Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday February 18

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  We know there are a lot of choices each week, as literally hundreds of comics come out, and you couldn’t be blamed if you didn’t know what to get. Here’s a few suggestions from your fellow comic fans here in Geeksville on what to get on your trip to your local comic shop this Wednesday. TOP OF THE STACK Multiversity: Mastermen #1 – DC Comics Writer: Grant Morrison Art: Jim Lee & Scott Williams What DC Comics says: Superstar writer Grant Morrison joins legendary artist Jim Lee on Earth-10 for one of the most dynamic, action-packed issues of this entire … Continue reading

DC Launching A Ton of New Titles With A “Broader Focus”

Black Canary get her own monthly title (and her fishnets) beginning in June, from DC Comics, by Batgirl writer Brenden Fletcher
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DC Universe will introduce 24 new tiles this summer, the most in a co-ordinated launch since the entire DCU relaunched as the New 52.   It’s being called “bold new direction for the DC Universe (DCU).”    Most of the new titles will be ongoing series, featuring some of DC’s most popular characters to have never had their own ongoing series before (Cyborg, Starfire, Midnighter)  and some haven’t had their own title since the 2011 relaunch (Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, Doctor Fate) Only 25 of DC’s current titles will continue after the upcoming Convergence Event.   That means there will only be 49 … Continue reading

The New 52 – Running Down Week THREE of the DC Relaunch

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OK, you know the drill by now. Each week DC has 13 books.  Here’s where I go through them and tell you what I think. If you are keeping score it breaks down like this ON MY PULL LIST: 14 INTERESTED IN ISSUE TWO : 5 ON THE FENCE: 2 NOT LIKELY TO CONTINUE 5 You’ll notice I am including Justice League in this batch.   Yes, it came out on August 31st, but it’s designated a “3rd week” book, so issue two will not come out until October 19th, with the rest of the books listed below. This week was … Continue reading

5 Things I am Looking Forward to in the DCnU (and Few Things I’m Not)

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So if you didn’t know today is the last day of the DC Comics line as it’s pretty much existed since 1986 (or 1994, or 2005, depending on your opinion) as the DCU relaunch (don’t call it a reboot!) begins today with JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 hitting stores (with many shops having midnight launch sales.) I am going with 1986, the end of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, since most of the major DC characters origins are traced back to the versions that came out of that, and while there have been additions and revsions, those were, until this week, … Continue reading

Valiant Efforts – Part 2

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Picking up from where we left off in Valiant Efforts – Part 1 In 1992 Valiant was the little company that could. Shooter & Company put together a core of 8 titles, and through their 18 part mega crossover Unity, exploded on to the national scene. 1993 was poised to be a big year for the young company. Wizard Magazine, “the Guide to Comics”, featured the publisher for the first time in its 17th issue (cover date Jan 1993). Wizard went so far as to giving them a gatefold cover, giving them room to feature characters from several  Valiant was … Continue reading