Archive for September, 2008

Currently reading

September 29, 2008

Introducing¬†our newest feature, in which we tell you what we’re reading (or watching or whatever)! The goal for me is to post “currently reading” at the beginning at the week, then a review of one of the things I’m reading by the end of the week.

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The Non-Weekly Reviews for 9/17

September 26, 2008

This may only pertain to Goki, who probably hasn’t been to the store yet for the past two weeks. But I’m doing it anyways, to save face.

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Weekly Recommendations for 9/17

September 21, 2008

Yeah yeah, I’m late. But hey, why go Wednesday morning to buy comics when you can just go on the weekend? Anyway, let’s get on with it!

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ANOTHER Delayed Week: Reviews for 9/10

September 19, 2008

And I’ve learned my lesson: I’m not promising 9/17 is coming any time soon.

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Delayed Two-Pack: Reviews for 8/27 and 9/3

September 11, 2008

Behold! The reviews from two weeks past, and I’m STILL behind. Reviews for 9/10 will come a lot faster than these did, I promise. Click on for a recap of the past two weeks.

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Millar writing Ultimate Avengers

September 9, 2008

No, this is not some old blog entry from seven years ago or whenever it was Mark Millar began The Ultimates— Millar is coming back to his version of The Avengers in early 2009 and calling it Ultimate Avengers.

From the Newsarama interview:

MM: The Ultimates was really a twenty-six issue origin story. Ultimate Avengers is where the shit hits the fan every month. Bryan and I had the best experience of our professional careers on that book, but you didn’t see Ultimate Kang or Ultimate Red Skull or any updates of the classic Marvel villains. Ultimates 1 and 2 gave The Avengers a 21st Century facelift, but this is where the stories kick into high gear. That world is about to get much bigger as we hopefully reinvent the superhero versus super-villain kind of stories in much the same way as we did a very different kind of superhero origin story.

Millar says this is going to be the only Marvel title he’ll be working on for the next few years (once he’s finished up his runs on FF and Wolverine). His plans include¬†a reinvented Punisher and War Machine, Ultimate Blade, an African-American Hulk, Ultimate Kang, Ultimate Red Skull and a story dedicated to the special-ops group of the Ultimates (e.g. Hawkeye). There will be four “above A-List” artists (they change up every six issues) working on the series.

Okay, so now that I’ve regurgitated the news for you, I have three words: sign me up. I loved Ultimates 1 and 2 and can’t wait to see what Millar has in store for these guys next. And although I get the feeling Ultimates co-creator Bryan Hitch won’t be one of those four artists working on the series, I know Marvel and Millar probably picked their artists very carefully.

This is exactly what the Ultimate line needed. Welcome back, Millar.