Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This Week's Releases: May 17, 2006

Lots of interesting stuff will be awaiting my purchase at 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics this Wednesday, including a Pulp Trifecta of Poe, Howard, and Lovecraft (as Cthulhu Tales was already sold out by my lunchtime visit last week and has to be ordered in from the other store).

Right at the top of the reading stack will be 52, if only to get this week's "52 on 52" going. Richard Corben's black-and-white Haunt Of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe looks like a real treat, and I commend Marvel for doing it. Paul Pope's Batman: Year One Hundred finishes up this week, and I must say that though I expected great things from pope, I've been surprised at how good the series has been. I'm a dead sucker for Union Jack - one of the few characters I am really attached to - so this week's Captain America is the book I'm most anticipating.

It's good to see some delayed image books hitting the racks: Fell and Fear Agent. Speaking of delayed, DC gets in the "when pigs fly" game by shipping both All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder and Superman/Batman.

I also need to make a point of adding the excellent The Black Coat to my pull list.

  • 52 #2
  • All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder #4
  • Aquaman: Sword Of Atlantis #42
  • Batman: Year One Hundred #4
  • Manhunter #22
  • Robin #150
  • Superman/Batman #25
  • Fear Agent #4
  • Fell #5
  • Captain America #18
  • Haunt Of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe #1
  • Moon Knight #2
  • Conan #28



Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Email me your address and I'll send you my review copy of Chthulu Tales. Not my cup of tea, it should have a proper home. Poe, OTOH, is right up my alley, and the comic looks like it'll be good.

Mark Fossen said...

My LCS is holding a copy for me ... so I'll pass on the comp copy, thanks.

You a fan of Lovecraft at all?

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Man, I need to figure out that delicious thing you do for comments because I forgot all about this one!

I've never been in to Lovecraft, really, and didn't particularly feel Cthulu Tales. Liked the concept behind some of the stories, but I suspect he's kind of like Stephen King, where his stuff works better in the mind than in the eye.

Mark Fossen said...

The delicious thing is here:

Though I often am stuck doing it manually ... but I'd never remember my comments otherwise.

You are right - Lovecraft has always worked better on the page. Once you get it visually, even good stuff like the Re-Animator movie starts to look campy. I liked the book, though - post coming soonish.