Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pull it to the Limit Volume 5

Folks it's that time again, and as has been the norm for this month, we are given another slow, slow week.

On the DC side, the lone title that piques my interest is issue 842 of "Action Comics." Following up what was far and away the best one year later story is a tall order, and this series of one-off's hopes to hold the momentum. Personally, I am a huge Busiek fan, and in my opinion he worked wonders with the OYL story, but DC's one off edict for their post crisis characters is weakening every comic, with the exception of Paul Dini's Detective Comics. Hopefully Busiek can overcome here.

For Marvel, things aren't much better. Issue two of the Civil War miniseries "Young Avengers/Runaways" will hit the stands. Combining two of my favorite titles seemed like a surefire hit, but the first issue left a lot to be desired. Let's hope they step it up here. My pick of the week? Peter David's "X-Factor" has not only been the best X-related book, but one of the best and most consistent of Marvel's core universe. Issue 10 hits the stand this week.

Finally, since it is such a light week, I figured I would do some community service. Chris Nolan, in an interview, said that the Joker in his next movie, something called "The Dark Knight," would gather a lot of influence from not only Alan Moore's "Killing Joke" but from the first two appearances of the Joker in Batman's comics. Where can you get those you ask? There are quite a few places, but a good place to start, and to understand why people are so excited when Nolan name checks those two issues, are "The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told" and "The Batman Chronicles." You're welcome, and oh yeah..Pull it to the limit!


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