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Monday, July 09, 2007

How You Feeling?

So I’ve finally caught up with my backlog of unread comics. I’m finally up to date with the who’s and what’s, of course I’m still puzzling out the why’s. But that is the fun of reading.

I’ll admit it, for the last few months I haven’t been super jazzed about reading. When I’ve brought home my purchases I’ve kind of dragged my feet in getting to them. Yeah, I’ve thought this issue has been cool or that issue has been interesting but overall it’s felt like the industry has just kind of been spinning it’s wheels. But then last week I was talking to Devon (of Seven Hells fame) and realized something:

I’m excited about comics.

I’m stoked about what’s going on from all companies, The Big Two to the smaller presses. I like being able to say, “It was a good week,” and then have someone respond with, “It was a great week.” How long it will be able to hold this level is the big question, but right now I’m happy to have things being “great.”

So here are ten things I’m excited about, in no particular order.

1. The continuing adventures of Jamie Reyes in Blue Beetle. Of course this is a obvious first choice for me but the comic is just super good.

2. “The Good Prince” storyline in Fables. Best arc since “Homelands.”

3. The Sinestro Corps. It’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

4. Black Canary’s mini-series. We know what her answer is going to be, but damn I’m looking forward to seeing how she gets there.

5. The Skrull question. Who is really a wrinkled alien?

6. World War Hulk. He's back and angry. Hilk smash for the next five months, how can you not love that. Iron Man and the rest of the Illuminati are going to get theirs.

7. New Warriors. For some reason I’m digging the heck out of this series. Like The Initiative it feels like Marvel have big plans for these characters.

8. Checkmate. The comic never ceases to impress me. With cameos and guest-stars galore in some ways the title feels like a center of what’s going on. Which is what a global police force run by the U.N. should feel like. Amanda Waller is gonna get hers.

9. The search for Ray Palmer. Not only will it span the whole Multiverse but it’s amazing that the smallest character in the DCU is the one that will have the biggest impact.

10. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, I’m totally bummed that Oni pushed the release date back to 9/19. You know what they say about things and those who wait.

What are you excited about?


Blogger Gyuss Baaltar said...

World War Hulk.

I am loving it. Just loving it.

Latest issue of Ant-Man as a tie in? Simply Robert Kirkman at his brilliant best.

11:09 AM

Blogger Devon said...

New 100 Bullets, JSA, Showcase Presents Batgirl and this Thursday.

2:33 PM

Blogger Rob S. said...

Man, "The Good Prince" got even better yesterday. Bluebeard's back! And Trusty John!

2:56 PM

Blogger Tom Mattson said...

You're right about comics suddenly being exciting. Just the other day I was realizing that there are a TON of good books out right now, and that ones I used to have problems with are becoming some of my favorites as well!

-Fables is absolutely whooping ass right now

-the skrull thing may end up saving Mighty Avengers, one of Marvel's worst books right now

-XMen books are suddenly starting to be awesome. The Endangered Species story has forced me to pick up all four of the main titles (plus Astonishing still) every month, and I'm surprised to say I'm glad for it. These books are all coming together in ways that are more fun and impressive than they have for a long long time. By this time next year, I'm pretty confident I'm going to be consumed by X hysteria.

-Archaia Studio books like The Killer, Okko, Mouse Guard, etc... are raising the bar for the industry and hopefully other developers will follow.

1:28 PM


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