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Monday, October 31, 2016

Five Must Buys 10/30/16

Hola readers. Another happy Monday and another day fighting awful traffic. It looks to be another great week in comics.  DC is still killing it with Rebirth and I am hoping that Marvel can turn it around with relaunching X-Men soon.  Marvel NOW has not been impressive and if my local store is any indication of how fans feel, Marvel needs to right the ship ASAP. It is funny how DC's comics are killing it and their movies are getting killed and Marvel's movies are killing it and their comics are getting killed.  TV aside from the Netflix shows are not great. Agents of Shield and the whole CWverse want to be good and sometimes they are, but most of the time they are meh. Let us get back to what all these things are based off and what we are excited to read this week.


W: Zachary Kaplan A: Giovanni Timpano
Eclipse #3 - Not only does Bax get closer to understanding just how the city's mysterious killer avoids burning in the deadly sunlight, but also with Cielo's help, he learns more about the city's secrets and the killer's origins. But will it be enough to help Bax protect her before the killer strikes again?

This has been one of my favorite books that have come out recently.  In a post-apocalyptical world where the sun will burn and kill you, there is a killer that does not burn and is using the sun as his weapon.  This is a book that does not telegraph any of the twists and turns and is a great read.  I can't wait to learn more about the characters and this world.

W: Tom King A: Miel Janin
Batman #10 - 'I am Suicide' part two! Batman now has his team, but are they ready for the most dangerous mission of their lives? As the Dark Knight prepares his squad to infiltrate Santa Prisca, he may find that it's up to him alone to face Bane.

Anything with Bane will have me reading a book. I think that Bane has been so misused since pretty much Knightfall.  King looks like he may be using Bane's brain as well as his strength, which is what makes Bane so great and brings out the best in the Dark Knight. The start of this arc was great and looks to have a lot of potential. With what King did on Vision this may be the start of a great Batman arc.

W: Dan Abnett A: Brad Walker
Aquaman #10 - 'HOUSE OF LIGHT'! Before Mera can marry Aquaman and become the Queen of Atlantis, she must undergo numerous trials to appease the ancient traditions of her adopted homeland. But not everyone in the court of Atlantis is keen to see an outsider ascend to the throne!

This has been the only Aquaman run that has kept my interest this long. It will be interesting if Abnett can keep it going or will fall back into Aquaman that people make fun of. There are a lot of avenues to take with Aquaman since he is basically the only Monarch is the DC world and can pretty much do anything he wants. This aspect never seems to be pursued aside from an evil brother or king of guard trying to overthrow him and take power for themselves. He is also always the outcast in the Justice League and there are a lot of avenues to explore there, trust, teamwork, and being an outcast, which they have touched on.  Hopefully Abnett has some more good stories in him.

W: Robert Kirkman A: Charlie Adlard
The Walking Dead #160 - 'THE WHISPERER WAR': Part 4 - The war rages on.

I mean if you aren't reading The Walking Dead, I don't know what else to say. The Whisper War has been good so far and I love the use of Negan.  There are a multitude of ways that this could end and I can't wait to see where it goes. Sometimes I almost feel like there should be a spin off with Negan and his establishing a new saviors group. However, if Kirkman was to do that, I think he would do it in The Walking Dead fashion where he kills Rick off and takes the group over. I don't see that happening, but with Kirkman anything is possible.  That is the joy of this book.

W:Jeff Lemire A: Charles Soule
Death Of X #3 - Cyclops and Emma Frost start to hatch their plan. The Inhumans cross a line with the mutants.

This event makes me a little sad because it basically got rid of the X-Men in the current timeline. However, with the new announcements of all the X books coming back. I can't wait to see how where this goes and how it turns out. They are bringing back Blue and Gold teams so this has to lead somewhere good.

Think I missed something or that I suck.  Let me know if the comments.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Covers of the Week 10/26/16

What up brochachos.  Happy new comic book day.  As always there are some incredible covers, but I have chosen the best of the best this week. Marvel's Hip Hop covers are still going, but they are getting to some pretty obscure covers. I try and keep the sexy covers down to a minimum, otherwise would have included the Cammy Street Fighter cover, but Paul Green is on point. The Flash swipe is awesome and I can't wait to read this issue.  The Punisher Annual has a great Halloween themed issue and terrifying, yet incredible cover.  

