Spider-Man is Avengers member #8

For those who didn’t feel like clicking,  Spider-Man was announced as  the 8th member Thursday evening.

Sorry for making you wait, it wasn’t my intention. My grandfather died and I’ve been busy helping my dad with arrangements etc. since then.

I hope to have another post up tomorrow on the Civil War. So stay tuned.

(New) New Avengers-One Reveal Left

I’m sitting at work on a break waiting for the end of the day so I can head to the local comic book shop for this week’s stuff. I’m also waiting, semi-patiently for the 8th member of the (New) New Avengers to be revealed over at Newsarama.com.

The line-up so far in case you missed it:

1. Echo ( The old Ronin. I’m not all that excited about this choice)

2. Ronin (Much speculation that this will be Captain America, I’m personally guessing it’s either Hawkeye or Jubilee-Hawk did put his uniform up at the Avengers HQ before he went looking for Wanda in New Avengers #26. Joe Quesada also said that Hawkeye fans would forgive Bendis in an interview late last year.

3 Dr Strange (The most unique pick so far and one that’s going to work well if you ask me)

4. Wolverine (Still one of my favorite superheroes and adds some attitude to the mix)

5. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew adds some uncertainty to the team with her ties to both S.H.E.I.L.D and Hydra.)

6. Iron Fist (Danny Rand, the man with the $ to replace Tony Starks financial backing)

7. Luke Cage (As the leader? Nice to see him with Iron Fist again)

8. ???

Waiting for number 8 to be revealed anytime now. Most believe it is Spider-Man, some say it’s Hawkeye ( but I think he is already in) others note the lack of power in the group and say it’s Hulk (where have these people been?)

Here is the link to Day 1 reveal in case you want to catch up.

The reaction to the new group so far has had its range of support as expected. Personally, this group seems a bit underpowered as compared to the upcoming Mighty Avengers but I like most of the mix and that this group offers for the most part, a “darker” Avengers team.

I think Spder-Man would be the most obvious pick for number 8, because Bendis has shown that he writes Spidey well. But that wouldn’t really be a surprise…

More Battlestar Galactica News

In a news release today, Dynamite Entertainment announced that Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor will begin a third storyline in Battlestar Galactica #9.

This is great news for fans! Pak and Raynor have authored and done the art respectively, for the first five issues and it has been a tremendous run! I mentioned yesterday that I was awaiting issue #5 with this week’s shipment. It’s doubly nice to know that we can look forward to the creative team that started it all to stay on-board for at least 6 or 7 more issues.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, think about doing it this week . Early issues are starting to become hard to find and the writing and art are amazing.

On another note I don’t know HOW I forgot to mention this week’s ship of Silent War #1. If you missed my posting about it, the direct link is here.

Looking Forward To This Week

Last week was a really blah week for the comics I enjoy, but this week makes up for it a bit.

Spider-Man: Reign #2- Though it’s no Dark Knight, I enjoyed the first issue’s “dark and dirty” portrayal of the Peter Parker that could be. Kaare Andrews admits that he’s not the best artist in the industry. When he pencils, inks, colors, and writes there is a synergy that I enjoy.

Just a note. If you missed issue #1, the reprint ships this week as well( sans glans-sorry for the bad pun!). Spectacular Spiderman #33 and Ultimate Spiderman #104 are due to ship too.

Battlestar Galactica #5- I was a sci-fi fan as a kid before adding comics to the mix. The new Battlestar Galactica on the SCIFI network is a can’t miss show for me. The comic is no different. If you are a fan of the television show, you really should be reading this. It’s relationship driven stories are true to its on air show. Greg Pak, the series writer is awesome.Fantastic Four #542

Fantastic Four #542- J. Michael Straczynski’s run on Fantastic Four has been really great. Though he isn’t writing this issue (Dwayne McDuffie pens 542 and 543), the fact that the team is fractured, spread over the globe, and on multiple sides of the Civil War issue, makes this one I’ve been looking forward to. The cover is Great as well (if only it was a full cover, instead of a Civil War cover.)

She Hulk #15- As posted a few days ago, “Planet Without A Hulk” begins here.

52 #37- No cover available, that means something big has to happen, doesnt it? Also,three cheers to DC for having 36 on-time issues from this mini-series.

BTW, four new one-shot spin-offs were announced for the 52 series this week as well.

My DC title’s are a bit skimpy for the week of the 17th, but next week isn’t looking too bad.

The (New) New Avengers-Bendis Reveals The Team

There has been alot of speculation over the past couple of months on who the New-New Avengers will be beginning in New Avengers #27, shipping February 7th. In case you’re interested, Newsarama has managed to convince, close-lipped until now, Marvel and Brian Bendis to reveal the new team.

Starting this Wednesday a new member is being revealed each day to the fans, with a bit of reasoning why, via Newsarama. Wednesday’s first reveal was Echo (aka Ronin). I’ll admit, yesterday’s reveal came as a surprise to me.

As an Avenger’s fan way back in the 80′s toearly 90′s when they weren’t as popular, I’m looking forward to seeing who today’s member will be.

Enjoy.

She Hulk #15-Planet Without A Hulk

She Hulk #15 ships next week and in case you didn’t know, it is the “bridge” story to World War Hulk, Marvel’s big crossover event for 2007.

In Civil War’s aftermath the “Planet Without a Hulk” storyline Jennifer has picked her side (pro-registration) and is working for S.H.I.E.L.D. Her mission? Pretty much to face the villains that her cousin, Hulk normally did. S.H.I.E.L.D and the Illuminati tricked Hulk and sent him into exile awhile back for the “good of the planet” now someone has to take out the trash in his absence.

If you haven’t followed the Hulk’s adventures recently I would HIGHLY recommend it. The “Planet Hulk” storyline that began in Incredible Hulk #88 (88-91 are collected in trade paperback as Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk Prelude) and is still ongoing. It has been an entertaining run for me.

I haven’t collected She-Hulk before this issue, but I’m going to see if I like the four-part story enough to give it a try. Who says green isn’t sexy!shehulk15.jpeg

Civil War #7 Delay- Quick Update

Marvel announced yesterday that Civil War #7 was indeed delayed from January 31 to February 21. I have had so many hits from search engines yesterday and today I am breaking my promise (Sorry!) and letting people know.

The Marvel news release can be found here if interested.