C is for Commentary: Previews #286

Josh Crawley

Josh Crawley


by Josh Crawley

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The only thing hotter than my apartment this summer? Awesome comics in this month’s Previews!!! And we’re going to jump to the middle this month’s issue real quick…

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Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women

Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women


Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #1

Looking for a positive role-model for a young lady in your life? Look no further!!! Last year, Princeless was nominated for more meaningful awards than a normal person can count with using one hand, if I recall correctly (the number of nominations, that is, not how many fingers a person has on one hand).

Please note: there’s some incorrect information floating around (long story), so… this issue is 24 pages and one of two issues, not a 40 page one shot.

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Back to the beginning of the catalog!

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Ghost #0

Ghost #0


Ghost #0

I miss the days when solicitation information would actually tell you what was in a book. Working off of an assumption (and possibly reading it someplace other than the book’s actual solicitation information), this book reprints Kelly Sue DeConnick & Phil Noto’s Ghost stories from Dark Horse Presents, under a gorgeous cover by Jenny Frison, to help get readers caught up to speed on this relaunch before the regular series starts.

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Oh, hey, how’s it going, Zero Month?

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Talon #0

Talon #0


Talon #0

I’ve just recently read & gotten current with Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo’s New 52 Batman title, including the annual. Because I’ve done that, I’m a bit torn as to whether or not I’ll be reading this issue. Snyder & James Tynion IV wrote this year’s Batman Annual featuring Mister Freeze, and while it had some interesting bits, all around it left me a bit apathetic towards it. As for this new Talon, it’s not as if it’s a character we’re grown to love (or hate) by reading his adventures. That being said, I won’t write it off completely, but I wouldn’t be surprised if many people pass on this if they’re on the fence (or that many people would be on the fence).

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Sword of Sorcery #0

Sword of Sorcery #0


Sword of Sorcery #0

On the other hand, while I know nothing about Amethyst, this Josh Middleton cover is awesome, and I know a lot of people do know who Amethyst is.

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Savage Hawkman #0

Savage Hawkman #0


The Savage Hawkman #0

Finally, a cover showcasing interior artist Joe Bennett’s skills! No offense, but I think more people would have given this book a chance if it hadn’t featured covers by Rob Liefeld.

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Green Arrow #0

Green Arrow #0


Green Arrow #0

Judd Winick is writing Green Arrow again?

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I’m so sick of looking at these Zero Month covers… time to skip ahead… though it looks like we may get some origins less convoluted now… but we all know how that ends up.

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DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner

DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner


DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner hard cover

I’m really hoping DC does more collections like this, though I hope they do more by creators whose work I don’t like as much because there’s only so much money in my budget!!!

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3

That’s a pretty awesome Dave Wilkins cover.

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Ame-Comi Brainiac PVC figure

Ame-Comi Brainiac PVC figure


Ame-Comi Brainiac PVC figure

Creepy tentacles!

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Ame-Comi Harley Quinn V.2 PVC figure

Ame-Comi Harley Quinn V.2 PVC figure


Ame-Comi Harley Quinn V.2 PVC figure

Yet another reason I wish I had a bigger budget (and more space) for figures.

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Artifacts #22

Artifacts #22


Artifacts #22

Anyone like me who is saddened by Ron Marz’s Magdalena title reaching its conclusion can be a little less sad with this issue!

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Hack/Slash #20

Hack/Slash #20


Hack/Slash #20

Another issue written by the talented writing duo of Hoax Hunters, Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley!!!

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Witchblade #161

Witchblade #161


Witchblade #161

Sorry, I’m too busy looking at this cover to think of anything (not so) witty to write about it.

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Thanos Quest

Thanos Quest


Thanos Quest #1

The recently re-released Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos includes this material, but it didn’t have this pretty fancy cover by Andy Park. Also, as I’m a Ron Lim fan, I may need to have this new edition (don’t judge me, nor my illogical budget, please).

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Invincible Iron Man #524

Invincible Iron Man #524


Invincible Iron Man #524

“The Future is upon us!” That answers my Iron Man-Matt Fraction-Marvel NOW! question. It also reminds me I really need to get caught up on Fraction’s Iron Man sooner than later (I’m about a two years behind).

I am, however, not behind on Fraction’s Defenders at all right now! And since Hawkeye hasn’t shipped yet, I’ll consider myself caught up on that, too!

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Captain Marvel #4

Captain Marvel #4


Captain Marvel #4

It may be asking for too much, but I wouldn’t mind having Eddie Mac pencil an issue of Captain Marvel.

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Avengers Vs X-Men HC

Avengers Vs X-Men HC


Avengers Vs X-Men hard cover Cheung cover

I’d have recommended the Nick Bradshaw cover, except: one, I haven’t spotlighted a Cheung cover in a while; and two, I can’t find definitive art for it. What I find especially odd about his book, though, is only select issue of Avengers Vs X-Men: Infinite (which I presume was a digital only series), are included. It makes an oversized, somewhat expensive hard cover seem like an incomplete waste of two ISBNs.

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Richard Castle’s Storm Season

Richard Castle’s Storm Season


Richard Castle’s Storm Season premiere hard cover

I really need to read the first one of these so I can read this second one, too!

And do you know how awesome Kelly Sue DeConnick is? She signed one of the first hard covers for me to give to my mom as part of her Mother’s Day present!

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Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Steed and Mrs. Peel #1


Steed and Mrs. Peel #1

Co-written by some guy named Mark Waid, my buddy Steve Bryant (of Athena Voltaire, yo!) is drawing this series. And I really dig the Jonboy Meyers cover, too!

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Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk

Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk


The Tower Chronicles Volume 1: Geisthawk

Matt Wagner? Simon Bisley? Count me in… as long as it isn’t lettered using Comic Sans, which has happened to a recently released comic featuring linework by Bisley.

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Oh, hey, awesome, the power just went out, and I lost some work. Grr. Oh well.

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X-O Manowar #5

X-O Manowar #5


X-O Manowar #5

The nostalgic part of me wishes this appearance was happening in Bloodshot #6, but the pragmatic part of me knows that this awesome cover would make little sense there.

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She-Ra Deluxe Adult Costume

She-Ra Deluxe Adult Costume


She-Ra Deluxe Adult Costume

Awesome.

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Brickjournal #21

Brickjournal #21


Brickjournal #21

Batman? Robin? Batmobile! At least according to the cover!

(In case you didn’t know, I’m a bit of a LEGO fan.)

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Star Wars Jaina Solo ArtFX Bishoujo statue

Star Wars Jaina Solo ArtFX Bishoujo statue


Star Wars Jaina Solo ArtFX Bishoujo statue

I should really check out some of the fiction featuring this character.

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Star Wars R2-D2 bottle stopper

Star Wars R2-D2 bottle stopper


Star Wars R2-D2 bottle stopper

I’m sure I’ve got some friends who aren’t just Star Wars geeks, but wine geeks, too. If you don’t, you should. Then, buy this for them as a gift!

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Masters of the Universe Toon Tumblers Box Set

Masters of the Universe Toon Tumblers Box Set


Masters of the Universe Toon Tumblers Box Set

YES! YES! YES! While I will be buying all of these anyways, I wish they were available individually so I could always drink out of a Teela glass while keeping the other on display.

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