I’m picking this up for a few reasons, my biggest reason being the simple fact that it’s David Hine on writing. I’m a fan of Hine’s, though not as big as some people I know, I still really like his work and I am excited to see where he takes our friendly wall-crawler. Taking a character like Spider-man into the world of Noir is somewhat crazy, but then again, some of the best ideas are the craziest ones. This is also the start of the Noir series from Marvel, something that could be an exciting new branch of Marvel’s many universes and alternate stories. I also have seen the artist in his Marvel Knights work, it’s stunning and I can’t wait to see how Hine uses the amazing art to tell this story.
Skaar: Son of Hulk
As much as I wanted to keep up with Skaar…some things just aren’t worth it and Skaar is just a pure waste of my time and money. Seeing as my list is getting bigger and bigger with little room for series I don’t care about, Skaar had to go and was chopped off the list. Though I may return to it if I hear good things, for now, I’m done with the Son of Hulk.
Ultimate Fantastic Four
I’m mainly buying this in my curiosity of the Invisible Woman’s fate. With the possibility of wedding bells in the future for her and everything looking so grim, I had to come back to the FF for one last hurrah, seeing as the series is to be cancelled soon.
The art doesn’t look too good really…it looks fine, but it’s more of the same old same old for DC artists. Still, it’s Kevin Smith and Batman. A combination that makes me jumps for joy. I’m a big fan of Smith’s movie work and really hope he can blend a more dark humor with Batman, rather then making it blatantly humorous which would be annoying when it comes to Batman. Still, with a character like Joker, Smith should be able to hit a nice blend here.
Pending possible removal
I haven’t done anything to this title yet, but with the delays that continue to plague it, I’m really considering dropping Wolverine. While I’ve been loving Old Man Logan and McNiven’s art has been worth the wait…I gotta cut somewhere in the list and if Wolverine keeps getting delayed and the story starts to bore me, it’ll be gone.
Added! –For now!-
Uncanny is on my pull list for the sake of checking out Dodson’s incredible artwork but that’s it. Though I’ll admit, I am also interested in seeing what becomes of Emma as she enters Scott’s mind, from what the previews have shown, it just looks like Fraction’s excuse to get to see our favorite X-girls in skimpy outfits…*eye rolls* point in one close up shot of Rogue, her shirt torn and bra easily viewed…seriously…ugh. But I digress, either way; I’m checking it out for Dodson’s art mainly.
I decided to wait until after the first issue to add this series, as the first issue didn’t interest me at all. No offense to fans of this classic time for Spider-man, but I honestly didn’t really care about it. Now issue 2 and up are what interests me personally.
Yes, I’m actually going to be buying the last 2 issues of the Sonic X comic. Now…I saw the cartoon a while back when it premiered, didn’t really like it despite being a fan of the series of video games. Though a friend of mine showed me the Japanese original version…much, much, much better. Now I’m buying the comic since it supposedly leads in to the upcoming new Sonic title from Archie Comics, Sonic Universe, and a project I am very much interested in. So while Universe won’t be a continuation of X, X will lead into Universe…uh-huh…
I doubt I’ll review it. Unless someone really wants me to review it and is curious as to my thoughts on it, I probably won’t talk about it really. But again, if someone really wants to hear my thoughts on it, I will review it. Otherwise, the next Sonic Comic I review will be Universe.
I’m simply buying this for the Ultimatum tie-in. Kirkman turned me away with some of the worst Ultimate work I’ve ever seen. Though I’m coming back to see how Xavier’s children weather the Ultimatum. Also, one reason is I love Mark Brook’s art and can’t wait to see what he does here with something as big and chaotic as Ultimatum.
So that is all we have for today. I should have a Week’s End in tomorrow evening probably so expect that tomorrow. Now I’m off to go read more of the Joker.