After the disaster that was last month’s Previews, this month fares a lot better! Let’s go through and see what’s worth getting and what’s worth mocking!
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the godawful 90s returning in comics. After all, Image has been doing some kind of old-school crossover thing and has brought back crap like Brigade and Shadowhawk, variant covers abound, and Deadpool’s got three — yes — three ongoing series. But come on, that’s just paranoia. We’ve learned our lessons from the 90s. That’s a road the comics industry will never, under any circumstances, go down aga–
Here, let me highlight the relevant bits:
I wonder what I’ll spend my comics money on after the industry is destroyed this time!
While we’re on the subject of “zu-wha?” I am puzzling over these weirdo fumetti style ads Previews is running now.
I’ll give half of my cattle to anyone who can explain that ad to me.
And now to things I want to buy. Showcase Presents: The Doom Patrol vol 2 (p. 101) is a must!
On page 108, IDW heard about Dr. Solar coming back and decided to have 30 Days of Night cross-over with The X Files. Except it’s a Wildstorm book? Man, I have no idea what’s going on anymore.
Red Herring (p. 113) is collected as a TPB. Did anyone read this? I love Philip Bond’s art, and the subject matter interests me, but I haven’t heard anything about it. Worth getting?
IDW’s Strange Science Fantasy looks promising…if I hear good things about it, I may pick it up in trade.
I may need to get Street Angel in trade (p. 219).
With page 221 — a page courtesy of Antarctic Press — I have reached absolute saturation point with zombies. Every item on this page is zombie-related. And of course, this isn’t the only zombie shit in the catalog.
I get Previews for free from my comic shop and right now I would be willing to pay for my copies if they were certified zombie-free.
I really don’t know how you nerds do it.
Oh hey Aspen Studios heard about Dr. Solar and are celebrating with a Swimsuit Special.
I would watch the hell out of this talk show.
The Wild Kingdom (p. 300) by me-favorite creator Kevin Huizenga, is an enigma. It looks like reprints from Or Else, but I’m not completely sure. Nevertheless, even if it is reprints, having it in one handy volume is good enough for me!
New publisher GG Studio is working a little different angle to make them stand out from the crowd. According to their solicits, they’re banking on tits, tits, tits, tits, and a Tim Burton skeleton-thing. Chase that dream, guys!
This is from some damn Star Trek communicator replica:
This thing better be solar powered, because for most nerds, “as many times as you like” will mean “forever”.
And of course. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour (p. 322). I for one am not too cool to not be looking forward to this, and I plan on re-reading the entire series in preparation. (And yes, I am looking forward to the movie as well.)
I’m a little curious about Doctor Who: The Only Good Dalek (p. 334). It mentions in the blurb “the Doctor and Amy” but the artwork clearly shows Tennant’s Doctor. However, it will have to remain a mystery for me because 25 bucks for 128 pages is kind of steep for something that I’m pretty sure won’t be much good.
Another volume of 20th Century Boys! (p, 352)
Really, fuck you.
On page 401, we discover that “Tonner” is a code word for “Doesn’t even remotely resemble its subjects”:
This is supposed to be Martha Jones and The David Tennant Doctor from ‘Doctor Who’.
NO CALIE DON’T LOOK!!!
Least essential DVD or most essential? YOU DECIDE!