Whorin’ the comics: 13 May 2009

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Another Wednesday, another great week for comics.  Here’s my picks for the week as always you can check out the full release for this week over here:

Umbrella Academy – Dallas #6

umbrellaacademydallas61The finale of the second series of the Umbrella Academy is finally here and it’s looking like it’s going to be a huge ending.  The Umbrella Academy are a group of superhero siblings, who try to save the world, whilst trying to stick together and not kill each other.  To explain the plot would give too much away as part of the charm of the series is finding out the story and working out what’s going on.  Written by Gerard Way, the frontman of My Chemical Romance, The Umbrella Academy proves that he has a career long after his music career is finished.

Sonic the Hedgehog #200

sonic200Sonic the comic is 15 years old! That makes me feel surprisingly old as remember collecting these comics when I was quite a lot younger than I am now.  After 50 issues Sonic had finally defeated Dr. Robotnik.  Then in issue 175 Robotnik defeated Sonic, now in the 200th issue spectacular they clash once again and the fate of Mobius hangs in the balance.  It’s surprising that still after all these years there is still a massively loyal fan base for these comics especially with the waning popularity of Sonic as a video game character.  So go and pick up Sonic this month and relive a bit of your youth.

BPRD – The Black Goddess #5

bprdThe BPRD are the b-characters in the Hellboy universe but weirdly they make the better comic book series.  I think it’s because Hellboy is very much a guy on his own for most of the comic with occasional guest characters, BPRD is a team and they grow as a team as the storyline continue. Trapped between a mad prophet and an apocalyptic battle, Abe, Kate, and Johann must determine the price of their souls as they decide where their loyalties lie-and whether the life of a friend is more valuable than the fate of the world.  It seems like there are big changes afoot in the Hellboy universe and if you want to started in the universe it’s probably a good idea to get started now, before those big changes take place.

Walking Dead #61

walkingdead62The Walking Dead is without a doubt the best monthly comic book being released at the moment.  In a world overrun with zombies, it’s a fight for survival in a world gone mad.  The survivors continue their journey towards Washington but are they being hunted and if so who buy?  The great thing about the Walking Dead is the fact that it really takes no prisoners and your constantly left guessing who’s going to live or die, including Rick the comics leading man.  Highly recommended reading.

That’s it for another week and remember if your in the UK then you won’t be able to get your comic fix until Thursday.  Hit the forums and let us know what you’ll be picking up this week.

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