Monday, July 27, 2009

Forthcoming Attractions (anticipated releases this week - 29.07.2009)










My picks this week;

DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #4 MARVEL COMICS
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #4 MARVEL COMICS
ULTIMATUM #5 MARVEL COMICS
UNKNOWN SOLDIER #10 DC COMICS



All of the weeks releases can be seen here


So, this week sees the end of a couple of titles. The latest iteration of Marvel Zombies concludes with Marvel Zombies 4 #5, with the Sons of Midnight....I forgot what they were doing to be honest, but it involves Zombies. I must admit that this MZ4 is not quite as good as MZ3, but it does have some terrific atmosphere, even though the plot has meandered and just left me feeling a bit....so what?

Ultimatum, on the other hand, does inspire some strong emotions amongst readers, and it is not hard to see why. Essentially a platform to 'clear the decks' in preparation for a reboot of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Ultimatum has managed to rid Marvel of some of its better known, and better loved, Ultimate characters in some undignified and churlish ways. Ultimatum #5 promises to be no less spectacular and controversial, as the final showdown between Magneto and the remaining Heroes approaches. I must admit I find it crass and vulgar and in terms of story there is not a lot to it - but it is compelling in its own way.

Elsewhere, Dark Reign Hawkeye #4 has Hawkeye aka Bullseye still fighting himself, in more ways than one. The big one for me this week is Unknown Soldier #10, with the 'Easy Kill' arc ratcheting up the tension in what is proving to be a truly great comic book.


Previews

Dark Reign Hawkeye #4 preview

Marvel Zombies 4 #4 preview


Links

Ultimatum #5 at Marvel

Unknown Soldier #10 at Vertigo

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