Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WATCHMEN: Predicting April's Best Comics

HIT PICK TO CLICK: S.H.I.E.L.D. #1: I'm not sure what I can say about this mini series that I haven't said already. The greatest minds of our past vs. threats like the Brood, Galactus, and the Celestials. Seriously 'Nuff said. Although after looking at the sketches, I hope Marvel doesn't need an Isaac Newton 'apple-to-the-head' moment, to realise a few decent action figures wouldn't go astray.
  • FLASH #1 (DC): We Flash fans don't do waiting, yet after such a long stretch for the book we all knew was coming, it feels like a crime sticking it in the 'close contenders' category. But as the debut issue of old 'gold boots' kicks off with The Dastardly Death of the Rogues, a criminal act ties in just nicely.

  • DOC SAVAGE #1 (DC): It's hard to pick between this and The Spirit #1 (also in April), but Doc's been gone for a bit longer so I'm giving it to him. One of the icons that inspired Superman, you'd think after all these years Mr. Savage would've finally found some buttons for that shirt, or at least some Velcro.

  • BRIGHTEST DAY #0 (DC): Face it, those of you that picked up Blackest Night are going to grab this little teaser too, just to see what way the post DC universe is headed. The upcoming return of Aquaman is a pretty good start, but that Geoff Johns chap sure likes his cruel teases, so you just can't be sure...

  • COLD SPACE #1 (BOOM! Studios): Actor Samuel L. Jackson, helps pen a whole new tale of an outlaw turned gun-for-hire, stuck in the middle of a cosmic civil war. Just as long as there's no mother$*% snakes on the mother$*% spaceship, it should be a dam fine read.

  • BLACK WIDOW #1 (Marvel Comics): If you thought Natasha's 'super-power' was only to pour herself into that black leather outfit she's so fond of ninja-kicking round in, here's where you find out the truth. Just in time for her appearance in Iron Man 2 - how 'bout that? And because you can't keep a good cover down let's take a look at Daniel Acuña's work one more time...


  1. Black Widow looks like it'll 'shape up' to be a great read.

    And - I've said it once and I'll say it again - c'mon S.H.I.E.L.D!

    Is there a mother$*% 'jump' to the Cold Space comic? "Cos I'm too damn lazy to go look for it my damn self!

  2. Thanks for the comments Jonny!