The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. As have reports of my alien abduction, three-picture Miramax deal, and my nasty spat with Al Franken. I have not abandoned you, WeboComicsBlogoNet o' my heart, though I did leave you without so much as a T.G.I.F. post last week. I was pummeled with am Immunological Perfect Storm that astounded as it left devastation in it's wake. A few short hours after mentioning to Mike at 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics that I was feeling a bit under the weather, I was at home shivering uncontrollably with fever. It's why I'm giving up on discussing last week's books: I can't tell if it's the bacterium talking when I say I was underwhelmed by All-Star Superman.
Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen, Fin Fang Foom, and a catchy theme song? "Healing America by beating people up"? You had me at "Hello", NextWave.
Just for the Sake Of Jog, I will actively pursue Kevin Huizenga's Ganges, which would be my first Huizenga. I just found out that Huizenga graces the cover of the upcoming reissue of the wonderful Howard Who?, so he now has a special place in my heart. There's no way around it, though: $7.95 for 32 pages is brutal, and I may chicken out at the last second.
I will not be purchasing it, I hope the uninitiated take the opportunity to jump on to Godland with the Hello Cosmic collection. Ed Brubaker's Deadly Genesis continues, and the fact it signals his takeover of Uncanny X-Men lends it even more weight. Sexy Chix leaves me in a conundrum: I find the cover and title appalling, but am interested in the content and want to support more female voices in comics. That's the problem when voting with your wallet: you often don't know exactly what you're saying.
Something's missing? New Avengers, you say? Interesting, that .....
- Adventures Of Superman #648
- Batman #649
- JLA Classified #16
- Wonder Woman #225
- Godland #7
- NextWave #1
- Thing #3
- Ultimate Fantastic Four X-Men Special
- X-Men: Deadly Genesis #3
- Warren Ellis' Black Gas #1
- Ganges #1
- Local #3
- Sexy Chix TP