Al Ewing & Paco Medina
This book seemed bizarre to me. All of these alternate universe characters feel like red-shirts in Star Trek; I don’t care about them. This book really just reeks of that crossover-tie-in funk that bogs down so much of what Marvel publishes. There isn’t really anything substantial in the book even worth writing about – a really lousy comic. I will in no way shape or form be reading any more of this book. – IP
I did not like this at all. I don’t want to play your damn game and I don’t want to read your confusing tie-in. – BC
First collection: Contest of Champions, Vol. 1: Battleworld (May)
64 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marc Guggenheim & German Peralta
I’m so confused. I thought even with multiverses collapsing, the Marvel Movie U and the ANAD Marvel were separate things. Is that Robert Downey Iron Man? I don’t see this book capturing a wide audience. I don’t think the TV show’s audience is really hankering for more B-listers and primetime tropes in comic form. This is some classically lame, cross-promotional baby shit. Ugly drawings. Boo boo, Peralta. – RF
First collection: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vol. 1: The Coulson Protocols (August)
The intention of these weekly ANAD updates was to maintain a little bit of objectivity on a weekly basis. Provide a list of the new titles, feature some of the better continuing books, and basically set the table for Idle Time’s focus group ranking project.
We chose the 26-week/half-year stopping point for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it was clear that Marvel was going to keep churning out new titles indefinitely, so we can’t simply wait for them to finish debuting all the new books. That won’t happen. Plus, it seems like some of those floppy turds are already scheduled for cancellation. We’d at least like the opportunity to chastise Marvel for publishing certain comics while they’re still on the New Releases rack.
Secondly, next week Marvel is publishing this guide to the All New All Different Universe. Clearly, they thought it was a good point to regroup and review as well. So when you’re thumbing through that little guidebook, you can also browse through our rankings and get a slightly more subjective take on “better and brighter than ever before.”
Thirdly, the first collected editions of ANAD titles – Invincible Iron Man and Amazing Spider-Man to be specific – release the following week. So, obviously, before you fork over twenty-five bucks for a hardcover funnybook, you’re going to want to know how it stacks up.
Lastly, it’s getting harder and harder to get some of these folks to read shitty comics. I can’t wait to hear the complaints about this week’s new book. I mean, look at that cover. Ugh. I can’t be objective all the time…
New Titles: Hyperion #1
Continuing and related titles All-New Hawkeye #5 All New All Different Avengers#7 Angela, Queen of Hel #6 Carnage #6 Contest of Champions #6 Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 Illuminati #5 New Avengers #8 Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #4 Totally Awesome Hulk #4 Ultimates #5 Uncanny X-Men #5 Venom: Space Knight #5 X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #2 (of 5) Continue reading All New All Different Marvel – Week 25→