Every month, I go through Diamond's Previews to figure out what I want.
From now until, I will blog about what I see that catches my attention.
Keep in mind that most of my comic buying consist of #1s, collected
editions (hardcovers or TPBs), or OGN (original graphic novels). I buy
#1s to see if it's something that I will get later in a collected
Because Marvel is still outside of the main Previews book, I'll start with them. Marvel begins with lots of Siege stuff. I'm not interested, so let's skip all that.
Page 11: Captain America Reborn #6 (of 6)
This series is finally ending and that means I need to catch up on Captain America. It's one of few series that I didn't drop when I switched to HCs and TPBs, but I later dropped it meaning to get the TPB and/or HCs of the Brubaker run, but haven't. This signals to me that it's time to get the older collections and catch up on the newer stories that I've missed since issue #600 as I'm very much looking forward to seeing how Brubaker brings all the stories together.
Page 17: Soleil
Kookaburra K with Humberto Ramos art ends and Daffodil begins. I 'm only looking to get Soleil titles in collected editions as the current format of 3 48-paged for $5.99 is not so appealling when I can the same story in a more durable format.
Page 31: Captain America #602
Sean McKeever is providing a Submariner "bonus feature" for this issue. I wonder if/how these features will be collected.
Page 37: Hulk #19
As much as I like to read about Thing and the Hulk going one on one, I'm just not interested in the Fall of the Hulks.
Page 48: Avengers Vs Atlas #1 (of 4)
You can't lose with Jeff Parker and the Agents of Atlas. I'm skipping my usual method of buying the first issue and just going straight to waiting for the trade for this mini series featuring the Agents against the early Avengers featuring the Hulk.
Page 51: Secret Warriors #12
I just want to see Jimmy Cheung back pencilling a regular series. Marvel and Disney need to finalize the acquistion so Marz and Cheung can get back to work on Scion (formerly owned by CrossGen).
Page 55: Marvel Boy: The Uranian #1 (of 3)
I've always been interested in good ol' Bob Grayson ever since I read about him many moons ago in the pages of the Deluxe Edition of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. The cover (above) makes Marvel Boy look a bit like the Sentry.
Page 63: Uncanny X-Men #520 Although the credits say cover and pencils by Greg Land that image is clearly Terry Dodson.
Page 75: SWORD #3
Am I the only one that thinks it's a waste of talent to have John Cassaday doing a cover featuring only Lockheed?
Now we've entered into the collected editions. This is usually where all my money goes.
Page 90: Hulk: Son of Hulk - Dark Son Rising HC
It's the Hulk as Conan and I'm still along for the ride.
Page 98: Agents of Atlas : Turf Wars Premiere HC Jeff Parker? Check
Agents of Atlas? Check.
I'm picking this one up.
Page 100: Avengers: World Trust Premiere HC
I stopped reading the Avengers around the time that Busiek left, but I remember vaguely enjoying some of the stories that Johns wrote. This HC gives me the chance to revisit this era of the Avengers and reminds me that I need to pick up collections of the Busiek run.
Page 104: Marvel Fairy Tales GN-TPB
Cebulski brought some unique artists to this new vision of Marvel characters in fairy tales.The talent and stories make this an easy purchase decision.
and that is it for Marvel. I was planning to do all of Previews in one shot, but I think I'll get back to the rest later this week. Join me on Thursday.