Thursday, September 16, 2010

1 Month 2 Live

This week I finally got caught up on the past few week's new comic book releases (had a little store move to do that kept me away from my lifeblood - grin). One of the pleasant surprises amongst my reading was Marvel's 1 Month 2 Live, a five issue weekly comic about an average joe, Dennis Sykes, who while trying to be a good samaritan, ends up almost literally getting toxic waste throw down his throat. Dennis ends up in the hospital of course, told he only has a month to live, and discovers he has developed a pretty powerful super-power as a side effect of the toxic waste (isn't that what always happens - grin!?). But from this cliched premise, Rick Remender and artist Andrea Mutti manage to tell a really compelling story about a man who is trying to make his last remaining month of life make a difference, especially for his niece, Kelly (who Dennis and his wife are raising after her parents died).

Besides being a five issue weekly comic, the other interesting aspect of 1 Month 2 Live is that each of the five issues are written and drawn by a different creative team. Rotating creative teams on a title are usually a huge turn off for me, but here, three issues in, the different creators involved have obviously planned this out and 1 Month 2 Live has me eagerly awaiting how the remaining two issues play out (and I especially like the art by artist newcomer, Shane White in issue three). 1 Month 2 Live is set in the Marvel Universe, so each issue has characters like the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man involved in what is happening to Dennis.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 6/21/17 - before you go to this weekend's Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, you should stop by Alternate because just look at the titles out tomorrow edition!!

Really looking forward to reading these titles, only read Batman #25 so far, the first part of the War of the Jokes and Riddles and it...