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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

New No. 1's 11/2/16

What up muchahcos. Hope you guys had a great Halloween. This is a first time in a long time that there is nothing new from DC. They have a Catwoman Election Special, but that is a one shot. So we are now entering the Marvel NOW relaunch.  It is very odd how they are pushing some ancillary characters as part of their big launch like Prowler or this weeks Footkiller. I am hoping that they can turn it around soon. It almost feels like the height of the new 52 where I was picking up Batman and almost nothing else DC, but mostly Marvel just switched. I am only really enjoying the Spiderman books as well as Vision, which just ended, Moon Knight, Punisher and Doctor Strange. I can't wait for the X books that are slated to come out in the beginning of next year. So here we are the new books for this week.

W: Alex De Campi A: Tony Parker
Mayday #1 - A Cold War action-thriller like no other. It's 1971, and two young Soviet operatives are sent to California to kill a defector and recover top-secret information. As the mission falls apart into a mess of good sex, bad drugs, and ugly violence, the young Russians are faced with a dilemma: they need to rely on each other to escape America, but they must betray each other to survive Russia. By critically-acclaimed thriller writer ALEX DE CAMPI with art by TONY PARKER and BLOND.

If you read my posts, you know that I love Soviet spy books or alternative history Red Dawn type books. WOLVERINES! This one sounds like almost like that show the Americans, which I also enjoyed. I can't wait to read this one because the potential is there.

W: Mark Waid A: Mike Del Mundo
Avengers #1 - The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive! This is KANG WAR ONE.

What can I say about the Avengers that hasn't been said. This looks like a nice jumping on point and hopefully the return to relevance for Marvel.  What excites me for this book is that Mark Waid is writing it.

W: Max Bemis A: Dailbor Talajic
Footkiller #1 - Greg Salinger was just your typical merc for hire - FOOLKILLER - killing those that he deemed to be 'foolish.' And for money. But that life is behind him now. Today, he's a psychiatrist, trying to help others. But now S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him to try to rehabilitate super villains. The catch? If these 'patients' don't make enough progress, they're dead!

Again, just an odd choice as part of the new Marvel line up. An odd premise that sounds like, yeah that might be interesting. A $3.99 price point on this book is a maybe I will get this, but most likely not. 

W:David Walker A: Carlos Pacheco 
Occupy Avengers #1 - Super heroes, they're a privileged class. Doing what they want, when they want and suffering no consequences. They have no regard for the ordinary people who are left behind to suffer in their wake. Who will stand up for the little guy? There is a man. If you can find him, and if he believes in your story, he and his friends will put things right. Some call them outlaws, rebels, Robin Hoods. To others, they are heroes. No powers to speak of - just skills, smarts and a burning drive to do the right thing. His name is Hawkeye. Occupy Avengers: It's time to 'Take Back Justice'!

I have loved Hawkeye ever since Matt Fraction David Aja did Hawk-Guy. It was the best archer story I have ever read.  I hope this bring Hawkeye back into the spotlight with some good stories about a non super powered hero.

W: Jason Aaron A: Olivier Coipel
Unworthy Thor #1 - Odinson's desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he's learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson's redemption, but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxious to get their hands on it as well. Can The Odinson reclaim his honor, or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? The quest for the hammer begins here.

I personally am not a big Thor guy, but with Jason Aaron writing this, how can I not check this book out. Jason Aaron is a great writer, pair him with a Thor that is trying to redeem himself and we got maybe the best possibility of Marvel NOW so far.

W&A:Ulises Farinas
Motro #1 - A reclusive young boy with superhuman strength follows a prophecy from his dead father on a mission to save people, but when he finds the area villagers are less than thrilled by his noble intentions and he faces adversaries both human and magical-mechanical, what will it take to fulfill his destiny? Can his miniature talking motorcycle help? From illustrator and intricate world-builder Ulises Farinas (IDW's Judge Dredd), comes the first story in the life and legend of a fantasy hero for the ages.

This seems like a goofy 80's cartoon to me, but if it hits all the nostalgia right it could be a hit. I don't know what to make of this story, are we talking in the same manner of Birthright, which is great, or is this more geared towards kids? This is a pass for me personally.

W: Josh Blaylock W: Matt Merhoff
Mercy Sparx Year One #1 - For years we've known Mercy Sparx as Heaven's secret weapon. A devil working for the good guys, tasked with hunting down and capturing rogue angels hiding on Earth. This is the never told story of her first year on Earth, and even more mysterious beginnings in the forgotten divine realm of SHEOL. Supported by a story in last May's FCBD special Mix Tape 2016 and a nationwide signing tour!

I am assuming that if you are a fan of Mercy Sparx this is for you, but if you aren't this would be a great opportunity to learn the characters back story and origin. 

W&A Terry Moore
Motor Girl #1 - First Issue! When Samantha's junkyard is visited by a UFO looking for spare parts, she is only too happy to oblige. But when word gets out she is a reliable source, Sam's booming alien business catches the attention of an Area 51 investigator determined to shut her down! Don't miss the premier issue of Terry Moore's fantastic new series!

This looks like a goofy, but fun story. Almost like an anti-Men In Black type book and looks to be worth a read through.

W: Robert Mulligan A: Juliya Glagol
 Mulligan #1 - Mulligan, a brilliant chemist with a violent past, must correct his greatest mistake in this sci-fi tale of one man's plot to destroy the monster he helped create, a multi-billion dollar company turning people into fuel.

This one looks like it has some potential, like Godzilla type story. This is a pick up and see book.

Did I miss something? Let me know if the comments.

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