Wow or Woe, Release Date 7/18

may180797The Life Of Captain Marvel

This does have a New England feel to it. Excited to see where this goes, and how it might tie in to the upcoming film.

My friends who idenitify more as Bostonians can chime in how they felt, but it was good to me.




Wow or Woe, Release Date 7/11

STL086353.jpgI was prepared to go with a deep dive thsi week, but as fate would have it, one comic inspired a friend who had been a lapsed comic reader of late to purchase and read and perhaps even be enthusiastic.

Superman #1

An alien does some stuff that seems not cut from apple pie, we focus (as Bendis does well) on the man beneath the proverbial cowl, and a umdinger of a reveal at the end.

Quibble: why is DC insistent on always naming Kal as the lone survivor of Krypton. This has not been true in many years., whether one counts Kandor, or Streaky, or Supergirl, or Peeg….

This one gets a welcome WOW!



Wow or Woe, Release Date 7/4

MAY180452Batman #50

The wedding issue.

Spoilers were released awhile back, they shouldn’t be hard to find.

Recently, Geoff Johns stepped down from being at the top of DC Comics, leaving Didio and Jim Lee atop the Distinguished Company.

I think that means we will be getting more storylines like this one. Why?

This seems to be the Didio brand of storytelling.

I heartily agree with some of the choices in this book. I am not a big fan of the face-turn of some of the Bat-villains, and this addresses that. But, in terms of a direction for a company to go in, this feels like the poor storytelling I’d argue Marvel has been churning out.

Gotta give this a big ole WOE!



Woe or Woe, Release Date 5/30

30372Blackwood #1

If Evan Dorkin is writing something, I want to pick it up.

This book is no exception, it didn’t floor me, but Doirk and Veronica & Andy Fish is a good combo, and I am liking what I have read, and frankly, BMB doesn’t need me telling everyone how much I liked his MoS, but this book might enjoy the positive energy in the internet ether.




Wow or Woe, Release Date 5/23

Image-Marvel-Iron-Man-600-variantWill Bendis’ run at DC be as short as the King’s at DC (71-75), or now that he is there will he rule the roost? Will there be drama with Johns? All things I am excited about.

I am also excited to see what happens with some of the characters he built up before he left (Doom, I am looking at you).

Thanks for the many years and many comics Mr. Bendis!