Top 5 Most Anticipated Comics 23/10/13

This is a new feature that I will be doing each week where I give talk briefly about the top five comics that I'm most looking forward to this week.

This was originally posted as afeature on my website Imagination Centre (here).

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Edited by broo1232

Neat idea and I'm looking forward to most of these as well (Bar Iron man and Velvet which I will be getting in trade)

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: Thanks. It's an idea that I've had for my site for a while, and was meaning to start last week but couldn't find the time. I do however from now plan on doing it weekly.

Yeah I understand you not getting Velvet until trade as your budget is tight as it is, and I wouldn't recommend the Iron Man series anyway, though am personally looking forward to this issue due to the reasons stated.

Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: it's a good idea and I think you've done it very well.

I like the look of Velvet a lot, but as you said my budget is tight. I'm interested in what the twist is, but I think I'll just read up on it and the series sounds bad enough as it is. (although not that bad just I've not been impressed with what I've seen)

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: Thanks very much.

Yeah it does seem a very interesting series, and I have to say a lot of what Image has been bringing out lately has been brilliant. Yeah it has been quite bad, and I'll most likely be dropping it again after this issue.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Brubaker and Epting teamed up on an Image comic??! I'll have to look into this one. There Captain America run was fantastic! I wish they where still doing it...

Anyway, this is pretty cool. I look forward to seeing more.

Edited by z1co80

Velvet has been my most anticipated books since it was announced.

Can't wait to read it.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I'm most excited for Samurai Jack.

Edited by johnkmccubbin91
Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: No problem.

Can I confess that I've never read an Image series (although have been meaning to try Lazarus at some point and Jupiter's legacy), as really my only non-marvel/DC comic is Astro City (which is truly beautiful), but Velvet definitely has my interest and I'll be trying it in trade form. I'm not interested and the bad reviews it's been getting from you and others have completely turned me off.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: I used to get quite a few as well as Dark Horse and Dynamite stuff, but I recently cut a lot off to make room for Marvel and DC stuff, as although most of the Image series are better I just prefer Marvel and DC overall for some reason. (Astro City is in a way DC as it's Vertigo). I would recommend both Lazarus and Jupiter's Legacy as they are both amazing, and Velvet should be good. I have also been meaning to try Brubaker's other Image series Fatale, but will be getting the trades for that. Yes it has had some good moments, but like a lot of Gillen's work it tends to be poor for the majority of the time, and I just hope that this isn't the case with Origins II.

Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: I consider Vertigo to be different to DC even though I know it is owned by it as it has no connection main DC and no title actually has a connection to another. Astro City was originally another company anyway, but got moved to Vertigo anyway. I have heard both are really good as well, but waiting until at least the first trades are out for both of them. I liked Gillen's pre-marvel now! work a lot especially JIM and UXM (I really liked most of it aside from some of the AVX stuff), but he's gone down hill since then.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: Fair enough, I personally class them different but connected. Also Vertigo and DC have traded characters a lot as that's where Swamp Thing, Animal Man and Constantine made their names. I think DC were actually considering full amalgamation of the two at one point. He has, as his JIM and UXM stuff were good (though not always brilliant).

Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: You could see it either away. I know they've traded characters, but that trading isn't exactly happening anymore and no characters are actually connected anymore to each other (Constantine and Swamp thing were). I love what I read of JIM and UXM was good, but not as good at points.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

@broo1232: You could. Yeah as I said I believe they were trying a full amalgamation but now I think they're bringing out new stuff for Vertigo and keeping them separate, which is how it should be. His JIM run was good, not as much at times, as was his UXM but it was better than his Marvel NOW! stuff has been so far.

Posted by broo1232

@johnkmccubbin91: I agree on all of that and all of his Marvel Now! stuff has been fairly weak in comparison.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91