Some Action Comics Action
I don't rightly know what they'll be getting up to, but I can tell you that I'm starting to feel excited to see Andy Diggle and Tony S. Daniel on Action Comics. I've often found myself enjoying Diggle's writing and I've always found Daniel's art to be pretty easy on the eyes. Frankly, I'm glad to see Daniel back on art duty in general. While I understand that he's wanted to flex his writing muscles more these past few years, I've always preferred his work as an artist, so I'm eager to see how he approaches the Man of Steel.
Oh, uh, never mind.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. The Weekly Crisis' own Ryan K. Lindsay has his first Diamond carried book coming out in March and it's everyone's favourite series, My Little Pony! In point of fact, it's for IDW's "micro-series", which focuses in on one pony each issue, so we'll be getting a Lindsay-styled Rainbow Dash extravaganza. While I am far from considering myself a brony, I'll definitely make an exception to see what Ryan gets up to with these characters and franchise. I'm sure I speak for everyone at TWC when I say how excited we are for you, Ryan. Well done, mate.
Coolest Things in March
Do you want more Rocket Raccoon and Groot in your life? Did you miss out on those two awesome Annihilators minis? Well now you can get your dose of tree and rodent, as the upcoming RR & Groot trade collects not only their first appearances but team-ups outside of their Guardians of the Galaxy shenanigans.
Manhattan Projects #12 finally talks about what the hell is up with Enrico Fermi, who has showcased some rather.....unique abilities in recent issues. Plus the cover is just cool. It's a little green alien! And any idea that the book will give as to why we haven't found other life on our own should be a good one.
Best Things in March
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Volume 1
One of the greatest pieces of graphic fiction of all time, Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's epic tale of a lone samurai and his son travelling Japan on a quest for revenge on the evil Yagyu Clan is truly a must read. Credited with turning Frank Miller into the creator we knew and loved in the 80's, Lone Wolf and Cub is incredibly violent, surprisingly touching and utterly fantastic. Dark Horse deserve a round of applause for repackaging these tales into monster seven hundred page books. Adding to this, they are reasonably priced, as with all of Dark Horse's omnibus product.
Batman Noir: Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition HC
Eduardo Risso is not only a fan favourite but an artist of the highest caliber. You would struggle to find someone who doesn't enjoy his beautiful line work and heavy use of mood and shadow. Risso and Batman therefore, is always a recipe for success and DC have been intelligent enough to put all his Batman tales into one handy hard cover. One thing though, Brian Azzarello's nose must be put out of joint considering he wrote all of the tales in this volume and doesn't get half of the credit.
Worst Things in March
Justice League of America
Yes, I'm sure that I'll be sitting in the minority area with all the other haters, but Geoff John's hokey writing and Finch's sub-Image founder style is like taking a cheese grater to my eyes. Next!
Marvel Now Omnibus Edition
Why Marvel, why? Honestly, the limited amount of omnibus editions you release each month, surely that space could have been put to better use?
Coolest Things in March
Oh Joe Casey, you naughty boy! Check the solicit - Finally, a good reason for you to come into the comic book store- to buy SEX! If anything, it's definitely provocative. But look behind the shock of the title and the solicit, Joe Casey is going through a renaissance when it comes to his writing and is adept at spinning a fantastic yarn. On top of this Piotr Kowalski is a talent deserving of wider recognition with a beautiful style that is heavy on the blacks. This is a recipe for success, and with a title like that it will definitely garner interest.