Friday, November 26, 2010

Marvel Preview Review for January 2011 Part 2of 2

Continued from yesterday...

Written by Jason AaronPencils & Cover by Ron Garney
Written by Mark MillarPenciled by Steve DillonCover by Greg Land
Written by Brian Michael BendisPenciled by Rafa SandovalCover by Bryan Hitch
Written by Brian Michael BendisPenciled by Sara Pichelli
Written by Jonathan HickmanPencils & Cover by Carlos Pacheco
Lee: I would like to point out that the death of Marvel’s Ultimate line has been GREATLY exaggerated. Sheesh, for a line that two years ago basically imploded, Marvel is releasing 5 books this month.
Greg: It still publishes Ultimate Spider-Man, which is all I ask.

Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Davide Gianfelice Cover by Jock
The apocalyptic events of Shadowland have left the once-proud legacy of Daredevil in tatters. Now, far from the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen, a new evil is rising, and the only man crazy enough to face it is a man with nothing left to lose. The road to Hell was paved with good intentions, but the long road to redemption is the far harder path. 32 PGS./ $3.99
Lee: So, Black Panther is Daredevil and Daredevil is drunk homeless dude with his own title searching for redemption. Makes perfect sense to me.
Greg: I dunno, I'm kinda surprised that DD hasn't become drunk and homeless before now, given all the crap that gets dumped on him. I've been largely disappointed with Diggle's DD run so far, so this is the last chance I'm giving him. I have high hopes, but well, we're seeing how Shadowland is turning out.

Written by Matt Fraction & Kieron GillenPencils & Cover by Greg LandQuarantine.
When your very body is betraying you, and you see life leaking out of your friends drop by drop, what would you give up for the cure? Cyclops discovers what the Sublime Corporation wants. Can he afford to pay it? Meanwhile, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw reminisce over old times Via The Strong Language Of Pugilism. Part 3 (of 5)32 PGS./ $3.99
Lee: Check it out, Pam Anderson makes her first appearance on a X-men cover.
Greg: No porn is too old for Greg Land.

Written by Matt Fraction Penciled by Fãbio Moon & Gabriel BãCover by Gabriel Bã
Meet Casanova Quinn: prodigal son of a law-and-order family hell-bent on keeping the world safe and sound, now blackmailed into betraying his father and the international law enforcement organization he controls. Luxuria collects the first volume of Casanova as its titular star transforms from devil-may-care thrill-seeker into the most dangerous man in the world. What happens when the ultimate player gets played? Find out in this genre-bending sci-spy epic. Gorgeously re-colored and re-lettered by hand, this staggering psychedelic spy-fi epic is collected for the first time as it was meant to be made. By the Eisner award-winning team of Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, Thor, Uncanny X-Men), Gabriel Bã¡ (Umbrella Academy, Bprd: 1947), and Fãbio Moon (Daytripper, Sugarshock). With all-new, all-different, never-before-seen bonus material! Collecting Casanova: Luxuria #1-4, 152 PGS./ $14.99
Lee: The original series was released as a fancy hc, why not this time too? Oh well, I’m getting it.
Greg: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!!!

Written by Mark GruenwaldPenciled, Cover by Rik Levinsby Rik Levins
What has brown fur, fangs and a star-spangled shield? Why, it’s Capwolf! When old Cap foes Dredmund Druid and Deadly Nightshade begin mass-producing werewolves, Captain America investigates only to become one himself! How will the world’s greatest Avenger get out of this one? Featuring a rare battle between Cap and Wolverine, and guest-starring Cable, Wolfsbane and Doctor Druid! Collecting Captain America #402-408. 136 PGS./ $14.99
Lee: Seriously? They are collecting Cap Wolf before… I don’t know…. Anything else. These weren’t good comics by any stretch but now everyone can relive the pain again.
Greg: I guess it was so horrible that everyone should have to relive it? I have no idea why this is being published.

Written by Scott SnyderPenciled by Manuel GarciaCover by Mike Fyles
Can Tony Stark’s heart be tamed before it’s too late? Wealthy adventurer Tony Stark has a deadly addiction to danger. His lust for life is being pushed to the limit, his adventures becoming deadlier than ever. Obsession and a need for fortune and glory ignite his genius mind to find new ways to put himself at risk. As he becomes more reckless, the lives of those around him are jeopardized more and more. With his friends dropping quickly, he presses on in search of excitement. Soon, he will find himself with no one left to save him from his vices and the fascists that pursue him. What is he running from? What secret is driving him toward almost certain death? Stark may just destroy himself before the Nazis have a chance to! Collecting IRON MAN NOIR #1-4. 112 PGS./ $14.99
Lee: In case you missed the series, and in case you didn’t pick up the premiere edition of this, it is now being released as a tpb. Snyder’s star is rising fast and this is your chance to get in on the ground floor.
Greg: Well I'm glad that the Noir imprint contributed something to the comics industry. I mean, other than a few fun levels in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

Written by Joe Kelly & James Felder
Penciled by Walter Mcdaniel, P. Woods, Steve Harris & Yancey Labat
Cover by Walter Mcdaniel
Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #18-25 & #0 and DEADPOOL & DEATH ANNUAL 1998.296 PGS./ $29.99
Lee: Interestingly enough, instead of buying this because I want it, I find myself waiting to see if it will appear in hc! So, let me be the first to say it, why isn’t this in a fancy hc format? A classic run on a what has become an overused character and it’s not available in hc. It seems to me Marvel is missing a chance to gouge it fans.
Greg: Why isn't it available in HC? Have you seen the art on this book after Ed McGuiness left? Poor, poor Joe Kelly

Greg: In 2010, Marvel is a company that is simultaneously publishing a collection of stories about Captain America becoming a Werewolf AND Casanova. I'm not sure what this says about the comic industry.
Lee: Personally, with so many reprints of "classic" 90's material, it feels like high school alllll over again. I wish I could figure out the rhyme and reason to their reprint schedule.

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