New Comics Shipping Wednesday, February 28

February 26, 2007

Action Comics #846
Action Philosophers #8
American Virgin #12
Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1
Ashley Wood’s D Airain Adventure #1
Batman Confidential #3
Black Panther #25
Blue Beetle #12
City of Others #1
Civil War Front Line #11
Conan & the Midnight God #2
Connor Hawke: Dragon’s Blood #4
Crossing Midnight #4
Daredevil #94
Darkness Level 2 #2
Deadman #7
Devi #8
Doctor Strange: The Oath #5
Eternals #7
Exiles Vol. 14 TP
Exterminators #14
Fallen Angel #14
Fear Agent #11
52 #43
Firestorm #33
Flash #9
Freshmen Vol. 2 #3
GI Joe America’s Elite #21
Green Lantern #17
Hawkgirl #61
Hero Squared #5
Highlander #4
Iron Man #15
Jack of Fables Vol. 1 TP
Jack of Fables #8
JLA Classified #35
JSA Classified #23
Justice #10
Killer #3
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four #5
New Avengers Vol. 5 Premiere HC
New Excalibur #17
Ninja Scroll #6
Okko Cycle of Water #2
100 Bullets #81
Pencil Fight #3
Plague of the Living Dead Special #1
Runaways #24
Samurai Heaven & Earth Vol. 2 #3
Secret History Book One
Seven Brothers #5
Showcase Presents Green Lantern Vol. 2 TP
Snakewoman #8
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #15
Spider-Woman: Origin TP
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #14
Star Wars: Rebellion Vol. 1 TP
Strange Girl #14
Supergirl and the Legion of Super Heroes #27
Testament #15
Transformers: Escalation #4
True Story Swear to God #4
Walking Dead #35
Wetworks #6
Wisdom #3
Wolverine #51
Wonder Man #3
X-Factor #16
X-Men #196

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52 #42 Review! (Plus JSA #3) By John K

February 22, 2007

Ahh, what a great title. 52 #42. I love it. Both the title and the comic itself.

With only ten issues left, 52 now has to bring its many complicated storylines to an end. And in this issue, they bring the story involving Ralph Dibny to an end. I’m not going to give you any spoilers, but they show how Ralph is truly a detective. Of course, Ralph’s story has been really confusing up until this point, and at times has shown him as being neurotic, but now Morrison tries to set his storyline right.

The issue was tied up primarily with Ralph, but two characters from DC’s supernatural past appear in this issue, with one of them being Neron. Neron was an important villain many years ago, as he is a corrupter demon who tried to conquer the Earth by enslaving the souls of supervillains. You won’t be disappointed.

Onto Justice Society of America!

This comic is going deeper into the history of DC’s Golden Age, and introduces more Nazi themed supervillains. We also see Sandman’s new look. He no longer looks like a wannabe SWAT member. They combined Golden Age Sandman’s noir look with a more modern feel. Also… He carries a gun. It shoots GAS. Knockout gas.

What? I still like the character. I can make any joke I want; its just good natured fun. 😛

The head of this Nazi supergroup is also revealed with the reemergence of an old DC supervillain, and it turns out that Wildcat’s son has powers as well. This comic is definitely worth checking out, although someone who is not a big DC fan might be lost with some of these characters.


New Comics Shipping Wednesday, February 21.

February 18, 2007

Amazing Spider-man #538
Annihilation Book One HC
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #49
Battle Pope #13
Battlestar Galactica #6
Birds of Prey #103
Birds of Prey: Perfect Pitch TP
Brave and the Bold #1
Brit vol. 1: Old Soldier TP
Cable & Deadpool #37
Catwoman #64
Checkmate #11
Checkmate vol. 1: King’s Game TP
Civil War #7
Classic Battlestar Galactica #4
Conan #37
Criminal Macabre: Two Red Eyes #3
Danger Girl: Back in Black TP
Devi Collected Ed. #1 & 2
DMZ #16
Elephantmen #7
Ex Machina: Inside the Machine vol. 1
52 #42
Ghost in the Shell 1.5 #5
GI Joe vs. Transformers vol. 4 #2
Girls #22
Hellblazer #229
Hellstorm: Son of Satan #5
Helmet of Fate: Black Alice #1
Highlander #4
Immortal Iron Fist #3
Impaler #3
Invincible #39
Ion #11
Justice vol. 2 HC
Knights of the Dinner Table #123
Legion of Monsters: Werewolf By Night #1
Local #8
Negative Burn #9
New Avengers: Illuminati #2
Night of the Living Dead: Beginning #3
Nightly News #4
Omega Men #5
Outer Orbit #3
Powers #23
PS238 #20
Punisher War Journal #4
Ramayan 3392 AD #6
Red Menace #4
Rex Mundi #4
Robin #159
Sadhu Collected Ed. #1 & 2
Scooby Doo #117
Seven: Sloth #3
Shadowpact #10
She-Hulk 2 #16
Silent War #2
Simpsons Comics #127
Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident #3
Spider-man Family #1
Spirit #3
Star Trek The Next Generation: The Space Between #2
Superman #659
Teen Titans: Titans Around the World TP
Testament #15
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #4
30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease #3
Transformers Prime Directive: Movie Prequel #1
Ultimate Fantastic Four #39
Vagabond vol. 24 TP
Warhammer 40K #2
Wasteland #7
Witchblade Manga #1
Wonderwoman #4
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David vol. 2 TP
X-Factor vol. 1: Longest Night TP
X-Men: First Class #6


Review by Carroll: Nextwave and others.

