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It’s Wednesday! (June 12, 2013)

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PETER PANZERFAUST #11
Story by: Kurtis J Wiebe; Art By: Tyler Jenkins

“CRY OF THE WOLF”
Having faced the wrath of The Hook, Peter and the Lost Boys join forces with the Braves in guerilla warfare from their secret hideout in the Sticks. This time, Felix is the man with the memories, and as Mr. Parsons soon learns, he’s not eager to revisit that life.

A NEW STORY ARC BEGINS HERE! PERFECT JUMP ON POINT!

This books grows stronger with each issue.

It wasn’t clear whether the series would run out of steam after the first arc, but it’s developing into a really nice story driven equal parts by character and plot. The art is great: distinct and fits the narrative so well.

Unfortunately I’m on the road and can’t dig into my back issues to provide a more insightful critique of specific points in the series. Needless to say, highly recommended.

THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #4 (of 4)
darkhorse-blackbeetle4Writer, Artist and Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The epic conclusion to Black Beetle’s first series! Colt City’s caped crusader goes head to head with the mysterious villain Labyrinto! Can Black Beetle make it out of this maze of matched wits and matched blows alive?!

I’m constantly finding evidence that supports Carl Jung’s concept of collective unconsciousness. The current trend in pulp comics is one. To varying degrees of success, the books range in type from bringing pulp characters into the 21st century to doing pulp with a modern twist to planting both feet firmly in the genre and creating a classic pulp story. Francavilla’s series plays in the third space and does it marvelously.

It’s receiving lots of love from across the geek blogs. Here is a roundup of glowing reviews for issue #3.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12
image-manhattanprojects12Story by: Jonathan Hickman; Art By: Nick Pitarra

“THE FERMI PARADOX”
Learn the secret history of Enrico Fermi and, more importantly, “if someone is out there” why we haven’t “found them yet.”

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #12: THE FERMI PARADOX!

This series is just really good fun and has so many elements I like in a comic. It’s a zany, alternate-history sci-fi adventure story that is so over the top I would imagine readers either love it or hate it.

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It’s Wednesday! (April 24, 2013)

marvel-newavengers5-hickmanHow about that striking New Avengers cover by Jock? The Black Swan is one hot number.

A pretty solid group of titles in my pull list this week. I’m excited to crack open Jupiter’s Legacy, which I’ve already covered off. (Go ahead, click through and take the poll. Don’t be shy.)

But we have a theme today: Wednesday, April 23 has been declared Jonathan Hickman Day. That’s right, there are four – count ’em, four – Hickman books on shelves. And people can’t get enough!

That John Barber, such a cutup. Oh, he’s only a senior editor at IDW.

So what’s all the fuss about? We’ve got two Image books and two Avengers books. I say without hesitation that two of those four are simply great. I typically like to reserve judgement until I’ve read 3 or so issues, but East of West is fresh and stunning to look at. The Manhattan Projects is easily one of my monthly highlights. The other two, while I admit there is an element of fun, I’m not fully on board. But I’m only one opinion.

Here’s what Hickman is serving up to readers this week:

image_eastofwest-2EAST OF WEST #2
Story by:
Jonathan Hickman, Art By: Nick Dragotta

“SONS OF PROPHECY”
Following the high crimes in the debut issue of EAST OF WEST, the fallout spreads across the broken nations of America. Forces align to stave off the apocalypse, while equally powerful ones do everything they can to bring it to pass. 

One of the most exciting new books of the year, this is EAST OF WEST, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the award-winning team of Marvel’s FF, JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA.

MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11
image_themanhattanprojects#11Story by: Jonathan Hickman, Art By: Nick Pitarra

“BUILDING”
Following the dramatic events of The LOGIC REVOLUTION, what will the Science Lords of the Manhattan Projects do with an Earth they now completely control? NOTHING GOOD.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #11: BUILDING!

AVENGERS #10
Marvel_Avengers10_Hickman_CoverStory by: Jonathan Hickman, Art by: Mike Deodato, Colors by: Frank Martin, Cover by: Dustin Weaver, Justin Ponsor, Daniel Acuna

“VALIDATOR”

• We learn that the Canadian super team Omega Flight got lost in a Garden Origin Site.

• Discover what happens when the Avengers go in to rescue them.

• Learn why ADAPTATION is the scariest word in the Marvel Universe.

NEW AVENGERS #5
marvel-newavengers#5-variantStory by: Jonathan Hickman, Art by: Steve Epting, Cover by: Jock, Joe Quinones

“BLACK SWAN”

• Learn the history of the enigmatic Black Swan.

• What answers can she provide the Illuminati?

• And watch as the New Avengers do the unthinkable!

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