Weekly Comics Discussion

As always, complete shipping lists are here.
Notable this week is Superman / Batman #7, a
one-shot with art by Pat Lee about Superboy and
Robin, Exiles #44, Supreme Power
#8
, and the first issues of the new Swamp
Thing
ongoing, Alpha Flight ongoing,
Marvel Age Spider-Man ongoing, Captain
America & the Falcon
miniseries, and
Punisher movie adaptation miniseries.

4 replies on “Weekly Comics Discussion”

  1. Canthros says:

    Also out this week

    Is the first issue of an ongoing series focusing on Mike Mignola’s BPRD characters (I’m fairly certain, however, that he’s not writing or drawing the book). Of course, what would be really cool would be if Diamond could have shipped it to the right place — hopefully it, Supreme Power, and quite a few other titles from this week’s shipment will make it to my local comic shop by the weekend.

    This week’s Exiles issue was nice, though.

    • Canthros says:

      Well, I was half-right.
      Mignola’s writing at least the first story arc of the BPRD series. Which is looking really good, but stands a good chance of leaving someone unfamiliar with the background probably a little lost in the first issue — it picks up the story from Seed of Destruction, which was the first Hellboy story, and references to three or four other stories (with the exception of the smallest, though, they’re all footnoted for the interested and unfamiliar).

      Supreme Power #8 is an interesting issue indeed.

      • fiziko says:

        Re: Well, I was half-right.

        Supreme Power #8 is an interesting issue indeed.

        God, I love that series. “Do it again” was a great
        moment. The only thing I don’t like is that I’ll have to
        wait five entire weeks for the next one.

        • Canthros says:

          Re: Well, I was half-right.

          God, I love that series. “Do it again” was a great
          moment.

          I would say this was the best issue so far. It did an excellent job of driving home some things about Hyperion’s view of the world, and pointed out something that hadn’t occurred to me: (spoilerish) he’s never felt pain before.

          The only thing I don’t like is that I’ll have to
          wait five entire weeks for the next one.

          And that is probably the major reason I read more than, say, two or three books. For instance: God only knows when the next issue of Planetary will be (well, end of this month, apparently, with a trade in a couple weeks — but the previous issue was in December!).

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