It’s time for Jon and myself to do another round up of 4 new comics that have come out in the last month that we think you should go out and pick up at your local comic shop or online.
The 4 books we are reviewing are as follows:
The Last God #1 (of 12) (Jim Review 1)
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Pencils: Riccardo Federici
Colorists: Sunny Gho with Dean White
Publisher: DC Black Label
Folklords #1 (Jon Review 2)
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Matt Smith
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
The Doll House Family #1 (of 5) (Jim Review 3)
Writer: Mike Carey
Artists: Peter Gross (layouts) and Vince Locke (finishes)
Publisher: DC Black Label – Joe Hill Comic Imprint
Undiscovered Country #1 (Jon Review 4)
Writers: Scott Snyder and Charles Soule
Artists: Daniele Orlandini and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Image Comics
2 of the comics are fantasy, sword and sorcery comics and 2 are modern horror comics. All 4 are amazing reads and you should have them on your pull lists! Listen to the podcast for details on why we like the comics.
In our last New Comics Review, we did mostly independent titles so we decided to do some Marvel and DC new comics this time around.
There are 4 reviews this week and here are the titles:
Writer Jason Aaron with Artist Ed McGuinness for Avengers #1 (Jim review)
Writer Charles Soule with Artist David Marquez and Paulo Siqueira for Hunt for Wolverine (Jon review)
Writer Tom Taylor with Artist R. B. Silva for Adamantium Agenda (Jon review)
Writers Joshua Williamson, James Tynion and Scott Snyder with Artist Francis Manapul for Justice League: No Justice (miniseries) (Jim review)
The downside of some of these books is that Marvel and DC are renumbering their flagship titles again (Marvel’s Avengers #1 and DC will relaunch Justice League at the end of No Justice as a #1) but the creators on these books and the stories that they are telling make this change a little easier to swallow.
The upside is that Avengers #1 is a great starting point for non-comic readers who saw Avengers: Infinity War and want a jumping on point for the comics. Same thing for Justice League: No Justice. Both books introduce you to the core members of each team and show you what else is hiding in the shadows of their perspective universes.
The Wolverine books bring you up to speed on what has happen to Wolverine since the evens of Death of Wolverine and Legacy. These books bring back familiar faces of villains and heroes of the mutant universe.
Jon and I were both very excited about the books we picked and hope that you find some new reading material.
PS – Sorry to Justice League: No Justice – I referred to the enemy characters as “Doom Titans” but they are actually called “Omega Titans“. That’s why we call the podcast Comics Misremembered.
We tried to see the Wonder Woman movie last weekend and got locked out due to tickets selling out at the theaters in our area so instead of a review of that movie, we decided to review some new comics that have recently come out.
Jon does a review of Marvel’s Darth Vader # 1 Vol. 2
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
I do a review for Boom Studio’s Godshaper # 1 and 2
Writer: Simon “Si” Spurrier
Artist: Jonas Goonface
We really like one of these books and the jury is out on the other one. Listen to the podcast to see which one you should buy.
There is a cloud of Terrigen mist that is sweeping the Earth changing humans into…INHUMANS! More with each passing day. The mist is also killing all the mutants that come in contact with it!? Soon there will be no mutants left and only Inhumans. This could be the…(dramatic drum roll)…Death of X.
Are you excited? That is the starting premise in the 4 issue limited series from the House of Ideas, Marvel. I mean, that is an awesome start, right?!
Then you also get awesome variant covers. Some are even reproductions of classic covers like these:
Who needs story when these covers are with the purchase price alone, amirite! What? You want to know about the actual story? Really? These covers aren’t selling you? Okay. I will tell you about the story but just remember: Be careful of what you ask for because you might just get it. If you listen to the podcast, you will hear all the details of Death of X.Fair warning: Spoiler Alert. We cover it all.