Some people ask me why I gave up on current comics. I answer that I didn’t; current comics gave up on me.
Don’t misunderstand me; I don’t oppose change simply because it’s different from what I grew up with. What I don’t like is when established characters are given a 180-degree about face, made to act completely in opposition to the way they’d been written for decades before. I’ve always said that a good writer can make stories that fit established characters, while a sloppy writer will change characters to fit his stories.
Listed below is a mostly complete list of all planned comic releases for 4/1/15. This list is subject to change and is not assumed to be entirely complete until all releases are actually in store. Also, if I’m totally wrong, oh well… If you are looking for the official list of comics out this week, check out ComicList.com.
This past week was a solid one for comics. I found myself drawn to a number of issues, but I managed to narrow this weeks selection to “AvsX Round 8.” We are knee deep in Avengers vs. X-Men and things are revving up as we head into the final act. “AvsX Round 8” written by an all-star list of Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman and art by Adam Kubert, John Dell, Laura Martin and Larry Molinar keeps that moment going. Do you think they have enough people working on these books?
All of us have read, seen or heard something that has had a lasting impact on us. I mean to the point where your heart actually races and you are left wondering if you really just saw what you thought you saw.
“The Walking Dead” #100 written/created by Robert Kirkman and with art by Charlie Adlard does all that and then some. If you aren’t familiar with the comic you probably at least know about the hit series on AMC. If you only watch the show you are missing out big time on one of the greatest comic book series of all time. You always expect big things from any issue #100 and this issue delivers.
The releases for the week of July 4th weren’t exactly stellar. I quite honestly thought about skipping this week altogether, but in the end narrowed my choice down to Wolverine #310 written by Jeph Loeb and art by Simone Bianchi.
Unlike my first two picks for “Comic of the Week” I’m not going to give a rave review of this book. The issue is good, not great. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Wolverine, but at the very least this book is worth a read if a friend will let you borrow it.
Welcome back ladies and nerds. For the second edition of “Comic of the Week” I have chosen “The Ultimates #12” written by Sam Humphries and Jonathan Hickman with art by Luke Ross, Ron Garney and Butch Guice.
I am a big fan of the Ultimate universe for its gritty and “realistic” take on the heroes we know and love. I know many traditionalists have decided to shun this version of their favorite heroes, but I say give me more! As always I will do my best to avoid any spoilers. In case you are jumping in starting with this issue here is just a bit of back story.