Weekly Comics Discussion – August 12, 2009

As usual, the complete list is available here.

Dark Horse Comics

  • STAR WARS CLONE WARS #8
  • WEREWOLVES ON THE MOON VERSUS VAMPIRES #3 (OF 3)

DC Comics

  • ACTION COMICS #880
  • ADVENTURE COMICS #1 – Superboy takes the lead story, with the Legion as the second story.
  • BATMAN #689
  • BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8 ) – This week’s #1 review priority.
  • BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)
  • BOOSTER GOLD #23 – Blue Beetle second feature
  • FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH ESCAPE #4 (OF 6)
  • GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 – Blackest Night
  • RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1
  • RED ROBIN #3
  • SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH TP VOL 03
  • TITANS #16
  • WEDNESDAY COMICS #6 (OF 12)

IDW Comics

  • ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #1 (OF 4) – Takes place during “After the Fall.”
  • BATTLESTAR GALACTICA OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
  • GI JOE #8
  • STAR TREK NERO #1

Image Comics

  • WALKING DEAD #64

Marvel Comics

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR TO SOLDIER ON
  • DEADPOOL #13
  • MARVEL DIVAS #2 (OF 4)
  • MARVEL SPOTLIGHT SUMMER EVENTS
  • MS MARVEL #43 – Dark Reign
  • PRIDE & PREJUDICE #5 (OF 5)
  • THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 02 – #7 up to and including #600. Strongly recommended.
  • ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #514 – Utopia

6 replies on “Weekly Comics Discussion – August 12, 2009”

  1. southcenter says:

    Is the Thor trade in hardback only?

    • For now, yes. The paperback version was solicited for later this year. There’s also a deluxe hardcover that will contain the entire JMS run, I believe, as his run ends this September.

      • Erf says:

        Any idea who’ll be replacing him? (And any opinion on that?)

        • JD DeLuzio says:

          I’m also curious if the new run will reflect (even if iin small ways; the movies always differ from the comics) the forthcoming film and tv series?

        • I am not aware of any announcements for his replacement. JMS’ final issue hits in September, and the only Thor product solicited for October is the last issue of “Thor: Tales of Asgard,” and that series just collects the backup stories from the “Journey Into Mystery” days that summarize Norse mythology. I’ve heard unconfirmed comments that JMS’ departure was voluntary, and may have been motivated in part by an upcoming “Seige of Asgard” storyline that involves Thor in a crossover. Given his involvement with “Brave and the Bold” and “The Red Circle” with DC, his increased Hollywood demand following “The Changeling” and the time constraints that have already delayed “The Twelve” by several months, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it boiled down to figuring out how much time he had available in a day and how much he can write that lives up to his personal standard. It may then have been a question of what would get cut, and he kept the projects that offer the most personal creative control. Again, that portion is all hearsay at this point, but it’s hearsay I believe.

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