Comic book pull-o-rama: 12-10-08

15Dec08

First step on my to-do list … something new! Now, I probably won’t end up doing this every week, but when I do I invite you to join in and tell me what new comic books are in your pull!

Here we go! The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Comic Pull-o-rama

Buy It

Detective Comics #851

Holy friggin’ art, Batman! Look at that cover! It’s absolutely gorgeous, and the quality of the artwork inside this issue is just as superb.

Awhile back Guillem March did the art for the Poison Ivy Joker’s Asylum issue, and seriously, that seductress was damn seductive. I’ve never seen her drawn so brilliantly!

So man, I was ecstatic when I found out that March provided the art for this issue. I was literally pointing at each page with my mouth dropped open, swearing my incredulity.

But oh, Grant Morrison. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in this issue, but at least it’s kicking off much better than “RIP” did. So I definitely recommend picking up this issue—if anything, for the art.

Watchmen #1 (new printing)

Okay, I’m not sure if DC is re-releasing the whole run that was Watchmen (1986) or if they’re just putting the first issue out again, but either way this is pretty neat.

You can buy the comic at the same price it was back when Watchmen first primiered—the low, low price of $1.50 (snap!).

Most people probably have this comic in graphic novel form—unless you were around in the late ’80s and collected this issue-per-issue, which in that case you are officially awesome. But regardless, this new printing is bound to be a nice collector’s item years in the future, so it’s definitely worth picking up whether you’re a Watchmen fan or not (why the hell wouldn’t you be?!). And if you know someone else who’s a fan of the comic, pick it up for them, too—it’ll make a cool stocking stuffer.

Eeeeeeee can it be March yet? 😛

Meh

B.P.R.D: War on Frogs #2

Next is Dark Horse’s BPRD: War on Frogs #2, written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi with art by John Severin.

I wasn’t too impressed with this issue. I really liked the first installment of the arc, but this time around the story seemed too out-of-place and unsure of itself. Mignola’s a fantastic guy (do more art!), but this just didn’t do it for me. Definitely not a must-read or must-buy.

Yes, frogs are bad. They’re nasty little buggers. We know that, we get that. The whole issue just seemed to pound that fact into the reader, and really, it was just a transitional issue—but not even a necessary one. Sorry, Mignola. Pass on this one, folks.

Skip It

Nightwing #151

Oooh, fun times.

I am NOT looking forward to reviewing this thing for Batman-On-Film, mainly because of how ridiculously pointless it was. There were some good moments, but basically, this issue sucked. It’s boring. Don’t bother with it.

Seriously. It’s like, what Nightwing and the gang do on their day off. And it’s not nearly as exciting as you might imagine it to be. Err, wait. That wouldn’t be exciting or interesting, anyway. Except maybe when it comes to Alfred.

Oh, and hurray end metaphors. Ugh.

Ouch.

Go Tomasi (who is honestly the most capricious writer on the comic book scene nowadays).

The cover’s kind of cool, though. Heh.

Discuss: Did you pick up these issues? If so, what’s your take on ’em? And what else did you check out this past week—anything good, bad, or just downright ugly? 😉

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