New Comic Books For January 14, 2009





We have a total of 9 titles headed to the Bunker today. It is yet another small week. And it is an incredibly tiny selection of comic books from the House of Ideas. Last week sparked plenty of comments, in particular the review of Wolverine #70. Once again, the followers of The Revolution impressed me with their ability to disagree with each other yet always keep a civil and professional demeanor. And all the comments were intelligently crafted. There is no doubt in my mind that The Revolution has the classiest and most intelligent followers that you will find on the internet. Keep up the great work, guys! I love reading all of the comments.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? That would be Final Crisis #6. This is an important issue for Morrison. I thought that Morrison really turned the corner with Final Crisis #5 and pushed forward the story at a faster pace than the first four issues. And I thought Morrison did an incredible job establishing Darkseid as one of the biggest and grandest villains of all time.

However, for Final Crisis to be a success, Morrison really needs to keep the pacing lively on Final Crisis #6. The last thing that Morrison can afford to do is lapse back into a slow pace and get bogged down in minutia that does not really appeal to a majority of the fans. This is the penultimate issue of this big event and the reader needs to feel like we are actually building toward something with the conclusion next month.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Titans #9. This title is just a train wreck. On top of having poorly crafted dialogue and terrible character work, we are also getting unoriginal and recycled storylines. DC might as well just cancel this title at the rate that it is going.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Well, there really is not too much to choose from. I will go with Big Hero Six #5. This has been a fun little romp. Claremont has produced a title that is not trying to re-write the super hero genre. Instead, Claremont simply delivers a consistent, entertaining and fun little read.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? I guess I have to go with Amazing Spider-Man #583 since there are only two Marvel comic books headed to the bunker today. Dan Slott’s story arc was actually a pretty solid little story. Still, constantly rotating the writers on this title have made Amazing Spider-Man an inconsistent read.