DareDevil teases Agents of SHIELD Tie-in

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Netflix upcoming series has dropped a huge bombshell of a teaser image onto Twitter over the weekend, and it helps raise a host of questions around how this series will tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading

Comic Book Picks 18th June’14

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Well once again were at that point in the week where many of us are looking ahead one day and wondering which of the numerous books that arrive with our local comic book store were going to be buying. Well im here to give you a helping hand, or at least my own personal opinion on what i think will be the nest book, or at least the best new book to check out this week.

This weeks list see’s a host of new titles, and for the first time doesn’t contain any of my regular on going picks such as Fatale or Wolverine and the X-men despite them being released, so whats taken their spots? Continue reading

Weekly Recommendation: Fables

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Once agin the beginning of the week has rolled around, and that means its time for me to recommend something for you all to read- and this week its the gloriously delightful ‘Fables’ from DC. This book is such a great read for many reasons, one of the main reasons is the great job of crafting stories that Bill Whillingham has done with the series from its humble beginnings to its continuing mainstream success. Continue reading

Comic Book releases 9th October ’13

So Wednesday is nearly upon us again- and that means it’s time to go buy comic books, so here I am once more to let you know what’s hot this week.

Batman 24:

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This issue is part 4 of the superb Year Zero story that is being penned by Scott Snyder- and promises to continue to tell the tale of the Red Hood gang and their encounter with Batman. Not only that but the issue is double size, meaning we get twice the amount of Batman related brilliance this month. The official synopsis for this issue is as follows:

Batman is on the trail of the Red Hood Gang and their mysterious leader, secret origins are revealed, and a major surprise will change the course of Zero Year and Batman’s life!

I have to admit I was sceptical about another Batman origin tale, but Snyder has done an amazing job of keeping this fresh and engaging and the artwork of Greg Capullo has really been amazing during their run together so far.  The whole Red Hood gang tale has felt important, meaningful and like it could redefine all known Batman lure (just like court of owls did) If the pair can continue to produce stories and work as they have been, then this should be a great issue and well worth buying this week.

Cryptozoic Man 1:

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Now this is an odd one for me to put in here this week, as I’m not thoroughly excited by it as much as i am intrigued by it. The comic book short series has received a lot of publicity, even getting a personal shout out from Stan Lee on National US television- so I do expect it to sell well and for it to be clambered for by collectors maybe more so than intended readers. The book started life as an idea form ‘Comic Book men’ season 2, and will run its course here before leading into the 3rd season of the popular show.

The book is written by Walt Flannagan and Bryan Johnson, with Walt also doing the artwork duties. The official synopsis for the book is as follows, and does sound interesting:

Alan Ostman, a middle-aged husband/father, sees his life quickly unravel when his daughter goes missing on a camping trip in the Pacific Northwest…Bigfoot country. After gray aliens abduct him from a roadside bar, he learns that the fate of the world is dependent on trapping the world’s most legendary cryptids…not to mention defeating a psychopath in a pig-shaped leather bondage mask. Alan knows he has his work cut out for him.

Keep an eye on this title, as I expect it to sell out quickly and really rise in value.

Three 1:

THREE1This is another new series, but this time one I am truly excited about. This is another independent creator book this time from Kieron Gillen, Ryan Kelly and Jordie Bellaire. Gillen has been producing some of the best books out there over the last 18months, and that’s one of the reasons im on board to see how this plays out, not to mention the artwork of Bellaire who’s style I really enjoy in Manhattan projects and cant wait to see on a more rural and ancient project. The official synopsis for the book:

When a member of the Spartan ruling class visits an isolated homestead of Helot workers, a brutal massacre is only the beginning. KIERON GILLEN (PHONOGRAM, Über, Iron Man), RYAN KELLY (Saucer County, Local) and JORDIE BELLAIRE (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN) unite to tell the heroic story of three slaves and their desperate attempt to escape 300 of the finest warriors who’ve ever lived.

I’m hoping this can be different enough from the tone of 300, despite the same era and obvious likenesses to be a truly refreshing take on a time of war and savagery. If it can then I see this book becoming a real success. This is receiving huge buzz levels from retailers- so get your copy fast.

 

That’s another week down- but for a full list of everything available in your comic store just go here