Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Post-Crisis Comic Book Previews for 11/09/11

Welcome to a very special edition of the Post-Crisis Previews, one and all.  What's so special about it, you might ask?  Well, it's the fact that I've somehow managed to whittle down my purchases this week to but five titles, which considering my track record, is no small feat (that being said, watch me end up with twenty next week...).  Anyways, this reduction in numbers means the post is a little lighter than it has been lately, but hopefully you'll enjoy my looks at Batwoman #3, Unwritten #31, and (three) more!

Written by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden
Art by Ben Stenbeck

With the diminutive devil Madame Blavatsky preparing to curse the bells and damn thousands, will Baltimore choose to save the many or be blinded by his personal lust for revenge? Jailbreaks, our hero face to face with the horrific Haigus, teenage torture at the hands of an inquisitor, and more in the penultimate issue of Curse Bells!

Grant: At this juncture, I'm not sure what else I can say about this title.  Mike Mignola is a genius.  Ben Stenbeck is churning out some mind blowing art.  And I'm sure Christopher Golden is doing something, too!  I kid, of course.  Mignola and Golden have been combining to tell one hell of a story about post-World War 1 vampires and the man who hates them so, and I'm enjoying every moment of the ride.

Written by J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Art by J.H. Williams III

Horror! Batwoman faces the terrifying villain stalking Gotham City’s children. Can she defeat the gruesome monster in time to save the city’s most innocent victims? Intrigue! Kate Kane unearths a ghost she has tried hard to bury, even as the D.E.O. closes in on Batwoman. Can Kate outrun her past and Cameron Chase? Romance! Kate’s relationship with Detective Maggie Sawyer continues to evolve. But will Kate’s nocturnal activities cause a rift between the two?

Grant: While I, like others, was rather excited to see what J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman could manage with their relaunch of a Batwoman-starring title, I don't know if anyone expected it to be quite so good.  Certainly I was ready for the art (which continues to push boundaries), but the writing has been near as good.  Greg Rucka's absence is a non-issue, which means I might stop mentioning it whenever I talk about this book.  Maybe next time it can be entirely Rucka-free.

Written by Paul Cornell
Art by Diogenes Neves & Oclair Albert

Under siege and under fire – quite literally – the hastily assembled Demon Knights find that the villagers they’re trying to protect are ready to turn on them… and that they’re locked behind embattled walls with a demon whose very touch can kill! And if the only human Etrigan gives half a damn about dies of her wounds, then Hell help anyone around him…

Grant: I'm loving this book to pieces.  It's striking a pretty good balance between humour and earnestness, while giving a decent page count to each one of the many heroes starring in the title.  The plot hasn't been super complicated thus far, but any book that has Vandal Savage eating cooked dragon like a giant chicken leg is good by me.

Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Alberto Ponticelli

Frankenstein and The Creature Commandos crash-land on the invading alien planetoid and all-out mayhem ensues, but nothing can prepare them for the coming of The Titans of Monster Planet! And just when they thought things couldn’t get worse, Father Time receives a troubling message from his past.

Grant: This title is still on somewhat rocky ground for me.  The first two issues have been pretty enjoyable, but they haven't been quite as good as I was expecting.  Jeff Lemire has tons of high-concepts flying around each and ever issue, but I feel like the series is still lacking some coherence.  With all the big ideas going on, there hasn't quite been enough time to provide the unity to link them together.  It seems like there's even more monster mayhem coming our way; I just hope Lemire can tie it all up before issue's end.

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross & M.K. Perker

The game-changing, twice-monthly epic called “Tommy Taylor and the War of Words” begins now! Tom Taylor goes to war against the cabal that has tormented, imprisoned and tried to destroy him – and it’s far more than just a war of words! To have a hope of winning, Tom must use every weapon he can get hold of, but even storybook magic carries its own risks. And for a story unlike any you’ve ever seen, one issue a month isn’t enough! In the special, standalone .5 issues, Tom’s crusade plays out against the backdrop of the cabal’s sinister secret history and delves deep into the dark past of some of the series’ major players. When it’s all over, very little will remain Unwritten.

Grant: Call it gimmicky if you will, but I can't wait for these twice-monthly issues of The Unwritten.  This literature-heavy series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross has been getting better with every issue, slowly building momentum with each and every revelation, and I think things are about to go into overdrive.  I don't quite know where this will all end up, but I'm eager to see how it gets there.

So that's that.  These are the five books that I'll be picking up and reading this week.  I know there's lots more out there, but none of the other titles from this demi-fortnight have grabbed me.  Have a made a huge mistake?  Is there a glaring oversight missing from this list?  Let me know!

Related Posts


CombatSpoon86 said...

Batwoman and Uncanny X-force for me this wk.

oakleyses said...

burberry outlet, nike shoes, oakley sunglasses cheap, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, coach factory outlet, tiffany and co, tory burch outlet, longchamp handbags, prada handbags, christian louboutin, coach outlet store online, kate spade outlet, tiffany and co, kate spade handbags, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin shoes, burberry outlet, nike free, polo ralph lauren, oakley sunglasses, rolex watches, coach outlet, louboutin, air max, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online sale, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, prada outlet, louboutin outlet, air max

oakleyses said...

longchamp, nike blazer, nike roshe run pas cher, north face, mulberry, michael kors, nike air force, true religion jeans, converse pas cher, nike tn, true religion jeans, hogan outlet, vanessa bruno, hollister, true religion outlet, coach purses, new balance pas cher, timberland, vans pas cher, michael kors pas cher, true religion outlet, ralph lauren, polo ralph lauren, sac burberry, lululemon outlet online, michael kors uk, hollister, north face, air max, sac guess, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin, oakley pas cher, air max pas cher, nike free pas cher, sac hermes, air jordan, sac longchamp pas cher, polo lacoste, ray ban pas cher

oakleyses said...

nike trainers, babyliss pro, chi flat iron, soccer jerseys, north face jackets, nike roshe, nike huaraches, wedding dresses, herve leger, beats by dre, birkin bag, celine handbags, nike roshe run, nike free, reebok outlet, nike air max, mac cosmetics, vans shoes, longchamp, valentino shoes, mcm handbags, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, lululemon outlet, bottega veneta, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, new balance shoes, p90x, insanity workout, air max, ferragamo shoes, abercrombie and fitch, hollister, mont blanc, north face outlet, ghd, asics running shoes, giuseppe zanotti, instyler

oakleyses said...

marc jacobs, swarovski crystal, ralph lauren, sac lancel, baseball bats, oakley, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, vans, coach outlet store online, louboutin, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, juicy couture, hollister, links of london, pandora charms, air max, montre homme, supra shoes, air max, rolex watches, iphone 6 cases, converse, hollister clothing store, converse shoes, karen millen, gucci, swarovski, ray ban, timberland boots, pandora charms, wedding dresses, abercrombie

Post a Comment

Thanks for checking out the Weekly Crisis - Comic Book Review Blog. Comments are always appreciated. You can sign in and comment with any Google, Wordpress, Live Journal, AIM, OpenID or TypePad account.