Tuesday, March 28, 2006

This Week's Releases: March 28, 2006

My weekly expedition to 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics is going to be delayed this week. Which sucks. Especially on an All-Star Superman week.

What could possibly unseat All-Star Superman as my most anticipated release? Just some guy who thinks too much. What can I say? Kevin Huizenga makes me happy.

The rest of the week is filled with some good-looking superheroics. Busiek and Johns really captured me with the first issue of the "Up, Up, and Away" arc, giving me the best Superman story this side of Morrison that I've seen in a long while ... so Action combined with All-Star means I get two great Superman stories this week. There's also much "Civil War" stuff afoot, and my personal jury is still out. It's obviously meant to be an Infinite Crisis response, but half the fun there was tracking all the threads through all the titles ... "Civil War" seems a bit forced at this point. I'm still picking it up, though. I guess I'm killing comics.

What I Won't Get, But Wish I Could: The Alias Omnibus. I just don't have the ducats this week, but I'll put it on my Amazon Wish List and hope for the best. I haven't read Alias at all, but Christopher Butcher pimping a Brian Bendis Marvel book really tipped the scale for me.

What I Won't Get, But Wish You Would: Sharknife. Tomorrow sees a new edition of this cool Corey Lewis fight comic, and if you haven't tried it ... what's your excuse? I like Lewis' stuff better in full size, but this is still a damn fun comic. If you're on the fence, maybe you should check out this Buzzscope interview with "The Rey" himself.

  • Action Comics #837
  • All Star Superman #3
  • Green Lantern #10
  • JLA Classified #19
  • Superman/Batman #24
  • Godland #9
  • Captain America 65th Anniversary Special
  • Fantastic Four #536
  • Iron Man #6
  • New Avengers: Illuminati Special
  • X-Men: Deadly Genesis #5
  • X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #3
  • Or Else #4



zilla said...

Mark - do yourself a favor and read Alias. i know you don't think that this is an interesting character, but trust me - this is some of bendis' best work (def his best at marvel IMO, and that's consdiering daredevil). no better way than w/ this massive, all-encompasing omnibus for $44.

CalvinPitt said...

I would say that if Marvel can make Civil War less convoluted and reliant on understanding all sorts of stuff from the past, then they'll have won me over considerably more than infinite Crisis did.

I just really hate feeling like I need to buy 15 books I normally wouldn't just to understand what the hell is going on in the books I do buy.

Just my opinion though. I can see your reason for enjoying IC.

Mark Fossen said...

I hear you, Calvin. I just never felt that way in Infinite Crisis. maybe I buy too many DC books to start with.

It's just that Infinite Crisis felt somewhat organic, like it grew out of a lot of different things in the DCU. Seems like Civil War is coming out of nowhere - maybe I don't read enough Marvel, but just seems like this registration act just appeared in Amazing #529.

Still - I like Millar. A lot. So I plan to read Civil War for the big splash-pages, cool moments, and last-page twists.