The word of the week will be Watchmen…
New releases 06 June 2012
The big DC news this week – the release of Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1. The series is best described as divisive. I sit on neither side of the fence – I have no time for Moore’s original. I know the rest of the CA gang will have something to say and a 1:200 Jim Lee cover will keep the collectors, erm, collecting.
I’m looking forward to Earth 2 #2 and World’s Finest #2. If the issue #1s were anything to go by, these could be favourites of mine.
In other DC news, Green Arrow #10 is a stand-alone – great for anyone who wants to try out the book. (The writer has changed since I tried it out after the DCnew52 launch – my review didn’t paint it in the best light at that time…) Morrison’s Action Comics #10 kicks off a three-part summer event; Animal Man #10 guest stars John Constantine; Swamp Thing #10 is at a jumping-on point for new readers.
Over at Marvel, Avengers vs. X-Men is on issue #5 – ‘the fiery conclusion of Act One’. Elsewhere, it’s a Gillen-fest, with the release of his Uncanny X-Men #13, Journey Into Mystery #639 and the trade of Uncanny X-Men vol. 2. Do you need the book if you have the issues? Yes – how else will Mr Gillen afford to launder his white suit ahead of the Though Bubble party this year? Get 10% off if you buy it from Ivor at Red Hot Comics and mention Comics Anon.
From Image, the incredible Morning Glories, at issue #19 and wrapping up the P.E. story arc. IDW has a Danger Girl Revolver tpb (I can vouch for this book, it’s fun) and Popeye #2 (#1 was also very fun).
For a full list of this week’s releases, see PREVIEWS.
Last week’s stack
Books out last week and worthy of a mention: Walking Dead #98, Animal Man and Batman annuals and Monocyte #4 (see Linsay’s preview). The last of the DC new 52 second wave was released - Ravagers - but I haven’t got round to it yet.
Where we’re at
There’s a comic mart at the Glasgow Panopticon on Saturday 9th June. A few of the gang will no doubt be there, along with a bunch of indie creators. See our Black Hearted Press articles here, here and here, plus reviews of other indie comics including Taking Flight, No More Heroes and The Standard for examples of the types of works likely to be on offer.
Maybe see you then.
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