This week, we explore the godfather-run world of Lazarus, those wacky and Uncanny Avengers, and Batmen and Supermen running amuck on Earth 2. Who needs episodic television?
We’re back and we got announcements, kids!
And with us missing a few months of action, I give the half-year report of comics and where the publishers stand with their comic offerings today. Some good stuff from everybody, but makes you wonder if that will stick around in the next 10 years. Listen to find out why!
It’s that time once again. I quickly take a look back at 2012 and look forward to 2013, but otherwise – we’re narrowing it down to the top 5 books of CBF for the year and picking the one that stood out. A strong list, but only one can prevail. What are your thoughts on the top picks for 2012?
Best to the new year!
NO HOLDS BARRED!!
This is where we dissect the year of comics and its future. Many bold topics were discussed:
- DC losing ground with its New 52 and the falling of Vertigo
- The good (Marvel NOW!) and not so good (AvX) of Marvel
- Image having probably its best year since their inception 20 years ago
- Our favorite series and what you should be picking up that’s under the radar
- Our concerns for the industry as a whole and what 2020 is going to look like
- Who the heck may becoming a Brony?
Agree? Disagree? This was definitely the most honest podcast we’ve done and it speaks a lot to where comic books are supposedly heading. Give it a listen.
I’ll be back soon to close out the year of 2012 with the Quick Pick of the Year!
We’re in an industry that’s all about re-launching titles and adding adjectives to names that will grab as much readers’ attention as possible. Just look at the Avengers titles and you’ll get what I’m saying.
Image Comics and frequent CBF interviewee/Skullkickers creator Jim Zub is jumping on that trend, although not in the way you think, with Uncanny Skullkickers #1.
The solicit says enough than I can possibly say:
UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1
story JIM ZUB
art EDWIN HUANG
cover EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS
32 PAGES / FC / T
The UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS: Two hard-headed mercenaries kill monsters and cause havoc in their search for money, fame and adventure! A bold new direction! A perfect jumping-on point! A newly added adjective! Our nineteenth issue, but also a new issue #1! It’s all here, people! Don’t make us use more exclamation marks!!
P.S. Retailers: Rack this comic beside other “Uncanny” comics you may have hanging around and sell a ton of copies. Do it.
The retailer blurb is great and speaks well to how the comics are being marketed. And no surprise Image is going this route, as they’ve parodied comic book event/re-launch solicits in the past.
It feels like it’s been forever since we last saw this series, but it doesn’t take away from the quality that Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra continue to bring to this critically acclaimed Image title. The crazy ideas continue to flow out of Hickman’s mind and it’s a wonder to behold when you combine them with the details behind Pitarra’s pencils. There are also many sub-plots to juggle when you consider the cast involved. It makes for one big thrill ride. You can catch up with the first trade.
And to add to the craziness – I read Deadpool #1. This actually happened. And it was funny as heck. Deadpool fighting dead presidents will do that for you. And Tony Moore on art is always a big helping hand too.