Welcome to Comics Misremembered New Comic Review. Jon and I find 4 titles that have come out in the past few weeks and we make recommendations. Usually these comics are independent titles that you may have missed. All of our recommendations are worth your time and we highly recommend reading them. Let’s get to talking comics this week…
The reviews are like this: Jon starts then I do the next and so on until we review 4 books. Got it! Great. Here is the order…
Wolverine #1 – Jon’s review
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artists: Adam Kurbert and Viktor Bogdonavic
BANG! #1 – Jim’s review
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Wilfredo Torres
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy #1 – Jon review
Writer: Mirka Andolfo
Aritst: Mirka Andolfo
Publisher: Image Comic
Tomorrow #1 – Jim review
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Jesus Hervas
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Berger Books imprint)
There you have it. 4 great books with glowing reviews. Go pick them up as soon as possible because issue #2 for most of them will be out in a week or 2.
Last week, Jon and I reviewed the Deadpool 2 movie on the podcast. During the movie, Deadpool puts together a team of mutants that he calls X-Force. One of those mutants was called Zeitgeist and I thought he was made up for the movie. Turns out, he was 1 of 2 mutants (Domino being the other) that was actually on the team X-Force. How did I forget this?!
In 2001, Editor in Chief – Joe Quesada wanted to inject some life into X-Force that was not doing so well in sales at the time. Enter Peter Milligan, writer of Vertigo’s Shade the Changing Man and Animal Man. He told Joe his crazy idea for the book – Get rid of the original X-Force and replace it with a whole new, all different X-Force. Full of brand new mutants. Joe agreed to let Peter tell his story and we got…
X-Force #116 – see that guy in the center of the cover that is doing a vault over the ram-like mutant. That is Zeitgeist! The mutant that can spit acid. And get this, he dies in the comic during the first story arc.
The comic will gain popularity and change it’s name to…
X-Statix! I read every issue of this comic during it’s run from 2001 – 2004 and like the wackiness of the new teams. Jon has never read this version of X-Force/X-Statix so I lent him a trade that I had that collected the first 5 issues of X-Statix. We dicuss this off beat mutant book by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred.
There are new titles coming out every month so we grab a few and read them and then opine on if they are worth your money or not.
The titles we are reviewing this week are (including the time code):
2:27 – Skybourne
13:58 – 7 to Eternity
27:25 – Rebith: Suicide Squad
41:50 – Britannia
These are 4 different types of comics – 1 is an action adventure title, another is an epic magical western story of revenge, another is a superhero (psychotic) buddy comedy and the last is a horror detective story. We break them down and let you know which ones to pick up. Also, you will find out that I cannot say the word “Etruscans” (Ee-Trus-Cans).