Monthly Archives: March 2012
In my latest reviews of the Extreme Studios revival here’s,
Both books are on two different levels with me as you’ll see both of these perspective reviews. It is really fascinating to me to realize just how well this Extreme Studios revival has gone. I think that Prophet and Glory take the concepts and push them in entirely different directions and that’s a good thing. Bloodstrike is a beast of embracing just how fun this concept could have been and taking it to the next level. I’m pleasantly surprised, I mean really I’m still in awe of how this has gone over. Image Comics has literally managed to develop one of the strongest lineups in comics right now even outside of the Extreme Studios material. That’s just a small piece of the impressive creator owned pie.
In fact I’ve been asked recently to do a sort of post on my favorite comics and just my favorite things period..maybe that’s not a bad idea.
Okay just a reminder, here’s my look at Avengers vs. X-Men #0 here,
Give it a look, also I’m even surprised at my reactions to the comic, which you’ll only find out if you read the review. I will be following the entire main event of Avengers vs. X-Men so you can have that to look forward to. I also will be grabbing some of the tie-ins. I already read Wolverine vs. the X-Men, so that’s a given. I am going to add the main Avengers title because Walt Simonson is doing the art and I am not missing out on Walt Simonson. I might take a look at the other tie-ins all depending on just interest and if something about the tie-in catches my eye. I will be reading the Versus stories though because big smashy Avengers vs. X-Men fighting goodness isn’t a half bad thing either. Yes I did just use big smashy but hey it works for what I’m saying. Welcome to the adventures of Wesley and Avengers vs. X-Men. If this was a Chuck episode it would be Wesley vs. The Big Event.
In an effort to keep my blog more regularly updated I’m going to let you all know what I plan to get for the week, in turn let you know what I’ll more than likely be reviewing. That way you’ll know what I plan on reading and you’ll all know what to expect on mycomicnetwork.com within the week.
All Star Western #7: One I’m sad I haven’t gotten the chance to review yet but I plan on doing this sooner rather than later since I do like this comic. I’ve always like Jonah Hex and putting him more in play in the DC Universe has worked for me overall. The first arc I’m not going to lie was a little hit or miss for me but I do like the series. I loved the last issue especially.
New Deadwardians #1: Vertigo’s relaunch has been a mixed affair so far. I liked Saucer Country and there’s enough there to really keep me interested to give it a fair shake. Voodoo Child was there, just kind of there. I liked parts of it but I just couldn’t get into it as much as I would’ve liked. I loved Denys Cowan’s art though but everything else left me cold. New Deadwardians is by Dan Abnett who I generally like so I will be giving this a look. The mix of zombie and vampire cultures is a curious one and I want to see how Abnett pulls this together. I say this should be worth a shot, also you can guarantee I’m reviewing this one.
Bloodstrike #26: I can only imagine how Bloodstrike is going to go for me. I got nothing, this is the ultimate wildcard out of the Extreme Studios relaunch. Loved Prophet and Glory and if Bloodstrike turns out well we will be three for three. From the preview pages I’ve seen there’s a good chance this is going to go over fairly well. This is a definite review since I always find I have a lot to say on the Extreme Studios books thus far, especially the first issues.
Morning Glories #17: Ah not much to say outside of I look forward to seeing how this one comes together, especially since this has been some heck of a story arc thus far. Especially realizing that there’s been so many twists and turns. I’m excited.
The Walking Dead #95: The story arc: A Larger World thus far has been one that’s really been on the level of really the Prison in game changing The Walking Dead to this point. Now this will eventually turn I have no idea but dang, am I ever interested in every single issue to come, I can’t believe it’s about to hit the 100th issue soon. Time flies.
Avengers vs. X-Men #0: The beginning of Marvel’s oh my sweet Christmas crossover event of 2012. I’m actually interested, my mixed feelings on Avengers X-Sanction aside this could be a cool story. I’m sort of shocked I’m as into this as I am but hey in life you have to keep an open mind right? Yes you all know I am reviewing this sucker and looking over it with a fine tooth comb, considering I’ve been telling you all on twitter about this for ages.
Crossed: Badlands #2: I didn’t expect to enjoy the last issue as much as I did but wow I really got into this one. Crossed is twisted fun and appeals to my darker sense of humor at times. Not for everyone but if you’re into it you will have fun and I think it should be cool.
Avenging Spider-Man #5: I am going to give Avenging Spider-Man another chance because I saw the preview for the latest issue and it cracked me up. I was laughing just from the first few pages so I’m more than happy to check this one out again. Just Spider-Man and Captain America and dealing with Cap’s history as an comic artist is going to be hilarious.
One final one is Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #1: I cannot wait to read this and I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile. My friend managed to get it before me because of Comixology somehow having it up a couple weeks early. Bah! Oh well though, I get to read it this week so all is well.
There you go, that’s about what I’m getting this week. I do plan on making this an every either Monday or Tuesday depending on what’s happening. I will be updating my blog much more now that I have an idea of what I want to do with it. Till next time!