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.
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.
Bleeding 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.
I’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.
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!