Posts Tagged ‘Cyclops’
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?
Tags: avengers, Avengers vs X-Men, AvX, barbara gordon, birds of prey, black canary, Brian Michael Bendis, captain marvel, Charles Xavier, Cyclops, Dark Horse, DC Comics, dinah lance, Gail Simone, Greg Rucka, helena bertinelli, huntress, jean grey, kelly sue deconnick, mavel, Oracle | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments
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.
Comic Book Fix Wed: DC Announces ‘Digital First’ Publishing Strategy
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 07:02 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 16 November 2011 11:00
Less than a year before its “New 52″ launch, DC Comics began publishing Batman Beyond, an all-ages comic that continued the adventures of Future Batman Terry McGinnis from the popular animated series of the same name. When news of the reboot hit the Internet and the September solicitations were released, the fledgling title was nowhere to be seen. DC announced on its blog in August that “Batman Beyond will return with an all-new #1 … in 2012″ and no more thought was given to the matter as other, more pressing issues rose to the top of comic book discussion boards, such as “What happened to Superman’s red trunks?”
On Monday DC finally unveiled its publishing strategy for Batman Beyond and it could be seen as yet another shot across the bow of comic book retailers in the burgeoning war for consumer dollars between print and digital comics.
More after the jump.
Comic Book Fix Wed: Marvel Doesn’t Have to Reboot Its Universe to Remain Fresh
Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 09:32 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 2 November 2011 09:02
Lost amidst all the DC “New 52″ hype these last few months has been Marvel’s own universe-wide reboot. Well, not a reboot per se. More like a reset. And a soft reset at that.
While DC hit the reboot button on its entire superhero universe, in an attempt to make everything fresh and new again, Marvel has taken a more staggered approach to resetting its vast and ever-changing landscape. Rather than changing everything all at once, Marvel takes each corner of its universe one at a time and resets the characters as if they were pieces in a game of chess. Everything that came before still happened, all the changes come in-continuity, but when the dust settles and there’s a new number one issue on the shelf, you better believe there’s a new status quo in town.
One year, Marvel focuses its editorial eye on the Spider-Man family of books, the next year, the Avengers or the Fantastic Four. This year, it’s the X-Men’s turn to be reset, to take a deep breath before once more plunging into the abyss of anti-mutant hysteria.
More after the jump.
Tags: Action Comics, batman noel, brent peeples, carlos pacheco, chris bachalo, crisis on infinite earths, Cyclops, DC, Grant Morrison, jason aaron, Josh Fialkov, kieron gillen, last of the greats, Marvel, New 52, reboot, regenesis, schism, Superman, Wolverine, x-men | Posted under Comic Book Fix | No Comments