Whorin’ the Comics – 30th September 2009
Another quiet week this week in terms of things that I’m planning on picking up but I’m sure there’s plenty of things for everybody this week, you can find the list of this weeks releases here and hit the jump for the Media Whore Network Guide to the comics you should be reading this week.
Die Hard Year One #1
Boom Studios continues it’s domination of the licensed comic market with this weeks release of Die Hard Year 1. Every great action hero got started somewhere. Batman Began. Bond had his Casino Royale. And for John McClane, more than a decade before the first Die Hard movie, he’s just another rookie cop, an East Coast guy working on earning his badge in New York City during 1976’s Bicentennial celebration… and the Summer of Sam. It’ll be interesting to see how John McClane transfers to world of comics, the style of the Criminal comics by Ed Brubaker could suit the character quite well so it’ll be interesting to see the direction they take with it.
The Aliens story is nearly over in this reboot of the Aliens comic saga. Untold trillions of miles from Earth, the planet Chione holds limitless treasures, ancient mysteries and horrors beyond imagination. In the presence of the greatest archaeological discovery in human history, biologist David Sereda’s journey of discovery becomes a desperate rescue mission as he plunges alone into a vast, maze-like necropolis to save the life of a woman trapped amidst an infestation of deadly xenomorphs. But when Sereda comes face to face with the madmen who murdered his crew and buried him alive, he begins to doubt his quest as he realizes that for any hope of success in the midst of monsters, Sereda may need to make a deal with devils. The series has been a fairly good read so far and sticks well to the established canon of the series so it’ll be interesting to see how this all ties up with Predator comic and the upcoming Aliens vs Predator series.
Umbrella Academy Vol 2 – Dallas
One of my favorite comics in the past couple of years has been the Umbrella Academy, written by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance fame) and drawn by Gabreil Ba, The Umbrella Academy tells the story of a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor, Pogo, the team is despondent. So it’s a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse them into action. Trouble is, each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. The Rumor has lost her voice–the source of her power. Spaceboy has eaten himself into a near-catatonic state, and while Number Five dives into some shady dealings at the dog track, The Kraken starts looking at his littlest brother as the key to unraveling a mysterious series of massacres. Everybody should at least try the Umbrella Academy it really is one of the most original comics around at the moment.
That’s it for this week, what are you guys planning on picking up? There probably won’t be a post next week because I’m away on a trip, so it’s going to be up to you guys to tell me what I should be buying.