Comics – 18th April 2012

The Night Of Owls begins in the New 52. Spilling out of the pages of this month’s Batman, Bruce Wayne’s fight against the Court Of Owls engulfs all of the Bat family bar Batwoman in frantic battle. They even appear in the Justice League this month. It’s going to provide  useful spike of continuity across many of the issues. It’s also good to see an event that doesn’t overtake the whole of DC’s output as these things are sometimes want to do.

DC – New 52 #8 Part 3
Batman
Birds Of Prey
Blue Beetle
Green Lantern Corps
Justice League
Nightwing
Red Hood & The Outlaws
Supergirl
Wonder Woman

Not Reviewed
Captain Atom
Catwoman
DC Universe Presents
The Legion Of Superheroes

Marvel
Incredible Hulk #7

Other
Dominique Laveau: VoodooChild

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Comics – 4th April 2012

Sadly 2000AD’s website seems to be suffering tech difficulties, or to quote one of there tweets “Our website has a Thrillsucker infestation, Earthlets. DO NOT PANIC! Droids are now sweeping the server sub-basement with electro-whips.”

Marvel starts Avengers vs X-Men proper this week, but I’m still not getting drawn in. Hopefully I can avoid it all being spoiled too much.

I’ve cut back hugely on the New 52 comics, possibly too harshly, but that’s how it is going to be. I’m not looking forward to making decisions about next week’s releases though, but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.

DC – New 52 #8 Part 1

Animal Man
Justice League International
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing

Not Reviewed

Action Comics
Batwing
Detective Comics
Green Arrow
Hawk & Dove
Men Of War
OMAC
Red Lantern
Static Shock

Other

Supurbia

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DC – New 52 #8 Part 1

Animal Man #8
Written by Jeff Lemire
Pencilled by Steve Pugh & Travel Foreman
Inked by Jeff Huet & Steve Pugh
Cover Color by Loverne Kindzierski
Lettered by Jared K FletcherIt’s not often I swear on here so understand the level of weirded out I am when I say fuck me sideways with a fish knife but the body horror returns in the most horrific of manners this month. Also bear in mind I don’t shock easy. I for one am glad the art is no more detailed than it is. You’ve been warned folks.

Surrounded by creatures of the Rot it’s time for Barry to make some hard decisions. The strong feeling of family comes to the fore once again as Buddy does what he can to protect his family, weight Ellen’s fear against Maxine’s increasing powers.

Animal Man is really looking like the best horror title out there at the moment. It is also far more than that. The heart of the book really emphasise the strain of the crazy world of superheroes has on a person and their family, especially the current nastiness. It something not seen often enough and serves to ground a book, and give depth that would perhaps otherwise be lacking.

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Comics- 28th March 2012

So this week sees the very beginning of the great war of our time. Avengers vs X-Men. (Well issue #0 at least) Thankfully I’m maintaining my stance on only really picking Marvel comics up in trade paperback, so it’ll be a year or so before I start going on about this.

I’ve cut back this week’s reviewing so let’s get to it.

DC – New 52 #7 Part 4

Aquaman
Blackhawks
The Flash
Green Lantern: New Guardians
Justice League Dark
I, Vampire
Teen Titans

Not Reviewed

All Star Western
Batman: The Dark Knight
The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
The Savage Hawkman
Superman
Voodoo

DC
Legion: Secret Origin

2000AD
Prog 1775

Other
The New Deadwardians

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Comics- 14th March 2012

I’ll try and rattle through things as quickly as I can this week as there seems to be one hell of a lot to get through. If you look at nothing else Saga and Saucer Country can’t be recommended enough.

DC – New 52 #7 Part 2
Batgirl
Batwoman
Deathstroke
Demon Knights
Green Lantern
Legion Lost
Resurrection Man
Suicide Squad
Superboy

Not Reviewed
Batman & Robin
Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E.
Grifter
Mister Terrific

DC
The Shade
The Ray

Marvel
Incredible Hulk

2000AD
Prog 1773

Other
The Activity
Saga
Thief Of Thieves

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Comics- 7th March 2012

DC have launched their new look website, wreaking havoc on my bookmarks and generally making things hard to find.

The reviews get cut down further in the New 52 this month, but what remains is good. Marvel continues strongly, and 2000AD starts off a brilliant new story (well. the second arc to a previous title but we’ll get to that).

Let’s get started then…

DC – New 52 #7 Part 1
Animal Man
Justice League International
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing

Not Reviewed
Men Of War
OMAC
Red Lantern
Static Shock
Batwing
Detective Comics
Green Arrow
Hawk & Dove
Action Comics

DC
Huntress

Marvel
The Defenders
Villains For Hire
Winter Soldier

2000AD
Prog 176

Other
The Manhattan Project #1
Supurbia #1
Valens The Outcast #3

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Comics- 22nd Feb 2012

Another mediocre week in the main I’m afraid, apart from that 2000AD will be celebrating 35 years on the 26th. It’s going to be a zarjaz weekend.

DC – New 52 #6 Part 4
All Star Western
Aquaman
Batman: The Dark Knight
Blackhawks
The Flash
The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
Green Lantern: New Guardians
I, Vampire
Justice League Dark
Teen Titans

Not Reviewed
The Savage Hawkman #6
Superman #6
Voodoo #6

DC
The Ray #3

2000AD
Prog 1770

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Comics – 8th Feb 2012

Fashionably later, but at least pipping the next releases, here is last week’s comics. While a fuller selection than the last lot, I’ve been left slightly let down, which meant this review has dragged. I’ll explain below…

DC – New 52 #6 Part 2

Batgirl
Batwoman
Deathstroke
Demon Knights
Green Lantern
Legion Lost
Resurrection Man
Suicide Squad
Superboy

Not Reviewed
Batman & Robin
Frankenstein: Agent Of S.H.A.D.E.
Grifter
Mister Terrific

DC

The Huntress
Penguin: Pain And Prejudice

Marvel

The Incredible Hulk

2000AD

Other

Thief of Thieves
Valen The Outcast

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Comics- 1st Feb 2012

A change of format this week on two matters. Firstly I’m moving the conclusion section to the end, to hopefully provide a wider overview on the week’s output. Secondly with a number of series having finished their first story arc I’m going to be harsher on what comics I pick to review. There’s a link to the DC Sneak Peaks here for those of you who want to try before you buy, or second guess this winnowing.

DC – New 52 #6 Part 1

Animal Man
Justice League International
Red Lantern
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing

Not Reviewed

Action Comics
Batwing
Detective Comics
Green Arrow
Hawk & Dove
Men Of War
OMAC
Static Shock

Marvel

The Defenders
Villains For Hire

2000AD

Prog 1767

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Comics – 25th Jan 2012

Before we start on the comics a quick work about DC. They’ve got a new logo.Which isn’t exactly earth shattering, but there are some nice variant, with this being one of the more iconic ones…Onto the comics then. The Justice League jumps into this week’s running order, and a few things slip into my Not Reviewed section. I’ll also be waxing lyrical about 2000AD. It is certainly a breath of fresh air after DC.

DC – New 52 #5 Part 4

All Star Western
Aquaman
Batman: The Dark Knight
Blackhawks
The Flash
The Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
Green Lantern: New Guardians
I, Vampire
Justice League
Justice League Dark
Teen Titans

Not Reviewed

The Savage Hawkman
Superman
Voodoo

Skipped To The End…

DC

Legion: Secret Origins

2000AD

Prog 1766

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