With the demise of Wildstorm, and the promise that many of the titles will be moving under the DC banner, featuring the Gen13 team popped to the forefront. Jamie McKelvie drew the Gen13 team looking a little lost, and it just seems rather appropriate for today’s Art Appreciation Moment of the Day.
This week on the show; Rodrigo is still gone which means Matthew and Stephen must tackle Blacksad on their own. Plus, Birds of Prey and some Mickey Mouse antics from BOOM! Studios. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/major-spoilers-237.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
As the news begins to sink in regarding the partial move of DC to the West Coast, Dan Didio and Jim Lee shared the following announcement on The Source informing readers that Wildstorm and Zuda would be ending in December.
Or – “Sometimes, Endings Aren’t What You Expect…” The days of the Great Machine have long since been over, but last issue ending with Mayor Mitch Hundred donning his jetpack once more to fight off an invasion from the beings who empowered him… Of course, that left him in a bad spot when his own security forces caught him in costume. When the mask comes off, Mitchell Hundred’s political career is officially going to be over… How in the world will he get out of THIS one?
Nazis. Robots. Time Travel. Three things that will instantly get my attention, as the combination usually means some trippy alternate timeline stuff where the hero must reverse the effects, or lose his loved ones forever.
Or – “The Return That No One Expected…” For all the guff that I give fans of 90’s comics, the entire decade wasn’t deadwood. Indeed, near the end of the decade/century, there was a renaissance in comics that led to such wonders as Planetary, Rising Stars, and the entire America’s Best Comics imprint. Of these books, Top 10 was my quirky favorite, Promethea was probably the most successful artistically, Greyshirt was a noir flashback tale, but none of them had the pure comics vibe that Tom Strong had. Taking the most successful elements of Lee and Kirby’s Marvel, the tales
Kratos continues his quest for the healing Ambrosia of Asclepius when he is confronted by the champion of Poseidon. As Kratos is delayed in battle, Ares’ champion moves ever closer to the prize sought. Can Kratos over come his attackers before time runs out?
Wildstorm has announced it will be canceling the World of Warcraft and Starcraft monthly comic books, and replacing them with original graphic novels. “While WildStorm and Blizzard loved the stories being told in the regular monthly comic-book series, we decided that the graphic novel would be a more suitable medium for the tales we wanted to tell next,” said Hank Kanalz, VP & General Manager of Wildstorm. “The larger format will give our artists and storytellers more room to explore Blizzard’s rich, varied worlds and flesh out the characters that inhabit these places.” The Warcraft series ended yesterday with the
Or – “A Long Wait Always Sets High Expectations…” Earlier this year, in anticipation of this issue, I reread my issues of Planetary, and was surprised to remember thatÂ it debuted a full ten years ago last April.Â It started out very much as an artifact of its time, with similar themes to other stories: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Big Numbers, both likewise created in the 90’s, as well as echoes of the X-Files and even threads of Farmer’s Wold Newton family.Â Each issue was something unique and odd, and the book managed to create quite a following of fans,