Cover of the week
Punisher Annual #1 Rahzzah Cover

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Apocalypse #3 By Paul Green

Bloodshot USA #1 Kano cover

Deathstroke #5 Aco cover

Flash #9 By Carmine Di Giandomenico
Reincarnate #3 By Keith Burns

Spider-Man Deadpool #10 By Ed McGuinness
 Think I missed one or included one that I shouldn't have. Let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New No. 1's 10/25/16

Hola Muchachos. There are quite a few new books coming out this week. Some look really good some look like a cheesy 80s movie that could surprise us. With DC staggering their launch of Rebirth, new books are still coming out almost 4 months later.  Marvel is also staggering their relaunch, but seems to have launched with some of their weaker titles.  Also, since Civil War is behind/delayed, the Infamous Iron Man book that came out last week ruined the ending of Civil War.  It killed the little bit of interest I had in finishing that series.

W: Dan Jurgens A: Bernard Chang
Batman Beyond #1 - 'THE RETURN' part one! Terry McGinnis is back as Batman, much to the delight of his family and friends. But is the original Joker really back as well? Inspired by the possible return of their role model, the Jokerz have taken over an entire section of Gotham City and are determined to wreak havoc in the still-rebuilding city. While Batman battles chaos on the streets, his friend Dana is at the mercy of the new leader of the now-unified gang.

Batman Beyond and Terry McGinnis have long been one of my favorite characters in the DC Universe.  With Terry back in the suit and the possible return of a villain long thought dead, this series is off to a great start.  The Rebirth issue was a great jumping on point of what has potential to be a great run.

W: Justin Jordan A: Jonathan Wayshak
Call of Duty Zombies #1 - Waves of zombies just keep coming, first in the Call of Duty: Zombies games, and now from Dark Horse Comics! Join Stuhlinger, Misty, Russman, and Marlton as they fight for survival against the undead horde. The Tranzit crew, last seen in the 'Buried' map, are trapped on a deeply unstable and fractured future Earth. The Call of Duty: Zombies miniseries delves into these characters' backstories, providing a crucial piece of the Zombies puzzle. See what happens between the maps as the Tranzit crew fights to escape Maxis's apocalyptic wasteland.

This book could be really interesting.  I used to play COD all the time and loved the Zombie mode.  Throw in a good story and this could be a fun book. I am a fan of books that are based on games that I have played and enjoyed, but they seem to be pretty hit or miss.

W: Ben Percy A:Jonboy Meyers
Teen Titans #1 - 'Damian Knows Best' part one! Now that Damian has 'summoned' the Teen Titans, the tyrannical teen reveals his master plan! But a great evil from Damian's past is lurking around the corner, ready to strike at the team's newest leader and destroy the new Teen Titans before they even begin.

The setup in the Rebirth issue was great.  How the team was formed was inventive and fun while introducing us to the team. Teen Titans has never really called my name, but with Damian in charge, this seems like a book that I might be able to get behind.

W: Gary Phillips A: Elena Casagrande
Vigilante Southland #1 - Donny was feeling pretty settled in his cushy life. Even though his girlfriend was politically active, he never gave social justice or racial issues any time. So, when Dorrie discovers something she shouldn't have and ends up dead, no one expects Donny to be the guy to carry on her work, but that's exactly what he does, putting on a mask and taking to the streets. He soon finds himself tangled in family history, political conspiracy, and a plot that goes far deeper than he ever imagined. Set in the heart of Los Angeles, this new VIGILANTE series raises an old question while making it relevant to our times: when you witness bad things being done, how far would you go to set them right? Written by Gary Phillips, noted writer of the Ivan Monk series of novels, and drawn by Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), this hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption takes the Vigilante into a whole new danger zone.

Political thriller trapped in a comic book. Sounds right up my alley after I got passed the names of Donnie and Dorrie. This reminds me of a V for Vendetta mixed with The Pelican Brief.  It seems like it could be a good commentary on todays world, with everything going on in todays world. I am assuming that if you want your politics and comics separate that this book is not for you.

