Weekly Comics Discussion – September 3, 2008

The complete list is here.

Dark Horse Comics

  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #18
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS TP VOL 05

DC Comics

  • ADAM STRANGE SPECIAL #1
  • DEATH OF THE NEW GODS HC
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #848 – Batman R.I.P.
  • GREEN LANTERN #34
  • JONAH HEX #35
  • NIGHTWING #148 – Batman R.I.P.
  • SECRET SIX #1
  • SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN TP VOL 04
  • TRINITY #14

Dynamite Entertainment

  • NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON ZERO #12

IDW Comics

  • ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #12

Image Comics

  • SPAWN #182
  • WITCHBLADE #120

Marvel Comics

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #570 – The first two parts of “New Ways To Die” would have been much more enjoyable if the second issue’s big “surprise” ending hadn’t been featured in so many Marvel press releases to date.
  • DARK TOWER TREACHERY #1 (OF 6)
  • ETERNALS #4
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5
  • IRON MAN GOLDEN AVENGER
  • MARVEL APES #1 (OF 4) – This is a gimmick I have no interest in, but I can imagine others would find it very fun.
  • MS MARVEL ANNUAL #1
  • SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #3 (OF 5) – I’ll get the Secret Invasion reviews back on schedule when I beat whatever virus I’ve been fighting for the past few days.
  • STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (OF 5) – Yes, this is the first issue in the next Stephen King adaptation: The Stand.
  • SUB-MARINER DEPTHS #1 (OF 5)
  • TWELVE 1/2
  • X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (OF 4) – Manifest Destiny
  • X-MEN ORIGIN BEAST
  • X-MEN RETURN OF MAGIK

5 replies on “Weekly Comics Discussion – September 3, 2008”

  1. chad says:

    Wonder Woman
    I’ve been watching season one of the animated Justice League TV show and was surprised to find that Wonder Woman can fly (no glass plane in sight). Does she have this ability in the comics as well?

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    • fiziko says:

      Re: Wonder Woman

      I’ve been watching season one of the animated Justice League TV show and was surprised to find that Wonder Woman can fly (no glass plane in sight). Does she have this ability in the comics as well?

      In some incarnations, including the current one. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, DC was a lot more stringent on the use of superhuman abilities, so most of their heroes were little more than very athletic humans. Superman was bulletproof at the time, but he couldn’t fly either. Wonder Woman was given a plane instead. I haven’t read many of her comics, but it seems this incarnation lasted at least until she lost all superhuman abilities in the 1970s, and seems to have gained natural flight powers post-Crisis (in Infinite Earths.) Since I’ve read little more than "Wonder Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told," some of the "Showcase Presents Brave and the Bold" and various incarnations of "Justice League of America" with her, I could easily be wrong about the exact timeframes.

      • chad says:

        Re: Wonder Woman
        Do you mean the original Crisis from back in the ’80s?

        And Green Lantern (John Stewart) appears to have lost his vulnerability to the color yellow–is this also in the current comics?

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Wonder Woman

          Do you mean the original Crisis from back in the ’80s?

          And Green Lantern (John Stewart) appears to have lost his vulnerability to the color yellow–is this also in the current comics?

          Yes, I mean that Crisis.

          The loss of vulnerability to yellow used to be unique to Kyle Rayner since his origin, but has spread to the rest of the Corps with the excellent "Green Lantern: Rebirth" from a few years back. I highly recommend that and all Geoff Johns’ GL work since then.

  2. AceCaseOR says:

    Only pick for me
    The only thing not on this list that particularly caught my eye for this week is Knights of the Dinner Table #142. But that’s about it.

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