A New Age Cometh!

age-of-ultron-preview

This month’s Previews carries an infrequent Marvel cover (now that they have their own Previews magazine), which one can read simply as a story development or as a signifier of the already heralded potential alternate reality to undo the damage delivered by Ultron. Of course, Marvel is no stranger to alternate realities, or reality re-writes, […]

Justice Leagues – Who’s Your Favorite?

JLoA v2 No60

I don’t think that anybody would argue that Grant Morrison produced the quintessential Justice League in the first series titled just with the initials JLA. With enormous concepts and world-shaking threats nearly every storyline, this is what we expected from DC’s big seven. Character development of the major players was reserved to the pages of […]

Even Nostalgia Gets a Revamp!

Masks #1 000a

And what a coincidence, just in time for Christmas. One has to wonder if comics will ever get over its love affair with the Thirties, or if indeed it should. It was the Thirties after all that gave birth to the longest surviving comics company, along with a host of other well-established characters that we […]

Keeping Up The Numbers

Blood Syndicate 35

January solicitations reveal that another four titles of the DCnU will be joining December’s issue of G.I. Combat in carrying the ‘Final Issue’ tagline. It’s a mixed bunch, and the NYCC has done little to confirm what will replace them. The latest round of casualties are Legion Lost, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Grifter and the […]

Inspiring Loyalty?

All Star Squadron 13

There’s providing a service, and then there is gouging. Cover price has long been a point of contention within the comics industry, never more so on the advent of the digital market. Comic stores felt threatened (rightly so) and after much discussion, a policy was hammered out that ensured that the local physical stores did […]

The Art Of The Franchise Crossover

Star Trek - Legion of Super-Heroes 4

While there is little on this week’s shipping list that fills me with enthusiasm, this is by far made up for with the news that IDW are releasing another of their franchise crossovers. As a science fiction fan since a small child, then this is a landmark event. What are the two biggest names in […]

Permanence

Nor the Huntress we know. Or rather she is. But she isn't. I give up!

How permanent are our comic book universes? Even as I ask the question, I find myself wondering what that very word means. With DC’s recent announcement of the return of Earth 2 and the Shazam family of characters, we know the enduring characters and settings will return again and again. The recent (and thoroughly enjoyable) […]