Monday, February 25, 2008

Weekly Comics to Come - February 27, 2008

TOP FIVE
Fables #70 (Kicking off a story of Cinderella, Fable superspy)
Mouse Guard Winter 1152 #3 (Long wait between issues, but totally worth it so far)
Proof #5 (Kickass cryptozoology comic continues to impress, one of Image's best series)
RASL #1 (New Jeff Smith about a dimension-hopping art thief, and I'm super-excited about it)
X-men First Class Vol 2 #9 (Black Widow, Jean Grey and Scarlet Witch team up in one of the best issues of the series so far)

THE REST
Angel After The Fall #4 (More twists and turns, can't wait to see where they're going after last issue's cliffhanger)
Captain America #35 (Still not entirely feeling the somewhat mundane Red Skull plot, but I am enjoying seeing Bucky struggle with Cap's legacy)
Criminal 2 #1 (Brubaker where he belongs, writing dark-as-hell crime noir)
Gravel #1 (Zero issue of this Hellblazer-by-way-of-special ops was pretty good)
House Of M Avengers #5 (A solid ending, disappointing only because the rest has been so spectacularly good for me)
Justice League New Frontier DVD (Very well animated, great voice cast, but it does miss a lot of the charm of the graphic novel.)
Many Adventures Of Miranda Mercury #295 (New sci-fi adventure series from Archaia and writer Brandon Thomas, who I've long been a fan of)
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #10 (Iron Man vs. Spider-Woman. Nice.)
Marvel Zombies 2 #5 (Solid conclusion, but I can't believe they think there's more mileage in this concept)
Nearly Infamous Zango #1 (Slacker supervillainy by Austin local Rob Osborne)
Previews Vol XVIII #3 (Down the Line coming next week, unless STAPLE! and store inventory derail my productivity, which is entirely likely)
Thunderbolts International Incident (I'm a Gage fan, but it's becoming clear that without Ellis, the new version of Thunderbolts is a bit of a dud)
World War Hulk Aftersmash Damage Control #2 (Fun, and with a great last page reveal)
Wormwood Calamari Rising #2 (More strangeness and alien god invasions by Templesmith)
X-men Legacy #208 (New direction for this book, I'm intrigued to see exactly what the Xavier mind-trip thing is)

2 comments:

Dexter Morgan said...

I picked up the first few issues of Proof on your recommendation and it's really entertaining; hopefully it's selling well enough that it'll be around for awhile.

I'm a big fan of Wormwood and X-Men First Class, and might give X-men Legacy a look, but I don't understand the love for Mouse Guard. The art's beautiful -- no question -- but I find it too light on story to really engage me. Plus it's f---kin' expensive.

Also glad Criminal's back; Brubaker and Philips are a great creative team.

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