Comics on sale Wednesday, August 24th 2001!
- From John at @burntweiners: “@twoheadednerd I loooooooooove The Current, seriously the best radio station on the planet”
- First, a quick thought re: The Ultimates #1: I think this is my pick of the week right out of the gate. Full review to come in Episode 31!
- Superman Beyond #0: I have a real soft spot in my heart for Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, & Sal Buscema. This was a nice throwback. I understand that this may not be for everyone and the future slang is a bit much, but I loved it. Buy It!
- (Matt) @burntweiners check out KEXP, Seattle station. Great stuff.
- (Joe re-seizes control) Dammit, Matt…Quit breaking into my flow!
- (Joe again) @mattbaumstein DO YOUR WORST!
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- Warehouse 13 #1: The script was better than I was expecting! Raab did a good job recreating the voices of the TV characters. Sadly, the art was really not good and, ultimately, I’d rather just watch the show than “read” it. Leave It!
- Intrepids #6: The ending was very abrupt. Still, I’ve loved this book. Monkeys with grenade launchers! Cyborg bears! Buy It!
- American Vampire #18: So great… A great wrap up to the Ghost War story with a twist I did not see coming! Wonderful. Buy It!
- One more…
- Mystery Men #4: This has been a fun little untold tale of Marvel’s Golden Age. Great artwork from Patrick Zircher! Buy It!
- That’s it for tonight! Thanks for following along!
-Joe’s Late, LATE-Night Twitter Gut Reactions are GO! First up: Stuff of Legend — Jester’s Tale #1!
-Stuff of Legend: A Jester’s Tale #1- This is — no hyperbole — one of the most stunningly beautiful books on the stands. I should point out — the story’s pretty amazing, too! Buy It!
-Captain America #2: The crazy scifi stuff is kind of throwing me off & the inking is inconsistent. Still great fun though! Buy It!
-If I’m slow with the reviews, it’s only because #shamefulcomicbooksecrets has been distracting me!
-I once lied to Dwayne McDuffie to “politely” avoid buying an issue of Static Shock at a con. He called me on it. #shamefulcomicbooksecrets
-I once wrote a report on Norse mythology that was 100% based on things I learned from Thor comics. I got an “A.” #shamefulcomicbooksecrets
-Daredevil #2: Two issues in & I’m already sure this’ll go down as one of the best DD runs ever. Wonderfully written & drawn.
-I love — I mean LOVE — the Clone Saga. #shamefulcomicbooksecrets
-Ooh… Jose Gonzales just came up in the rotation!
-I never finished reading Bone. #shamefulcomicbooksecrets
-*gasp* SQUEEEEEE!!! http://dcfifty-too.blogspot.com
-My David Sedaris audiobooks keep coming up in the shuffle. Delightful, but not great to read comics by…
-Fables #108: This might be my pick of the week, so I won’t get into review mode. Spoiler: it’s pretty great.
-Zatanna #16: A pleasant surprise. Zatanna has been hit/miss (usually based on Paul Dini’s involvement) but this was nice. In case it wasn’t clear, I meant that the Dini issues were the “hits.” Buy It!
-Hell…I can’t give up for the night while Herbie Hancock’s Rockit is playing! One more…
-Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors #4: You know what? This is a wonderful comic. Super fun premise with GREAT art. Buy It!
-A quick word re: Generation Hope #10: Haven’t read it yet, but I can’t believe the outfit the artist put on Transonic here… I mean, I know she’s basically naked most of the time, but putting her in an unzipped hoodie w/ no bra & hot pants is completely gratuitous. Not to mention the ridiculous butt shot on a final page that’s meant to be dramatic, not sexy. She’s a 19-year-old girl, guys. Disappointing.
-That’s it for tonight-Thanks for following along! Sorry to all the hot pants lovers out there that I offended with my last rant.
So…I can’t imagine the few of you that are following this blog aren’t already part of our audience, but for those newcomers that may not know: Matt and I host a weekly audio podcast dedicated to comic bookery in all its forms. Here is the link to episode 28! You can find our older episodes on iTunes, or at http://twoheadednerd.com !
Ultimate Fallout #4: You may have read in USA Today that Ultimate Kangaroo makes his triumphant return in this issue… He’s pretty cool. It was a great issue. Excited to learn more about Miles Morales! And is that…Ultimate Future Foundation? BUY IT!
Hey…It’s officially my birthday!
Moriarty #4: I…don’t think I read #3! How embarrassing! Still, a strong finish, with a promising set up for more and stunning art. BUY IT!
That Moriarty #3 thing is going to bug me. I was SURE I was all caught up…
Flashpoint Batman #3: What an ending! This has been the only MUST-READ Flashpoint tie-in. Yeah. Just effing BUY IT already!!!
In case you were wondering, my music of choice during Late Night Gut Reactions is 90s alternative. Currently, The Toadies’ Possum Kingdom.
Hold on, I’ve got to take a minute and watch this video of Matt Damon defending teachers from idiots… http://huff.to/qMW9xr
Moon Knight #4: I’ve struggled with the super-crazy take on Moon Knight, but I’m warming to it. @SignedInPodcast was right: this was awesome. I’m conflicted about Maleev’s art, but it’s all worth it for the 3-page Echo/Ms. Marvel talk. BUY IT!
@signedinpodcast: “I think the book is a ton of fun! IMO it’s the the most fun I’ve had with Bendis’ writing since Alias.”
Agreed. The writing is stellar. Ms. Marvel: “Has anyone here dated Moon Knight?” Spidey: “Little bit.” Love it.
House of Mystery #40: I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned how amazing Luca Rossi’s art has been since #1. Two issues to go! BUY IT!
I was going to try to do two more, but apparently, my body has other plans…Goodnight, Everybody!
Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by: PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALIJIC
Cover by: ED McGUINESS
Solicitation: “FIRST TO LAST”-The battle fought in two time-periods comes to a climactic conclusion! The X-Men are the only thing that stand between the Evolutionaries and the complete annihilation of the human race. On top of that, learn secrets of Emma Frost’s past and what she had to do with the original Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Why I read it: I’ve been a big fan of Yost since his days writing New X-Men back in 2006. Yost has always had a good handle on maintaining the human side of a story of huge magnitude with multiple characters which is no easy task. See the recent Age of X story-line for failed example. Through his time at Marvel Yost has stuck pretty close to the X-titles and has done a nice job establishing himself as a good “X-story” writer. Maybe not the guy you go to for the slow-burn-long-run story but if you want a solid four to six issues of X-action you could do a lot worse than Chris Yost.
It’s a little later than usual, but get ready for Joe’s Late-Night Gut Reactions! Check out #THNreviews on Twitter each week to follow along LIVE!
The Vault #1: Kind of fun, but it didn’t really hook me…yet. I’ll give the 2nd ish a read. Decent art…Worth a look! Skim It.
Undying Love #4: I love this book! It’s like John Woo and Mike Mignola made a comic book baby! BEAUTIFUL art! Buy It.
The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde #4 is staring at me. Soooo many words in that book and it is Soooo late! I’ve loved this series, though…
Last Mortal #3: Gets better w/each issue. LOTS to resolve in just one more issue, though. Gorgeous art by Thomas Nachlik. Buy It.
Avengers Academy #16: All over the place. Gage/Raney deliver a gut-wrenching finish after a beginning that came off a bit silly. Raney’s art didn’t sell me on the scope of the battle at the beginning. But that ending…MAN. Buy It.
That’s it for tonight! Sorry for the short review session, but we recorded a great crossover with Movieha tonight that should hit your ears soon! Thanks for reading!
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