Amongst the other bad guys that the Comic Catch-Up came up against this week, we had to deal with aliens, Doombots and a lot of decapitation. With no DC stuff this week (don’t worry, we’ll be looking more in-depth at Blackest Night eventually), we take a look at some annuals coming at the end of the year, with Dark Avengers Annual #1 and X-Force Annual #1 as well as Siege: The Cabal, Strange #2 and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #5.
BurnAllZombies’ Comic Catch-Up fittingly returns from the grave with some nostalgic heroics, a comatose man who is no longer ‘iron’ and one of Marvel’s lesser-known heroes taking down an airship with his hand. It’s the first look at some of DC Comics’ titles, including Detective Comics #859 and Superman: Secret Origin #3 while Marvel’s entries this week are Amazing Spider-Man #613, Fantastic Four #573, Invincible Iron Man #20, New Avengers #59, Secret Warriors #10 and Uncanny X-Men #517, though we’re not forgetting about Ultimate Comics Avengers #4.
Yep, it’s an update on all things BurnAllZombies related: things have been a little bit hectic recently, so updates have been slow, but that’s all going to change in December. There’s been a few changes, and here’s what’s coming soon
- The Comic Catch-Up will be back soon with a bang: Dan will be looking after it. He’ll also be bringing you some other updates and trailers for next year’s big movies and games and other news as and when it’s newsworthy.
- In the world of Games, we’ll have reviews for Assassin’s Creed II and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time up soon…once I can get past the really hard bits.
- Stuck for some Christmas presents? There’ll be an epic multi-part guide to Christmas presents: you want to buy your loved ones some games, consoles, DVD/Blu-Ray movies or maybe even some books or comics? We might be able to give you some ideas.
- As the nights are getting darker, it’s time to start hitting the cinema more, and we’ll have movie reviews for Where The Wild Things Are, The Box and coming soon, we’ll also have James Cameron’s epic Avatar.
The after-effects of the Utopia crossover continue to be felt in the Marvel Universe, both from the mutant side of things and as other characters have started to look at their own actions during the Dark Reign, along with some long-seated revelations in the X-books. This entry of the Comic Catch-up takes a look at Dark Avengers #9, X-Factor #48 and X-Men: Legacy – Annual #1.
Even with the best intentions, the second week of the Comic Catch-Up escaped me, so here’s a quick catch-up for the week of September 10th, a week of Marvel comics that saw Norman Osborn taken down a few pegs with regard to the mutant situation in the culmination of Matt Fraction’s Utopia arc, ushering in a new status quo for mutant-kind, and beginning the important The List banner of books which may or may not lead to the end of the Osborn’s Dark Reign.
This entry of the Comic Catch-Up takes a look at Dark Avengers: Uncanny X-Men – Exodus one-shot, Dark Reign: The List – Avengers one-shot, Thunderbolts #135, War of Kings: Who Will Rule? one-shot and Ultimate Comics: Avengers #2.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something comic-related, and it’s mostly been because I’m just not sure how to go about it: review a few comics each week, or wait until story arcs have finished and then look back on them as a whole. For the time being, I’m going to go with the former, since it means I can cover one-shots as well, but you can expect some retrospectives on big storylines as well, all under the Comic Catch-Up category. Any ideas for changes, or any titles you’d like to see covered, drop me a comment below: it also gives me an excuse to add more titles to my pull list.
And yes, the date above might look weird, but it’s the European format for the US release date…go figure.
This week, I take a look at Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #2, Cable #18 and Strange Tales #1.