Category Archives: forthcoming releases

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (26/08/09)




Here are my picks from this weeks full release schedule;

BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 DC COMICS
DEADPOOL #14 MARVEL COMICS
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #2 MARVEL COMICS
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #11 DC COMICS

…a big improvement on last weeks lean pickings – top of the list has to be the new Unknown Soldier, closely followed by the brilliant new Batman title. The other 2 titles bring humour (Deadpool) and some brilliant storytelling (Immortal Weapons). All in all, a great week for comics.

and all of the weeks releases can be seen here

There is a preview of the latest Deadpool issue here

Batman and Robin #3 information here

Immortal Weapons #2 information here

Unknown Soldier #11 information here

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (12/08/09)

Here they are – my picks of the week. The big one is Walking Dead (you should check out the preview) – there is a killer twist. The new Ultimate titles promise a fresh start after the Ultimatum debacle. Short and sweet this week – here are the titles, and the previews are below;

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1 MARVEL COMICS

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 MARVEL COMICS

WALKING DEAD #64 IMAGE COMICS

and all of the weeks releases can be seen here

Previews

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3170&disp=table Ultimate Avengers preview

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3158&disp=table Ultimate Spider-Man preview

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3175&disp=table Walking Dead preview

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (05/08/09)

My picks of the week – The Boys (and with Butcher fighting the remains of Payback, this promises to be brilliant), Dead Run (cheesy post-apocalyptic nonsense that is good for you), the end of Destroyer (flawed but fun) and the Ultimatum Requiems for Fantastic Four and X-Men (just interesting to see how they are going to put these titles to rest). Here is the list then;

BOYS #33 DYNAMIC FORCES
DEAD RUN #3 BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
DESTROYER #5 MARVEL COMICS
ULTIMATUM FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM #1 MARVEL COMICS
ULTIMATUM X-MEN REQUIEM #1 MARVEL COMICS

and all of the weeks releases can be seen here

Solicits

Boys #33
With the rest of The Boys out of the picture, the surviving members of Payback find themselves at an advantage of four to one- unfortunately for them, the one is Butcher. As the carnage unfolds, Vought struggle with ongoing internal divisions, Hughie calls in reinforcements, and Annie finds herself up against the Seven’s biggest guns- but an unexpected ally may yet save her honor…

Dead Run #3
‘All Speed. No Limits.’ The end isn’t near – it’s here! America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. Nick Masters is a driver, the best there is.

If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick’s your man. But when he fails to deliver, all hell breaks loose!

From the writer of Fall of Cthulhu, Michael Alan Nelson, collaborating with Eureka creator Andrew Cosby! Covers by Jason Shawn Alexander and Eric Canete.

Destroyer #5
It’s all been leading up to this! Destroyer comes face to face with his most dreaded adversary yet–DEATH! It’s a no-holds-barred winner-take-all fight to remember. The stakes–high! The prize–life! Nothing can prepare you for this sense-shattering conclusion. Also in this issue–violence!


Ultimatum Fantastic Four #1

re • qui • em (noun) A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to the departed. With the catastrophes wrought by Ultimatum, does this spell the end for the first family of the Ultimate U? Plus: Whatever happened to Johnny Storm?

Ultimate X-Men
Endcap to the ground-breaking series that helped launch the Ultimate Universe! Does the dream die with the man? How do you continue on when you’ve lost everything? In the aftermath of Ultimatum, the surviving members of the X-Men say goodbye to their loved ones, pay homage to their memory and try to figure out what happens next.


previews

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3143 The Boys preview

http://www.comixology.com/previews/JUN090774/ Dead Run preview

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3126&disp=table Destroyer preview


http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3133
Ultimate Fantastic Four Requiem preview

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=3134&disp=table Ultimate X Men Requiem Preview

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (29/07/09)

My picks this week;

DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #4 MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #4 MARVEL COMICS
ULTIMATUM #5 MARVEL COMICS
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #10 DC COMICS

All of the weeks releases can be seen here

So, this week sees the end of a couple of titles. The latest iteration of Marvel Zombies concludes with Marvel Zombies 4 #5, with the Sons of Midnight….I forgot what they were doing to be honest, but it involves Zombies. I must admit that this MZ4 is not quite as good as MZ3, but it does have some terrific atmosphere, even though the plot has meandered and just left me feeling a bit….so what?

Ultimatum, on the other hand, does inspire some strong emotions amongst readers, and it is not hard to see why. Essentially a platform to ‘clear the decks’ in preparation for a reboot of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Ultimatum has managed to rid Marvel of some of its better known, and better loved, Ultimate characters in some undignified and churlish ways. Ultimatum #5 promises to be no less spectacular and controversial, as the final showdown between Magneto and the remaining Heroes approaches. I must admit I find it crass and vulgar and in terms of story there is not a lot to it – but it is compelling in its own way.

Elsewhere, Dark Reign Hawkeye #4 has Hawkeye aka Bullseye still fighting himself, in more ways than one. The big one for me this week is Unknown Soldier #10, with the ‘Easy Kill’ arc ratcheting up the tension in what is proving to be a truly great comic book.