W: Max Marks A:Arcana Studios
Wolfcop #1 - Ever since hard-drinking local Woodhaven police officer Lou Garou had a late-night bender and stumbled onto dark magic, his life has been turned upside down. Now he moonlights as WolfCop, a rage-fueled, bourbon-swilling, magnum-toting, rabid warrior for justice! WOLFCOP #1 sees everyone's favorite alcoholic lycanthropic lawman tearing out of the big screen and onto these gorgeous pages to fight bigger, badder, and meaner monsters than anything that has threatened Woodhaven before!

I don't know what to say about this other than it seems like an 80s B movie that would star Eric Roberts or something. As I reread the solicit, I guess it was a movie that came out in 2014? I would assume a straight to DVD release? Apparently the movie was so good it needed a comic book sequel.

W: Robbie Thompson A: Javier Rodriguez
Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme #1 - An ancient evil threatens to unravel the fabric of reality, and one Sorcerer Supreme may not be enough. Doctor Strange must unite past, present and future Sorcerers Supremes to stem the coming darkness: Merlin, the Ancient One, Wiccan, and more! But Strange should watch his back, not all of these Sorcerers have his best interests in mind.

I couldn't tell if this is a new ongoing or a mini-series. Either way the new movie is coming out and they are going to be pushing him hard while the spotlight is on him. The Doctor Strange regular ongoing has been great and would expect this to continue in that vein.

W: Sean Ryan A: Jamal Campbell
Prowler #1 - CLONE CONSPIRACY' TIE-IN! Even a super hero's life can get boring. Double-check your gear. Patrol the city. Save the innocent. Report back to your boss, The Jackal. Wait, what? Why is Prowler working for The Jackal? What does the resurrected Madame Web have to do with him? And what has Prowler already done that may have compromised him?!

The Clone Conspiracy has been off to a great start. Although, this book may have a one page tie-in, which seems to happen to boost sales. Either way another Spider book can't hurt.  This seems to be Marvel's strongest property right now.

W: Tim Howard A: Devaki Neogi
Skeptics #1 - A stylish, political adventure about a pair of hip, clever teens who fool the world into believing they have superpowers. It is the 1960s. The Russians have the A-bomb, the H-bomb, and now the most terrifying weapon of all: a pair of psychically superpowered young people. Terrified and desperate, the US top brass scours from coast to coast in search of psychic Americans. Enter Dr. Isobel Santaclara, an eccentric illusionist and grifter who has recruited two teenagers and trained them to trick the US government, the Russians, and the whole world into believing they are dangerous psychics. The Skeptics is a pre-punk period piece, a sort of honest, unfuzzy, non-nostalgic look at the Cold War in DC.

This is another Black Mask book that has potential, if they could get past issue one. It is so bizarre, there have been many great books launched, including 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, that had a great reception and then are never followed up on. The concept seems pretty cool, but lets see how long it lasts.

W: Jeff Lemire A: Doug Braithwaite
Bloodshot USA #1 - In Bloodshot we trust! Project Rising Spirit - America's greatest exporter of classified weapons technology - has achieved a breakthrough: a contagious, airborne nanite dispersion prototype that can turn the population of any city into an army of indestructible soldiers. A doomsday virus capable of destroying an enemy nation from the inside out. A machine-made pathogen that can completely rewrite human physiology, and hardcode every man, woman, and child with the same cutting-edge technology that created their greatest weapon: Bloodshot. But now Project Rising Spirit's top-secret contagion has been released onto the streets of America's greatest metropolis: New York City. As mayhem engulfs Manhattan, Bloodshot must lead the most dangerous invasion ever waged on American soil and keep a runaway pandemic from toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. In the tradition of THE VALIANT, the Big Apple turns blood red in pivotal new standalone comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Extraordinary X-Men) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)!

This is another concept that seems great. However, I was unable to tell whether this was an ongoing or a mini series. Bloodshot is awesome and Valiant has some great books out right now., so I am expecting great things from this book.  With Jeff Lemire at the helm I don't see how I can be disappointed.

