Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Preview #25: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, October 13, 2010:

Madman #1 (Image special $1.00 reprint)

When my son was younger he loved an issue of the Madman/Superman team-up. I liked creator Mike Allred's art, so I'm looking forward to reading this reprint of Madman's first issue.

Adventure Comics#519 (DC)

The Legion of Super-Heroes. One of two characters (or group, in this case) to get my attention in a comic book, Superman is the other.

Superman #703 (DC)

I was pleasantly surprised by the story in #702. Maybe the story in this latest issue will be as good. If only I could be excited about this storyline. Hey, Superman, could you walk a little faster?

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

From the Comic Shop #13: Saturday, October 9, 2010:

Star Spangled War Stories Featuring Mademoiselle Marie #1 (One Shot) (DC)

This was released last week, but I missed it on the rack at Acme Comics. Thanks to Marc, he pointed me to the issue when I asked about it. I'm not familiar with this character, but was interested when I heard about this issue. Plus being written by Billy Tucci, a veteran himself, was an attraction as well. I do remember reading a Batman story during the 1970's where Alfred met his daughter from his days as a British Special Forces operative during WWII. When this issue was announced, I was told that the girl's mother was none other than Mademoiselle Marie herself. I wish that I could remember the issue number(s) that Alfred plot occurred in. If any readers know the answer, please let me know. Plus, a Brian Bolland cover is a nice treat, as well.

Terry Moore's Echo #25 (Abstract Studios)

There are only five issues left in this series, and I wonder how Terry Moore will fit the story into these few issues left. I can honestly say that there has not been a disappointing issue yet in this series.

Superman: The Last Family Of Krypton #3 (of 3) (Elseworlds/DC)

I'm looking forward to reading this final issue of the mini-series, written by 1970's and 1980's DC and Superman writer Cary Bates. He has set up what promises to be an action-packed ending.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Preview #24: Comic Books For The Week Of Wednesday, October 6, 2010:

Terry Moore's Echo #25 (Abstract Studios)
Superman: Last Family Of Krypton #3 (of 3) (Elseworlds/DC)

Well, I know this week I will be guaranteed of some great reads. Echo has been a sure thing from the first issue, just as his earlier Strangers In Paradise series. And the first two issues of Last Family Of Krypton have been excellent as well. The story has been set up for an excellent conclusion, although it might prove bittersweet for the Man of Steel. The only down side is that I will have to wait until Saturday, as I get paid on Saturday.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Issue #99: Catch Up Week #23: Comic Books For The Weeks Of Wednesday, September 9, 22 & 29, 2010:

After covering for two co-workers who went on vacation on consecutive weeks, I fell behind again on this blog.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 9, 2010:

Liberty Meadows #1 ($1.00 reprint) (Image)
Adventure Comics  #518 (DC)

None of the comic books I subscribe to at Acme Comics were released on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 22, 2010:

Secret Origins #1 (DC)
from the back issue bins. It featured the Golden Age Superman.
Legion Of Super-Heroes #5 (DC)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 29, 2010:

Action Comics #893 (DC)
Powers #6 (Icon/Marvel)

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 9, 2010:

Liberty Meadows #1 ($1.00 reprint) (Image) *  *  *  *  *

This reprint of Frank Cho's comic strips was a must buy when I saw it. I had heard of this comic strip, and even visited the strip's website, http://www.libertymeadows.com/. Liberty Meadows is an animal sanctuary. It begins with Veterenarian Frank applying for a position there, and falling in love with animal psychiatrist Brandy. I enjoyed Cho's art style, the way he draws realistic people, combined with the cartoony style of the animals. The strips chronicle the adventures, and misadventures of the staff and animals. Cho's sense of humor made the issue a fun read. If I'm not mistaken, the entire run of the series is available in trade paperbacks.

Adventure Comics #518 (DC) *  *  *  1/2

While the rest of the Legion battle their greatest Khundish enemy, Superboy has an encounter with a mystery voice at Legion Headquarters, as well as an exhibit of one of his future enemies, as portrayed on the cover. It was a good story, but suffered a little from seeming like it was missing a chapter. Obviously it is a continuing story, but seemed to end too quickly. The Atom second feature was a good story as well. The action is starting to heat up for him.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 22, 2010:

Secret Origins #1: The Golden Age Superman (DC) *  *  *  *

I couldn't resist this issue, especially the Jerry Ordway and Wayne Boring cover, showing the Earth-2, or Golden Age, Superman, Hourman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Dr. Fate and maybe The Huntress. It retells the earliest introduction of Superman in the first issues of Action Comics. It was great to see Wayne Boring's art once again, this time inked by Jerry Ordway. The issue also has an article by the issue's writer/editor, Roy Thomas, detailing the purpose of this new version of Secret Origins. The odd number issues would feature Golden Age characters, and be edited by Thomas. The even numbered issues would be dedicated to modern superheroes. The back of the issue had a previously unpublished frontpiece from the early 1940's, which belonged to Thomas. Wayne Boring gave his opinions on who drew what on the various Superman drawings, since he worked in Shuster's Cleveland studio with these same early Superman artists. I've read a reprint of the earliest Superman stories, and it was fun ti see a re-imagining of the first Superman story.

Legion Of Super-Heroes #5 *  *  *  *

The Legion continue their fight against the zenophobes, and assisting the victims of their prejudice. The plot involving Earth Man is the most interesting. The older I get, the more I enjoy character development as much as action. With each issue he is developing more depth, and delivering surprises. Speaking of surprises, we discover a few about several other characters in this issue. I enjoy the art and Paul Levitz's storytelling.

Comic books for the week of Wednesday, September 29, 2010:

Action Comics #893 (DC) *  *  *  *

Lex Luthor is on a different kind of safari in Africa when he is met by Gorilla Grod. Luthor seems to have thought of everything, until the end of the story, which leads to a highly publicized story next issue with a certain Vertigo character. We also get an interesting twist to the workings of Grodd's telepathic powers, which is not very appetizing. I also enjoyed the first chapter of the Jimmy Olsen second feature. The only thing that can make the issue better will be the return of Superman, in hopefully seven more issues, or so.

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