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So, the big news this week is that DC, who had so much success with their 3D cover promotion last September, is doing it again this year, with a few twists. First, the covers are lenticular instead of 3D; that means, while they appear to have depth like the 3D covers, they actually have two scenes embedded in them, and if you tilt the cover back and forth you can toggle between them — so, for example, on the Green Arrow cover, one scene just shows Oliver Queen’s tombstone, but when you look from another angle his ghostly image appears … Continue reading
All right folks! we’re back. Lots of good stuff this week, so let’s do this! Dial H #15 Writer: China Mieville Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Welp, another one bites the dust! Like Demon Knights next week, this is the latest book to get the axe from DC. But holey moley!, does this thing go out with style. The increased price is to compensate for almost double the amount of story content and boy, do they throw a lot out here! The Dials themselves get fully explained, everyone has a proper motivation, the big villain gets his just comeuppance as strangely as … Continue reading
Down to the wire this week folks! No excuses, just remember to do your taxes. Let’s do this! Age of Ultron #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Bryan Hitch Well, this “big new event” sure starts off as a very pretty piece of mediocrity. The only person who has seen any advantage from Marvel’s recent “Ship-it-faster-than-we-can-write-it” strategy is Bendis, because his slow pace works better when read in chunks. This will (hopefully) be the case with Age of Ultron, because I have no idea what’s going on in this first issue. We’re given an alternate timeline called “Now” where Ultron … Continue reading
Game on folks, let’s make this quick! I have a baseball game to go see! The Boys #65 Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Holy moses.. this comic! Ennis took about six pages to explain everything you needed to know about the situation between Hughie, Black Noir, Homelander and Butcher. Six pages! And it all made perfect sense; it made we want to re-read 64 other issues, and it basically blew me away. Not to mention the fact that Russ Braun has really made his mark on this title. I’m still a bit bummed that Darick Robertson wasn’t around to … Continue reading
Oh no! Bet you didn’t expect me back so soon. Outside circumstances are giving you a double dose of Dan two weeks in a row, so let’s do this! Uncanny X-men #1 Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Carlos Pacheco: This is what you should be doing with the X book. It’s not some wacky-art tour like Wolverine was, it’s a fair intro to the characters that has a big ol’ bad guy to fight. Very good stuff. Shame Itself #1: Writer/Artist: Various: There’s a lot to like about this comedy anthology one-shot. It’s fun stuff that’s very self-criticizing. It’s got a … Continue reading