Jul 152011

Before we get into tonight’s proceedings, allow me, if you would, to give a much deserved shout out to a Pulp Fiction Alumni, Dennis Hopeless.  If you haven’t heard, Dennis has two big books coming out very soon.  In fact, if you haven’t heard, go here and read about them.  We’ll wait…

Okay, so now you’re up to date about the fact that he has a new graphic novel called Lovestruck shipping in September and his first book from Marvel (about the Legion of Monsters) shipping in October.  Good.  Now you have to buy them.

So, to get into the product for next week, there’s no better way to begin than with Adam West.  In fact, the new Mis-Adventures of Adam West comic is all up in the business of Adam West.  If you know him from Batman or Family Guy or Robinson Crusoe on Mars (doubtful), then you’ll be happy to know that he’s saved the universe!  Yes, in this book from Bluewater, Adam uses a magical amulet to venture through all sorts of space and time to save everything!  Everyone Batusi!

Next up a bit of the ‘ole spooky, spooky.  Haunted City #0 is a joint venture between Aspen comics and McG, the director of Charlie’s Angels.  But it’s not all jumpy, jiggly girls.  No, in fact, it’s more paranormal activity and creepy magic.  Seen from the perspective of a New York cop who’s been through it all, this book chronicles the mystic underbelly of the city that never sleeps.  The zero issue specifically details the entire unseen history of New York, giving you a rundown of all the magical forces present throughout the city’s existence.

Alright, statue time!  Break it down!

**Hammer dances across the room**

Speaking of breaking it down, Colossus is doing plenty of that in his new Danger Room Sessions statue.  The newest in this highly detailed, exceptional sculpted line of statues, Colossus is doing as the previous statues, and basically all X-Men do, destroying the danger room.  Kotobukiya is known for producing statues posed dynamically and painted beautifully and this one’s no different.

To finish things off tonight, we bring you two more statues, this time from Bishoujo.  These two new ladies fall into the recent Women of DC and Marvel line that Bishoujo has been releasing.  One from each here, with Supergirl from DC and the Invisible Woman from Marvel.  Both come on appropriate bases and are sculpted in the shapely cheesecake manner fanboys have come to expect.  Best part, though:  Streaky the Supercat on Supergirl’s base.

Feb 112011

Are you ready for some heavy hitting comic deliciousness to rain down upon you?  If not, grab an umbrella made of adamantium, because it’s happening either way.

We’ve been putting some major talk behind this book since it hit shelves last year, but with good reason.  Morning Glories, written by the young whipper-snapper know as Nick Spencer (who also writes the superb Thunder Agents), combines all the mystery of LOST with the plucky high school drama of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  The slick, bright art and colors of Joe Eisma and Alex Sollazzo, respectively, helps the story go down smooth while the deep mystery keeps your brain working at overdrive.  Set in a prestigious private school, the students we meet in the first issue soon come to realize that things are worse than they appear and they appear pretty darn bad.  If you’re looking for a series in line with Y the Last Man, Locke & Key, or Walking Dead (as in, not superhero but still supernatural), then the first collection of Morning Glories will sooth what ales you.  And, hey, it’s six issues for only $9.99, so it’s cheap to dip your toe in the pool.

If you’ve stared longingly at the Danger Room Deadpool statue that came in a couple of weeks ago, you have found two new friends.  From the same Danger Room series comes Wolverine and Psylocke.  Both are based off of their 90′s Jim Lee costumes (classic!) and have illuminated bases.  Too boot, Wolverine’s head can pop off and be replaced with a mask-less version.  These Kotobukiya statues are quality all the way.  If you’ve looking to purchase a statue that you’re going to be proud to display on your shelf and you love, love, love X-Men, these two are where it is at!

Since there’s not enough vampire media out there (saaaarrrcasm), we present to you the True Blood vol. 1 Hardcover.  Written by the creators of the show, this hardcover collection contains the first six issues of the current ongoing series.  The story involves the main characters being stuck in Merlotte’s by a nasty spirit.  Each character, in an effort to keep busy and ward off the demon, tells stories from their past.  So, if you can’t get enough of the True Blood cast o’ characters, here’s how you get your fix.

Last, but certainly the bloodiest, is the new Uncanny X-Force minimate set.  If you’ve been keeping up with this book (which if you’re not, I hear Wolverine will come to your house and SNIKT you) you know that the team just got some swanky, dark costume upgrades.  This four pack of minimates depicts four members of the team in the new costumes and includes Wolverine, Psylocke, Deadpool, and Angel (in Archangel mode).  Of the minimates four packs that have been released so far, this is easily one of my favorites.  Cool characters, cool costumes, cool collection.