More great stuff this week. Marvel NOW! continues with a couple of new books, as well as a few getting their second issues. DC gives us another chapter in Batman’s “Death of the Family” event as well as their big Superman crossover, “H’el on Earth”. Here’s my favorite covers this week. Continue reading
Where to begin? As soon as you step into the NY Comic Con, you are assaulted by the experiential overstimulation. Fortunately, I had a loose plan from the start. Continue reading
One of the highlights for me at NYCC 2012 was the panel discussion and preview trailers of the animated rendition of this truly great Frank Miller story, The Dark Knight Returns Part 2. The panel was made up of legendary Warner Brothers, DC producer Bruce Timm and the talented voice director Andrea Romano, moderated by Gary Miereanu.
This week there was a large number of great covers released. I realized I would have a really hard time narrowing it down to my 3 favorite. Then I realized this is my article and I can do what I want. Besides, far be it for me to deprive you of some great comic book art.
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2
Adam Hughes is mostly known for drawing pretty ladies, and doing it very well. His runs on books like Catwoman and Wonder Woman led to some really fantastic covers. Many of them are collected in the book “Cover Run: The DC Comics art of Adam Hughes”, which is well worth a purchase. It’s nice to see him work on a book focused on a male character, although he has been managing to sneak the ladies into the covers. I really like the classic feel of this cover, along with Silk Spectre’s perfectly positioned head.
Red She-Hulk #58
I should probably state that any week where there is a cover by Skottie Young, it has about a 95% chance of making this list. I absolutely love his work, especially when he’s drawing the baby version of characters. On top of that, this cover features Aaron Stack, also known as Machine Man. If you don’t know who he is, he’s a surly robot who likes beer. Check out Next Wave: Agents of H.A.T.E. by Warren Ellis in which he features prominently. You won’t be disappointed.
Uncanny Avengers #1
I chose two different covers for Uncanny Avengers #1 because I liked them so much. As I previously mentioned Skottie Young baby characters get the thumbs up from me. The Deadpool cover I like because, well it’s Deadpool, and the stuff written on the board behind him makes me laugh.
I also chose two covers for Batman 13, and I don’t think you can blame me. This month starts the story arc “Death of the Family”, and guess who’s back? Scott Snyder’s Batman is pretty easily one of the best books DC puts out, and one of the best on the shelves every month. Night of the Owls, the previous story arc, was a great read, and I’m really looking forward to this. If you’re a Batman fan you should really check it out.
One of the big things every year at comic con are the exclusives. Some people buy exclusives to complete a collection. Some buy them because they are cool. Some buy them to turn a profit. I’ve done all three at some point or another at a con. Here are some of the really cool things to look out for, and where to find them. Continue reading