Whorin’ the comics – 8 July 2009
A couple of interesting titles are starting this week and one of my favorite comics book properties is drawing to close after 100 bloody and glorious issues. As always the full list can be found here and hit the jump for the Media Whore Networks guide to what you should be picking up this week.
Wednesday Comics #1
Wednesday Comics is a new 12 issue weekly comic book series featuring some of the best names in comics. The unique thing about Wednesday Comics is that it recreates the weekly comic section from newspapers it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28″ x 20″ tabloid-sized comic with each comic taking up it’s own page. Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso, Neil Gaiman and Dave Gibbons are just a few of the people involved in this project with new stories featuring all of the DC favorites including: Batman, Superman,Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and others. If this type of storytelling model is successful it’ll be interesting to see if Wednesday Comics becomes a regular feature in the DC release schedule.
Dark X-Men Beginning #1
Every superhero has too start somewhere and this new series from Marvel features the origins of some of the Dark X-Men. Each issue will feature 3 11 page stories focusing on a different superhero Emma Frost, Mimic, Cloak & Dagger,Daken , Weapon X and Dark Beast. It sounds like an interesting concept and I’m glad to see Marvel have chosen to combine all of these origin stories into one new property rather than creating a new comic for each. This should be a good read for people that are unsure about the origins of these Marvel anti heroes.
The Prototype comic focuses on New York homicide detectives as they track a mysterious serial killer across New York whilst going up against a covert black ops military unit that may be hunting the same killer. Whilst I’ve gotten bored of the actual game, I’ve heard great things about the comic which is rare for comics that tie into other mainstream properties. I’m waiting for the trade paperback of this but if can’t wait I’m sure this will be a worthwhile addition to your comic collection.
BPRD 1947 #1
A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed BPRD 1946, 1947 focuses on the remnants of the Nazis’ creations at the end of the Second World War and a lone vampire travelling the world hunting for survivors of the Third Reich. Any BPRD is always welcome in my eyes but this one really grabs my interests because it’s drawn by the fantastic Gabriel Bá, the artist on the superb Umbrella Academy, I’m looking forward to what these two great minds can bring together.
100 Bullets: Wilt
This is it the final trade paperback is being released for 100 Bullets this week for just under 10 years this fantastic crime saga is finally drawing to a close. There’s a lot of loose ends to be tied up in the story with characters and current story arcs all over the place but I’m fully expecting them to be all brought together in one bloody, violent and hopefully satisfying conclusion.
That’s it for this week, what are you guys planning on picking today, or Thursday if you’re in the UK?