Thursday, December 09, 2010

Marvel Preview Review for February 2011 Part 2 of 2

Written by Rick Spears, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Simmons, Vince Hernandez & Sarah Cross
Penciled by Tim Green, Rafa Garres, Mike Ryan, Luke Ross & Joao LemosCover by Stephen Segovia
He’s literally clawed his way out of hell, but in this savagely super-sized special, Wolverine’s inner diablo is unleashed when he leads The Last Ride Of The Devil’s Brigade. And Logan’s WWII era suicide-mission behind enemy lines is only the beginning of his troubles in a collection from today’s hottest talent that takes the long-lived killer to the bayou, the Mojoverse and beyond! 80 PGS./ $4.99
Lee: Seriously? Issue 1000???? If the Point 1 issues weren’t a mess then this certainly is.
Greg: I love that someone at Marvel either didn't know that Deadpool #900 was a joke or didn't care.

X-23 #6
Written by Marjorie Liu
Penciled by Will Conrad
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

Written by Peter David
Penciled by Emanuela Lupacchino
Cover by David Yardin

Written by Dave LaphamPencils & Cover by Kyle Baker
Lee: Theme month time… can you guess it? That’s right, it’s bondage time! Yahoooooo. There’s one for the girls who love girls (X23), and one for the boys who love boys (X-Factor), and one for the boys who love girls (Deadpool)! Best part about Marvel is they cater to everyone.
Greg: Marvel has been catering to the bondage community for years! Look how long Chris Claremont wrote X-Men!

Written by Brian Michael BendisPencil, Cover by Michael Avon OemingCreated by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming and Olivia Bendis. Takio is the first all ages graphic novel series from Marvel’s Icon imprint and the first new creator owned book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming since their award-winning, long-running Powers. Takio tells the story of two sisters in a multiracial, adoptive family who are driving each other insane!!! Their overprotective mother makes them walk to school together, eat lunch together, and play together. They can’t get away from each other!! But when a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime accident gives them real-life superpowers, these two sisters become the first actual superheroes in the entire world. And it is awesome!! Now the sisters have to learn to get along so they can save the world and get home by six… or they are so grounded. This fast-talking, whip smart new graphic novel series will thrill fans of Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-man! 96 PGS./ $9.95 Trim size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8
Lee: So, which Bendis is going to show up on this book? The Avengers Bendis of the last 5 years whose writing I can no longer stand, or the Powers/USM Bendis that can tell a great story. Your guess is as good as mine but it’s always worth checking out.
Greg: I love that a high profile creator is doing an independent children's superhero book. The market needs more of this. I also love that the guys who did the monkey f**king issue of Powers are doing it.

Written by Steve EnglehartPencil, Covers by AL Milgrom & Richard Howell
Hawkeye! His wife, Mockingbird! Wonder Man! Tigra! Iron Man! When the Avengers set up shop in California, there’s no shortage of enemies waiting to destroy them — from Kraven the Hunter to Morbius the Living Vampire to a war between Ultrons! Plus: It’s the most complicated family tree this side of Cyclops when the Vision marries the Scarlet Witch, and the Grim Reaper wants revenge! Guest-starring Hank Pym, the Wasp and the Thing! Collecting West Coast Avengers (1985) #1-9 and Vision & The Scarlet Witch (1985) #1-2. 296 PGS./ $34.99
Lee: Anyone remember if this was any good? I didn’t like Milgrom’s art at the time but it has since grown on me.
Greg: Yeeeesh. And Lee says I'LL buy anything.

Written by Mick AngloPenciled by Mick Anglo, Norman Light, George Parlett & Don LawrenceCovers by Marko Djurdjevic & Mick AngloCollecting Marvelman Family's Finest #1-6 in the original black and white, and Marvelman Classic Primer.280 PGS./Black & White/ $34.99
Written by Mick AngloPenciled by Mick Anglo, Frank Daniels, Don Lawence & James BleachCover by Doug BraithwaiteCollecting MARVELMAN #35-44 in the original black and white.216 PGS./Black & White/ $34.99.
Lee: I want to make sure I read this correctly, Marvel wants me to pay $70, for 496 pgs of b&w British comics that even the British don’t like enough to reprint? Are they insane? Wait, don’t answer, this is from the same company that collected the Cap Wolf storyline so it does make sense.
Greg: Look, I'm sure this is historically important in the grand scheme of comics, but for f**k's sake Marvel, will you please just reprint the Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman stuff? Even better! Will you please let Neil Gaiman finish his run on this book?

Written by Frédéric BrrémaudPencil, Cover by Giovanni Rigano
Collecting Daffodil #1-3. 144 PGS./ $19.99
Written by Frédéric L’homme & Stephane Louis
Pencil, Cover by Arnaud Boudoiron
Collecting Husk #1-2. 112 PGS./ $16.99
Lee: I hate to harp on pricing policies but Marvel must think we are all stupid because there is no other explanation for this. The Daffoldil single issues were only $6, which is $2 cheaper than the collected version. As for Husk, the single issues are $5 cheaper than the collected version!
Greg: Maybe if we didn't have to pay for all that fancy french socialized medicine for Mr. L'homme, we'd get affordable books! But noooooo... NOT IN BARACK OBAMA'S AMERICA!

Greg: I'm just super excited about Mangog. Maybe he'll fight FrankenCastle!?
Lee: Mangog v. Frankencastle???? A little part of me says 'cool' but a bigger part of me hopes and prays that Joe Q. at Marvel doesn't read this post and go "I can make that work."

1 comment:

  1. I don't even read any Marvel anymore, but just how is Wolverine supposed to be going on a suicide mission? Isn't the guy immortal, more or less?