It’s time to talk about Previews, a task too formidable even for Chris Sims, who reads Tarot!
The first item that puzzles me is The Groo Treasury, vol 1 (p. 32). Fact: I’ve never read any Groo. Fact: A lot of people say it’s great. Fact: A lot of those same people have differing opinions than myself on what is great. Fact: Sergio Arigones is awesome. Fact: Mark Evanier, less so. I don’t know what to do on this one.
But then we jump straight to the
The first Umbrella Academy series was the pleasantest of pleasant surprises, and I’ve really been looking forward to the collected Umbrella Academy: Dallas (p. 34). Can’t wait!
True fact: The “creators” of Emily the Strange recently responded to allegations of plagiarism by defending their work as uninspired, trite, and similar to a million other things. I’m not kidding. They used the absolute unoriginality of the “goth girl” concept as a defense against their obvious theft from others.
I am still down for DC’s experiment, Wednesday Comics (p. 66).
GUYS GUYS !MPACT COMICS II!!! (pp. 80-81)
Red Herring #1 (p. 102) looks interesting, and I adore Philip Bond’s art, so I’ll be waiting to see if the trade is worth getting* once it’s done.
Hey! The Push TP (p. 109) is the “prequel to the hit movie Push!” This phrase obviously uses a unique and obscure meaning of the word “hit”.
Oh hey, King City #1 (p. 138). I have vague memories of enjoying the volume of this from Tokyopop, even if I can’t quite remember anything about it, including where it might be at the moment. Maybe I’ll give this series a try.
I don’t know about you, but I think that a story about a dude who travels through space with a marvelous towel is a completely fresh and exciting concept! In fact, I’m surprised the Emily the Strange people aren’t looking to swipe it!
I have page 162 marked, and was all ready to make a joke about “THE PITT IS BACK” but really, do I need to?
Jennifer’s Body (p. 212) is a tie in to a movie featuring someone named Megan Fox. I don’t know anything about her except my nephew is a “fan” of hers on Facebook. He’s also a fan of “Scratching your balls”, so make of that what you will.
I would kill all of you for Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition (p. 247), but its price tag being what it is, I will instead get Love and Rockets: New Stories #2 (p. 247) and you all may live.
This month, in addition to Doctor Who #2 (p. 261), IDW also offers a one-shot: Doctor Who: Cold-Blooded War by Richard Starkings, who, if I’m thinking correctly, played drums for The Beatles under a different name.
Hooray! Another volume of Dungeon! Dungeon: The Early Years vol 2 (p. 268) shall be mine!
And a new story arc starts in Wasteland #26 (p. 272).
And that’s not all! Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time #5 (p. 276) is a must-get!
Either the Oola mini-bust’s nipples have been given the Victoria’s Secret catalogue treatment for Previews, or this is not actually “hand-painted to perfection” as it claims.
SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHIT
* a/k/a killing comics