Kids Come Running for the Great Taste of Previews!

Believe it or not, there’s a metric buttload of things I want in this month’s Previews, so let’s get right to it!

Free Comic Book Day rubber wristband (p. 24) Am I wrong or did these ubiquitous rubber wristbands used to mean something? “I’m supporting research into fighting breast cancer!” “I’m publicizing Free Comic Book Day!”

Hellboy: The Companion, Hellboy: Darkness Calls, and BPRD: Killing Ground (pp 49-51) Yep, Dark Horse has been cranking out the Hellboy over the past few months, and I knew this day was coming. Plus there’s gonna be the Lobster Johnson and about eleventeen more BPRD volumes soon. I’m almost certain this will be the third time I’ve ordered this Hellboy Companion, though.

Justice League: The New Frontier Special (p. 72) Honestly, Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier didn’t really knock my socks off the way it did others. Probably because when I read it I didn’t have a lot of Silver Age knowledge to work on. But I’ll grab this anyway, because in general I do like his stuff.

Captain Carrot and the Final Ark TPB (p. 90) If you’re a big Captain Carrot fan you’ll definitely want to pass this up. I wish I had.

Aztek — The Ultimate Man TPB (p. 91) Although I’m a Grant Morrison enthusiast, I’ve never read this. Is it worth getting?

Showcase Presents (pp 93-94) “No” on Sgt. Rock and Challengers of the Unknown, “Maybe” on World’s Finest, “Probably” on Supergirl, and “Oh God Yes” on Legion of Super-Heroes.

Stupid Comics: Phoenix Edition (p. 153) I like Jim Mahfood but really, a little goes a long way. I’ll have to give this a flip-through before I decide on it.

Jack Staff #15 (p. 161) “Now monthly!” Seriously, Image, stop it.

Prince of Heroes #3 (p. 217)


Ganges #2 (p. 292) YES YES YES

Doctor Who #3 (p. 306) Keeping my fingers crossed, but the preview pages I saw were not promising…

Wasteland #16 (p. 326) Yep-a-yep-yep.

Acme Novelty Library HC (p. 327) I really want this, but it might have to be a birthday thing.

Atomic Robo #6 (p. 336) A thousand times, yes.

Dragon Head vol 10 (p. 351) The conclusion to this critically-acclaimed series, buried among all the heaps of cack that Tokyopop vomits forth every month.

And that’s it. Unfortunately I don’t have time to make fun of the back of Previews stuff, except to marvel at the “Obscenely Overpriced Shit” section, by which I mean “Designer Toy Collectibles”.

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4 Responses to Kids Come Running for the Great Taste of Previews!

  1. jimbo says:

    Yay for Ganges!

    I have a few Azteks somewhere around here. It’s good, but it didn’t save Christmas or anything. It’s probably also a bit dated. That being said, I’ll probably buy it without hesitation due to my drinking of the Morrison Kool-Aid.

  2. Ken Lowery says:

    Honestly, Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier didn’t really knock my socks off the way it did others.

    I often wondered if I got a different edition of NF from everyone else, because mostly it was like work getting through it. I don’t get any special goose bumps from Silver Age stuff (which may go a long way toward explaining my nonplussed response to GODLAND), and NF… felt sorta like a continuity-plug storyline for the cool kids.

  3. Zed says:

    Aztek is a decent read, but inessential. But reading it helps to understand Aztek’s role in one of the Grant Morrison JLA story arcs (and that one was a really good story, not to be missed.)

  4. Philip says:

    I’m with you on the Captain Carrot book. When I read the final issue of the mini-series, I sat there wondering what the point of the whole thing was. I would have preferred it if they had not bothered with the new stuff and instead just published the Showcase volume they promised.