Comics On Radar: Aug 12, 2017

This week’s Comics On Radar detected a Neil Gaiman Miracleman update, some key books to consider, and a reason to reconsider Valerian and all those planets.

Comics On Radar

Welcome to Comics on Radar, where I summarize the comics-related items that caught my on the interwebs over the past week. Up this week…

Welcome Updates Dept.

Miracleman #1 coverAlan Moore’s Miracleman – originally Marvelman – blew my socks off back in the mid 80s-early 90s when Eclipse Comics was printing the series for the first time in the states.

Now long out of print, I was excited when Marvel Comics announced their reprints so many years later – and that Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham would be finishing up the long-unfinished story. And then nothing.

So I was happy when Bleeding Cool ran a post informing us that – yes indeed – the conclusion is not forgotten, and Neil and Mark have been meeting regularly to work on the new scripts together!

Told Ya So Dept.

Mister Miracle #1 coverBleeding Cool reports Mister Miracle #1 has sold out and is already going on eBay for $20. This too was a Previews pick.

Writer Tom King on a 12-issue series featuring a not-quite A-list solo character? This has “Tom King doing Vision for DC!” all over it!

If you care about 1st prints – get this now!

The Beat reports that Secret Weapons #1 over at Valiant just went to a third printing. I talked about this in a Previews episode of Comics.Community back when it solicited.

Its writer – Eric Heisserer, of Arrival – and the prestige format drew my attention originally, so I ordered something called the #1-4 Pre-Order Ed Bundle, which ended up being a set of the the C edition covers as they’re released.

The first issue was fun, and made me glad I had the others on their way – looks like others like it too!

That’s a Relief Dept.

Valerian and Laureline #2 coverI’ve admired the opinions and articles that come from Augie De Blieck Jr. for a long time, so I was excited to read his review of the recent film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets over at Pipeline Comics.

I’d been looked forward to seeing the film on the BIG screen, but a few bad headlines and some real-life distractions later, and I let it fall off my list.

Mr. De Blieck’s write-up offers nice insight from somebody familiar with the book, and reignites my desire to see the film. Sadly, I may have missed my chance for viewing on the big screen.

Under the Radar Dept.

Redlands #1 coverAs a fan of Boom! Studio‘s Empty Man, I don’t know how I missed Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa Del Rey’s Redlands #1 from Image.

Coming in right along-side Mister Miracle, this horror title is getting some impressive reviews all over the place – as evidenced by this 5-Burrito rating over at Nerdist.

I got lucky – my LCBS still had a few left, but you horror fans better hop on now before the ground floor leaves the building!


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Author: Phil Your Host

Phil’s been reading comics since 1979 when a copy of Marvel’s John Carter Warlord of Mars got him hooked. Too many collections and long boxes later, he produces podcasts and tinkers on web sites.

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