Image solicitations for July

It's the turn of Image comics, details seen here.Image has come on a long way, but the promotional blurb can cause strange reactions.Take the intro for the Bedlam GN: 'It's Blade meets The DaVinci Code in this bold new graphic novella!' I really dislike the 'Hollywood pitch' style of description.…

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DC solicitations for July

I'm in the process of moving, so my comics are inaccessible at the moment. Which means that the list of future comics that hit the web are the perfect fodder for blogging; I am required to post my opinions as a comic blogger, and all the research material is right…

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Marvel solicitations for April

Marvel announce over a gadjillion books for you to buy in April (info here).Spider-Girl #97 has the line 'He’s back by popular demand!' in the blurb. Isn’t this the comic that is being cancelled at #100 after years of near-cancellation due to low numbers? What does popular demand mean then?…

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Image solicitations for April

The turn of Image to tease me with their forthcoming releases (details here).Frank Cho Women – now this is what the fans really want. I think that Cho does draw a fine-looking female, but this is just baseless pandering. At least the cheesecake is hidden within story-telling in his other…

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DC Solicitations for April

A quick peek at what DC has to offer that tickles my fancy (from here). Supergirl #7 sees the debut of Greg Rucka, who is a good writer; I’m conflicted, though, as to whether this will be a good fit, even though the concept seems enduringly goofy enough (Supergirl and…

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Comics in my near and not-so-near future

Books I want this week:Strangehaven #18When was the last time this came out? Always a pleasure to see this appear on the New Comics List.Jack Cross #2I never watched 24, so the comparisons some have made mean nothing to me. Even if Erskine isn't at his best, the first issue…

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Now, I want YOUR opinions…

Having accepted the Blogaround challenge (in this post) and then reading that Evan very kindly said nice things about me in this post, after I emailed & blogged some constructive criticism of his site after he asked for opinion of his site, and saw that he got some good criticism…

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Marvel’s November solicitations

Let us take a gander at Marvel's November solicitations:Marvel confuses me: apparently Microman and Mantor the Magician are 'Marvel Milestones' whereas Spider-Man & The Black Cat #1–3 are 'Marvel Must Haves'. Are they for real, or do they just like alliteration? Reading on Kevin Smith’s blog about how he continually…

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Monsieur Ambassador, you are spoiling us …

A lot to get through today: Image solicitations, my comics for the week, some reviews and bits. It’s like buses … Image solicitations for November Award for most hilarious line of blurb goes to the Image Comics HC: 'ALL PREVIOUS ORDERS HAVE DECOMPOSED'. This is part of the Image problem,…

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DC Solicitations for November

I was supposed to be in Olso this past weekend for a friend’s wedding, but the problems with BA meant I didn’t go. This really bummed me out, which is why I haven’t posted the last couple of days. However, the posting of DC solicitations for November have cheered me…

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