Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Awesome

I just realized that I refer to a lot of things as awesome, but of course, they are all awesome. Anyway, another comic day has come and gone and I couldn't be happier. Now I realize that anyone reading this pretty much couldn't give two shits about the comics I read, but I figure I can plug my favs. And away we go.

Transformers are back with a new vision. It's only to issue 2 and its fun as hell. Good to know the robots in disguise haven't gone entirely. I'm interested to see where it goes and it appears the big guns (optimus and megatron) are gonna show up soon.

Invincible remains as probably the best superhero comic book in the universe! Think of this as image's response to Spider-man, the every-man who's dad is a superhero and he inherits the powers. There is much more too it with great characterization couopled with great action. Every issue is amazing and this weeks has proved no different. I am further drawn in by the awesomeness that is Robert Kirkman. Everything he writes just oozes of goodness. He's also writing a mini for marvel entitled "Marvel Zombies." It's exactly as it sounds, imagine all your favorite mavel heroes as blood thirsty zombies...good stuff.

Next up we have Supergirl. You know Supergirl, Supermans cousin, pretty much the same except its a girl and she wears a miniskirt. And no, I don't read it for the miniskirt, you weirdo. After a several month hiatus, Jeph Loeb returns with another superb issue. Only two left before he makes the jump to Marvel and he will certainly be missed on this book. Lex Luthor bit off more than he could chew and the stage is set for the two Supergirls to face off. My thoughts and heart go out to Jeph who recently lost his son to cancer and he's more than welcome to take as long as needed to get the next issue out, its gonna be great anyway.

Now for the marvel comics. First the Ultimate universe. For the uninitiated, the ultimate books(x-men, spider-man, etc) are the reinvention of the character we already know. For the most part it's very exciting. Ultimate X-men continues as the awesome Robert Kirkman writes for the second of his (i believe) seven issue stint and its interesting, but in a very good way. I love his take on the X-Men and he seems to be one of the few that realized these are teenagers for the most part and it a breath of fresh air after BKV's more serious run. Ultimate Extinction is the arrival of Galactus(think big dude covered in purple, rolls with silver surfer). It seems like it may be interesting, but has yet to really pick up steam but theres four issues left for that so I have faith.

And finally the Marvel 616 universe, that means the one you know. Cable & Deadpool takes a turn for the serious this issue which is normally filled with hilarity by Deadpool. He takes a backseat in this one as Cable is shown to be smarter than anyone thinks and fights Captain America, good read. Sensational Spider-Man...Was calles Marvel Knights: Spider-Man for issues 1-22 and for the past four it was caught in an outrageously played out crossover "the other" in which he died and came back and gained new powers. Still with me? Ok, now that theres a good writer and an amazing artist(Angel Medina, yes THE Angel Medina...::sigh:: he did spawn) its as good as ever. Its about damn time Spider-Man got back to bein awesome.

Well, that about does it for this week, I may do this regularly, who knows. Time to maybe do something productive...or watch some arrested development, I haven't decided yet.

dont you think you want someone to talk to?

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