Hola! And he posts again. Sorry everyone (all two of you) for the lack of updates. NikoScream has been more NikoQuiet as of late. Now with GMX over, that’s one less thing to fill my plate (at least until MTAC, so go pre-register).
Anyway, I’m going to try to stay regular at the very least with a new segment here – What’s New Wednesdays. As Wednesday is long regarded as new comic book day, it’s a great day to post my purchases for the week, with occasional other stuff. Changes may occur, such as me not writing descriptions as they’re time consuming or actually getting comics some other day, but let’s see how it goes.
Action Comics #894 – (DC) Paul Cornell and Pete Woods
Lex Luthor has an encounter with Death from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. Wackiness ensues.
Avengers #6 – (Marvel) Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.
The “Next Avengers” story line wraps up with some neat interweaving of scenes from the very first issue. Some sloppy work from Romita Jr. who I usually like but an otherwise decent issue.
Batman and Robin #15 – (DC) Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving
The Dynamic Duo face off against Dr. Hurt once again as Morrison continues his long-running Batman epic with this latest chapter in “Batman and Robin Must Die.”
Carnage #1 (of 5) – (Marvel) Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain
The return of the symbiote Carnage to the pages of Marvel since the Sentry ripped him in half in New Avengers #2. Also joining are “Maximum Carnage” compatriots the Spidey Doppelganger and Shriek.
Fantastic Four #584 – (Marvel) Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting
Part three of “Three,” promising the loss of one of the Four. Ben gets a week of normality. Sue plays diplomat with totally not friend-with-benefit Namor. And Silver Surfer is pissed. Who do you think will be the departing Fantastic family member?
Superman #704 – (DC) G. Willow Wilson and Leandro Oliveira
An interlude to Straczynski’s “Grounded” arc, Wilson shows what Lois Lane is up to as her husband does his walkabout, struggling with being relegated as “that girl next to Superman” versus the normal life she cannot have.
Wonder Woman #604 - (DC) J. Michael Straczynski, Don Kramer and Eduardo Pansica
Straczynski continues his “Odyssey” with the princess of the Amazons fighting the man who killed her mother and embracing more of her heritage.
So what did you get this week?