COMICS ON THE RACK
Quick Picks for Comics Due 03-17-10
By John Judy
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #625 by Joe Kelly and Max Fiumara. The new Rhino and the old Rhino butt heads. Heh-heh…
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 by Scott Snyder, Stephen King (yes, THE Stephen King) and Rafael Albuquerque. A Vertigo title throwing King's well-worn hat back into the Vampire ring. This time it's the story of how vampirism came to the good old US of A and how we made it our own. No "sparkling" guaranteed. Recommended.
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #32 by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz. Give JMS credit, he comes up with team-ups that would not occur to the average bear. This month: Aquaman and the Demon Etrigan. Underwater flame breath sold here!
BRONX KILL HC by Peter Milligan and James Romberger. A writer's wife goes missing and he has to go look for her. He does. Doesn't he? Recommended.
CHOKER #2 by Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith. Having inked his deal with the devil, Choker meets his new partner on the Shotgun City force. You love this comic and need it to be happy. Highly recommended. Not for kids.
DARK AVENGERS #15 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato. Ms. Marvel (Moonstone) and Hawkeye (Bullseye) get sick, twisted and deviant. Also the sun rises in the East.
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS: THE FIREFLY AND HIS MAJESTY #4 of 9 by Garth and Carlos Ezquerra. It's a first for an Ennis war book: The return of a character from a previous story. In this case it's Corporal (now Sergeant) Stiles from THE TANKIES and he's got a new and improved Nazi-killing machine. Unfortunately the ratzis have some new stuff of their own. Highly recommended.
HULK #21 by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. More big strong monsters fighting. Reveal of Red Hulk's identity currently scheduled for 2013.
INCREDIBLE HULK #608 by Greg Pak and Paul Pelletier. Bruce Banner leads the Avengers, or at least some people who have been Avengers, against people Bruce Banner doesn't like. Sweet gig. Plus, a Red She-Hulk back-up story.
IRREDEEMABLE #12 by Mark Waid and Peter Krause. Modeus, the one guy who might be able to take out the Plutonian, has returned. And he's pulling the big guy's strings. Highly recommended but too violent for younger kids.
SIEGE #3 of 4 by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel. A bunch of idiots attack Asgard, unaware perhaps that it's full of Gods!
SPIDER-WOMAN #7 by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Can Spider-Woman be an Avenger and an Agent of S.W.O.R.D. at the same time? It's like she's torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool. Lovin' both of them is breakin' all the rules… And who came up with "S.W.O.R.D.?" S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.A.M.M.E.R. weren't enough already? We needed "S.W.O.R.D.?" Oy… Alex Maleev is a great artist.
SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1 by Lotsa People. An anthology of adventures featuring the Superman Family's most colorful characters.
X-MEN LEGACY #234 by Mike Carey and Yanick Paquette. Rogue can finally, for the first time in her life, make skin contact with a man without knocking him out or killing him. This could be The Greatest Marvel Comic of All Time.