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Previews Blogging: March Marvel Edition
8 March 2010
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 edition.

I start with Marvel because I buy a fair amount of Marvel and they are outside the main book in their own little booklet. When Marvel joins the rest of Previews, then they will cease to be first.
Page 8 and 9: Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1
Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews are taking over Astonishing X-Men and it looks like they are going to make is a series of mini-series. Over the years, Andrews has grown greatly as an artist. I'm really digging his X-Men designs. however... his Storm and White Queen need work. Emma's boobs are HUGE, but her hands and arms are tiny and her butt is lumpy. Storm's waist is too thin for her hips and boobs. and the white under boob shirt is just a bad design.
Page 10: Atlas #1 Women of Atlas Marvel Variant
While I will buy Atlas as a lon as Jeff Parker is writing it, I'm sure most need something other than a cover and credits to help them decide to buy a new book.
Page 21: Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #11
This is a awesome Lone Wolf and Cub homage cover.
Page 28: Spectacular Spider-Girl #1
Spider-Girl returns. I look forward to the next TPB.
Page 33: Avengers #1
I've always been an Avengers fan. I recently stopped reading after Civil War and this is will be a great point to check out where Bendis is steering the Avengers next. I like JR, Jr, but I'm not so sure I like him on the Avengers.
Page 34: Avengers Assemble #1
I love the Avengers. I love handbooks. I love forward to this.
Page 35: Atlas #1
And here we have the solicitation. I'm glad I don't buy singles as I'm not a fan of the Dodson covers. I haven't followed Triathalon since his stint in Busiek's Avengers, but I'm curious to see what Parker has planned for him.
Page 40: Age of Heroes #1 (of 4)
I love Busiek writing Marvel. This is destined for a collection, so I'll wait.
Page 51: New Avengers: Luke Cage #2 (of 3)
Canete's cover has the look and feel of the James Jean Fables cover. This is a beautiful cover.
Page 54: Secret Avengers #1
Brubaker and Deodato? I hope that means that Steve Rogers is on this team. I'm not even sure who is on this team and why I should read this beyond Brubaker.
Page 60: Thunderbolts #144
Luke Cage will now be the lead character of Thunderbolts. Bendis has done wonders for Cage over the last 10 years and it's good to see him as a strong lead. While I have confidence in Parker's writing, I question why Man-Thing is on the "team". What type of redemption goals does Man-Thing have?
WOW there are a lot of X-Men related titles and I have to skip them all to get to the HC and TPB section. Unfortunately, there's not much collected this month that I'm interested in.
Page 97: Kookaburra K Premiere HC
This is the first Soliel book by an artist with a fair amount of US work. I'm not a big fan of the covers that Ramos has been producing for Marvel, but his sequential work have real charm.
Page 102: Moon Knight:Countdown to Dark Premiere HC
Early Sienkiewicz Moon Knight is basically Neal Adam's Batman redux, but it's beautiful. I hope this leads to a hard cover collection of the original Moon Knight series.
That's end my trip through Marvel's Previews. Join me back here for the front of the main Previews book.


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