Whorin’ the Comics – 19 August 2009
Another Marvel favorite reaches a huge milestone this month and one of my favourite comic authors has a new hardcover out. As always the full list can be found here and hit the jump to find the Media Whore Networks guide to the comics you should be reading this week.
Daredevil has been around for a long time it seems, first appearing in 1964 Daredevil has never been one of the top Marvel superheroes but he’s obviously popular enough to keep going for this long. Celebrating 500 issues means big changes are afoot in the story where the Kingpin reveals his true story and Daredevil finds out he has something in common with Lady Bullseye. The 500th issue also marks the final issue that Ed Brubaker and Michael Leark are involved in before handing over to the next creative team who have yet to be announced, it’ll be interesting to see who takes over from such an esteemed team
Ex Machina #44
With only six issues left to go until the Ex Machina ends its run it looks like we are finally going to have some answers regarding Mayor Hundred and just exactly why he got given his powers. I love Ex Machina and I’ll be sad when it finishes in a few months time but glad at the same time because series creator Brian K Vaughn is stopping it whilst it’s good rather than carrying and ruining the story before he runs out of ideas.
Astounding Wolf-Man #18
Robert Kirkman’s Astounding Wolf-Man is another comic I enjoy that’s about to end. Regular readers of the column will know I’m a big fan of Kirkman and we all how busy of a guy he is so it’s understandable that he wants to drop one of his smaller projects to keep the pace going on his bigger titles including The Walking Dead and Invincible. We’ve still got a few issues to go, 25 is the final issue but issue 18 starts to put things in place for the big finale. Like most of Kirkmans titles, The Astounding Wolfman has been down a dark path in the past few issues and now the Wolfman has broken out of prison and things aren’t clear exactly which side he’s on.
I’ve copied the synopsis of the Brian Azzarellos latest crime story Filthy Rich because it sounds so awesome. Richard “Junk” Junkin has always lived on the wrong side of trouble. A former pro football star whose career was cut short by injury (and a nasty gambling problem), Junk now spends his time dreaming of what might have been, selling cars in Jersey, and lusting after the boss’s unbelievably spoiled, unbelievably sexy and unbelievably rich daughter, Victoria. So when the boss asks him to be Victoria’s personal bodyguard while she tears up the New York City club scene, Junk leaps at the chance. But before long, he’s finds that Victoria wants a lapdog and not a chaperon, someone who’s going to do all of her dirty work-all of it — someone who wants to get filthy rich. It’s a $20 comic but it’s from the fantastic mind of Azzarello, who wrote one of my favourite comics, 100 Bullets so I’m sure this will be a worthy purchase for any fan of the crime genre.
That’s it for this week, what are you guys planning on picking up?