Something about this month’s comics has left me feeling empty. I have no idea why. But, I was reading about what’s coming and although there were a few to take my ire out on, there weren’t any amazing new ones coming out. Sure, I found one for my pick-of-the-month and there are a couple that intrigue me, but I feel like the recession’s smacked everyone around a bit. Or maybe my Prozac hasn’t kicked in…
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE
As is so often the case, I am completely succumbing to my addiction to all things Brian Michael Bendis. This month, he’s scribing the aftermath of Ultimate Spider-Man’s “disappearance” during the Ultimatum fiasco in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. I know. When I write it out, it sounds so terrible. The problem is that when Bendis writes it, it all sounds so wonderful. *sigh*
MAR092520 Ultimatum Spider-Man Requiem #1 of 2 $3.99
*** 35%-OFF AT WWW.COMICSNOW.COM *** Continue reading ERIC’S “IT’S A RECESSION SMACKDOWN!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 11 #5 – May 2009
So, we’ve got a new President from the other side of the aisle, and, as I write this, nothing’s changed. What’s up with that? President Obama was supposed to be sworn in and then there would no longer be problems in society. Or war. Or poverty. Or sucky comics. Well, since none of that has come to be (at least, not yet), let’s see what kind of frightening new comics the industry has in store for us (at least until the economic collapse takes the comic industry down with it).
Continue reading ERIC’S “THE WORLD HAS NOT BEEN SAVED. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 11 #4 – April 2009
It’s March and the comic industry shows no signs of slowing down (which is a darn good thing with the Watchmen movie looming on the horizon… here’s hoping it’s good).
Nobody’s letting their long-running storylines die as both DC and Marvel try to squeeze as much juice as possible out of Final Crisis and Secret Invasion respectively (with a little Dark Origin thrown in). On the bright side, however, there are a bunch of new and exciting little titles coming out this month, too. Good to go.
Continue reading ERIC’S “I LOOK GOOD IN GREEN, EVEN IF I’M NOT IRISH OR THE HULK” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 11 #3 – March 2009
I must say that January was definitely a slow month, but there ain’t nothing slow about February. We’ve got a ton of new titles coming out this month and there’s no signs of stopping. In fact, a large number of these titles are ongoing – we’re not overloaded with mini-series as usual. It’s a virtual landslide and I, for one, can’t wait to get started talking about them.
Continue reading ERIC’S “IT’S A LANDSLIDE OF COMIC GOODNESS!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 11 #2 – February 2009
We’re entering that time of the year. The leaves have fallen from the trees. There’s a crisp feeling and crackle in the air as we enter the doldrums of winter. Some of us even experience the pain… errm… beauty of snow. Any way you slice it, we all move a little slower come winter and the comic industry is no different. There’s not as much coming out this month, but there’s still stuff worth talking about.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE
I’m most excited about Ruins #1 from Marvel Comics with Warren Ellis writing the script this month. Ellis always does a spectacular job, and though he’s shown his face in the premiere publishers before, he doesn’t make much of an appearance at Marvel too often. The new series investigates the evil that men do, and I’m always a big fan of Ellis’ approach to that. Check it out. Continue reading ERIC’S “IT’S HIBERNATIN’ TIME!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 11 #1 – January 2009
Wow. It’s the last issue of the first decade of Eric’s Newsletter. I’m only going to take a second to reflect on this since it seems that I always end up babbling about how long it’s been. At any rate, we’re coming up on December which means that it’s Christmas Comics time.
For some reason this year, there isn’t a whole lot going on in the world of comics. In video games, there certainly seems to be a lot of new releases. Go figure, eh? At any rate, we’re here to talk about the comic industry, so let’s see what’s going down…
Continue reading ERIC’S “HOLY COW! IT’S THE END OF A DECADE!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 10 #12 – December 2008
VOL. 10 #11 – November 2008
It’s another month of mini-series madness and I’ve just taken my meds, so I’m
locked on words that begin with “m” like “meow,” “monsters,” “mini-series,”
and “mythbusters.” What a damn good show that is. Adam Savage is my hero.
Wait. Comics. We’re talking about comics…
Continue reading ERIC’S “THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH ‘M’” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER
VOL. 10 #10 – October 2008
Now that I live in a larger city instead of the tiny, little, backwater town
in the Appalachian Mountains that I used to, I now have access to an IMAX
theater. So it was that at 8:00am Sunday a few weeks ago, I decided to
check out the new Batman movie in all of its IMAX glory (certain action
sequences and interstitials were filmed in IMAX’s super-large 70mm film
The Dark Knight is absolutely spectacular. In fact, the supporting cast is
so excellent that you might not notice that there isn’t a whole lot of
Batman time in the film. In addition, Heath Ledger is freaking spectacular
as The Joker (and this scripting of the Joker is the most accurate of the
villain to date).
Continue reading ERIC’S “TAKE THE DARK KNIGHT TO THE IMAX!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER
September is upon us, and seeing as how this is often a scholarly month with students returning to school, I’ve started thinking about how so many comic publishers bring comics back because, supposedly, “you demanded it.” I’ve never actually demanded the return of any comic. Even if I wanted to demand the return of a comic, I’m not sure where I’d send it. For example, I’d like to see a Marvel Ultimate rendition of Darkhawk, but I’m betting we’ll never see that comic return. I wouldn’t demand it, though… I’d just like to see it.
Anyway, enough philosophical chitter-chatter; let’s bring on the comics! Continue reading ERIC’S “BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT, NOW WITH MORE SPUNK!” COMICS NOW! NEWSLETTER VOL. 10 #9 – September 2008