Monday, June 09, 2008

Listening for the Letterbox, June 11th 2008

A regular feature where I look ahead to what I have on order from the releases of the week. This is obviously not a definitive release schedule - for that, try Diamond for the list of next weeks releases and this weeks releases (updated every monday).

As usual, I will put the titles in reverse order of anticipation (ie the bottom of the pile being the most anticipated;

Young Liars #4 (Vertigo)

The kerazy life of Sadie Hopkins and those pulled into her happy/insane malevolent/innocent orbit continues - hope this issue picks up a bit as last time it felt a bit laboured.

Captain Britain & MI 13 #2 (Marvel)le

Really liked the debut issue, a nice take on the worldwide trauma of the 'secret invasion'. I think I am going to like the follow up, as we find out if Brian Braddock (aka Captain Britain) had made the supreme sacrifice....oh, and maybe a look at Captain Midlands? (I like to know who represents me in my constituency).

Red Mass For Mars (Image)

Brought to us by the man behind the excellent Transhuman & Pax Romana, Johnathan Hickman, with art by new Image artist Ryan Bodenheim. The solicitation goes like this;

"In a world that has survived every catastrophe imaginable, a new threat from the beyond stars looks to be the end of all humanity. "A Red Mass For Mars" tells the story of the last days of Earth and the one man who could have saved us all - but didn't!"

Sounds super-intriguing, lets hope this post-apocalyptic tale lives up to Hickmans other work. The pick of the bunch this time round, with a review, no doubt.

Although I am only on the trades (and around issue 21 as it stands) I am way off the landmark 50th issue of Invincible (Image Comics), but its been a long time coming, so gets the mention. The cover, if you have even a passing knowledge of the series, is terrificly exciting;

Brought to you by the letterbox listener........