Marvel's launching a new
Black Widow series
. Ordinarily this would be occasion for
gleeful snark, but Bill Seinkiewicz is going to be the artist.
Bill Seinkiewicz!! I have no idea who the writer is (Richard K.
Morgan, described by Newsarama as "a successful novelist primarily in
the 'future noir' genre," whatever that is), but I might just check
this out (assuming it's reasonably priced) for Seinkiewicz's art
alone. (I really am becoming one of "those" comic fans:
First I continue to buy The Moth
even though the stories
are pretty painful, now this.) My only complaint is that
Seinkiewicz isn't handling the covers for this series. That honor
goes to Greg
. Yeah, I realize Land is probably more of a draw than
Seinkiewicz, especially with fanboys who like traced images
from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
, but I'm
guessing Seinkiewicz's covers would have been much more interesting
than Land's bland girlie pinups.
I would love to join in the discussion
#6 but my online retailer forgot to include it in
this month's shipment. Which means I'll either have to track it
down locally or wait til next month's shipment to read it.
Grrr! But I'm sure everyone will still be interested in
discussing this issue come July, right? Right??
Speaking of my monthly shipment, so far my favorite book has been the Hsu and Chan
, a comedy series featuring two video game designers who spend
more time fighting the demon hordes of Hell and other assorted enemies
than designing actual video games. I don't have the book with me,
so I can't quote some of the best lines, but this is a damned funny
book. Recommended for fans of Street Angel
and anything from Evan Dorkin. Maybe I'll write more about it
later, but for now go here
to sample some of the madcap humor.
My preorder for June is already looking huge. There are several
collections I'm looking forward to, such as the giant Bone
Essential Iron Fist
, the second Jack Staff
trade, Locas: A Love & Rockets Book
, and the final New
hardcover. It's going to be an expensive
month. Time to get cracking on those eBay auctions once again!
has the press release announcing DC's collected editions for
the rest of the year. The item I'm most excited about? SUPERMAN:
THE MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES
. Why? Just look at those
creator credits! Writers: Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman; Artists:
Wayne Boring, Al Plastino, Kurt Schaffenberger. More Silver Age
madness, baby!! (I'm also glad I waited for the trade on the Alan
Davis Another Nail
mini: The individual issues
would have set me back $18 but the trade only costs $12.95. If
only I'd had confidence that DC would collect My Faith In Frankie
I could have saved another five bucks!!)