Ah, fall! The leaves start to change, the school year is young, the epic miniseries start winding down…. That’s right, Marvel Comics has released its solicitations for September, and Chris Hunter and I are looking at all the pretty colors.
IRON MAN #12
1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #1
NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. #8
STAN LEE MEETS SPIDER-MAN
STAN LEE MEETS DR. STRANGE
UNION JACK #1
HEROES FOR HIRE #2
NEW AVENGERS #24
MOON KNIGHT #6: After reading issues one and two of this series, I’ve come to the realization that David Finch has a lot of fans, because his art is the only thing carrying this series. And to think that Marvel is letting Huston write the Ultimates Annual….
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #1: My question is this – does Fraction have what it takes to handle this character or to handle a title for Marvel period. Reviews I’ve read of his other work haven’t been too praising, but to be honest, I’m willing to give him a chance simply because of Rex Mantooth.
SQUADRON SUPREME #7: Considering what has been going on in this series, it’s nice to see the tables turned against the Squad. An intriguing series so far….
ASTONISHING X-MEN #17: Loving this storyline. A dainty Wolverine? A beastly Beast? Colossus downed with one hit? A very interesting Hellfire Club, indeed…
EXILES #86: I have to get this storyline just to see how the Exiles deal with a million different Wolverines…
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #6: I’m really enjoying this series so far and we haven’t even had the fight between Captain America and Wolverine yet. Way and Dillon are quite the team, but I’m hoping that Way isn’t going to drag out what exactly The Plan is too long…
X-MEN: PHOENIX – WARSONG #1: Again, I ask, why? And Kirkham is supposed to be a Marvel “hot artist”? I don’t think so.
ZOMBIE #1: I like Hotz. I like zombies. I’ll be checking this out. Is DC afraid of zombies, I wonder…?
CAPTAIN AMERICA #22: Can’t wait to see Brubaker’s take on Civil War. For my wallet’s sake, I’m hoping this will be a self-contained tie-in.
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #19: Peter David writes Spidey vs. Fin Fang Foom? Somebody at Marvel likes me.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 1: This does look like a good set of stories, even without the oddity of Jerry Siegel working on a Marvel character.
SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS FANTASTIC FIVE: IN SEARCH OF DOOM DIGEST: In fact, I think I have all five issues of Fantastic Five, taking up not a lot of space next to the DeFalco/Ryan Fantastic Fours. They’re not bad, but they take off from the DeFalco/Ryan run.
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LIFE FANTASTIC TPB: The “Doom’s Birthday” special was pretty good, but the Death In The Family special was very disappointing and the regular FF issues really only set up “Planet Hulk.” For some reason I never did get the FF Wedding Special, so if it turns out to be prohibitively expensive in the back-issue bins, I might get this collection.
THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 1 TPB: An all-star artist roster, including Walt Simonson before he took over the title — but how’s the story?