New Comic Books For May 13, 2009

DC COMICS

ACTION COMICS #877
BOOSTER GOLD #20
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #36
REBELS #4
TRINITY #50
UNWRITTEN #1

MARVEL COMICS

DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #2
SECRET WARRIORS #4
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #132
WAR OF KINGS ASCENSION #2
WOLVERINE #73
X-FACTOR #43

This is a rather tame week for The Revolution. We are only getting a mere 12 titles headed to the Bunker today. And I have to admit that outside of Wolverine #43, none of the titles this week get me that excited. This week’s batch of comic books is decidedly less impressive than the haul of comic books that we got last week.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? REBELS #4 should be another good read. I have been so impressed with Bedard’s effort on this title so far. REBELS certainly exceeded my initial expectations for this title. And right now, REBELS has to satisfy my Legion fix since it appears that DC has no plans to give us another Legion title anytime soon.

However, Green Lantern Corps #36 is the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading. Tomasi has done a fine job giving the reader an action packed build-up to Blackest Night that makes this event feel like a true war. I am positive that Green Lantern Corps #36 is going to give us tons of action and be a fast paced read.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Trinity #50. Finally, this title is almost at an end. Let’s hope DC can manage a better effort with their next weekly comic book.

Which Marvel comic book am I looking forward to reading? I am looking forward to reading a certain Marvel title. But, I cannot tell you which one it is since it has been mandated that comic book reviewers not even think about, much less type, what may or may not have happened in any given issue of said unmentionable title. And I have no desire for the author of the unmentionable title to command Marvel’s attorneys to parachute over the Bunker and attempt to quell The Revolution.

The Marvel title that I am most looking forward to reading is Secret Warriors #4. This issue should be another quality read. Hickman has impressed me with his work on this title. This title is a combination of solid writing and some beautiful artwork. It is great having Nick Fury back and active within the 616 Universe once again.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Dark Reign Hawkeye #2. I was disappointed with the debut issue of this title. I found Bullseye to be written poorly. Bullseye is a hitman. You pay him money and he will kill anyone anywhere. I have never viewed Bullseye as a simple minded drooling psychopathic serial killer.

The violence was over the top to the point of it being laughable. The story came across more like a parody. I was expecting Bullseye to push little old ladies in front of oncoming traffic and walk around kicking puppies. I think this issue was targeted for that 13-17 year old boy category.

3 Comments

  1. You need to review REBELS 4. This title is brilliant! Word needs to get spread around.

  2. Rokk, if you’re talking about the Marvel title I think you’re talking about, I respectfully think you’re overreacting. That author has stated his intentions in the previous incident were not what actually resulted, and I have no reason to disbelieve that author. I think you’ll be fine if you discuss the title (the author of which I happen to be a fan of). Of course, you being in the legal profession, I understand your concerns.

  3. Phillyradiogeek:
    Y’know what though. If a certain writer wants his book to be unmentionable, we never should name his name or books in print online. A lot of us know he is responsible for trashing a popular site. Also, my lcs owner sponsored an appearance by him at the local book festival and he was very late, never called, and then made fun of my lcs owner relentlessly on stage. So screw him (whoever he is). Me, I now refuse to buy his books straight up (although I will pick them up on eBay or back issue bins where he gets no credit).

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