- Posted by Johanna on June 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm
- Category: Shopping Guide
Wow, I was dreading this slog through Previews (as I do every month, readers beware), when in the first few pages, I saw something exciting that I hadn’t already heard about. That’s rare and encouraging.
Spitfire #1 (JUN10 0518, $3.99) is a one-shot about Lady Jacqueline Falsworth, vampire, and guest-star Blade. I loved seeing the two interact in Paul Cornell’s Captain Britain and MI: 13, but I wouldn’t be interested now if Cornell wasn’t writing this one too.
When does the Deadpool joke run out, please? Four books plus an additional 100-page special just seems ridiculous. Maybe that’s part of the gag. Or Marvel thinks it’s printing money, whatever.
There’s something poetic about Spider-Girl: The End! (JUN10 0551, $3.99) featuring a clone of the title character, since that’s how that whole alternate universe began, spinning out of the much-despised Clone Saga. For them to finally kill this zombie title, Tom DeFalco’s contract must be up.
I think I’m actually enjoying the relaunched Avengers titles, but I’m behind on reading them, so I’m not sure. (Oh, and Thunderbolts, too.) Anyway, the way comics today are written, I need to give them more than one issue to get a feel for the approach and characters. But I’m positive about them, and looking forward to reading more. Nifty!
It’s also kind of neat that the catalog page for Captain America #609 (JUN10 0572, $3.99) has a “Nomad: Girl Without a World” promo logo for the backup story. I like her, and I like the way Sean McKeever writes her. Marvel’s newer, younger generation characters (I don’t want to call them teens, because that never bodes well) are really interesting to me. Which feels kind of strange but refreshing.
I was thinking of trying Invincible Iron Man #29 (JUN10 0598, $2.99), because it promises a new identity for Rescue (the Iron Woman), and then I noticed the cover. Where the artist, Salvador Larroca, has drawn the female Iron Man armor curved around her thighs so it can gap at her crotch. This is not how metal should work. Unless Tony is even more of a twisted fetishist than I thought.
Are there any rules for content for Previews? Because I really didn’t need to see hero heads on sticks as the centerfold promoting Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher. Didn’t they do that already? Only without being quite so explicit?
I’m not going to buy any of the Exiles Ultimate Collections, especially not starting with the fifth of six, but seeing this listing did remind me how much I missed the series. I know I shouldn’t be in the audience for a book of alternate realities, but I liked it for just that reason — I didn’t have to know ongoing continuity, and it had some playful characters that were all the more appreciated for being put in often grim surroundings.
Marvel certainly has some weird collected book choices, don’t they?