Host Derek Coward returns to answer the seemingly simple question “What are your thoughts on Milestone Comics?”, but things are never that simple.
According to Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/12/21/dc-comics-to-publish-marshal-law/) and creator Pat Mills, DC Comics is interested in reprinting Marshall Law. I am a long time fan of the book and would love to see it come back. I just hope a DC revival would mean that a lot of the non Epic stuff also gets reprinted. While I have most of the Epic, Apocalypse and Dark Horse printed stuff, I lost track of the character after Marshall Law: Secret Tribunal and had no idea he was printed by Cool Beanz, Image, or Titan Comics. There was also apparently a Marshall Law Omnibus printed by Top Shelf that came out in 2010. I need to find it.
There is also a really cool recap of the character’s history done by Josh over at Comic Attack.net.
This war is moving at an alarmingly fast pace, which is appropriate for a 100 minute war but a little surprising when compared with today’s “stretch everything out as long as humanly possible” style of storytelling. Comic books, movies and TV shows seem to take longer to get to the point. More has happened in the first three issues of this miniseries than in some other entire recent event minis that concentrated on an alien invasion and war. I really need to go back and read how the story got to this point. Villains are bad, heroes are good, bystanders are innocent and the story ends on a cliffhanger that GUARANTEES I will be back next week (barring catastrophic injury or death).
This was HUGE week for me. Not only did a bunch of books that I was looking for finally come in, but I also went to TWO shops this week and went a little crazy in the dollar bin of one of them.
New This Week:
True Story Swear To God 12 (Image Comics) – I already read and reviewed this issue. Short answer: get it now (unless you have no love in your heart, then just stick with Blackest Night/Siege).
Girl Comics 1 of 3(Marvel Comics) – Again read and reviewed. Again I recommend you pick it up.
The Great Ten 5 of 10 (DC Comics) – I still think this is the best book coming out from DC and I can’t wait to get the time to read it.
The Sword 22 (Image Comics) – This title is coming to an end soon and I will miss it.
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet 1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – I’m looking forward to the entire sub-line of Green Hornet books.
First Wave 1 of 6 (DC Comics) – This is the only book I am not completely sold on, but I think this might surprise me.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep 9 (BOOM! Studios) – Still a good title and I look forward to it every month.
Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part One TPB (Image Comics) – I decided last week to switch from single issues to trades for this title.
Siege 2 of 4 (Marvel Comics) – I finally found a copy and I’m looking forward to The Sentry vs Ares.
Starman 81 (DC Comics) – Why not, I have a vast majority of the rest of the issues. I might be missing two or three. Maybe as many as six.
Nexus: Space Opera 101/102 (Rude Dude Productions) – I had not idea this even came out, which sucks because I have looking forward to each issue and I doubt there will be any others.
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys (Viz Media) – I wanted to get Pluto Vol 1, but since they didn’t have it, I picked this up and special ordered Pluto. I want to go on record as saying that I am picking Pluto up on the recommendation of Ryan King, so if I don’t like it, I will blame him. Just kidding, I will blame Vince B.
From The Dollar Bin:
Prophet 5 and 6 (Image Comics) – The only issue of Prophet I have is 7, so it will be nice to see how we got to that point.
Incredible Herc 116/119/120/121 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read a single issue of Incredible Herc, but I heard a lot of good things about it.
War of Kings 2 of 6 (Marvel Comics) – I read the first issue and nothing after that, but I liked it and I want to check it out for a dollar.
Dazzler 26 (Marvel Comics) – I have never read an issue of Dazzler, but this one is the beginning of “The Startling Secret of Dazzler’s Sister.” Plus, there were a LOT of issues of Dazzler in the dollar bin.
Final Crisis 4 of 7 (DC Comics) – I stopped buying after issue 3, but a dollar, why not?
Justice League of America Vol 1 37 (DC Comics) – The cover is torn, but for some reason, I don’t think I have ever read this issue.
Tales of The Teen Titans 81 (DC Comics) – I got this because the creative team is Marv Wolfman, John Byrne and Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. Hall of Famer Creators FTW!!!
Imperial Guard 2 (Marvel Comics) – This has a cover date of Feb 97, but I had no idea this title even existed until I saw it for a dollar.
Fantastic Four 557 (Marvel Comics) – I missed the entire Millar/Hitch/Currie run, so when I saw it so cheaply, I thought I would check it out.
Bullet Points 1 or 5 (Marvel Comics) – I have no idea what this is about, but Tommie Lee Edwards drawing the original gray Iron Man. C’mon.
Give Me Liberty 3 (Dark Horse Comics) – Once again, never read any of the Martha Washington stuff, so why not for a dollar (notice a trend?)
Plus, even though I need about three or four long boxes, I picked up one.
Mike and Eric go over the May 2009 Previews catalog for DC Comics items shipping in July. Random discussion about Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Warlord is included. Then we move on to some reviews of Trinity 47 (00:50:06 to 00:55:21) Trinity 48 (00:55:21 to 00:59:47) Also included is some less detailed, spoiler discussion of Teen Titans Annual #1, Teen Titans #70, Battle For the Cowl #2, Bloodpack, Warlord #1 and many more.
Host Derek Coward clearly defines what he is and how that sets him apart from other comics readers and other people with comic book shows. If you listen really closely, there is also a review of the Family Matter graphic by Will Eisner.
David A Price
DC Comics podcast
AOTS: Fresh Ink
Comic Geek Speak
Collected Comics Library
Pipeline Comic Book Podcast
11 O Clock Comics
Just Another Fanboy
Host Derek Coward finishes his look at the best of 2008 by talking about the titles that he has heard good things about but has never checked out yet, best miniseries that didn’t finish in 2008, best #1 comics of 2008 and the best graphic novels.
Related links (*-Amazon link, so help a brother out):
* Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
The Boy Who Made Silence
* House of Mystery
* Young Liars
* Captain Britain and MI:13
* Tangent: Superman’s Reign
The Infinite Horizon
Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips
* The Twelve
* Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
* Madame Xanadu #1
Comic Book Comics
* Locke & Key
* Man With No Name
* Queen and Country Definitive Edition
* Noble Causes Archives
* The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer
* Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
Your host Derek Coward pays a Bizarro tribute to the Marvel Noise podcast in this episode. Pat Loika has your new releases, Carlos Cordova talks a bit about DC Comics and Peter Rios leaves a bit of feedback about a Marvel’s solicitations and exclusive previews policy.
Titles mentioned Marvel Super-Heroes, Astonishing Tales, Blood: A Tale, Fantastic Four and Secret Invasion.
Image courtesy of ComicBookDB.com