Think I missed something or like or hate for no reason.  Let me know in the comments.

Monday, October 24, 2016

5 Must Buys 10/26/16

Hola nerdmigos, happy Monday. This week has a lot of good books coming out, a lot, a lot.  To keep it to five books, I had to cut Flash and The Titans, which I have been greatly enjoying. I also had to cut Birthright and Decender.  It is very interesting that the Clone Conspiracy, which has been very good thus far, is tying into Prowler #1.  I can't tell if it will make people mad and quit the Clone Conspiracy or that it will make people that wouldn't have bought it buy it. Aside from Star Wars and Punisher Marvel had a meh week this week. 

W: James Tynion IV A: Alvaro Martinez
Detective Comics #943 - THE VICTIM SYNDICATE' part one! Batman can't save everyone; innocent people sometimes fall in the war against evil that he's declared in Gotham. But what happens when those victims start to fight back, and they don't only blame the criminals who shattered their lives? Batman's never faced an enemy like this, and his team may find themselves questioning everything they know about what heroes do!

This has been my favorite book that has been launched out of Rebirth, minus the Monsterman crossover, which was good, but not great. Tynion has a knack for writing Batman and finds his voice with ease. SPOILER*****I saw that a lot of people were really excited when they "killed" off Tim Drake saying that he was the worst Robin ever, but I don't get all the Red Robin hate. I can't wait until they explore this team a little more and LOVE, the inclusion of Clayface as a good guy.  There is so much potential there. This has been the better of the Bat books so far.

W: Christopher Priest A:Joe Bennett
Deathstroke #5 -  'The Professional' part five! After Slade kidnaps Damian and leaves Rose in the care of Batman, the World's Greatest Assassin and the World's Greatest Detective trade partners in a battle of wills!

This has been one of the best Deathstroke stories that I have ever read, as well as being one of the best Rebirth titles. I have never read anything by Priest before, but have heard good things. Reading Deathstroke, I can see why he is held in such great regard. Deathstroke is very easy to mess up, writing about him killing people with no real substance to his character.  Priest does a great job of exploring who Deathstroke is while still letting him kick @$$.

W: Joshua WIlliamson A: Jason Shawn Alexander
Frostbite #2 - The start of their journey did not go exactly as planned, but Keaton made a deal to get Vic to Alcatraz safely, and nothing will dissuade her from carrying out her contract. With their main transport knocked out, and roving gangs looking to block their path, Keaton and crew are going to have to get clever if they're going to stay alive

This book surprised the hell out of me. It was really good and there was a turn that I didn't see coming. I can't wait to see where this book goes.  It reminded me of the Book Of Eli movie mixed with Maze Runner book series for some reason. Williamson is great at world building and hooking the reader with an intriguing premise mixed with dark and real world characters. I can't believe how many good books he is currently writing. This is a book that you should be jumping on early.

W: Robert Kirkman A: Paul Azaceta

Outcast #22 - 'The Ticking Clock' Another friend has fallen victim to dark forces. Can Kyle and Anderson save them in time?

This book is so dark and disturbing, that it makes me worry a little bit about Robert Kirkman.  What kind of messed up thoughts are in his head to make him think of this dark stuff. However, I am very grateful because this book is amazing and addicting. This is one of the books that every time a new arc starts I go back and read the previous arc in one sitting. It makes the book much more enjoyable and I have caught things that I missed on the first read. Deep dark and compelling. This is a must read.

W: Fred Van Lente A: Francis Portela
Generation Zero #3 - Generation Zero came to Rook, Michigan to investigate a strange death, and the clues have led them into the halls of an even stranger high school! But only one person knows what really happened to Keisha Sherman's tragically deceased boyfriend: Rook High's reigning queen bee! Now, this reformed squad of walking warheads will have to forgo their usual military tactics, and wage a psychic infiltration into the mind of Rook's most popular teenager! But, as they experience the truth through her eyes, what even darker revelations might spill forth about a town where murder, deception, and deceit lurk behind every picket pence? Out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS, Project Rising Spirit's tempestuous team of super-powered radicals is about to get slayed by the bell, courtesy of New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and red-hot artists Francis Portela (FAITH) and TBD.

