C is for Commentary: Previews #281

Josh Crawley

Josh Crawley


by Josh Crawley

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Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett is Dead

Star Wars: Blood Ties - Boba Fett is Dead


Star Wars: Blood Ties – Boba Fett is Dead #1

I have a confession: I’m not a big Star Wars fan. The title of the book and the cover though, made enough of an impression on me that I’m pretty sure I need to read this miniseries.

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Alabaster: Wolves

Alabaster: Wolves


Alabaster: Wolves #1 (of 5)

Another cover that grabbed my attention but it’s the artwork of Steve Lieber that will be bringing me back. If you haven’t read Whiteout (and its sequel Whiteout: Melt, both written by Greg Rucka) nor Underground (with Jeff Parker), you’re missing out. While those stories are much more grounded in reality, Lieber illustrates the fantastical just as well!

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Grendel Omnibus Volume 1

Grendel Omnibus Volume 1


Grendel Omnibus Volume 1

Despite owning every issue of Behold the Devil, I have yet to read it. In this case, I don’t see that as a detriment as Behold the Devil was originally intended as a single, manga-inspired volume anyway. Now getting it in chronological order with all the other Hunter Rose material over the years (save for Batman/Grendel, which I wish could be put back into print) is going to be really interesting.

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Wonder Woman #8

Wonder Woman #8


Wonder Woman #8

Wonder Woman; golden guns; count me in.

(Oh, apparently these are the pistols of Eros. Cliff Chiang’s cover is so awesome; I still don’t mind not knowing why Eros would need pistols. However, it does annoy me that the primers in the shells seem to still be live.)

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Note to Self: special order Batwing #8  for Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs artwork.

Note to Editor: Don’t bother with a cover image, as Nguyen didn’t illustrate it, and that’s a shame.

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Green Lantern: The Animated Series


Green Lantern: The Animated Series #1

If Art Baltazar & Franco’s Tiny Titans has taught us anything, it’s “Aw yeah!” The second thing it’s taught us is that all ages comics can appeal to a wide variety of readers. One might even say they can appeal to readers of most all ages. And if their Young Justice has taught me anything, it’s that they can write a book with characters just as true — if not more so — to the title character as the “regular” DC title the character appears in.

Basically, I’m pretty sure this is the best Green Lantern title I’ll have read and will read in quite some time.

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Ame-Comi Hawkgirl V.2 PVC Figure

Ame-Comi Hawkgirl V.2 PVC Figure


Ame-Comi Hawkgirl V.2 PVC Figure

I really love the design of the wings on this figure, and all around, I think it is a much more interesting & better design than the first.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Archie 100-Page Spectacular

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Archie 100-Page Spectacular


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Archie 100-Page Spectacular

Part of me really wises IDW had released this in their treasury format. That aside, I really enjoyed the paper stock used for the recent Dungeons and Dragons 100-Page Spectacular — card stock cover and bright white paper, neither of which was glossy — and I’m really hoping this volume follows suit. Of course, I just enjoy the treatment they’ve been using for these 100-page spectaculars in general. There’s something nice about a fat saddle-stitched comic and the way it feels in my hand.

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Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 4

Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 4


Hack/Slash Omnibus Vol. 4 Tp

I’m hoping that by encouraging sales on this book — as well as the reoffered volumes 1 through 3 — that volume 1 will become available even sooner (so I can finally stop sucking and reread the early stuff & get close to being caught up on this title for the first time in over 5 years).

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Witchblade Rebirth Vol 1

Witchblade Rebirth Vol 1


Witchblade Rebirth Vol 1 Tp: Unbalanced Pieces

Speaking of books written by Tim Seeley, fans of supernatural horror could make a worse choice than to pick up this well-priced volume that kicks off the rebirth of the new Top Cow Universe!

While you’re at it, you could always order Witchblade #156, too!

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Avengers Academy

Avengers Academy


Avengers Academy #28

I’ve never had too much interest in this title, but it’s tough for me to turn away seeing Karl Moline drawing the Runaways underneath a cover by David Lafuente featuring the Runaways!

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There was a lot more interesting stuff (or at least more I had something to say about it) than usual in the first section of Previews, so I’m going to stop for now, folks. Maybe I’ll have more next week; maybe not. In the meantime, good journey!

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  1. Aaron Poehler Says:

    That Hawkgirl figure is ridiculous. Purchasing that thing should be legal probable cause for a residential search warrant.

  2. Timbotron Says:

    That Boba Fett cover is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Also, how long have I been trying to get you to read Avengers Academy!?!