Tuesday, July 09, 2013

July 10 – Drops and Adds

The title says it all

Books I decided to drop


Demon Knights #22 – Decent book, but DC has cancelled and I was not that invested.

Green Lantern Corps #22– Bernard Chang’s art is not a style that I enjoy and the first issue in the new direction was a not a "wow can’t wait to see what happens next", so goodbye.

Suicide Squad #22 – An odd drop because it is decent enough, but the book is going nowhere fast and with the super elixir which brings anyone back to life, a book I can drop. Plus I’m pushing to get rid of as many DC and Marvel books as I can as I want to try out all the new indy stuff coming out.

Threshold #7 – Sort of a fun book updating all the oddball 50/60 space adventure characters, but again DC has cancelled it and I see no reason to continue to invest in the book.


Daredevil #28 – Jumped the shark with Bullseye as the great mastermind. Such a radical change in the character that I feel like the book lost its credibility. Waid tried to break away from the Frank Miller formula on DD, but feel prey to it and then missed it with the Bullseye reveal. Been there and done that, way too often.

Hulk  #10– Sort of a backlash to the DD book as Waid is writing this and I realize it is just yet another take on Bruce Banner and Hulk that is short lived. The book is going nowhere, plus the push to drop Marvel and DC in favor of indy work.  In fact Marvel and DC characters are all going nowhere.

Ultimate Comics Ultimates #27 – Love Fialkov (writer), but I have never been vested in these characters. I love following creators, but I have to make sure it is all that I want out of a book before I commit to a Marvel and DC book. The writer was a yes, the art was so-so, the characters not so much, so it was drop.

Wolverine #6 – Bad art (current arc), a so-so story, a decent writer, a character I like, but I’ll wait till the big story line with him losing his healing factor and come back then. Also this book is using the new Nick Fury and the whole premise of the black Nick Fury is annoying. It was a blatant change to match the movie. I would have preferred the Ultimate Nick Fury come into the Marvel Universe and was running the show and not this. 

Dark Horse

Star Wars #7 – After six issues I realized that I was not that into Star Wars and was caring less and less about the characters. It is a well done comic but I've never gotten that caught up in Star Wars.


Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #11 – An okay book but they have a hard time differentiating the characters and the story was all over the place.

So this allows me to more easily try out

Ghosted #1 (Image) by Joshua Williams as the writer with art by Goran Sudzuka and Miroslav Mrva. The premise is:  A HORROR/CRIME MASHUP THAT’S EQUAL PARTS OCEAN’S 11 AND THE SHINING.Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he’s tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

Sheltered #1 (Image) by Ed Brisson and art by Johnnie Christmas. The premise is : A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can’t save them from the one threat they never could have expected: Their own children.

Ballistic #1 – (Black Mask Comics) Well it is all about the Darrick Robertson artwork that was the first draw, the writer is Adam Mortimer who I have no clue about. The premise: This madcap sci-fi buddy adventure about a wanna-be bank robber and his best-friend Gun, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, living gun, marks Darick Robertson's return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan mixed with The Boys' ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy.

George RR Martin Skin Trade #1 (Avatar) – The Game of Throne TV series has me reading the books and I thought I would try a comic book version of something else he wrote. Writer George Martin and Daniel Abraham and Art Mike Wolfer. The premise :  GEORGE RR MARTIN returns to comics with Skin Trade, the World Fantasy Award winning story that combines Martin's unique creative voice into a powerful vision of horror! Private investigator, Randi Wade sees the ravaged remains of innocent victims that have been savagely murdered and skinned. As the mysterious secrets of the Blackstone Manor begin to be uncovered, she gets ever closer to the monstrous truth…werewolves are real! George RR Martin combines his unmatched creative vision with the visceral illustrations of horror master Mike Wolfer to create something intensely unsettling. 

Quantum and Woody #1 (Valiant) – Writer James Asmus and Art Tom Fowler. This will be tough as this is a comedy. This may have been lighting in a bottle when it come out before. Let’s see is Valiant can recapture the magic. The premise:  Writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One) punt the world's worst superhero team headfirst into the Valiant Universe! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father's murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose - and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last. (And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)

See this is much more fun then the some old week in review stuff.

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