I've been reading comics for a long time, so I remember when comics were something you waited for and every week you were surprised. I remember when you trekked to the convenience store, or drug store, or grocery store, where ever you bought comics because there was no store that conveniently pulled your comics for you every week. I remember the one time a year you went to the closest comic book convention to you to get the issues that you missed because the other kids in town got there before you. This is the ongoing story of recapturing that feeling by reading some comics that haven't been cracked in some time. Perhaps they live in some long-neglected long box in your spare room. Perhaps they are discovered at the bottom of that last box you haven't unpacked since your last move two years ago, and perhaps they're just waiting in some comic shops back stock waiting for you to discover them the next time they drag them to some mini-convention in a hotel ballroom looking to score some quick cash with cheap back issues. Sometimes they'll be gems, sometimes the memory is fonder than the reality, but my goal is to share with you my spoiler-ridden reviews of old comics. JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN #6 July 1992 John Byrne was one of my earliest influences. In the 1990s, after bouncing between Marvel and DC over a decade, he turned a proposal for Marvel's 2099 line into 2112, a graphic novel that became the basis for Next Men. This was the issue that tied those two together, because after reading 2112 and the first six issues (there was a Next Men #0) of John Byrne's Next Men, it was not apparent that they were linked in any way except that both had a character named Sathanas, which could or could not be the same character. They certainly didn't look alike. Enter this issue. SYNOPSIS: In an Antarctic research station, an earthquake rocks four scientists who quickly deduce it came from an explosion 30 miles away. They go to investigate to discover at the site, around a hundred mangled, mutilated and not quite human bodies. One of them is alive and it quickly attacks the group draining their life-force to save itself. Recognizing one of the scientists as Fleming Jorgenson, the creature, horribly injured relishes in that the year is 1955. Cut to the States and the home of Congressman Aldus Hilltop who his hosting Dr. Jorgenson who's returned from an apparent explosion of the research station that killed all other scientists there. Jorgenson is bringing Aldus Hilltop who places his political career above all else. Jorgenson has Hilltop help retrieve a case from Antarctica in the most confusing and complicated way possible. Inside the case, is the creature he discovered in Antarctica, named Sathanas, an energy vampire that awakes and brings Hilltop into his grand plan with the promise of power.
San Diego, CA (August 21, 2013) – Darkness falls on the AUTOBOTS this November in the comic book event Transformers: Dark Cybertron! This series pushes the TRANSFORMERS characters to their limits, but they’ll have the help of some creative superstars on their journey.
We have next weeks IDW release list and it looks sharp. New trades, hardcovers and of course new books. GI JOE fans should e pleased and so will the Transformer fans. One thing I am looking forward too is the Judge Dredd hardcover. Take a peek and remember to hit up your shop this coming Wednesday. COLONIZED #4 DINOSAURS ATTACK #1 DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS #3 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 07 GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS #5 HALF PAST DANGER #3 JUDGE DREDD CAM KENNEDY COLLECTION HC VOL 01 MARS ATTACKS TP VOL 02 ON ICE ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC DM ED STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS COMICS MEET FREUD & DALI HC TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 05 TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #4 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 04 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #93
This is one book I cannot wait for. As a reporter it;s imperative that I remain unbiased with my stories but come on, John Byrne is amazing and I thank him for all he did with the X-Men. I think this time I will let it slide and say I am in 100% with this book. San Diego, CA (July 12, 2013) –John Byrne continues to break new ground with all-new series in 2013 by revealing the shocking secrets of Triple Helix! As the newest original team from Byrne is formed, what surprises will he have in store? Discuss this here or in the Forum!
This week Image dominates the charts with some solid releases. Walking Dead is sure to tear things up and so will East of West. Marvel has a few good books coming and so does DC. IDW seems a little light this week but that will change next week. Dark Horse has the almighty Star Wars coming out so all in all, looks to be a some fun reads.
San Diego, CA (July 2, 2013) - IDW Publishing is renowned for having great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con International every year, but 2013 finds them taking it to the next level. See below for a complete list of SDCC exclusives, which promise to be the most sought after of the show!