Superpowers and STD’s. This odd combination is what creators Monty Nero and Mike Dowling have come up with in their new comic, Death Sentence, and not only is it one of the strangest ideas I’ve ever heard, but it also makes for easily one of the best comics available in recent times.
Minutemen #2 begins with a diner scene involving the original Nite Owl (Hollis Mason) discussing the possibility of his yet to be published expose, Under the Hood. The tag line DC pumped for this issue occurs in one of the last panels when a character states, “It’s strictly dynamite, Hollis. This isn’t a book. It’s a bloody confession.”
Right then, then let’s get one thing straight before I even try to tackle this book… Black Hand is in it and he is newly undead (again!). Ergo, this is a horror book. You can’t make your main protagonist an evil undead serial killer and expect to get away with calling your book an action story or a sci-fi adventure. As long as we can all agree on that the next bit should be easy.
Another week has passed and yet another Comic Book film hit the silver screen. This time it was Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated the Dark Knight Rises. I went along with Pete on Friday with a few friends, was it worth all the hype surrounding it. Fuck Yeah! I now fully understand there is nothing to look forward to in life so I may as well try and find a girlfriend (EDITORS NOTE: Good luck with that!) have a few children (EDITORS NOTE: dear god not little you’s!!) and just give up now
Marvel fans knew that there would be major changes on the horizon after the Avengers vs. X-Men event, but few had any idea that Marvel would do a Relaunch. Dubbed Marvel NOW! This is more or less a direct response to DC’s New 52 (DC also rebooted their Universe last summer with very positive results) which will launch later this year. Marvel has made it clear that this isn’t a complete reboot but more of a new beginning for new readers to jump onto.
First of all when this series was announced way back at the first Kapow comic con in London, I was majorly excited as I’m both a Mark Millar fan and a massive Kick-Ass fan. I was very intrigued to find out where/when Hit-Girl’s miniseries would fit into the Kick-Ass story, and was pleased to find out that it was set in-between Kick-Ass volume one and two.
A few months ago, when there were rumours that a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film had moved into ‘active development’ stage, I got excited. When it was announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con I got decidedly excited, and for more than the usual ‘seeing some of my favourite characters on the big screen’ reasons. I am quite certain that it means that we shall be seeing a new type of comic-book film adaptation, and that, I believe, is something to get rather excited about.
Following the six issue “Homo Superior” 6 issue arc by Jamie Delano, David Lapham take reigns as the writer of Crossed: Badlands with issue #10. Returning from his previous run on Badlands, artist Jacen Burrows gets back at things with some disgustingly good depictions of the carnival of horrors David Lapham has in sore for his 4 issue “Yellow Belly” arc.
David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Crossed 3D, Crossed Badlands #10-14) teams up with killer artist Gabriel Andrade for a tale of debauchery that involves rather hairy circumstances; that of a werewolf nature. These two pair up for David Lapham’s creator-owned series Ferals which is sure to knock the socks off any true horror fan.
With a history as detailed as Carol Danvers, it’s a shame that she isn’t a household name. Marvel doesn’t have a whole lot (?) if any female lead comics on the shelves today so it’s refreshing to see Carol get another shot at a solo series (her previous run of Ms. Marvel ended in 2010) as the new Captain Marvel.
With the recent re-launch of Batman I’m now left wondering if Dick Grayson was in fact ever actually Batman? I know Damien is still Robin because he’s there in the new 52 as Robin, Drake is there as Red Robin and there is Batwing who’s been nicely introduced.
First of all when it was announced that Mark Millar would be working on a new comic project with Dave Gibbons I was very pleased that they would finally be working together. I thought the first two issues were very well written and they introduced a very good storyline, something which was very different to Millar’s usual genre when compared with his other creator owned comics.
While Wolverine and the X-Men is still the best tie in comic during the AVX event, New Avengers is a close second. This issue is about the direct fallout of AvX with the X-Men keeping Spider-Woman, Hawkeye and Luke Cage as prisoners of War.
Last Wednesday marked the end of Jamie Delano’s genius run on Avatar’s Crossed: Badlands with the conclusion of his “Homo Superior” storyline. Crossed: Badlands #9 brings to a close the events that have been culminating in the Florida Everglades.
It’s taken me a few days to get around to writing this post. I’ve spent the last week with a ludicrous grin plastered across my face muttering, “Earth 2… Green Lantern… Sweeeeet!!!” While it explains perfectly how I feel about the book I don’t think it would have made for a very long review.