Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy New Comics Wednesday 1/28/14 - Miracleman #2 & Serenity #1 edition!

 Miracleman issue #2, with this issue you really see how dark Alan Moore takes the Captain Marvel / Shazam roots this character is an homage to (really an all out swipe of Captain Marvel) and we see the early nastiness of Kid Miracleman. Pages 13-22 represent The Yesterday Gambit, a chapter with what Moore was doing with this taking MM to the next level that foreshadows what will be happening in the future of this title. There's some good bits in this chapter, but it's not on the level of greatness of the first 12 pages in this issue. At the time it first appeared in the early 1980s, Moore wrote this to give then regular MM artist a chance to catch up with the main story, so the art in the Yesterday Gambit (which is reprinted in the U.S. for the first time) by Steve Dillon and others is far removed from what Gary Leach was doing, but the first 12 pages here should keep you on the edge of your seat as to what's going to happen in future issues (and it really gets DARK!).

Everyone loved Firefly / Serenity that great short lived television show by Joss Whedon, right? Well today the first issue of Serenity Leaves On The Wind, by Zack Whedon and George Jeanty hits and it picks up right after the show / movie! I'm glad to see the future adventures of these characters and I know fans of the show won't be disappointed! And there's a new character!
 The graphic novel on the top left is the complete Warlock that Jim Starlin did back in the 1970s, this was one of the most cosmic comics I've ever read and I'm happy to see this handsome big volume! Look, kitty (Saga, awesome cover, huh!?)! Also the second chapter of the Trial of Jean Grey is in this week's Guardians of the Galaxy! Night of the Living Deadpool #2 is good zombie fun, written by Cullen Bunn, who will be writing the new upcoming Magneto series!
This week is DC Annual week, with World's Finest, Earth Two (featuring the origin of Batman from that Earth), Green Lantern Corps, and Batman and Robin! New issue of Black Science and a new wonderful Unwritten collection!The last issue of Damian Son of Batman is out as is a new, great East of West, and the penultimate issue of Cataclysm featuring what's going to happen to the Ultimate universe are out! I hope you all are excited about these titles, but mostly I hope to see a lot of you and share with you how shiny my floor is (grin) as it got stripped and waxed Sunday night!

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