Posted in Comics, The Ettatorial
Tagged action comics, avengers, batwoman, captain america, daredevil, dark avengers, indestructible hulk, justice league, new avengers, revival, saga, superior spider-man
Due to the a surprising amount of sell-outs at the distributor level, I only received half of my planned purchases this week. Thankfully, my local shop was able to have one on order for me for next week, and I was able to luck out by finding copies from Midtown Comics in New York to have sent to me (seriously lucky, considering I couldn’t find any within 100 miles of me, nor from another back-up online source). So, no actual pick this week, but I’ll leave you with what purchases I did manage to acquire.
There you go folks. I’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.
A pretty good week of releases this week, with a couple of books vying for my attention. While Young Avengers came real close, (seriously, it’s really worth getting) Marvel’s current best title showed just why it’s earned that reputation. What is it you ask? Read on.
Your pick this week is Hawkeye #8. I’ve been on board this title since issue 1, and have sung it’s praises multiple times, including for my pick for best single issue of 2012. This title, more so than any other Marvel (or either of the Big 2 to be honest) is comics done right. An easy jumping on point every issue, with a title character who the regular reading audience can both root for, and empathize with. Episodic, in the best definition of, making monthly reading a pleasure. All of that, and I’m not even mentioning the supreme writing skill of Matt Fraction, or the simply gorgeous David Aja artwork. This issue does slightly deviate from the done-in-one format slightly, but manages to do so without needing any prior knowledge from new readers. Those who’ve been in it from issue one will definitely appreciate it a bit more, but it really does read very accessibly. The issue focuses on a returning femme fatale from issue three, and all the drama and misadventures she brings to our title character. This issue also has some single-page splashes from Annie Wu done is 1960s romance comics that are simply beautiful, and actually help further the story rather than detract it or stop the narrative. I don’t want to spoil any more of the issue, because half the joy is the surprise and fun that this title is providing month in, month out. Just know, if you’re not reading this title, you’re truly missing out.
There you go folks, your pick for this week. I’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.
Posted in Comics, The Ettatorial
Tagged action comics, avengers, batwoman, captain america, daredevil, dark avengers, indestructible hulk, justice league, revival, saga, superior spider-man, thief of thieves
A great week of releases this week, highlighted by the pick for the week. Read on for more.
Your pick this week is Fatale #12. Brubaker and Phillips’ horror-noir continues on with a superb stand alone/done-in-one here, and is actually one of the stronger issues to date of this already very strong series. This issue has the distinction of introducing the another femme fatale, Mathilda, and sets it in the year 1286 AD. There is an almost storybook quality to the tale, and it fits in very nicely to the mythology that the book has weaved. The character is so fleshed out, so easily in just one issue, that I could could see the book focusing on her and be happy. That’s about the highest compliment I could give a stand alone issue this far into it’s series. This is such a strongly written and illustrated story, and one that is so perfect to give to new readers. I really can’t recommend the issue any higher.
There we go folks, your pick for the week. I’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.
Due to a massive screw-up from Diamond, my local shop only received about 50% of their books ordered for the week. And sadly, that drastically affected my purchases, and of the 10 books I had on the pull list, I only got 5. So, that means no pick for the week, as I can’t rightly pick from just half of my planned purchases. Instead, here’s what actually made it here and back home with me. Hopefully, things are back to normal next week.
There you have it folks, we’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.