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Love and Rockets #1 — Creators: Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez One of the few rules around these parts is that Jaime and Gilbert, when they’re a team, automatically go to the top of whatever list they’re on, and the return of this series as a magazine-size, black-and-white periodical is a welcome callback to their ’80s origins. About their third year in, around 1985/1986, when Love and Rockets was on the same lists as Dark Knight Returns, Watchman, Maus and… American Flagg? Anybody else?… as the future of comics, they were just cranking out duel masterpieces every month: Jaime with Maggie … Continue reading
The Clone Conspiracy #1 (of 5) — Writer: Dan Slott; Pencils: Jim Cheung; Inks: John Dell; Colors: Justin Ponsor Mosaic #1 — Writer: Geoffrey Thorne; Art: Khary Randolph; Colors: Emilio Lopez Solo #1 — Writers: Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne; Art: Paco Diaz; Colors: Israel Silva The Great Lakes Avengers #1 — Writer: Zac Gorman; Art: Will Robson; Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Of the Marvel debuts this week, Clone Conspiracy is probably the most-anticipated; the Amazing Spider-Man comic has been building up to it for months now. Basically, Spidey’s old enemy, the Jackal, has perfected a way of bringing people back … Continue reading
Champions #1 — Writer: Mark Waid; Pencils: Humberto Ramos; Inks: Victor Olazaba; Colors: Edgar Delgado Jessica Jones #1 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Michael Gaydos; Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Cage! #1 (of 4) — Writer/Penciller: Genndy Tartakovsky; Inks: Stephen DeStefano; Colors: Scott Wills Death of X #1 (of 4) — Writers: Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule; Art: Aaron Kuder; Colors: Morry Hollowell Of the Marvel debuts this week, Champions has gotten the biggest push, with its top-tier creative team and diverse young social-justice-warrior cast. Waid’s been writing the core three — Ms. Marvel, the Miles Morales Spider-Man, and Nova — … Continue reading
Doctor Strange Annual #1 — Writer: Kathryn Immonen; Art: Leonardo Romero; Colors: Jordie Bellaire Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #11 — Writers: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare; Art: Natacha Bustos; Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Lots and lots of comics this week — almost thirty, and I pruned at least a half-dozen more — so let’s jump in, starting with the two Marvel books that aren’t Civil War II related. Doctor Strange Annual features the return of Clea, the other-dimensional sorceress who’s also Doc’s wife. They’ve had a star-crossed relationship, and are currently separated (she hasn’t been around during the latest incarnation … Continue reading
Civil War II #5 (of 8) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: David Marquez; Art Assist: Sean Izaakse; Colors: Justin Ponsor Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #10 — Writer: Kate Leth; Art: Brittney Williams; Colors: Megan Wilson The Mighty Thor #11 — Writer: Jason Aaron; Art: Russell Dauterman; Colors: Matthew Wilson The Vision #11 (of 12) — Writer: Tom King; Art: Gabriel Hernandez Walta; Colors: Jordie Bellaire Amazing Spider-Man #18 — Writer: Dan Slot; Pencils: R. B. Silva; Inks: Adriano di Benedetto; Colors: Marte Gracia The Punisher #5 — Writer: Becky Cloonan; Art: Steve Dillon; Colors: Frank Martin International Iron Man … Continue reading