Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Comic Day - 6.8.2011

I can't even tell you how behind on bagging and filing I am...maybe 4 months. It's embarrassing.

Here we go.

Batman & Robin #24 $2.99
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

The Red Hood is out! But the bigger mystery is who broke him out of prison – and why? His liberators seem to have plans for him. Plans that Jason wants no part of. It's a street brawl, and unlikely allies come together! Batman, Robin and The Red Hood must fight alongside one another in a knockdown, drag-out battle, taking on the people who sprung Jason Todd. 

It's Batman and Robin....It's Jud Winick! Personally, I'd like him to write a series about the JLA living in a beach house together and "getting real."

I kid, I kid. Winick is horribly uneven, but I've usually liked his Batman stuff.

Booster Gold #45 $2.99
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND

Booster knows that the Flashpoint world isn't his own. But how does he get back? How does he make things right?

I'm a Dan Jurgens fan, but I am REALLY missing Giffen and DeMatteis on this title. I'm picking this up because I was reading it before, not because of Flashpoint. Of course, now that we all know what the end result of Flashpoint will be, I'm really just itching to get it all over with.

Red Robin #24 $2.99
Art and cover by MARCUS TO

To survive the Assassination Tournament, Red Robin must survive an attack from Scarab's Covenant of Ka, make it to Russia in time to rescue a critically injured oligarch, track the mercenary Promise and come to an unexpected confrontation with the mysterious sister of Ra's al Ghul! 

I have really become a fan of this book, and it's odd that the cover for the new, revamped Teen Titans book hit today, with the new look for Red Robin. I do like the new look, but I'm also sad that it SEEMS like this title, and Tim Drake's solo adventures will be ending in August. That's a damn shame, because Nicieza has really done some fantastic work with this character.

The Stand: No Man's Land #5 $3.99
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by Mike Perkins

After the horrific fruition of Harold and Nadine's plans last issue, everything in the Free Zone hangs in the balance. Newly returned from the wilderness, Mother Abagail clings to life, just barely, prompting city-wide fear and unrest. Meanwhile, the surviving members of the Committee keep vigil by her bedside, unprepared for her latest revelation: That the time has come for the forces of good to make a stand against Flagg's armies of darkness in the west... The stage is set, True Believers, the die is cast, and it's time to choose sides, as this shattering arc concludes!

My comments on this series are always the's a very good adaptation of the novel. You like the novel? You'll likely like this series of mini-series.We are getting pretty close to wrapping this up, which my wallet is thankful for.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #159 $3.99
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art & Cover by Mark Bagley
Variant Cover by Frank Cho

Spider-Man has been horribly wounded and hangs to life by the thinnest of threads. And when the Sinister Six come for the young hero in his hometown, Spider-Man will truly be in for the fight of his life! Prepare for a rumble in Queens like you’ve never seen before. Prepare for the end!

Ok, I don't think they're going to kill Peter, but I think they'll make the world think he's dead. It's just fantastic to have Bagley back, even for just a few issues. This is certainly the most consistently good series Marvel has, and maybe for both of the big two (although Jonah Hex is REAL close...)

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