Sorry the posts have been a little scarce lately, but between starting my new job on Wednesday morning and leaving my previous job on Wednesday night, I've been working nearly seventy hours. Bleh. But next week should be back to normal, schedule-wise. I have quite the pile of comics waiting to be read and reviewed, including the already sold-out Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1, John Woo's Seven Brothers #1, Hellstorm: Son of Satan #1 (of 5), Wildcats #1 and The Authority #1. And then there's also the regular monthlies like Runaways to sort through. It's all on its way. But for now...the highlights of Marvel books shipping from Diamond in January...
Ms. Marvel Special - A 48-page one-shot that reintroduces one of Ms. Marvel's old adversaries in a story that sounds like it will drudge up a lot from Carol's past.
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #12 - The fantastic series from Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen comes to a sudden conclusion, as sales don't warrant its existence. Ellis had the option to continue with a lower-paid artist, but I think it was the right decision to keep Immonen onboard for a future series of mini-series.
Silent War #1 (of 6) - I think this looks like a neat little mini-series. In wake of Quicksilver's theft of the Terrigen Mists from the Inhumans, the Inhumans declare war.
Thunderbolts #110 - Warren Ellis brings new blood to the Thunderbolts roster in part one of "Faith in Monsters," which sees Venom, Moonstone, Bullseye, Songbird, Chen Lu, Swordsman, Penance (no relation to the Generation X character, I assume, since this seems to be a new guy) and Green Goblin combine forces to track down superheroes not complying with the Superhuman Registration Act, under eye of the government, and blurring the lines between hero and villain all the more.
X-Men Annual #1 - Featuring Aurora and Northstar, and a villian from the X-Men's past!
Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys Premiere HC - A nice deluxe edition that covers some of the best Spidey material ever.
Wolverine and Black Cat: Claws HC - The three issue mini-series is available in a hardcover edition for $18. Despite a hefty offering of extras, this is not worth it. The only thing good about this mini is the art.
Astonishing X-Men (Volume 3): Torn - The third storyarc from the extraordinary team of Joss Whedon and John Cassady hits shelves, collecting the current Hellfire Club super event.
New Mutants Classic (Volume 2) - The first collection of this material was alright, but the pricetag's a bit high for my continuing this read.