New Comic Books for May 9, 2007





Looks like we have a really skimpy selection of DC comic books and a large selection of Marvel comic books headed to the Bunker today. We have a total of 12 titles for this week. I’ll try to post as many reviews as possible.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? This is a no-brainer. Countdown #51. Just one week after a white hot, incredible and 10 Night Girls rated final issue of 52, DC rolls out their newest weekly title in Countdown. I respect that DC isn’t hesitating a moment to release Countdown. Initially, I expected DC to give the readers a bit of a gap between 52 and Countdown. Instead, DC keeps the ball rolling by having Countdown #51 come out one week after the final issue of 52.

I’ll be blunt. The expectations are much higher for Countdown than they were for 52. 52 was the trailblazer. No American comic book company had tried a weekly title like 52. I kept my expectations reserved. However, the smash success of 52 makes it a title that is going to be a very tough act to follow.

Countdown has some massive shoes to fill and I don’t know if Countdown can match the success of 52. I have all the confidence in Paul Dini, however, once you get past Dini, the list of writers for Countdown is decidedly of a lesser pedigree than the writers for 52.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Outsiders #47. This flashback story arc was poorly planned and isn’t doing much for me.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? It comes down to Immortal Iron Fist #5 and Nova #2. I’m going to have to go with Immortal Iron Fist #5. Fraction and Brubaker have done a phenomenal job on this title. I have been pleasantly surprised how strong of a read this title has been.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? So many choices. Ghost Rider #11, Wolverine: Origins #14, New Avengers #30 and Amazing Spider-Man #540. Fortunately for Bendis, his New Avengers escapes this dubious honor by the mere fact that we are getting two Daniel Way penned titles this week. I’m going to have to go with Ghost Rider #11. Ghost Rider is hands down worst written title out of all the titles currently on the market.

I’ll try my best to start posting reviews as soon as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their new comic books for this week.

2 thoughts on “New Comic Books for May 9, 2007

  1. Outsiders # 47 is the second installment in a five-part crossover with Checkmate. Unless you’re reading Checkmate, it’s best to skip this title until July/August.

    Is it me or does Marvel have a habit fo reading both Origins and Ghost Rider in the same week?

  2. Origins…I like the story ok, and it’s a Wolverine title (which, to me, is a point in its favor) but the art is plain atrocious, no two ways about it.

    I dunno if you’ve read the SW Clone Wars TPB’s from Dark Horse; I love Brian Ching’s work in there. Dunno what other comics Ching’s worked on (if any), but I wish Marvel had roped him in for the art on Origins…But even if they couldn’t get Ching, there are, IMO, so many more talented artists than…Daniel Way, is it?

    Anyhow, looking forward to your reviews.

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