Comics To Look Out For 8/24

Each week there are comics that come out that I just can’t wait to read, and some that I really don’t care about. And because this is a blog where I talk about comics, I thought why not take a look at some of the comics that I’m excited about this week in alphabetical order so as to avoid obvious favoritism.

Check back Saturday (maybe later) when I’ve had a chance to read most, if not all, of the below and I’ll let you know if they lived up to my expectations. There’s no defined limit on the comics I’ll include here, and some weeks will be more empty than others.

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Review: Faith #2

FAITH_002_COVER-D_HETRICKTrapped with no aid in sight, Faith is coming face to face with her very-first supervillain! LA’s own sky-soaring hero always wanted to be like the comic book characters that inspired her…but is she ready to deal with the consequences of being a bonafide superhero? And, as if a new arch-nemesis weren’t enough, a shadowy figure is closing in on Faith’s secret identity! How’s that for a cliffhanger?!

Full disclosure: I’m a Valiant fan, and enjoy almost everything the publisher has on the racks, but there’s something about Faith that just clicks with me. This will be a far from impartial review, but maybe by the time you’ve read it you’ll want to read Faith as well.

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Thought Of The Day: Being Organized Is A Good Thing?

 

Over the last ten years, I’ve begun storing my comics in long- (and short-)boxes, rather than the random piles on a book case I used to have in my younger days. Throwing the comics in longboxes was an easy solution, and one that worked as well as could be expected for me for quite some time; I’d put comics in the long boxes whether bagged and boarded or not. It was storage, nothing more, and so I wasn’t concerned with any specific order, or protecting the individual issues I was storing away. It was strictly a storage solution that I never thought I’d worry about once filed away.

Oh, how wrong I was. Continue reading “Thought Of The Day: Being Organized Is A Good Thing?”

Review: Batman #5

Batman-5In the final chapter of this epic, is Batman truly the hero Gotham City deserves—or does it deserve better? In this ultimate showdown, where the line between allies and enemies blurs, the question will finally be answered… and the fate of Gotham will be decided.

Despite what the direct-from-DC blurb above says, I would hesitate to call the five issue I Am Gotham an epic, but that speaks more to the frequency and size of the issues than to the quality of the comics being produced by Tom King and David FinchBatman #5  brings the I am Gotham storyline to a close, and while there have been some ups and downs with the storyline, I’ve enjoyed King’s take on the Dark Knight thus far. And David Finch’s artwork is quite frankly jaw dropping. Continue reading “Review: Batman #5”

Weekly Wrap Up For 8/17’s Comics

Each week there are comics that come out that I just can’t wait to read, and some that I really don’t care about. You can find my reasons for being excited about these comics here.  Now that I’ve read the comics I was excited about, were they as good as I hoped? Were there others that surprised me?

Read on, and find out!

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Review: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #10

WRATH_010_COVER-A_KANOAgainst all odds, the Eternal Warrior has fought his way to the Labyrinth’s brutal and mysterious center. But his suffering is far from over! Standing between the Earth’s immortal master of war and freedom stands the figure only known as the Dying One…and the masterstroke in his centuries-long plan to unlock the secret of the Eternal Warrior’s immortality! Battered but not beaten, can Gilad Anni-Padda rise once more to fell his greatest foe…or will the madness of the Labyrinth break his mind as well as his body?

The story that Robert Venditti has been crafting over the past ten issues culminates here as he confronts the figure who trapped him within the Labyrinth in an incredibly satisfying issue of Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior. Continue reading “Review: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #10”

Comics To Look Out For 8/17

Each week there are comics that come out that I just can’t wait to read, and some that I really don’t care about. And because this is a blog where I talk about comics, I thought why not take a look at some of the comics that I’m excited about this week in alphabetical order so as to avoid obvious favoritism.

Check back Saturday (maybe later) when I’ve had a chance to read most, if not all, of the below and I’ll let you know if they lived up to my expectations. There’s no defined limit on the comics I’ll include here, and some weeks will be more empty than others.

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Review: Ninjak #18

NINJAK_018_COVER-B_BODENHEIMMany years from now, Earth’s immortal master of war and the world’s deadliest intelligence operative fight side by side. As was foretold in the BOOK OF DEATH, an aging Ninjak and Eternal Warrior are fated to spend their days as humanity’s guardians, protecting it from the myriad threats that loom over the horizon of Earth’s future. But when the ultimate menace rises to obliterate all traces of life, can Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior cement their status as the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroic duo…or will their legacy go up in flames?

I don’t know what it is about Ninjak, but the series never quite lives up to the expectations that I have for it. It’s never quite as good as I want it to be, and sadly, that’s also the case here. Continue reading “Review: Ninjak #18”