Justice League: Doom Review

I was very impressed with DC/Warner Bros’ latest animated film, based on the classic Tower of Babel story from the comics, in which Batman inadvertently betrays his fellow Leaguers.

Check out my review here.

Avengers #25, and Wolverine & The X-Men #9 Previews

Ah, Walt Simonson, and Chris Bachalo artwork, without all the words in the way. Both issues are Avengers vs X-Men tie-ins and both are out on April 18. Nice.

Simonson Prepares For War In Your First Look At AVENGERS #25 – An AVENGERS VS. X-MEN Tie-In!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Avengers #25, an explosive tie-in to the hotly-anticipated blockbuster event of the year – Avengers VS. X-Men! From superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis & legendary artist Walter Simonson; Captain America has declared war on The X-Men! The impending doom of the Phoenix Force lurks ever closer; forcing The Avengers to suit up and join the battle to save the Earth! But, which Avengers will follow Captain America to the front lines? Find out in Simonson’s epic return to Marvel with Avengers #25, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS. X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com

AVENGERS #25 (FEB120541)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils by WALTER SIMONSON

Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Rated T…$3.99

FOC –3/26/12, ON SALE – 4/18/12

Your First Look At WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9 – An AVENGERS VS. X-MEN Tie-In!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Wolverine & The X-Men #9, an epic tie-in to the highly anticipated blockbuster event of the year –Avengers VS. X-Men! From the critically acclaimed team of Jason Aaron & Chris Bachalo; Captain America arrives at The Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning to convince Wolverine to join The Avengers on the front lines! Logan’s choice will drastically alter the impending war between The Avengers & The X-Men, and Captain America needs him on his squad! Will Wolverine join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, or will he stick to his X-Men roots? Find out in Wolverine & The X-Men #9, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

You’ve heard It’s Coming—and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men! All your favorite super heroes enter—and only one team will emerge victorious!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9 (FEB120547)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC – 3/26/12, ON SALE –4 /18/12

Extra Sequential Podcast #84-Strange Team-Ups

57 mins.  Strange x-overs you never knew existed! Unusual team-ups you tried to forget! Dodgy pronunciations of ‘moustache’ and ‘oeuvre.’ This one has it all, including a detour involving celebrity cameos and Jeff Goldblum movies.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING

R.E.B.E.L.S Vol. 1: The Coming of Starro. Vril Dox is one manipulative, green skinned leader.

Killeroo: Gangwar. A cool Aussie comic starring a tough roo/human hybrid.

David Mack’s Kabuki: Metamorphosis. Read it slowly to get the full effect.

Justice: League: Doom. A fitting, action packed tribute to the late, great writer Dwayne McDuffie.

10: 35 NEWS

Teenage Mutant (or Alien?) Ninja Turtles!

Mark Waid’s new digital comic

15: 37 THEME – STRANGE TEAM-UPS

Lobo/ The Mask. Highly detailed scenes of ultra violence and lovely insanity.

Tarzan vs Predator: At Earth’s Core.

Muggsy Bogues vs Mothra. Um, I mean Charles Barkley vs Godzilla.

Superman/ Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle.

Superman meets He-Man in Eternia, and Sgt. Rock in WWII.

Spawn #10 featuring Dave Sim’s Cerebus. Also, a meta-comic.

Batman vs Predator III: Blood Ties. Featuring two Seinfeld easter eggs, and Mr. Freeze denying children ice-cream.

Upcoming team-ups such as Star Trek: TNG/ Dr Who from IDW, and team-ups that didn’t happen such as Cerebus and X-Men, a resurrected Princess Di in X-Statix, and Dr Who and Sherlock.

As an added bonus, here’s an excellent fan-made Prognosis: Negative film trailer.

Avenging Spider-Man #6 Preview

Great looking text-free preview below of the first part of the 3 part The Omega Effect x-over featuring Spidey, Punisher and Daredevil.

Your First Look At AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6 – THE OMEGA EFFECT PT. 1 

Marvel is proud to present your first look at, Avenging Spider-Man #6 – The Omega Effect part one, from the superstar creative team of Mark Waid, Greg Rucka & Marco Checchetto. “Trust no one… Hurt everyone” – The Omega Effect begins here! Spider-Man, Daredevil & The Punisher, find themselves in an epic chase across Manhattan for the all-powerful Omega Drive! But can the three of them put aside their differences before the Omega Drive falls into the wrong hands? Find out in Avenging Spider-Man #6, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6 (FEB120575)

Written by MARK WAID & GREG RUCKA

Pencils by MARCO CHECCHETTO

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012

 

Secret Avengers #25 Preview

Text-free preview of next month’s issue of Secret Avengers below. What a great Art Adams cover.

Your First Look At SECRET AVENGERS #25

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Secret Avengers #25, from the red-hot creative team of Rick Remender & Gabriel Hardman. The Descendants live by a simple creed: Serve Father. Protect The Core. Kill all Avengers! Against all odds, it’s up to Hawkeye’s fractured team to stop this superhuman threat from achieving their sole objective–contagious robotic evolution! To what lengths will the Secret Avengers go to save all humanity as we know it? Find out in Secret Avengers #25, hitting comic shops everywhere and the Marvel Comics app, this April!

SECRET AVENGERS #25 (FEB120556)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Pencils by GABRIEL HARDMAN

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC –3/19/2012, ON SALE – 4/11/2012

Extra Sequential Podcast #83-Female Creators

64 mins. It’s all about the ladies and the awesome comics they create. Mladen proves his immaturity and Kris reveals his love for Faith Erin Hicks. Also, missing Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.

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WHAT WE’VE BEEN WATCHING

A hat trick of disappointing comic adaptations.

Dylan Dog. A Superman Returns reunion!

Gantz 2

Ghost Rider. Filmed in Melbourne!

7:12 NEWS

The death of legendary French creator Moebius

A Judge Dredd themed album from a producer of Portishead!

Bleeding Cool, and DC Nation Super Spectacular magazines on the way

Alan Moore’s thoughts on Before Watchmen

The Happytime Murders’ first look

18:58 THEME – FEMALE CREATORS

Posy Simmonds’ Tamare Drewe (also a film)

Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder

Colleen Doran’s A Distant Soil

Faith Erin Hicks’ Friend With Boys (read the first 20 pages here)

Also, Brain Camp, and The Wall at Ellsmere by Hicks

Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Karen Berger (Vertigo founder)

Sophie Crumb

Becky Cloonan

Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (also a film)

Jill Thompson

Emi Lennox’s sketch diary EmiTown Volume 2

Naoko Takeuchi

Natsuki Takaya

Hiromu Arakawa

Australians:

Nicola Scott

Nicki Greenberg

Katie Houghton Ward

Sarah Howell

And a few more….

His Dream of the Skyland Review

Perth publisher Gestalt’s latest OGN is a visual treat set in 1920s Hong Kong.

Read my review here.