June 6 2012
We’ve had a few sparse weeks, this one is a little beefier.
Dial H #2: I continue enjoying the chaos of this book, and seeing all of the throwaway superhero ideas that might otherwise not have a home. I’m also interested in the development of the lead character – is the Dial going to be the catalyst that helps him pull together, or will he continue his slow skid through life?
Defenders #7: Defenders is just oodles of silly fun in a 32pg booklet. This book is helping me understand how much I ought to have read Immortal Iron Fist when it was coming out. It’s a halfway home for the Red She-Hulk character. Namor, Dr. Strange and The Silver Surfer are there. Black Cat is cameo-ing it as we speak!
Harbinger #1: This title is coming from a more modern angle than I thought it would. X-O Manowar feels more nostalgic, but while I’ve never read the original Valiant universe outside of Dr. Mirage and Archer & Armstrong, if you covered up the Valiant Entertainment logo and said it was a different indy publisher, I might not blink.
Creator-Owned Heroes #1: Both of the titles in this sorta-kinda anthology hooked me; one with a strong action-oriented concept and Phil Noto art, and the other with the promise of interesting characters bonded together by muscle cars and the apocalypse. I skipped the backup material because I am a Philistine.
Watchmen SC & HC: We are just rolling in these right now to celebrate the launch of the Before Watchmen series of titles! Buy a Minutemen #1, get 15% off the original collection that started it all!
Boys v11 SC: I want to say ‘okay guys, this is the volume where The Boys gets extra serious’, but really after volume one they’re ALL like that. But guys, this is the volume where The Boys gets extra serious, omg.