Posts Tagged ‘Avengers vs X-Men’
Comic Book Fix: Meaningful Characters and Pointless Deaths
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:06 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:06
I started reading Gail Simone‘s original Birds of Prey comics. I’ve been meaning to read them for a while, but never knew where to start. Was her entire run available as trades? Would I have to pick my way through the back issues of local comic shops? And if I did, how many issues did Simone write? Fifty? And if you throw in her Secret Six books, and her current Batgirl run, that’s, what, more than 100 individual comics, isn’t it? Where in the world would I find room for all that? And then it hit me. I didn’t need to track down the single issues of Simone’s work. I didn’t have to clear space on a bookshelf or get a new short box. All I had to do was search for her name using the comiXology app on my tablet computer and there they were, all of her comics, just sitting there, waiting.
I probably never would have bothered to try to find physical copies of all of Simone’s work. Too much effort. No guarantee of success. It was either download the issues or hope that someday DC would put together nice, updated collections of her comics. And who knows when, or even if, that will ever happen. It’s taken DC almost 20 years to release decent collections of the whole Batman: Knightfall saga. Who wants to wait that long?
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Comic Book Fix: Avengers vs. X-Men Release Party and Review
Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:39 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 4 April 2012 11:00
To celebrate the release of the biggest crossover event in years, comic book shops were given permission by Marvel to sell the first issue of its much-hyped megaseries, Avengers Vs. X-Men, a day early. More than a thousand stores around the world, from the U.S. to Europe to Japan, held Tuesday night release parties for the epic showdown between Marvel’s two mightiest franchises.
Some stores hosted Marvel creators like Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, while others held special sales for all the fans who came out, like Omaha’s Krypton Comics, which marked down all back issues to half price for the duration of the AvX party. Marvel is trying its best to make this 12-part series a BIG DEAL, especially with two would-be blockbuster movies being released over the next few months: The Avengers in May and Amazing Spider-Man (in the comics Spidey is a part-time Avenger) in July.
The repercussions from this event will be felt throughout the Marvel Universe for the next couple years, so it’s imperative that they get the kickoff issue right. So how did they do? Click the link for my review of the book everyone on the Internet will be talking about this week, Avengers Vs. X-Men #1, and check out a few photos from last night’s Krypton Comics release party.