Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Marvel's November Solicits

Again, there's a dearth of respectable titles worth picking up on a monthly basis, rather than waiting for the trade. Here's the only thing I need to get (to complete my set):
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 8: SECRET INVASION BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS, DAVID MACK,
JIM CHEUNG & BILLY TAN
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
The Avengers are trapped in the Savage Land, battling friend and foe. And Spider-Man heads to the one person in the entire place he knows he can trust: Ka-Zar! But is it really him? This important chapter rewinds the events of the very first New Avengers story and shows how it connects to the Invasion. Plus: the break up of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage; a major development in the life of Echo; and the story of how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe, and who instigated the invasion and why. Collecting NEW AVENGERS #38-42.
120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2946-2

Yeah, and I'm not even picking it up in hardcover, I'll be waiting the six months for the trade! Also, this is only five fricking issues. Could trades get any smaller please?

In the monthly format, I'm picking up this:
FANTASTIC FOUR #563
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Mister and Mrs. Thing! And a threat from the world of 1985! Plus: Who are the Masters of Doom?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Which we all know. This storyline picks up from the beginning arc, too, so that's good. I'm glad the entire Millar-Hitch run is going to be one big story. The pencils may not be, but at the least the plot's tight.

There's also this, but I have the individual issues already:
FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD'S GREATEST PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH
Covers by BRYAN HITCH
MARK MILLAR! BRYAN HITCH! Need we say more? All right, we will! Who is Mrs. Fantastic? And how will her return into Reed’s life rock comicdom’s First Family? Also, get ready to meet the Invisible Woman’s brand-NEW super-team! These stories will make FANTASTIC FOUR “The World’s ULTIMATEST Comic Magazine!” Promise! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #554-561.
192 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3225-7

Yeah... not necessary. Also, "ultimatest"? What the hell? Who writes this garbage? What does that even mean?

Also, in November,
Ultimatum begins, but my dislike for Jeph Loeb is so strong I will end up avoiding it - which is a shame considering how much I like the Ultimate Universe. Well, that's not true. Only The Ultimates 1 and 2 and Spider-Man. That's it.

So for Marvel in November, I'm buying one monthly issue. That's it.

No comments: