Posts Tagged ‘Constantine’

CBF #5 : Fall TV Has Sprung!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014



Fall is in the air with football already underway and Guardians of the Galaxy completing its summer dominance. This also means TV is back in full swing and there is a lot to look forward to for the comic book fan – not to mention more announcements for new shows like Supergirl, Titans, and Lucifer. We’re at the apex of our comic book dreams coming to life, but one has to wonder if burnout is not too far off as well.

I talk about all of this as well as an end to a fine first run of Thor by Jason Aaron. Enjoy!

CBF Quick Picks #97 : Justice League Dark #2

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Peter Milligan gets the ball moving with Justice League Dark #2, giving us a taste of a super-hero team-ups against the occult. There’s a lot to like with this new team, particularly with Zatanna’s more hard-edged personality and a surprising continuation of a key relationship from Brightest Day. Makes me wonder if the story arc ties into the aforementioned event.

Not so far behind it was The Sixth Gun #16. Cullen Bunn is continuing to build an epic in his western mythology, this time focusing on more second-tier characters to tie into that mythology. This one needs to get on more people’s radar more – truly something for the fans of Lord of the Rings, but with a magical twist.

And lastly, the X-Men universe continues to go strong post-Schism. Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men #1 has a great mix of comedy, action, and heart that fits well with Logan’s new team. Chris Bachalo can be hit or miss at times, but he brings very crisp pencils to the new school and its inhabitants.

Don’t forget that the 100th Quick Picks is coming soon! Send us your thoughts, comments, and emails on topics for the show!

Furious Five to Watch For – 06.21.11

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Another week, another round of Flashpoint tie-ins. Give DC credit though – these are probably the strongest tie-in books to an event that we’ve seen in a while. But there’s more to the event madness going on this week too:

5) Brightest Day Aftermath : The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Two big Vertigo characters have made their way to the DCU courtesy of last month’s finish to the Brightest Day event. Probably more a prep for the September re-launch, but it will still be interesting what transpires for the next 3 issues as Constantine tries to convince the Justice League that having Swamp Thing back might not be kosher.

4) Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

The one thing you can say about this event is it has made this whole Atlantean/Amazonian war very appealing. And having Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning taking charge after a great start to their Wonder Woman tie-in is just going to make much more appealing.

3) Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash #1

He’s been hovering over this event for a couple of months now, but has yet to show his hand and intentions. That’s changing with this issue. I’m still not sure how I feel about Scott Kolins taking on writing chores, but it’s hard to do this character wrong.

2) Batman: Gates of Gotham #2

We have a thing on this site – if a Scott Snyder issue comes out, it gets talked about no matter what else releases that same week. Period. The next issue in the history of Gotham is out and it’s got me giddy to find out more about its families’ ties to this new steampunk villain.

1) Ultimate Spider-Man #160

As if there was any doubt. Marvel’s pushing out the hype for this final chapter in the Death of Spider-Man storyline – even doing the pollybag treatment again like they did for Fantastic Four earlier this year. All I know is it will be yet another solid issue in the long run that Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley have had together.

DC Announcement of New Books – Take 5,421,290

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I’m posting this at the 11th hour, but it’s worth doing it any way because heck knows by tomorrow morning, DC will already have announced 20 more new titles for their big September re-launch.

Today’s latest from the DC Source blog delves into the supernatural realm of the DCU. What’s interesting is that the blending of Vertigo characters into the DCU still seems to be in place despite the massive re-launch. I’m about to drop dead soon, so I won’t be able to talk about all of them, but here’s the top 3 that piqued my interest today:

Animal Man by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman, and Dan Green
Kudos to DC for giving Lemire more to play with. You may not applaud his Superboy work too much, but you should applaud his Sweet Tooth work. I unfortunately missed Grant Morrison’s take on the character long ago, but I’m willing to give this a shot.

Justice League Dark by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin
Constantine, Deadman, Shade, and Madame Xanadu. Yeah, I’m buying this book.

Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder and Yannick Paquette
No surprise that this character is sticking around after the Brightest Day push. What’s surprising is Snyder taking the reigns. Looks like they’re going to keep the horror vibe going even with him now back in the mainstream DCU and that will play well to Snyder’s strengths.