Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Comics Out 6 July 2006

Nothing coming out this week caught my eye, and I didn't see anything shocking on Newsarama, but if anyone has anything to say, this is your place to say it. Comment away. (Comments on Superman Returns should go under "Comics Out 28 June 2006.")

11 comments:

Mitch said...

This week, I'll be picking up Uncanny X-Men #475, which is the start of Ed Brubaker's run following his Deadly Genisis. I actually found DG to be a pretty bold little X-Men story, so I'll follow him. Uncanny X-Men has been in dire condition for some time.

Also, 52 #9. This title is still holding together well and is just plain fun to read. As Greg Rucka said in a Word Balloon interview, everyone is reading 52 for the same way they watch NASCAR... waiting for the inevitable crash. Not me. I just love it.

Also, Detective Comics #821, the start of Paul Dini's run. Dini's animated Batman brought a lot of vitality and pizzazz back to Batman. Let's see if he can do it again...

PS: Geoff, there's an interview with Morrison and Dini in this months Wizard regarding what they have planned for their runs. I have just two words for you in regards to Morrison's run:

"Bat-Hombre"

What's even more surprising is that I still read Wizard....

Ping33 said...

Screw Dini... JH WILLIAMS III is drawing that book. That alone makes it worthwile.

The Futurist said...

For the record, Dini's Batman is my favorite version of the character. I'll be reading that book.

Ping33 said...

I love Dini's Batman.

But I think Williams III and Tony Harris are the only artists I would literally follow to the ends of the earth. If Williams announced he was doing a Care Bears/Strawberry Shortcake crossover I would buy it.

Mitch said...

My "impulse" buy this week was the final issue of Dan Slott's The Thing. Which, despite his Herculean efforts of promotion, still floundered and was canceled. I love Slott's She-Hulk very much, and I am currently working on an article called "Boston Legal" v. "She-Hulk": Heritage and Metafiction on Trial; but Slott's work on Thing just hasn't done it for me. (more news as it develops on my article)

Uncanny X-Men was solid, though unremarkable.

52 actually let me down for the first time this month. I wasn't really into the artwork this week, so maybe that was it.

Dini's Detective was the real gem this week. A wonderful, done-in-one with an interesting new villain and even some commentary on the Bruce Wayne persona.

mitch said...

D'oh... JH WILLIAMS's art was brilliant, too!

Geoff Klock said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I just read the Dini/Williams Batman. The story was fine, but the art was stunning. Old school and modern at the same time, like the animated series, actually.

Ping33 said...

WIlliams is brilliant.

His work on Promethea not only out-shined Alan Moore's wonderful script, it set a new high-water mark in the history of comic art.

I know this sounds like insane hyperbole but I think in the end he will be mentioned in the same breath as Eisner, Kirby and Steranko.

The way the Titles in the splash of 'tec 821 represent the train... and the Cave is the gutter... he's a Day-Glow Eisner, and this is only getting started.

Another book I'm digging is Manifest Eternity which is the ultimate High Concept: Sci-Fi Universe Vs Fantasy Universe. It's like Star Trek Vs Middle Earth or Star Wars vs King Arthur... Issue 2 just came out. I liked issue 1, it was clunky and hard to follow at times, but it had a earth-shaking action sequence and that combined with the premise was enough to get me to stick it out... #2 is a perfect book. 1 and done but setting up an entire universe and setting character plots going too... really good stuff with top notch art.

Geoff Klock said...

I agree with you that Williams is a serious force. I cannot wait for Seven Soldiers 1. In the mean time I will have to check out Manifest Eternity. You were right about All Star Batman, you might be right about this as well, is my thinking.

James said...

I'll check out Manifest Eternity on the strength of that recommendation too. I was already tempted; even though he wrote for the X-books during one of their most maligned periods, I still absolutely love some of Lobdell's work, especially the first 6 Generation Xs (the Lobdell-Bachalo tag-team was cruelly interrupted by the Age of Apocalypse, which took up nearly half their opening run).

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