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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Weekend Comic Chat: Banner's in the Band Edition!

Another week, another fine stack of comics have been read! I enjoyed a number of books this week. Madame Xanadu #15 wrapped up Michael Kaluta's five issue story of Xanadu in the 1940s New York. This story has been particularly fun since writer, Matt Wagner, used this story as a chance to use the Golden Age Sandman, Wesley Dodds and his gal Friday, Diane Belmont one more time! I miss his Sandman Mystery Theatre work. The 2nd part of the new story arch "Solve Everything" in Fantastic Four was really enjoyable! I love the concept of the league of Reed Richards from alternate Earths. Superman: Secret Origin was another fine read this week! For another retelling of Superman's origin, it at least didn't read like just another retelling of his origin. Johns has a lot of wonderful moments here and Frank's art speaks for itself. Wednesday Comics took its final bow this week with issue #12 and I'm a little sad. Here's hoping we see a Wednesday Comics Series 2 next summer!

Of course, the big book, or should I say giant-sized book on everyone's mind this week, is the Old Man Logan special that's the finale to Millar and McNiven's brutal saga of a possible Marvel future! Wolverine fans can't miss this issue and really Hulk fans shouldn't either! I don't even want to say anything about this but other than READ IT!!! Nuff said!

What did you read this week? What are your thoughts on this week's comics? Feel free to comment!

Have a good weekend everyone!

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At 9/26/2009 12:51 PM, Blogger StainLee said...

Im a little behind on my reading, but Old Man Logan was great. Loved the ending and im crossing my fingers for a part 2! I heard great things about Superman: Secret Origin, and the new Marvel Zombies series is actually a pretty fun read too!

At 9/26/2009 4:07 PM, Blogger tom said...

Ma Kent telling Zombie Earth-2 Lois to "Bring it!" at the end of "Blackest Night: Superman" was a high point of my weekly pile o' books. I was also sad to see "Kamandi" end in Wednesday Comics. I'm glad they left the door open for a sequel and I hope they bring back Ryan Sook for it next year.

At 9/26/2009 11:32 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

OLD MAN LOGAN was just completely awesome.

At 9/27/2009 7:48 PM, Blogger phatmogera said...

Old Man Logan was really good, but I would have liked it a lot more if the 21 pages of reprinted covers and pencil reproductions were story pages. I felt a little cheated when the end of the story happened a smidge over halfway through the book.

Blackest Night is buzzing right along. Good story.

At 9/28/2009 6:13 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The extra pages in OLD MAN LOGAN were added as a bonus because the story ran longer than a standard 22-page comic, thus bumping the cover price up a buck. I can imagine the gnashing of teeth had Marvel NOT thrown in those extra pages. Sometimes they really just can't win.

At 9/28/2009 10:13 AM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

I loved OML and Superman Secret Origin this week. Immortal Weapons was once again my favorite this week and Fantastic Four has Reed Richards trying to solve everything with a little help from his friends!
New Avengers with Immomen art and Spider Woman with Maleev art with Bendis on the writing, AWESOME!
I love Comics!


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