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“SWF seeks pulse and penis.”
The Orgy Mistress and her commands must be obeyed, swingers!
At last, Civil War is over! Well, apart from the four titles with the words “Civil War” in their title and the many tie-ins still trickling out. Annihilation is over too. Apart from the Heralds of Galactus post-mini mini.
It may just be me, but this Daredevil cover is actually pretty clever. Or, at least an amusing, ironic joke.
Marvel Legacy: The 1990s Handbook is scheduled to come out. Finally, you can learn all you ever wanted to know about Vengenance! And Sleepwalker! And Lunatik! And a bunch of other characters only appearing in this book so that Marvel can renew the trademark.
I count eleven X-Men titles. No witty comment there, just an observation.
On the Marvel trade front, Annihilation gets a “volume 1″ hardcover, collecting two of the mini lead-ins, while two books collecting Civil War cross-overs get hard-cover trades as well. There’s also another Civil War trade collecting “prologue” stories.
Marvel Beefcake of the Month
$20 for the first six issues of the superlative All Star Superman in hard-cover format sounds like a good deal to me.
This cover to Superman #661 is also very pretty.
Superman/Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told reprints the recent Superman/Batman Annual. Seriously? Because it was a cute story, but pretty damn far from one of the “greatest” stories featuring those two.
All-New Atom #8 contains what I think may be a first for a DC comic: exposed penis on the cover.
Retro trades this month include another volume of Crisis on Multiple Earths: The Team-Ups, a Showcase Presents volume for Hawkman, and a second volume for House of Mystery.
Mark Waid and George Perez launch a new version of The Brave and The Bold, with the promise of crossing over as many different DC characters as possible now. In a discussion with someone the other day, I mentioned that lately DC seems to be all about “playing in the sandbox with all the toys.” There seems to be a concentrated effort to use as many different characters in as many different contexts as they can manage. Stuff like this is emblematic of that approach to comics publishing.
I’m not usually one to complain about the costumes of female super-heroes. I have one rule of thumb, which is this: if I can tell she uses a depilatory, she probably needs more fabric on her costume, especially between her waist and her knees. Alex Ross apparently does not feel the same way:
The long awaited Jeff Smith Shazam series comes out, Monster Society of Evil.
This is a very pretty cover for Wonder Woman #5.
I’m a sucker for these “everybody on one team match up and fight their ideological opposite on the other team” types of covers.
CMX has two new titles, Time Guardian, which sounds like a slightly girlier version of xxxHolic, and Go Go Heaven, about a girl given 49 extra days of life by the king of Hell, who spies on her from her dollhouse.
Midnighter versus creepy Nazi kids.
This will be mine. Oh yes. Possibly many of these will be mine.
DC’s Beefcake of the Month