The aquatic dystopian epic from the minds of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continues, as Dr. Archer and a team of professionals are assembled to study a new marine life form—a possible merman. The team may have gotten more than they bargained though a this merman goes on a murderous rampage. Will this title float or flounder? More after the jump!
Or – “I Used To Call My Boss The Ice Queen…”
The adventures of Briar Rose and Ali Baba have only begun, but I’m already prepared to be enjoying this title for years, much as the mother Fables book itself. Will #3 live up to the standard set by the first two?
This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the Major Spoilers Crew are taking on Transmetropolitan Volume 1 from Vertigo Comics.
In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients â€” humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider’s interview with the Transients’ leader gets him a scoop he didn’t bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men’s room.
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This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew takes a crack at the first Deluxe Edition of Vertigo Comics Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan.
From the Wiki:
In the series, on July 17, 2002, something (referred to as a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome â€” including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. The only exceptions appear to be Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.
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I like comic book stores that really get into Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 2, 2009).Â Sure, having a gigantic selection of free comics is a good idea, but those stores that bring in special guests are cranking the event up to the next level.Â Take Zeus Comics for example; the store not only has ordered 4000 comics but is bringing in some cool guests.
- Scott Kurtz: creator of PVP, Ding!, co-creator and writer of Truth, Justin and The American Way.
- Matt Sturges: writer of House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo Comics.
- Kristian Donaldson: co-creator and artist of Supermarket, artist on DMZ, Chuck, and upcoming 99Days.
- James O’Barr: creator of The Crow which was adapted into the hit blockbuster movie.
Zeus Comics will be open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM and is located at:
4411 Lemmon Ave
Dallas TX, 75219
If I were in Dallas, I’d go…
The Unknown Soldier is going to Africa.Â What’s he doing in Africa?Â Take the jump for a sneak peek of Unknown Soldier from Vertigo Comics.
We last saw Madame Xanadu in her brief appearance in DC’s Countdown, but coming in June, readers can learn more about her many adventures as Matt Wagner (Grendel and Mage) and Amy Reeder Hadley team up to bring Madame Xanadu to Vertigo Comics.
MADAME XANADU is a gothic love story between the mysterious Madame Xanadu and the Phantom Stranger. Their fraught, unconventional affair first blossoms in the final days of Camelot and develops over centuries, in the court of Kublai Khan, on the ships of Marco Polo, in Londonâ€™s notorious Whitechapel district and on the streets of Greenwich Village.
The first issues arrives June 25, 2008, and will sell for $2.99.
Or – “The Vertigo Problem.”
Recently, Gatekeeper Manager Deon (who doesn’t get Howard The Duck, but somehow loves XO: Manowar) explained to me his problem with Vertigo comics:Â They’re just weird for weirdness’ sake.Â I don’t know how true that assessment is, but I can clearly see the kernel of truth at the bottom of that statement.Â I love classic Swamp Thing, I have read Hellblazer religiously since day one, I have all the Sandman trade paperbacks, I even loved Shade: The Changing Man.Â But there came a point where Vertigo seemed to have found a niche, a hook, and that hook was “Get the weird Gothy types.”Â House of Mystery is a very old-school Vertigo comic book, but is that necessarily a bad thing?
One of the most sought-after writers in comics today, Brian Azzarello is one of the six acclaimed scribes to pen a segment within “Batman Gotham Knight,” the third in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies.
Unlike many of his past works, Azzarello’s segment â€“ entitled “Working Though Pain” â€“ takes a decidedly non-violent direction. The segment, which falls chronologically as the fifth of the six segments, explores an early chapter of Bruce Wayne’s training as a mysterious and exotic Indian woman named Cassandra introduces Batman to techniques that would help him to conquer the physical and spiritual consequences of what he does.