The Beggining Of The End

There are five months left until the end of 2009! Only one month until we begin to see Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations creep their way onto store shelves everywhere.  As I look forward to the fall(It’s my favorite time of the year) I see some awesomeness coming in the world of Comics:

bn04_solicitThe War of light and Blackest Night in the DCU is in full swing. The various Lantern corps are locked in combat with each other and the mysterious and gruesome Black Lanterns. AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!  Normally, I find most line-wide events to be poorly executed money grabs. However, this one looks very cool.

The Shield and other Red Circle heroes enter the DCU

The Shield and other Red Circle heroes enter the DCU

DC comics announced last year that they had acquired the rights to the “Red Circle” line of heroes that was originally put out by Archie Comics way back in the late 50’s/early 60s. These heroes have been in and out of comics ever since then. In the early nineties I read  about their adventures when they were put out on the short lived “!mpact Comics” Now i’m thrilled that I am going to see them back in print and interacting with the main DCU.  In August several of these new heroes will be introduced in a mini-series followed by the Shield and The Web getting ongoings with Co features featuring Inferno and The Hangman.  I’m hoping that this will finally permanently cement these characters into a universe where they will be around a while.  I’d hate to see them fade away into obscurity again!

Ultimate Avengers by Mark Millar!

Ultimate Avengers by Mark Millar!

For a while I didn’t bother with the Ultimate line of Marvel comics. One day I decided to give them a chance and I picked up the Trades of Ultimates 1,2 and 3. The first two volumes were by far my favorite. Mark Millar was the writer behind the first two and I am looking forward to his new Ultimate book “Ultimate Comics Avengers”Starting in August. What are the Ultimate Avengers? Well, from what i’ve read Nick Fury will draft heroes into the team as needed to deal with specific threats. Each story arc will feature a different team of heroes. It will give Mark the chance to expand the Ultimate universe and tell some awesome stories.

Although Marvel purist will shoot me for saying this I personally find the Ultimate universe a lot more intrigueing then the main Marvel U. In my opinion Dark Reign has been more hoopla then substance. I hope that changes but for now make mine Ultimate Marvel!


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