THE PROGRAMME VOLUME 1 & 2 Feb12

THE PROGRAMME VOLUME 1 & 2

Peter Milligan/C.P. Smith 2008/2009 Wildstorm/DC Comics Volumes 1 and 2 of THE PROGRAMME collect the 12 issue comic miniseries of the same name. Peter Galligan, comics scribe extraordinaire, has gone back in history and made a few little changes and tweaks, adding some very interesting elements to the cold war and the path followed by the US and USSR. In this scenario at the end of WWII, like in the real world, scientists from Germany were scooped up by the winners and put to work. The US had a super soldier project in the works with two attempts, both of which either failed or were dismissed. The Russians had better luck, but politics...

close to the end of the year desk clearing reviews
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close to the end of the year desk clearing reviews

A bunch of great comics read recently have been piling up on my desk. So here’s some reviews so I can reclaim a bit of room in my work space!Black Terror 2DynamiteSpinning out of Project Superpowers Black Terror is in search of his sidekick who he believes to be captive of the government. Who do you talk to for government related gripes? The president apparently. Black Terror invades Washington and the White House.Brit 11ImageWell, this is the second to last issue. And that’s too bad. I really like this character and Kirkman has done a nice job of overseeing it. He picked some great writers and artists and they should be proud of what...

12 Trade Reviews to Take us Into Winter

Black Summer Avatar Press This was a really wild read. It at first seems like another deconstruction of the superhero genre, but very soon it becomes obvious that it is more. It is also a look at the world today and the politics involved with running the world. A team of superheroes, all of who were artificially enhanced has over the years gone through some changes. Members have died and retired. Those remaining seem to have gone a little nuts. John Horus was a founding member of the group, the seven guns. He extremely powerful and he’s really pissed. The book opens with him showing up in DC and wiping out the president, the cabinet and...

Late October: 10 Trade Reviews for DC

100 BULLETS VOLUME 12: DIRTY Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso 2008 Vertigo DIRTY collects 100 Bullets issues 84-88. The series will be ending with issue 100, so it’s safe to say that things are really starting to amp up to what I’m sure will be a killer conclusion. This is one of the best pieces of crime fiction I’ve read in years, each volume another chapter in a saga that is complex and absorbing. Sides are being chosen in the battle between Agent Graves and the Trust and it’s getting messy. Bodies are dropping and the players are resorting to their most basic instincts, kill or be killed. Graves is pushing on with his still unknown...

DC Trade Reviews – Week One of Sept

As I get caught up I’ll be posting more reviews. Countdown Countdown Countdown The event from last year spawned a number of great spinoff titles. It’s all leading up the fall of the heroes, and a really big ending in final crisis. They tie in to the overall event, but also stand on their own. If you read all of them it adds to the overall enjoyment of the event as a whole, but they also stand by themselves and can be read individually. Countdown to Adventure DC Comics Adam Strange, Animal Man and Starfire in space together leads to the end of their adventure and return home. Starfire is staying with Buddy (Animal Man) and his family...