New Comic Books for September 23, 2009


WEB #1






NOVA #29

We have a healthy total of 15 titles headed to the Bunker today. This week is certainly Marvel heavy as the House of the Mouse delivers some gems this week.

I finally dropped New Avengers from my permanent pull list. Long time followers of The Revolution will know that I am loathe to drop a title that I have a sentimental attachment toward. I certainly have one with the Avengers. I have been reading this title since I was a little kid. However, I just could not justify my continuing to spend $5.00 an issue for absolutely nothing in return. The complete lack of content, plot progression and general dull story and boring villains finally made me realize that my money would be better spent on other titles.

Uncanny X-Men is the next title on probation. If it does not turn around soon then I am going to have to think about dropping this title even though I have a 99% complete run of Uncanny X-Men issues.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading?

I have high hopes for Superman: Secret Origin #1. Geoff Johns loves Superman and did a fine job on Action Comics. I am looking forward to the little tweaks here and there that Johns will be performing on Superman’s origin. I expect Johns to continue to work more of the Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths continuity into Superman’s origin once again.

I am curious about The Web #1. This is another title, along with The Shield, that has come spinning out of the Red Circle story. I know absolutely nothing about the writers on this title. Angela Robinson is writing the main feature starring the Web. John Rozum will be writing the co-feature starring the Hangman.

I like both characters that are starring in this title. The Web is a neat hero who has the potential to be DC’s version of the Equalizer. Back in the 1980’s the Equalizer used an ad in the paper. Nowadays, the Web uses the internet. If you have a problem and need it taken care of then this is your man to call. The Hangman is basically a Wild West version of the Ghost Rider. Hopefully, this title will turn out to be a quality read.

I am looking forward to Wednesday Comics #12. I have enjoyed the artwork and the oversized format of this title. Now that it is coming to a conclusion this week I have to wonder what type of format DC will employ when they create a compilation for this title. Personally, I am hoping for a huge oversized hardcover the size of Wednesday Comics fully unfolded open.

However, the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Blackest Night: Superman #2. I enjoyed the first issue of this title and fully expect this second issue to offer up plenty of action and drama. I am looking forward to seeing Black Lantern Psycho Pirate in action. I have always been a fan of that wacky Psycho Pirate.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading?

That would be Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #5. This title has been a huge disappointment. I liked the Super Young Team characters when Morrison introduced them in Final Crisis. I thought that this team had tons of potential. Unfortunately, Joe Casey just does not get these characters like Morrison does. Casey does not have a good feel for the characters. Nor does Casey really have much of a direction or purpose with this title. So far, this title has been a slow moving, meandering and somewhat dull read.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading?

I am excited to read Fantastic Four #571. I loved Hickman’s debut on this title. Hickman brought with him a cool DC style grandiose story involving Marvel’s Multiverse. I am a sucker for a story that involves any kind of multiverse and I always enjoy stories that are steeped in continuity. It appears that Hickman is taking that course with this opening story arc. I cannot wait to learn more about this group of Reed Richards from the various multiple universes. I expect this issue to be an imaginative and action packed read.

I am sure that Guardians of the Galaxy #18 will be a quality read. DnA have made this title such a dependable read. Guardians of the Galaxy is currently Marvel’s best team title. DnA have the intensity cranked up to 11 as we saw Adam Warlock morph into Magus at the end of the last issue.

Magus is a cool character created by Jim Starlin that first appeared in Warlock #11 back in 1976. I have no idea what DnA is planning to do next, but I do know that we can expect a wild ride with a few more surprises.

I know that I will enjoy reading Incredible Hercules #135. This title is one of my absolute favorites at the moment. This title has more heart and character than any other title on the market. Herc and Cho make for one of the best comic book buddy teams that you will ever read.

There is no doubt that Nova #29 will be another quality read. Nova boasts excellent character work, well crafted dialogue, great action and plenty of wild and interesting plotlines. DnA have made Nova an incredibly balanced title and one that is certainly worth giving a try.

It as a tough choice, but I had to go with Wolverine: Giant Size Old Man Logan #1 as the Marvel comic that I am most looking forward to reading. It is unfortunate that the atrocious and unacceptable shipping delays on this title have ruined what was an exciting story. I am sure that Millar will deliver an adrenaline pumping climactic ending to this story. I would certainly recommend getting Wolverine: Old Man Logan when it is released in hardcover format. This story should read great when read in a collected format.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading?

I don’t have much faith in Amazing Spider-Man #606 being a great read. This title has become such a pedestrian read since the end of the American Son storyline. I have been so disappointed that Marvel could not keep the momentum going on this title. Maybe Joe Kelley can get this title back on track with the return of the Black Cat.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Uncanny X-Men #515. I could care less about Utopia or its aftermath. This is nothing more than another generic mash-up of previous X-Men storylines. This title has been lacking creativity and originality for quite some time.