Week two of DC Comics second wave of Convergence titles land this week and while I have given up on the main Convergence series I have been picking up some of the regular titles. Because there are so many I will keep those reviews a bit more brief than a full review for time sake for us both.
Convergence: Green Arrow #1
Writer Christy Marx, Penciller Rags Morales, Inker Claude St-Aubin, Colorist Nei Ruffino, Letterer Travis Lanham
This weeks book has everyone trapped in Metropolis except Superman it seems like and Green Arrow just happens to be hanging out there. The story by Marx is an average story that ends up just being OK. It’s very much by the numbers plot and story ideas that ends up being meh in the end. Morales and St-Aubin do a nice job on the artwork for the … Read More »
Yesterday we learned of the passing of Herb Trimpe. While Trimpe was not the flashiest artist he was an artist that was always on time with his work with solid artwork on all of the books that he worked on and one of the nicest people whom you could have ever met. Trimpe will probably be most remembered for his long running stint on the Hulk where he penciled the book for 85 issue for over 7 years on the title. He was also the artist that brought Wolverine to comics for the first time. While Wolverine was designed by John Romita it was Trimpe that brought Wolverine to life in the pages of the story.
Trimpe was a very prolific artist at Marvel during the 1970’s and 1980’s and did quite a few books including Iron Man, The Defenders, Captain … Read More »
One of the best panels of WonderCon was also one of the first. If you ever get a chance to go to a Sergio (Aragones) and Mark (Evanier) show at a convention, do yourself a favor and make time to go to this panel. The description of this years panel was:
For years now, a Sergio & Mark panel has consisted of them promising that the new GROO would be out soon; but now there is new GROO out! It’s the new limited series, GROO: Friends and Foes, starring the stupidest barbarian ever, plus a lot of folks who want to kill him. The panel will talk about it, what’s coming next, and forthcoming Sergio & Mark projects. Join Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and maybe, if he can be pried away from the computer, Tom Luth!
As always … Read More »
DC Comics Convergence lands this week and gets off to a shaky start.
DC Comics Writers Jeff King & Scott Lobdell, Penciler Carlos Pagulayan, Inker Jason Paz, Colorists John Starr & Peter Steigerwald, Letterer Travis Lanham
Let’s be honest, last weeks Convergence #0 was a huge train wreck and one would think that it had nowhere to go but up. Well so much for wishful thinking. While this issue is marginally better than the last issue, it still has a lot of the same problems. The story by King and Lobdell is mostly just a rehash of the last issue and you would think with 60 pages of story so far you would actually have a clue to what the point of this story is and get going with it, NOPE. King along with Lobdell waste another 30 pages rehashing the story … Read More »
This is the 3rd year that Scott Dunbier has hosted the IDW Artist Editions panel at WonderCon. IDW President Gary Goldstein arrived later in the panel after Scott had announced the current and upcoming slate of titles.
The one noticeable thing about the panel was the smaller attendance this year. It has been no secret that a lot of buyers of the Artist Editions have been complaining about the increase volume of editions coming from IDW and now other players like DC/Graphitti Designs, Dynamite, Dark Horse Comics and Titan to name a few. The market is now flooded with them and at $130.00 and up, buyers are becoming more selective on their purchases.
Scott started off the panel with a slide show that started with the just released Mister Miracle Artist Edition and noted that the variant pencil cover was available at … Read More »