The At Least There’s Metal One

wednesday

 

Run of the mill kind of week, with DC in the middle of an event, Marvel in continuous event-epilogue-prologue status but making time for Legacy and the indies doing what they do best: driving us crazy with an insane number of titles that we'll only know if they are good once they are sold out 😀

Anyway, decided against including Shirtless Bear Fighter #3 as Brian and Keith already mentioned it this week, and the new #1s that are coming out aren't saying much to me, but let me know how wrong I am below!!!

Generations: The Mighty Thor & The Unworthy Thor Francesco Mattina 2nd Print Variant

I am way disconnected from Marvel these days, safe in the knowledge that they will get better at some point and that there's no real need to read their events. In the meantime, it's kinda cool to get these Generations one-shots for the covers and get an update on what's going on.

Aquaman #28 Joshua Middleton Variant

Middleton might have found his calling with his portraits of DC's women. Don't get me wrong, I think he's a superb artist whatever he's doing, but these look special.

 Batman: The Red Death & Nightwing #29

Here come the Metal offerings of the week, featuring the first one-shot focused on one of those Dark Bat versions of the DC heroes. Meanwhile, Nightwing continues the Gotham Resistance tie-in, which was a nice surprise last week. Metal is starting to confirm itself as the rare actually good event. I mean, even Trey and I seem to agree on that one, and that simply doesn't happen 😉

Dark Ark #1

New Aftershock series! We still have to figure out if Aftershock will have legs in the aftermarket. First issues sell really well, then seem to fizzle out. This looks like a promising series, so I guess the pattern will repeat itself.

Trinity #13 Bill Sienkiewicz Variant

So here's something you don't see everyday: Zatanna drawn by Sienkiewicz! Don't think this will set the world on fire, but fans of Zatanna should dig this.

Venomized Villains Variants

Anoher week, another batch of Venomized variants … This week, however, we get Tyler Kirkham, Adi Granov, Marco Checchetto, Julian Totino Tedesco, Francesco Francavilla and Gustavo Duarte, so there should (at least) be something nice for everybody's PC.

Swipe of the Week

Frank Cho doesn't just do Manara homages, he can do a pretty mean Steranko too. The original is a major classic that has been remade quite a few times, but it's always nice to see a new one, especially when it's by such an amazing artist.

Hulk King Size Special #1

Layout of the Week

For those of you who are sick of swipes and familiar poses in your comic covers, I give you this beautiful cover by Otto Schmidt. Schmidt is a very talented artist and I hope he gets a shot at a major character soon (sorry, Oliver Queen).

Other Stuff Worth Mentioning

It's no secret that Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks has had some crazy variant cover artists (Skottie Young, Bill Sienkiewicz or Mike Huddleston), but this one I had to mention. It features the art of Pixar artist Eliza Ivanova. If I had had more time I would have mentioned her sketchbook (came out at SDCC) because it's a beautiful thing. I really hope she graces the world of comics with her talent a bit more in the future, because she's goooooooooooooooooooood!That's it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!

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