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.|
This covers everything else in Previews.
Page 190: Echo #22 (Abstract)
Terry Moore has announced that Echo is ending with issue 30. I love it when series had a planned course and finish. Moore will be back doing something else and we still have a year's worth of Echo. The story? Basically, it's a story about becoming a walking nuclear weapon. Not superheroes, but a good action adventure story.
Page 194: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1 (of 4; Archaia)
The premise isn't new. It's a series of short stories about the Mouse Guard characters told by characters in a bar. We've seen it in Conan and Sandman and many other series over the years. The creators chosen will make or break this project and as they were "handpicked " by David Peterson, I have confidence in this project. I just hope they are lettered better than the other Mouse Guard series.
Page 209: Bluewater
They can say what they want, but Female Force, Fame, and Political Power are just ploys to get media attention. None of the books are particularly well put together. None of the books are even noteworthy beyond being non-authorized biographical comics. It seems to be selling better than their other books, so I suspect Bluewater will continue to make them. This is the last time that I will mention them, unless something spectacular (and none pandering) comes along.
Page 224: The Talisman: The Road of Trials Volume 1 HC (Del Rey)
I remember reading the Talisman about 20 years ago. I don't remember the plot in any detail, but I remember enjoying it. I'll be picking up this hardcover so that I can experience the story again. I just might go out and purchase the prose books as well.
Page 259: The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40
It's been 40 years since the original Overstreet and of course, it's back again. I don't pay much attention to price guides since I don't buy comics as investments and I don't really have too much desire to sell the comics that I do own. However, in 40 years Overstreet has lasted much longer than most comics.
and that's it for this month.
Join me next month when I do this all over again.