February 17, 2007

Nextwave: Agents of HATE vol. 1: This is What They Want

I read the first couple of issues of this series back when it was first coming out and I liked it, but it was just another monthly book that I couldn’t keep up with. Well, it seems that I should have been buying the monthlies because Marvel up and canceled the book. Seems monthly sales weren’t high enough to warrant the paychecks that Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen were getting.

C’est la vie.

But anyways. This was definitely an underrated book that should have gotten more attention than it did. I guess a book that has absolutely zero well-known characters (I wouldn’t even call them C-list characters) can’t make it in a world of Civil War and Ultimate whatever. Whatever. That’s a conversation for another day. Here. Now. We talk about the funniest, craziest, stupidest comic that Marvel has ever put out.

Have you ever seen an Asian action movie? I’m not talking about Crouching Tiger or Hero. I’m talking about stuff like Ichi the Killer or Volcano High. The crazy stuff. Well, that’s kind of what Nextwave is like. Ellis has taken the crazy parts of Asian action cinema and mixed it with a healthy does of comedy. What other comic has a giant lizard threatening to put a superhero down his pants? None I tells ya.

So get this book. Ellis has stated that he has more Nextwave stories in his head, but who knows if we’ll actually get to see them. Maybe if a bunch of people buy this book, and the next one, Marvel will put out new ones. COME ON PEOPLE, MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Other books I read this week (ratings out of 5 stars):

Astonishing X-Men #20 – Is Colossus the harbinger of doom for the Breakworld? I doubt it, but it’s fun to pretend. ****
52 #41 – I hate to spoil things, but the only thing really cool about this issue is that planet that’s a Green Lantern. That guys is FAT. **1/2
Justice Society of America #3 – Brian made a big deal about the girl on the cover not having underwear. Personally, I like it when girls don’t wear underwear. Oh, and the story is pretty good in this one. *****
Thunderbolts #111 – Run, Jack Flagg, run! Oh, poor Jack Flagg. ****
Ultimate X-Men #79 – Whatever shall the X-Men do now? Don’t know, but I’m looking forward to finding out. Kirkman has sure hit his stride on this book. ****


New comics are here!

February 16, 2007

The snow can’t stop the fun forever. They may be late, but they are here waiting for you. My (Carroll) pick of the week? Justice Society of America #3. And Nextwave vol. 1 TP. I can’t decide. Watch for some reviews later today or tomorrow.


Snow Day 2: Snow Harder

February 13, 2007

We don’t have any official word from Diamond or UPS yet, but it’s pretty safe to say that this week’s comics are going to be late. We’re hoping they’ll be here by Thursday, but it’s possible that they won’t even be here until Friday. When we get some more reliable info, we’ll be sure to let you know here on the blog.


New Comics Shipping Wednesday, February 14.

February 11, 2007

All New Atom #8 (damage replacements)
Amazing Spider-girl #5
Astonishing X-Men #20
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II #6
Basara vol. 22 GN
Batman #663
Battlestar Galactica: Zarek #2
Blade #6
Casanova #7
Civil War: Casualties of War
Darkman vs. Army of Darkness #3
Exiles #91
52 #41
Forgotten Realms: Streams #1
Franklin Richards: Lab Rat Digest TP
Friday the 13th #3
Gen 13 #5
Ghost Rider #8
Godland #16
Green Arrow #71
Green Lantern Corps #9
Hellshock Definitive Ed. vol. 1 TP
Immortal Iron Fist #1 Director’s Cut
JLA Classified #34
Justice Society of America #3
Lady Death: Blacklands #3
Lady Death: Pirate Queen 1-shot
Lore vol. 2 TP
Manhunter #28
Martian Manhunter #7
Marvel Legacy 1990s Handbook
Midnight Sun #3
Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere TP
New Excalibur #16
New X-Men #35
Nextwave: Agents of HATE #12
Nextwave: Agents of HATE vol. 1 TP
Omac #8
Perhapanauts: Second Chances #4
Punisher Presents: Barracuda #1
PVP #31
Sadhu #5
Sandman Mystery Theatre Presents: Sleep of Reason #3
Scarface: Scarred For Life #3
Sensational Spider-man #35
Showcase Presents Aquaman vol. 1 TP
Spider-man: Death of the Stacys Premiere HC
Star Wars: Legacy #8
Star Wars: Rebellion vol. 1 TP
Stormwatch PHD #4
Superman & Batman vs. Aliens & Predators #2
Tales of the Unexpected #5
Thunderbolts #111
Thunderbolts Presents…Zemo: Born Better #1
Trials of Shazam #5
Truth, Justin, & the American Way #5
Ultimate X-Men #79
Wolverine Origins #11
Orson Scott Card’s Wyrms #1 (2nd print)
Y the Last Man #54