So far, this has been my favorite Valiant story for awhile. At least until the Kommander Bloodshot comes out.  The preview for that looks amazing, but that may be because I love the original Red Dawn. Anyways, this book has a mysterious intrigue that makes me very impatient to see what is going to happen.

Think I am crazy or bias.  Let me know if the comments section.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Covers of the Week 10/19/16

Happy hump day. There are a lot of great covers, like always. It looks like Marvel got the better of DC this week. There is a cover that I included just because it has one of my favorite characters on the cover. There were a couple covers that I didn't include because they were limited to New York Comic-Con, but went up for sale on Midtown this week.  The Chrome covers with both Teen Titans and Suicide Squad look awesome, but a little to spendy.  So here they are, the covers of the week.


Dark Knight III The Master Race By Jim Lee
Jim Lee Homage cover. Can't get any better than this.
Mokingbird #8 By Joelle Jones
I don't know what it is about this cover, but it is awesome.

Batman #9 By Tim Sale
 Anything with Bane is alright in my book.
Black Widow #7 Yasmine Putri
This reminds me of a James Bond movie, but Black Widow in Sniper position on a cover.

Death Of X Cover B Variant Connecting Cover
This is part of the connecting cover that looked gorgeous.

Green Lanterns #9 By Robson Rocha & Joe Prado
I can't help but think of Captain Planet, with our powers combined.

Infamous Iron Man #1 By Alex Maleev
Half Doctor Doom and half Iron Man, almost in the 50 Cent Hip Hop variant style

Kingpin #4 By Aaron Kuder

This is series has the best covers.  This one was battling it out with Jim Lee as top cover.
Think I missed something or included something that sucks, let me know. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Number 1's 10/19/16

Another Tuesday another batch of new comics. This week I am trying to cut it down to the five most interesting looking comics that are coming out this week. DC is continuing to launch its Young Animal line and Marvel is Launching Marvel NOW. The Young Animal line is on the stranger side and I don't think those books are for me, but they were selling well.  I find it very interesting that Marvel is launching it's new line without one of it's biggest books headlining it and instead using Champions as the launch pad.  My Local store had so many on their shelves the week it came out and still have a ton almost 3 weeks later. Can't image that is a good sign of what is to come.  Anyways, here is what is coming out this week.

W: Kate Leth A: Megan Levens
Spell On Wheels #1 - Three young witches are robbed of their magical items, and they'll have to hit the road to track down the mysterious thief before he does any damage to - or with - their possessions.

 This looks interesting. Harry Potter type road trip or a darker The Craft approach.  Either way I will be picking this book up. Dark Horse has been putting out some great books lately.  Hopefully the trend will continue in this book.  

W: Gerard Way - Janathan Rivera A: Michael Avon Oeming
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye #1 - Cave Carson has done it all: survived countless adventures below the Earth's surface, met the love of his life, and gotten a cybernetic eye... somehow. After he and his wife, Eileen, sent their only daughter Chloe off to college, Cave was ready to become just another mundane member of the surface world. That is, until Eileen got sick. Newly widowed, Cave tries to piece his life back together when a knock on the door of his secret underground lab pulls him back into a past that he and Eileen thought they had left buried deep within the Earth. Adding to his troubles, Cave must determine if his recent hallucinations and visions are the work of his mind or his mysterious cybernetic eye. (Spoiler: It's the eye.) Written by Gerard Way (DOOM PATROL, Umbrella Academy) and Jon Rivera (Heartbreak), and illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), this is an absurdist action-adventure story unlike any other!

 The name of this book is a mouthful, however, reading the solicit, this reminds me of Tom King's Vision for some reason. Again, the Young Animal line has been a little strange, but might have a hidden gem in them. I have never read the originals and am unfamiliar with their backgrounds and adventures, so this should be interesting.