Previews

Dark Reign Hawkeye #4 preview

Marvel Zombies 4 #4 preview

Links

Ultimatum #5 at Marvel

Unknown Soldier #10 at Vertigo

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (22/07/09)



This week sees the end of the current Captain Britain title. Sad to see it go, as it quickly transcended its ‘Secret Invasion’ origins and became something more than another iteration of a Superhero title (with a nod to the British). It was gripping, and the final arc – Vampire State, which concludes with this issue – has been one of the best stories of the year so far. Elsewhere, The Boys: Herogasm #3 continues its debauched run, with The Boys firmly in the picture (should be fun, and bloody). Phonogram 2 may help me get over the loss of Captain Britain with some fine UK indie scene tales. Here are this weeks picks;

MAY090787 BOYS HEROGASM #3 £2.15 DYNAMIC FORCES
MAY090494 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #15 £2.15 MARVEL COMICS
JAN092400 PHONOGRAM 2 #4 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB £2.40 IMAGE COMICS

All of the weeks releases can be seen here

The Boys: Herogasm #3
The Occasional Death At Herogasm Isn’t That Unusual, But How One Member Of Fantastico Checks Out Is Nothing Short Of Spectacular. In The Resultant Chaos The Boys Make Their Move – On A Target That May Not Be All He Seems. Hughie, Meanwhile, Runs Smack Into Black Noir In The Worst Possible Way, While Jack From Jupiter Spills A Few More Secrets To A-Train. And Speaking Of Secrets, What Does The Man From Vought-American Want With Vic The Veep…?

Captain Britain & MI13 #15
“VAMPIRE STATE” The final battle with Dracula is here! Can what’s left of MI13 possibly defeat the most brilliant military strategist alive (or at least undead)? Who is Gloriana and what role does Dr. Doom play in this whole thing?

Phonogram 2: Singles Club #4
They’re the Single Club’s DJ ogres: Seth Bingo and the Silent Girl. But do sensitive hearts beat within shallow breasts? Hell, no. Join us for a story of sarcasm, extreme sarcasm and solipsistic snobbishness. Remember: they’re laughing at you. You may as well laugh at them. PLUS two back-up stories showcasing the dazzling art of DAVID LAFUENTE (Hellcat) and CHARITY LARRISON (Busted Wonder).

Previews

Herogasm #3 preview (Note – NSFW)

Captain Britain & MI13 #15

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (15/07/09)

Good week this week – it always is when The Walking Dead and the soon-to-be-departed Young Liars are due to ship. The Walking Dead is terrifically exciting right now, but I hope that the ending of Young Liars (with only one more episode after #17) will not feel too rushed. For light relief we have Deadpool fighting Dark Reign Hawkeye (aka Bullseye). So, my picks of the week are;

DEADPOOL #12 MARVEL COMICS
WALKING DEAD #63IMAGE COMICS
YOUNG LIARS #17 DC COMIC

Solicitation information on this weeks picks;

Deapool #12
“BULLSEYE,” Part 3 As the chaos and wanton destruction of their continued battle reaches critical mass, both Deadpool and Bullseye come to the same realization: They don’t want this to end!

The Walking Dead #63
The Hunt continues! Who will be the next to fall?

Young Liars #17
Danny suffers the horrible effects of looking through the hole in the wall, causing a rift between himself and Loreli. Loreli turns to Danny’s archrival, Puss-Bag, for comfort, which leads to a night of violence and horror. And history repeats itself as the spider’s plan is revealed…

5 page preview of Deadpool #12

5 page preview of Walking Dead

Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (08/07/09)


Here are my picks for the week – not a huge list……..

THE STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #4 MARVEL COMICS
STRANGE ADVENTURES OF HP LOVECRAFT #3 IMAGE COMICS

Got to say that HP Lovecraft has been brilliant up to now, with care and love going into the story, dialogue and art. The Stand continues to be a worthy adaptation of the finest book Stephen King has produced (in my opinion).

Strange Adventures of HP Lovecraft #3
Innocents are dying gruesome deaths. The police are closing in fast. And H.P. Lovecraft has forever lost the faith of the woman he adores. Is all hope lost? That’s how it looks to our poor, young writer who now believes his nightmares are coming true, springing from his head into the real world – with deadly results! Afraid he might be unleashing hell on earth, Lovecraft fights against sleep with all his might. But it’s a battle he can’t win. So he turns to the only person he believes he can trust. Is it a mistake? And will Lovecraft solve the mystery of his curse before his nightmares kill again?

The Stand American Nightmares #4
The penultimate chapter of the second volume based on Stephen King’s horror epic! The survivors of the Captain Trips plague have started to team-up. Stu Redman and Glen Bateman trade origin stories–and horror stories about their mutual nightmares–while Randall Flagg sets out to recruit his first soldier in the ultimate battle between Good and Evil: Lloyd Henreid. But will the starving madman accept the dark man’s offer? And either way, will he or his soul survive?

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=2996&disp=table CBR previews HP Lovecraft #3