You would think that a book that stars a mouse version of U.S. President Barack Obama would not be good. You would be correct. You might guess that it would in fact be so bad that it would be, in its own way, amazing in what it does. Again, you would be correct
In a publishing era heavy on the resurgence of Silver Age properties, Brian Azzarello's been digging in the Gold. Today's "First Wave" #1 sees many of comics most iconic pulp heroes from the '30s and '40s - including Doc Savage, The Spirit and The Batman - united in a brand new shared universe where their exploits will be super without the benefit of powers
On their blog The Source, DC Comics reminded readers of a Twitter read-along feature (presumably to be regular) that launches tomorrow on the Twitter accounts of newly minted executives Jim Lee ("All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder") and Geoff Johns ("Blackest Night"). The first book to get the treatment is the first issue of
When I first learned of the Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales' hard-boiled "First Wave" premise, I was keen on the idea of a pulpish world where relatively non superpowered heroes could congregate in their own unique continuity, but I had to wonder if that'd result in tamer threats
As a reader with some semblance of self-restraint, I usually try to hold back before committing to the idea of a new comic series - That is, when Brian Azzarello and Rags Morales aren't involved.
Sporting key terms like "pulp-y, neo-noir and hard-boiled" and starring characters like Doc Savage, The Spirit and Batman, DC's upcoming "First Wave" series pretty much has my number and I'm at peace with that.
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