That’s right faithful comic blog readers I am typing this entry from Las Vegas while at KillerCon! Want to try and stay on target so be on the lookout for a KillerCon post on Monday, and some of the stuff isn’t going to stay in Vegas.
Colonel Steve Austin is at death’s door after the catastrophic crash landing of his experimental aircraft, and even as surgeons struggle to save his life, the shadowy figures in the upper echelons of the espionage service O.S.I. plot to augment him with dangerous, untested bionics. Meanwhile, the entity known as Hull amasses a secret army bent on wiping humanity from the face of the Earth. The only person capable of stopping Hull is Steve Austin, the Bionic Man, but will he survive his own genesis as the world’s first cyborg?
Just finished this issue and I am still hooked on the story. Well written, pretty good art and some kick ass action. I wasn’t sure if this was a series I was going to enjoy, but it almost makes me want to go and rent the original television series.
There were five covers done for this issue. The two above are the main covers and the ones below are some of the alternate covers.
George R.R. Martin has been called “the American Tolkien” by Time Magazine, and now his landmark fantasy series is being adapted to a graphic format, starting with the first book of the series: A Game of Thrones. The premiere issue introduces readers to George’s world, adapting the prologue and first three chapters of the novel, and bringing onto the graphic stage such iconic characters as Eddard and Catelyn Stark, Jon Snow, young Bran Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen. This novel has also been adapted as a major miniseries by HBO – with HBO’s highest ratings to date, since having premiered on April 17, 2011!
I am a fan! I know surprise, surprise. I was eagerly awaiting this series and the timing of it couldn’t be better. This is a great series to get you through the hump between season. Faithful to the story, great pacing, and the art is nice to boot. It will be nice to see how the story progresses and if it continues to hold to the novel.
There were two regular covers and three alternate covers. There were also some exclusives that were done for Dynamic Forces, New York Comic Con and New England Comic Retailer Alliance.
Babylon. The city of gods and kings. Before he became a spirit of vengeance, Azriel was a young Hebrew who could talk to Babylon’s deity, Marduk. And it’s that unearthly connection that leads to his dark destiny, when the city priests and witch Arsenath prepare him to become a ‘living god.’
I am not quite sure where I stand with this series yet. I never read the novel so not sure how it follows the book, but the story seems interesting. I think that there is a lot of story that is being left out because there is just so much depth to most of Rice’s works, but I will give it another issue before I make up my mind.
Star Trek by Mike Johnson. Issue 1. IDW Publishing
The adventures of the Starship Enterprise continue in this new ongoing series that picks up where the blockbuster 2009 film left off! Featuring the new cast of the film, these missions re-imagine the stories from the original series in the alternate timeline created by the film, along with new threats and characters never seen before! With creative
collaboration from STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci, this new series begins the countdown to the much-anticipated movie sequel premiering in 2012. Join Kirk, Spock and the crew as they boldly go into a new future! Up first, a drastic new envisioning of “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”
w00t! Yes I am super jazzed about this series. The first story arc is a re-make of the “Where No Man Has Gone Before” classic episode with the movie crew. The characters are familiar yet has the new. The dialogue is great, action great and art is great. In short it is great and a must read even if you were never a Star Trek fan, this series will make you one.
Two regular covers were done and a handful of alternate photo covers.
Well that is all for this week, hope you pick a few of them up. You won’t be sorry! All the comics can be found here at our eBay store.