Grotesque Anatomy
Thursday, May 20, 2004
  Waiting So Long
It's finally here!
Damn right it's a spotlight item!

I'm also looking forward to the third and final New X-Men hardcover.  I've actually managed to avoid spoilers for most of the issues contained in this collection, so I'm looking forward to reading it.  (If there were an X-Statix hardcover on that list, I'd probably be feeling enough love towards Marvel to qualify temporarily as a genuine Marvel fanboy.)  (Thanks to Marc-Oliver Frisch for the link.)

Meanwhile, nothing much excites me from DC's August solicitations.  The superhero titles look especially grim, what with the 25-part crossovers and multiple covers from "hot" artists.  Suddenly DC seems more Marvel than Marvel itself.

EDIT:  I take it back.  No one can out-Marvel Marvel.  They've seen DC's bid and upped the ante considerably with a "special foil-enhanced cover"; a "re-scripted" version of Ultimate Spider-Man (am I the only one who thought of What's Up, Tiger Lily?); and Rob Liefeld on interior art for a brand-new X-FORCE #1.  (Link via Graeme.)

Finally, I am still planning on writing more about reviewing.  I just want to make sure my thoughts are a little less scattered first.  (And if I never do deliver as promised, I'm going to claim it was all just a brilliant homage to Mother, Come Home.)
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