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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

April Comics 

Marvel Comics for April

I'm trying so hard to not be too harsh, but Marvel makes it difficult...

Ultimate Spider-Man features Ultimate Deadpool. The polite way to phrase my reaction is that Deadpool seems far too recent a character to be "ultimatized."

The last solicitation for Marvel Knights as it was are in this batch, and frankly, it's probably a long overdue move. The line hasn't really had a focus for a long time. The closest it's ever seemed to come is "more mature than the standard line, not as offensive as the Max line."

The Annihilation one-shot spins off into four minis, and Civil War serves as a subplot in on-going titles.
I'm biting my tongue on this one...

Yet another Marvel Romance book comes out...why are Valentine's Day tie-in comics being published in March and April? Or does Marvel seriously intend to try their hand at an ongoing romance line?

Marvel Zombies does apparently tie back into Ultimate Fantastic Four. So, what, it was a five-issue fill-in mini?

Spider-Woman: Origin concludes. Based on the first issue, I kind of wish they'd stuck with her original origin. You know, the one where she was a spider grown into a woman by the High Evolutionary.
Man, we don't see enough of the High Evolutionary, do we?

Wolverine: Origins. So, he appears in X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, New Avengers and two on-going solo titles, in addition to frequent guest appearances and obligatory appearances in minis.
Remember how sick people got of the Punisher and Lobo back in the day?

DC Comics in April

Regarding Robin #149, and the seeming spoiler on the cover...hoo-boy, Pete is not going to be happy.

Checkmate seems like a safe bet. I like Rucka's work, I like Saiz's work, and I've enjoyed their take on the covert aspects of the DC U.

I don't particularly care about what happens to Bludhaven in Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Bludhaven, but I'll be picking it up anyway because:

Holy Cow, is that the Force of July?
(It's a stupid reason to buy a comic, I know, but Force of July is one of those deliriously cheesy concepts I love in super-hero comics. Plus, y'know, Palmiotti and Gray have written quite a few good comics at this point, and Dan Jurgens is can be very good as well.)

Pete is a huge fan of Kyle Rayner, so we'll definitely be picking up Ion. (Hopefully it'll make up for the seeming events in Robin...)

Showcase Presents Haunted Tank won't be making it into my purchase lists, but by God am I happy that DC is putting the book out.

The Infinite Crisis action figures seem painfully unnecessary to me. Plus, y'know:

Superboy Prime wearing what appears to be pieces of the Anti-Monitor's armor looks like a significant spoiler to me. And:

Powergirl looks like a guy in drag.


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