Saturday, April 21, 2007

Weekly Comics to Come - May 2, 2007

It's been a bit hectic, so here are two weeks' worth of comics: the ones I'm reading this week and the ones I read last week.

TOP FIVE
Ancient Book Of Myth And War Hc (Should be a beautiful book, features Scott Morse and a couple other animators doing art on myth and war)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer #3 (First two issues were gold... I'm digging this book)
Hellboy Darkness Calls #1 (New Hellboy! Duncan Fegredo art! Rock.)
Runaways #26 (Good first issue, Whedon's on a roll with me at the moment)
Marvel Zombies Army Of Darkness #3 (Second issue was hilarious, now I'm looking forward to reading the third)

THE REST
52 Week #52 (At this point, I'm mostly just relieved it's over... doesn't bode well for my interest in Countdown)
Alien Pig Farm #1 (Looks like fun... hope it doesn't do one issue and vanish, like Bad Planet did)
Avengers Initiative #2 (Enjoyed the first issue more than I thought I would... I'll stick around to see where they're going)
Bizarre New World #1 (Regular dude learns he can fly... interesting)
Civil War Captain America Tp (Best Civil War stories, period... and good continuation of Brubaker's Cap, too)
Danger Girl Body Shots #2 (First issue reminded me that this can be fun, kinda looking forward to reading the second)
Fantastic Four Visionaries Walter Simonson Vol 1 Tp (Interesting stuff, looking forward to reading it again)
Korgi Vol 1 Tp (New all-ages book from Top Shelf, with beautiful art... maybe the next Owly)
Raise The Dead #2 (First issue was a surprisingly solid little zombie tale)
Shazam The Monster Society Of Evil #3 (Second issue wasn't as good as the first, but it still looked great)
Showcase Presents War That Time Forgot Vol 1 Tp (Dinosaurs vs. soldiers... when I have the time, I'll definitely be checking this one out)
Spider-man Loves Mary Jane #18 (I'm an issue behind, but I want to catch up)
Star Wars Legacy Vol 1 Broken Tp (Need to give this a shot now that it's out in trade form)
True Story Swear To God Image Ed #5 (I'm an issue or two behind on this one, which is annoying because it's one of my favorites)
World War Hulk Prologue World Breaker (I'm intrigued, but Greg Pak's work has never done much for me)

LAST WEEK'S TOP FIVE
Agents Of Atlas Premiere HC (Looks great, wish it was oversized... will probably wind up picking it up)
Daredevil #96 (Digging this one, especially with DD getting out and fighting some street crime again)
Fantastic Four #545 (Best FF in years... the new FF takes on the Surfer. Great stuff from McDuffie and Pelletier)
Johnny Hiro #1 (An awesome comic book... one of the most fun books I've read all year)
Usagi Yojimbo #102 (Usagi vs. assassin... go!)

LAST WEEK'S THE REST
52 Week #51 (Wow, do I hate where this one is going. The Mr. Mind thing is really misguided. Although the Animal Man moments were great)
Astro City The Dark Ages 2 #3 (Just... kinda bored. Maybe it'll read better in trade)
Hunter's Moon #1 (Check out Wednesday Number Ones for this week for my thoughts)
Previews Vol #17.5 (Down the Line coming middle of this week)
Shenanigans Gn (Need to read this new graphic novel by Ian Shaughnessy when I get a chance)
Spider-man Visionaries Roger Stern Vol 1 Tp (Not his best stuff yet, but still Roger Stern Spider is worth a look)
Walking Dead #37 (Dealing with Lori's pregnancy, preparing for the assault by the Governor)

2 comments:

Karl Ruben said...

Johnny Hiro #1 (An awesome comic book... one of the most fun books I've read all year)

Are you going to do a review of this?

Randy said...

I don't know, honestly. I'd like to, but I don't have a copy at hand (we're sold out at the shop) and I don't know how much I have to say about it or how much time I have to write it.