Welcome once more, readers. I’m back again though this time, I don’t have much to say. A good amount came out, just nothing that I can warm up to enough to talk about though there was some good stuff out there. And just one mildly annoying thing to talk about. But we have some news and some solicitations which is always fun. So let’s get started at:
“I don’t understand – why in the world would I call you Solo?” – W. Fisk.
Comic Book News: So the biggest news of the week is something you might have missed: Bill Finger finally received credit for his contributions to Batman. Boom! Studios will be cutting back on it’s number of new titles next year, deciding to stick with what they’ve got. Millerworld has revealed that they will be expanding the number of projects for next and going to space. Not to be outdone, Marvel announced two new ongoings and three mini-seri… oh, wait, apparently they’re all ongoings – these include: International Iron Man, Punisher, X-Men: The Worst X-Man Ever (I give this six issues), Nighthawk (12 issues), and Hyperion (12 issues – Superman doesn’t do well in the Marvel Universe).
Movie News: Kingsman 2 has a release date set – which is cool. That movie was a lot more fun than I thought it would be; though I’m not sure how you have a world after the end of that movie. Daniel Bruhl has revealed that his character will be Zemo in name only – no purple mask and seemingly no legacy.
TV News: In DC TV news, Grodd will be returning to Flash and Conner Hawke will be coming to Legends. And Agent Carter has picked up Kurtwood Smith as a recurring role.
Solicitation News: So here are January’s Solicits for your perusal –
1872 #4 (Marvel Comics); Agents of Atlas #1 (Marvel Comics); Amazing Spider-Man #2 (Marvel Comics); Astro City #28 (DC Comics); Back to the Future #1 (IDW Publishing); Batman & Robin Eternal #3 (DC Comics); Clean Room #1 (Vertigo Comics); Darth Vader #11 (Marvel Comics); Doctor Fate #5 (DC Comics); Green Lantern: The Lost Army #5 (DC Comics); Invincible Iron Man #2 (Marvel); Ivar, Timewalker #10 (Valiant); Justice League #45 (DC Comics); Martian Manhunter #5 (DC Comics); The Rook #1 (Dark Horse Comics); S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 (Marvel Comics); Secret Six #7 (DC Comics); The Shield #1 (Dark Circle Comics); Titans Hunt #1 (DC Comics); Weirdworld #5 (Marvel Comics)
Age of Apocalypse #5 (Marvel Comics); Ant-Man #1 (Marvel Comics); Bizarro #5 (DC Comics); Black Canary #5 (DC Comics); Invincible #124 (Image Comics); Karnak #1 (Marvel Comics); Strange Fruit #2 (Boom! Studios); Superman/Wonder Woman #22 (DC Comics); Teen Titans #12 (DC COmics); Uncanny Inhumans #1 (Marvel Comics); What If: Infinity: Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Marvel Comics); Wonder Woman #45 (DC Comics)
Star Wars: Shattered Empire #4
By Greg Rucka with art by Marco Checchetto
So these books kind of annoyed me. I realize that due to timing and age the new movies have to be about new characters, but the books don’t have to. Since the original Expanded Universe was thrown out, I’ve been waiting for the further adventures of the Rebel Alliance. And by that I mean Luke, Leia, Han, etc. And instead, we’ve gotten a quagmire of bad writing and people we don’t care about. Shattered Empire introduces a new character that is tied into one of the characters from the movies. Not even one of the ones we’ve seen featured heavily either in the trailers either. The stories weren’t bad – they just weren’t what I wanted. And I understand that everyone’s waiting for the movie to tell what actually happened, but in that case, I would have rather had nothing instead of this. Again, it’s not bad – but, to use an old universe analogue, it’s kind of liking buying Heir to the Empire and finding someone swapped in I, Jedi. Both stories are good, but only one was what you were looking for.
1872 (Marvel Comics)
Gerry Duggan, Nik Virella, Lee Loughridge
Age of Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
Fabian Nicieza, Iban Coello, David Curiel, Gerardo Sandoval
Agents of Atlas (Marvel Comics)
Tom Taylor, Steve Pugh, Tamra Bonvillain
Star Wars: Shattered Empire (Marvel Comics)
Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto, Angel Unzueta, Emilio Laiso, Andres Mossa
WeirdWorld (Marvel Comics)
Jason Aaron, Mike Del Mundo
Well, that’s it from me. I know it’s not a lot, but nothing that I felt needed to be talked about outside of Star Wars. See you all next week!