W: Jashua Corin A: Todd Nauck
Deadpool Too Soon #1 - It’s the Deadpool team-up you’ve all been waiting for! The Merc With a Mouth joins forces with the likes of Squirrel Girl, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Ant-Man, Howard the Duck and the Punisher to solve a murder most foul! Someone has murdered the Forbush Man! Could someone be targeting some of the Marvel Universe’s funniest heroes for death? That’s certainly what Deadpool thinks, and he’s gathered a number of characters in a spooky old mansion (naturally) to help crack the case. Good thing Deadpool is known for his world renowned investigative skills! But as more bodies start turning up, can these heroes solve the mystery before their goose is cooked?

This seems like an odd team up that no one was asking for. However, now that it has been solicited, this sounds like it should be really goofy and fun and worth picking up. I am hoping this turns into the book that I never knew I wanted. There is incredible potential here to make one of the funniest books out there. Additionally, with Todd Nauck on the book and his fantastic art, seems like this book is a can't miss. Fingers crossed.

W: Brian Michael Bendis A: Alex Maleev
Infamous Iron Man #1 - There is a new Iron Man in town and his name is VICTOR VON DOOM. The greatest villain of the Marvel Universe will try something new. Where Tony Stark failed, Doom will succeed. What is Doom's Master Plan?

 I really enjoyed the Superior Spider-Man and hoping that this is in the same vein. Doctor Doom as Iron Man has potential to be a great book because it can do anything it wants.  If they want to make him president, they can, which I hope they don't. They could go the same way as Superior Spider-Man and make him the better Iron Man or they can turn Iron man in to the Injustice version of Superman, ruling with an iron fist. Any way they play this, this book is going to be interesting.

W: Mike Johnson A: Tony Shasteen
Star Trek Boldly Go #1 - STAR TREK's 50th Anniversary Celebration continues with this all-new series following the adventures of Captain Kirk and the iconic crew! New worlds! New species! New ships! And a new danger unlike anything the Federation has encountered before! Boldly go into a new era of STAR TREK! Following the events of Star Trek Beyond! The debut of brand-new uniforms for the crew!

If you are a Star Trek fan this seems like a no brainer. I thought the latest movie was an action packed popcorn flick. So if this books follows the events and keeps up the quality, it seems like it would be a staple of anyone's pull list.

Well that is it for today.  If you think that I missed something or that this is all stupid please let me know in the comments.

Monday, October 17, 2016

5 Must Buys 10/19/16

Hey guys, happy Monday. Sorry I missed my Thursday post.  I was in a fender bender on Wednesday night and had to deal with insurance stuff. So wasn't able to do my Thursday post. Man, last week there were some great books. I think Kill Or Be Killed was my favorite followed by Briggs Land, All Star Batman, and Punisher. Darth Vadar was amazing and I am devastated that the series is over.  So on to this week.  There are a lot of good books out this week. So many in fact that I had to leave off both Dark Horse books Dept. H, which I love and Black Hammer, which is a very strange but intriguing book.  I also had to leave off Batman and Nightwing, both starting new arcs.  So let's get to it.

W: Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello A: Andy Kubert
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6 - Is Gotham City ready for a new Batgirl?!

I have enjoyed this new series greatly.  I do not think it was just a cash grab.  I do think that they wanted to tell an interesting story, but should have waited before publishing the series until they had it completed or almost complete. The constant delays and rewrites, are driving people nuts.  A lot of people have lost interest in this book or can't remember what is going on.  I love the concept of the mini books on these explaining the DK Universe of that character.  I would love an ongoing with some of these characters or a Justice League type of book where they follow the team but sometimes focus on a particular character. The potential of having an old grizzled dark heroes would be awesome.

W: Dan Abnett A: Scot Eaton - Wayne Faucher 

Aquaman # 9 - 'UNSTOPPABLE' part two! In the shocking conclusion to this story, the unstoppable juggernaut carves a new path toward Aquaman's hometown of Amnesty Bay. So far, Arthur's attempts to halt the creature have been fruitless, but to save his friends and neighbors, the sea king must do the unthinkable.

This has been the best Aquaman story that I have ever read.  I always thought he was kind of a chump.  I almost gave up on this one until Aquaman punched Superman and Black Manta made an appearance. If you were never an Aquaman fan, this is the book that you should give a chance.

