Weekly Anticipation: Flightless Bird

(Cover by Szymon Kudranski, DC Comics)

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice 2 is on track to be my favorite of the week if all the well-crafted, anguished character work remains from the first issue. That was the perfect example of why a novelist can absolutely shine in the sequential storytelling medium and I have the utmost hopes for this week. Pain, revenge, guns and The Batman!

(Cover by Guillem March, DC Comics)

Again with the DC miniseries! Huntress 2 is absolutely ~my jam~! Helena gets the spotlight all to herself, kicking ass and being a totally righteous defender of the innocent. With Marcus To and John Dell on visuals, she even does it all looking entirely fashionable and fierce. Loving Guillem March for these covers as well. Guess it’s hard to hyper-sexualize someone when they wear body armor but lord knows he’s trying. Anyways, the end result is a book you should read from issue one to six (the final chapter)!

(Cover by Kaare Andrews, Marvel Comics)

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 4 marks not only what is sure to be another banner entry into the Ultimate Marvel universe with one of the most relatable characters in comics history but the first Kaare Andrews cover I really dig as well! Needless snark aside, we get more glimpses into how Miles’ powers work and more of his steps to becoming the new Spider-Man are revealed. It’s pricier than some books but this is an instance where you are absolutely paying for quality.

(My remaining pull list this week is Batwoman 3Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season 9 3Demon Knights 3Dollhouse: Epitaphs 5Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. 3Green Lantern 3Mister Terrific 3Superboy 3 and Uncanny X-Force 17)

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Anticipation: Flightless Bird

  1. You have to give Guillem March credit. He knows what his thing is and he sticks with it. Seriously, though, these Huntress covers show that he could be a good artist if he would just rein in the cheesecake. Can you imagine how horribly wrong that “wearing a sexy nightgown while beating the crap out of guys” scene in issue one would have gone if March had been the interior artist, too?

  2. Right? He wins all of the persistence awards for his attempt to make everything boobs.

    Exactly, it’s a shame he generally uses his powers for hyperbolic sexsexsex when he has such obvious talent. “I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you!” comes to mind.

  3. It’s just like that episode of Seinfeld where George becomes a hand model. All the people talk about the guy who was the greatest hand model in the world, but he “Wasn’t master of his own domain,” (to use their PG phrasing) and therefore ruined his hand and career. March could be great if he’d stop thinking about boobs all day. I’m kind of amazed that he gets any work done at all, actually.

  4. I also feel compelled to mention that I want to rip off this segment on my blog with a “what looks good for the coming week” column. I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of it before.

  5. Oh, go for it! Just about every comics blog does it in one way or another =)

    We’re the only ones who do it in this specific way but I’m sure there are a million permutations for comic anticipation posts.

  6. Yeah, that’s why I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of it before now. Just giving credit for the inspiration, even if it’s something that should have hit me a long time ago.

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