FX and Fox respectively, have given us some brilliant shows over the past fears especially on the adaptation front- including ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Strain.’ And now they look set to be trying their hand again as they have acquired the rights to 3huge comic book based shows- ‘Y: The Last Man,’ ‘The Hellfire Club’ and ‘Legion.’ Continue reading
A look at this weeks recommended reads
Ok So first up this week is Fatale 15, written by Ed Brubaker and penciled by Sean Phillips which finally reaches a modern-day timeframe. This issue is due to be the start of a new story arc looking at Nicholas Lash and the research he has been carrying out in his prison cell, which promises to bring his enemies into the open while he has nowhere to run.
So far i must admit that, while i have enjoyed all of the previous collaborations between Brubaker and Phillips in the past, this is by far their best work together. The story is intricately woven, thoroughly engaging and keeps me wanting more. And Phillips is delivering some amazing artwork on this really capturing the noir feel of the book perfectly.
If i was to recommend one comic book this week this would be it!
Ok so next up this week we have All New X-men13 written by Brian Bendis, and the artwork is courtesy of Stuart Immonen. Now this book was one of the first to be launched under the ‘Marvel Now’ brand, and i have to say after my initial scepticism i have enjoyed the story being told so far.
The entire X-men from the past in the future, may have been done before in one form or another, but Bendis has really amped up the interest and the current state of mutant affairs helps to keep this book relevant. Watching the X-men of the past- deal with what Cyclops and the rest of the ‘Phoenix Five’ did is exciting. This is mainly due to the excellent dialog, and the intense turmoil shown between Logan and past Scott.
But this issue promises to introduce the Uncanny X-men into the fold, and i for one am really looking forward to seeing Havok’s response to past Cyclops.
Finally this week is Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s long running and exceptionally exciting Wolverine and the X-men 32. Jason Aaron has done an amazing job on this book, if someone had told me when it started that id be excited to read an ongoing monthly story about Wolverine running a school for mutants- i’d of said “No chance”
Yet that’s exactly whats happened, the book has delivered some really fun stories (X-men as clown folk) while also delivering some really well written villains, and this issue promises to continue the journey towards payoff of the new Hellfire club that has been building from the beginning of Aaron’s run. The collection of new characters that have been put together in the Hellfire club is brilliant, and they have been brilliantly introduced and fleshed out so as they feel like a legitimate threat to the Jean Grey School. And we have already seen what their capable of producing in previous issues, so the continuation of the Hellfire Saga has me on tender hooks.
If you want a great story and a really fun read- id recommend you pick this up for sure.
This week see’s the first issue of Batman/Superman hitting the stands which promises to show us all the first meeting of these iconic characters within DC’s new 52 continuity. This has the potential to be a really good read being written by Greg Pak, and will almost certainly be one of the best looking books on the stands this week thanks purely to Jae Lee’s work.
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