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Starting with the week ending the 25 of January, we can post our top 3-5 comic recommendations for the week. Seeing as that's tomorrow and you don't have any notice, this can also serve as a time to catch up on recent issues. As they are books you'd recommend they can be from any publisher/source, but please tell us who the creators are, give a brief plot description, and tell why you like the book (all within reason, of course). :-)
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I didn't really pick up much this week, but I'll definitely post some stuff next week. Just to clear this up, though, do our reccomendations have to be new, or could they be something we just read for the first time? Like a hardcover, tpb, etc. That has been out for awhile?
Well it might be sunday, but this past Wednesday, Batman Eternal #1 came out. It's written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman & Tim Seeley. Art by Jason Fabok. For those who don't know, Batman Eternal is a new weekly series, to celebrate Batman's 75th birthday. Personally, I have a special place for Batman's new 52 series. It's been my favorite ever since I started reading it, and It's the comic that really made me love comics as much as I do. Scott Snyder is my favorite modern writer, so I was onboard as soon as I knew he had a new batman project in the works. In fact, I was the first customer of my whole LCS that added it to my pull list. But the comic itself is a great start to the series. There's a lot of forshadowing of things to come later, and it feels like a solid read. The first page is enough to make you excited. The first issue revolves around Comissioner Gordon and Batman teaming up to bust Pyg and some thugs. It also focuses on a young cop who has just arrived in gotham, and while they don't wven say his name, I think he'll probably become an important character to the story. It feels like a solid start to what will hopefully be a fun ride of a series. If you're a Stephanie Brown fan , too, Snyder has straight up said that she will be returning in the pages of this series.It's my pick for this week, so if you give it a read, I hope you enjoy it too.
Well last year they launched Superman Unchained for his birthday, and they put the new creative team on Action Comics, but there was no weekly series similiar to Eternal. In fact, if I'm not wrong, the last weekly series DC did was 52, which worked out pretty well. Theyre also launching another one in may called Future's End, which takes place 5 years from now and stars Terry Mcguinnes and other futuristic supeperheroes. If you're interested in the trade, I'm pretty sure the first one vomes out in December, collecting the first 20 issues. The line up is pretty good. But yeah, I'm happy to contribute. (:
@Skulldogmeat: Thanks for that info. It'll especially come in handy as I've almost all but exclusively moved to trades now.
Having just read the last posts from Queso and Skulldugger about drop in activity, let's get this party re-started. ;)
My recommendations for last week, 04 JUN:
Really enjoyed (enjoying) the ongoing DC Weekly Future's End...the art is subject to change, as weeklies are, but the fact that DC is able to pull some lesser-known Wildstorm characters back into the mix is what I'm most looking forward to...and please, dear God, make Stormwatch relevant again. Though if you read the first issue of Future's End, then you know that may be a problem...
Also, Justice League 3000...Issue 7 opens up some larger intrigue, betrayal issues for the group and we start to see the team coalesce a little bit more. 7 issues deep, I'm used to the art by now, though it may detract for some. Keith Giffen and the gang are telling a good story here that doesn't stick to JL norms. Take a look if you're wanting a JL book that isn't afraid to be different.
Thanks for being active :) . I checked out the first issue of Future's End and thought it was pretty cool, but I didn't continue on, since I'm already pulling one weekly comic (Batman Eternal) and have a huge backlog already. But it did intrigue me, so I may pick it up when the whole series is collected. I never got around to checking out JL3000, but it sounds interesting so maybe I'll pick up the first trade when it's released. I don't really have a pick of the week myself, since I've only read once from this week due to my huge backlog. But I shall post it when I figure it out.
I just read Identity Crisis about a week ago and I really enjoyed it! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys comics!
Thanks for the reccomendation!
Soooo...this week, I picked up JL: United #2 and GLC #32, Uprising. Futures End would have been in there as well, but the distributor screwed something up at the LCS and I will get this week's issue next week.
Anyway...JL:U #2 was dialogue heavy...the witty banter continues as Animal Man and Green Arrow carry on their witty repertoire, and we get another round of Hawkman Vs. Sexy Lobo, which I could get into, as well as a potential new team member, but the dialogue was SO heavy and the action so poorly interspersed that I found myself glazing over what was probably important details because it droned on...I'm giving this one a pass this week though, as you always have to have your story building issues, and that's exactly what this one is. If you're looking for the details and the "why do we care about the JL:U?" this is it, but be prepared for LOTS of exposition. you've been warned.
GLC #32 continues the Durlan uprising saga for the Corps, and this issue brings about some interesting build to the climax next month. Pacing was good throughout and I love the Corps. This one gets a "buy" from me this week. We're heading to the final showdown for the Corps writ large, and this issue carries the momentum well.
@BrightestDays: I did enjoy JL when it first started after the reboot so if it's pretty much the same but is actually to do something different I'd be happy to check out JL 3000 like Skulldugger said. Thanks for your detailed descriptions of your weekly books.
@nightcrawlerash13: Sadly, I have no idea what that title's about o_O and I'm too lazy to look it up right now. :-)
I only picked up one comic today, which was Batman Eternal. But I've been catching up on my backlog, and I've been reading and immensely enjoying recent issues of The Wake. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's a creator owned Vertigo title, written by Scott Snyder (my favorite writer) with art by Sean Murphy (my favorite artist). It's a limited series, the tenth, and last, issue is out next month. The plot is split into two halves, with the first being about a marine biologist being brought to an underwater oil rig to secretively study a recently discovered sea monster. The whole first half is a very The Thing/Alien esque horror story. Eventually they discover that there's a whole species of intelligent humanoid sea monsters that have existed in secret for thousands of years. Eventually, sh!t hits the fan. Half of the land in the world gets submerged underwater by tsunamis caused by the monsters, blah blah blah. Look, guys, there's a dolphin named dash, a robotic parrot, futuristic pirates, gigantic air ships, floating cities, and some of the best storytelling, art, writing, and characters in comics. So you should check it out.
@Skulldugger: I can also vouch for the Wake, although I stopped reading around issue 3 or 4 so am not current with the story. It was a pleasantly surprising read.