W: Jeremy Haun - Jason Hurley A: Stephen Green
Beauty #11 - The second arc of THE BEAUTY concludes! The road to revenge can be a beautiful thing.

This whole concept is strangely bizarre, but a great read. For those of you that haven't read this, basically the premise is that there is a sexually transmitted disease that makes you incredibly good looking, but also makes you burst into flames after awhile. Again strangely bizarre concept, but incredibly interesting.  

W: Dan Slott A: Giuseppe Camuncoli - Javi Garron
Amazing Spider-Man #20 - 'BEFORE 'DEAD NO MORE'... Someone in the Amazing Spider-Man's orbit dies. Peter, once again, has to choose between being Spider-Man and his personal life and it doesn't go well for him. Also, get the other side of the Spider-Man/Kingpin story from the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY story.

This is a tie in to the Clone Conspiracy story, which came out last week and was very enjoyable. This is a cross over that I am actually excited for and not just a drain on my wallet. There is a lot of potential in this.  They have already had two of my favorite Spidey villains appear.  Also, with this being the Clone Conspiracy, can't help but hope that Kaine or Ben Riley will make an appearance as the Scarlet Spider.

W: Jeff Lemire - Charles Soule A: Aaron Kuder

Death of X #2 - The X-Men and the Inhumans are on a collision course. Cyclops is missing and presumed dead. But the question on everyone’s lips is "why"? That question and more will be answered in DEATH OF X #1, a new 4-issue series launching this fall! Superstar creators Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans) are joined by fan-favorite artist Aaron Kuder (Action Comics) for an incendiary tale that will change the course of Mutant kind and Inhumanity alike! As the Terrigen Mists roll across the Earth, it’s transformative properties are birthing new Inhumans across the Marvel Universe. But while the mists bring life to the Inhumans, they spell only doom for the X-Men, leaving dead or sickly mutants in their wake. As the Inhumans travel to Japan where the Terrigen Cloud has created a shocking new Inhuman, the X-Men travel to Muir Island where the cloud has caused something truly terrible. For the sake of his people, Cyclops must take action or face extinction. But how?
I love the X-Men and want so bad for this to be good.  It was off to a good start with number one, but it just drives home the point more that the Inhumans are taking the Mutants place in the Marvel Universe.  It saddens my heart that X-Men have been relegated to the C list of Comics, aside from Wolverine. They seem like an afterthought and are being separated more and more with the Marvel Universe. Soon they may join the likes of the Fantastic Four and completely disappear. However, negative implications aside, the story is off to a great start and is worth a read.

Do you think I missed something or am an idiotic fan boy?  Let me know if the comments.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Covers of the Week 10/12/16

Happy Wednesday.  Best day of the week when all the new books come out. There are a lot of great covers this week, in particular Star Wars Darth Vadar since it is the last book of the series, for now, and has a ton of variants. Additionally, Reborn is coming out this week, with a ton of covers as well. It was a hard choice to pick the cover of the week, but hard to argue with a Jock cover.

Cover of the Week
Reborn #1 Variant Jock Cover
The imagery on this is amazing. 

Clone Conspiracy #1 Mark Bagley Variant
I know that most people would go for the Del 'Otto, but love the Baddies on the cover.

Death Force #5 Paul Green Cover
This reminds me a lot of a J. Scott Campbell cover and is awesome.

Deathstroke #4 Aco Cover

Flash #8 Variant Dave Johnson Cover

Peepland #1 Variant Alex Ronald Cover

Reborn #1 Variant Todd MacFarlane Cover

Scooby Apocalypse #6 Howard Porter Cover

Suicide Squad #4 Jim Lee and Scott Williams Cover
Darth Vadar #25 John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
 Usually not a big fan of these except when the character is awesome like Boba Fett or R2D2. I love Aphra and hope that the rumors are true and she does get her own series.
Darth Vadar #25 Juan Gimenez Cover
This is one of my favorite covers this week.  X-Wings over a Darth Vadar helmet.  

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #63 Dave Wachter Cover