Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Weekly Treats! Ozymandas, Batman Earth One, Peanuts

"I have goals to achieve. Dreams to make come true."

A successful aspect of Before Watchmen for me has been the variety. As every issue arrives with it's own style and personality the series moves further away from being a Watchman prequel and more about a collection of stories about different characters with something in common. So; onwards. What goes through the mind of the World’s Smartest Man? Beautiful artwork from Jae Lee in Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (of 6) written by Len Wein.

The epic - and when you think of the amount of people writing it, ground-breaking - Avengers vs. X-Men #7 (of 12) continues with Olivier Coipel illustrating still and Matt Fraction wrestling with being handed a baton with the words 'no more Avengers' (and not much preview art online by all accounts!).

Two years after the release of the extremely successful Superman: Earth One comes Batman: Earth One (DC) an original graphic novel that once again places the slightly re-imagined protagonist in a grounded setting early in their career. Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank.

A really nice cover to Peanuts vol. 1 (Boom) which collects both new and old material.

Season 9 of Buffy begins with Joss Whedon promising a tighter, leaner and shorter series compared to the previous one Buffy The Vampire Slayer vol 1: Freefall (Dark Horse) is has his guiding hand as co-writer and is illustrated by regular Georges Jeanty. Fans of Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead that don't have a superhero allergy really should give his other long-running series a go - Invincible vol.16: Family Ties (Image). The DC re-boot collections continue with Batman & Robin vol 1 Born To Kill (DC) which gets a hardcover treatment. Can it really have reached that many volumes? Fables vol. 17: Inherit The Wind (DC) - still as popular as ever.

Full list of releases under the tab at the top of the screen.

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