re forgiven. I’m curious about IDW’s Popeye #1, Danger Girl #4 (of 4) and G-Man’s recommendation Road Rage #3 by Joe Hill (of Locke and Key fame) with his old man, Stephen King. I’m hoping to find time to read all of these but I reckon I’ll be too busy drying my tears…
… Sadly, Marvel’s Moon Knight ends this week on issue #12. Beautiful, clever, funny and imaginative book - has been a favourite of mine. There’s also a jumping on point for the Wolverine series #305, The Mighty Thor, which will cross over with Journey Into Mystery soon, and FF #17 has a Booster-Gold-Blue-Beetle-style bromance between roomies Spidey and the Human Torch. AvX vs #1 (of 6) is out too, and I believe this one features Iron Man vs Magneto, but I don’t know what’s going on with this event at all. I’m still reading round the edges of the Marvel universe. Millar fans, see Supercrooks #2.
DC’s The Flash introduces a new character, Turbine, and JL Dark continues it’s I, Vampire crossover (see review of JL Dark issue #2 and interview with artist Mikel Janin and writer Peter Milligan by Oor Linsay). DCnew52 series Blackhawks wraps up this week and frankly I’m surprised it made issue #8 – not my kinda comic.
On top of all that, Gary tells me Kirby Geneisis (at #7 this week) is one of the best comics around right now and Craig’s all for Vertigo’s Spaceman (see review of issue #1).
Last week’s stack
The Walking Dead – OMG. I also read Talbot & Talbot’s Dotter of her Father’s Eyes at the weekend and loved it.
Were we’re at
We’re saving our pennies for a LCBS sale – 05 May – in honour of Free Comic Book Day. Followed by a BBQ, come rain or shine, complete with Batman cake.
Gillian – @surelyshine
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