Thursday, March 29, 2012
Several titles end their run this week: Daken, Moon Knight, and Marvel Adventures Spider-Man included. I'm really only sad to see Marvel Adventures Spider-Man go, because it was consistently a well produced book for young audiences. The bright side is that it will be replaced with a new kid-friendly title in the near future.
Spidey's appearance in the Avengers vs X-Men #0 teaser is minimal with the cover teaser for the first issue towards the back of the book. Also, the wraparound variant features Spidey on the cover.
Lastly, Astonishing X-Men #48 doesn't feature Spidey inside, but the variant cover promoting his 50th anniversary does, and it's by far the best cover of the week.
Here's the list of new appearances this week...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
First off is a previous appearance that was missed. FF#15 features a tiny Spidey cameo, and that book also has a variant cover to boot.
This week brings the final issue of the Avengers X-Sanction mini-series, which is an appetizer to the Avengers vs. X-Men series getting set to start next week with a #0 issue (and that also has two variant covers by the way).
Also in the Avengers mix is the Avengers Assemble series that started last week. It features two custom retailer variant covers, and I have located about 20 participating comic shops so far. I'll post a current list soon.
The non-Marvel appearance this week is Archie Comics' Stan Lee's Mighty 7 #1. This is a tiny pinup on the wall of an artist's cubicle in a comic bullpen that features a character in a pose strikingly similar to something Spidey would do. Not an overt lifting of the character's designs, but truly an homage. That one has two variant covers.
Here are this week's new appearances...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Spidey (barely) makes an appearance in the new Avengers Assemble #1 and with it come a hoard of variants. From the 5 variant covers (in addition to the regular one), two of those variants are store-specific variants. And like those that have come before that means there are dozens of alternate covers, each featuring a comic shop's own logo.
There hasn't been a published list of participating stores yet, but I have a dozen accounted for already. I suspect I've only scratched the surface. Oh boy. I'll print more on this one as I get the info.
Here's the full list of books for the week...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The new Ultimate Spider-Man series continues to be very good, and Amazing Spider-Man is exceptionally fun to read lately. There's been an obvious shift to ensure the stories are well written and it shows.
Here are this week's appearances: