I’m sure that Marvel Comics is going to release a ton of these types of teaser posters for the upcoming X-Men #1 and the universe wide vampire crossover, but this one is really cool. I love the noir yet romantic style of it, and Emma Frost works perfectly as a vampire.

X-Men, Poster

When I first read the preview for X-Men #1 I was annoyed. It reads: “MUTANTS VERSUS VAMPIRES PART 1 – When a suicide bomber strikes in downtown San Francisco, it gets the immediate attention of the X-Men. But this is not your garden variety terrorist – and he’s not acting alone. Vampires from around the globe are descending en masse on the City by the Bay, staking a brutal claim for the patch of land the X-Men call their home. What is their agenda? Who is their mysterious leader? The X-Men are about to find out, as they brace themselves for a war of the species that will wrack the Marvel Universe.”

If there is only thing that superheroes (and the X-Men) don’t mix well with, it is vampires. And now, we have the beginning of a large vampire crossover likely inspired by the success of Twilight and True Blood, which makes it even more disturbing.  If you want to do vampires right, you have to make them a threat. You can’t have people turned into vampires and than cured, you have to make turning them count. You’ll have to up their power level to even be able to stand toe to toe with people like Wolverine and Colossus.  In a world where mutants can go out in the day and destroy cities in the blink of an eye, how are vampires scary?

“Second Coming” has gone a long way to make the X-Men enjoyable again. I just really hope that it isn’t wasted by pitting mutants vs vampires.

Check out these X-Men related products…

Posted on June 10th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Buzzard, Comic Dark Horse

Next Wednesday, Dark Horse Comics spins off The Goon with Buzzard #1 from writer/artist Eric Powell. In the series, Buzzard is lost and confused following his confrontation with Zombie Priest (in “Goon Year”), and wanders into the shadowy spirit realm of the forest. Here he comes face to face with a race of savages who have been hunting local villagers.

The issue features a back-up story, “Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities”, which revives the 2005 series by Powell and artist Kyle Hotz, and marches towards September’s three issue series focusing on the Kid.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the art in the above cover/page. It has a clean yet surreal style, which is perfect for a character that is as lost as Buzzard is. Will you be checking out the new series? Do you follow The Goon? Amazon sells a ton of trades for The Goon, you can check them out at these links…

Posted on June 4th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Charmed Comic Book

Okay, so I stopped watching Charmed at some point in its first season. The show was cheesey and never reached the level of Buffy, no matter how hard it tried. It had some bright points and some great casting with Alyssa Milano, Julian McMahon, and Holly Marie Combs, but the show was never as good as it could be.

So why am I previewing this new comic based on the series? I’m intrigued by it. The comic continues from the end of the TV series (much like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 comic from Dark Horse), and they have an opportunity to fix the problems of the series. Unlike TV, comics have no budget constraints. They could bring the magic and fights to new levels. Bring back characters that had actors who refused to return (was the series ever the same without Shannen Doherty’s Prue Halliwell?). Now, I have no idea if they are going to do that or put enough love into this comic to make it special and stand out. But they can.

The new series is written by Paul Ruditis and Raven Gregory, with art by Dave Hoover. None of them were part of the 8 seasons of the TV series, but Ruditis has written multiple Charmed novels (which you can buy at the links below). The first issue hits stands tomorrow, June 3rd.


Avengers Prime issue 1, Thor, Ironman, Captain America

Okay, I know that I’m been focusing on Marvel titles a lot lately, but what can I say the Heroic Age stuff has peaked my interest.  In Avengers Prime #1 we get Marvel’s big three (Iron Man, Thor, and Steve Rogers, the original Captain America) back together and face to face. After everything that has gone on the past year, how could they ever trust each other again? I’m not sure but they will have to find out as a threat only their combined might can face is ready to tear apart the world. The issue hits stands on June 2nd, 2010.

Also out on June 2nd; DC Comics has Brightest Day #3, Dark Horse has Serenity: Float Out, and Image Comics has Invincible #72. What will you be getting next week?

Posted on May 28th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Final Destination Comic

Are you a fan of the Final Destination film series? Than you might dig this comic from New Line Cinema and Zenescope Entertainment.  Final Destination: Spring Break was a 5 issue mini series written by Mike Kalvoda with art by Lan Medina (issues 1 through 3) and Rodel Noora (issues 4 and 5).

The comic book doesn’t feature any characters from the movies, but is a stand alone story focuses on a few friends who are on Spring Break when “death” finds them. Here is the official description:

A group of college friends head to Cancun, Mexico for spring break but their partying is quickly cut short when a hotel fire and subsequent explosion kills hundreds of people. Only a terrifying premonition by Carly, one of the girls in the group, saves the lives of her and her friends. Shaken but unharmed, The group decides to stay in Mexico and make the best of their trip, but Carly knows deep down that grave danger lingers on the horizon and soon realizes that when you cheat death, it always comes back to collect.

The whole first issue has been put online (via Newsarama), click here to check it out! If you want to buy the trade, click on the link below (there are a few Final Destination novels also):

Posted on May 27th, 2010 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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It is here, Marvel Comics’ AGE OF HEROES. And with it, the Marvel universe pulls out of the darkness that has held comics for the past few years and gets back to having true heroes. Today, both Age of Heroes #1 and Avengers #1 hit stands.

Age of Heroes launches the “Heroic Age” and spotlights life for some of Marvel’s biggest heroes.  With Norman Osborn defeated, the Avengers have one last foe to face for the public’s opinion, J. Jonah Jameson, the Mayor of NYC.  In Avengers #1, who will be apart of the new team? With Kang the Conqueror arriving from the future and ready to brawl, who will stop him? I’m assuming Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, and Spider-Man are safe bets! 🙂

From DC Comics we have Brightest Day #2, what does it mean to the DCU, and The Legion of Super-Heroes #1, which relaunches DC’s heroes from the future. Image Comics has The Walking Dead #72 and Astounding Wolf-Man #23. Dark Horse has Emily the Strange: The 13th Hour #3. What will you be buying this week?

Check out these Marvel Comics trade paperbacks for sale…

 

New posters from the new Warner Brothers adaptation of DC Comic’s Jonah Hex have been released. These feature cast members Josh Brolin and Megan Fox.

jonahhex-posters

The film comes out on June 18th, and co-stars John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender. Check out the film’s trailer on it’s official site.

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