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February solicits

Snick's somewhat-monthly reaction post to solicits news returns!

* SAGAAAAA. Saga is back, as is almost the entire cast! :DDDD

* This new #1 sounds intriguing: The Empty, by Jimmy Robinson: Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones.But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world—if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty.

* Likewise Postal by Hill/Hawkins and Goodhart: The townsfolk of Eden, Wyoming wake up to the first official murder the town has seen in 25 years. Their reaction to this isn’t normal, and there’s a reason for that. Eden operates as a haven for fugitive criminals who remain here while new identities, often including facial reconstruction, are created for them. There is zero tolerance for any illegal activity that might draw attention to the town and an “official murder” is the last thing they want. A single, tight-knit family runs Eden with the youngest oddball son Mark Shiffron overseeing the postal branch, the only means of shipping in or out of the city.

* Lots of next issues for series I'm enjoying, including East of West, The Wicked + the Divine, Lazarus (although I'm behind on that).

* Elektra canceled. The art was so pretty, but the story was so cold. IDK. I wanted to love it.

* Lots of new female-led titles: Spider-Gwen, Silk (both Spider-man affiliated, kind of? Spider-Gwen is AU somehow), and by then we'll be three issues into Angela: Assassin of Asgard, which I must say is not a book that I'm filled with hope for, although I do like women are involved in both the writing and the arting.

* Jorge Molina is taking a shift (or taking over?) on Thor. Given the kind of style he had when he filled in on X-Force, I think he'll be a good fit, especially if they keep the same colorist. Solicit seems to imply that we still don't know new Thor's identity?!

* MS MARVEL VERSUS LOKI. ALL MY DREAMS ARE COME TRUE. I mean, just look at this cover. (Sad we don't have Jake Wyatt back, though - artist this issue is Takeshi Miyazawa, whom I'm not familiar with.)

* I will be interested to read the rest of X-Force once it finally comes to MU. This Fantomex-as-antagonist thing seems designed to make me unhappy, but Spurrier is a clever and complex writer. IDK.

* Storm #8 - Phil Briones arting this issue. I recall quite liking his work on Humphries' UXF, although not as well as I've liked Ibanez.

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Nov. 19th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
we'll be three issues into Angela: Assassin of Asgard, which I must say is not a book that I'm filled with hope for
Is there anything in particular that makes you have misgivings about it? I'm hoping it will be good because I liked Angela in GotG, but idk if I will have the background to understand it since I skipped The Tenth Realm or whatever the Thor Original Sin tie-in was.

I didn't realize you were reading East of West, what's it like?

I saw that Ms. Marvel solicit the other day on Tumblr and it made me think of you. :D
Nov. 19th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Angela: AoA is yet another female assassin book after two that haven't excited me (Black Widow and Elektra), and Angela herself seems to be mostly hype? To be fair, I haven't actually read her in anything. Her costume really doesn't make me want to try, though. It's not quite as bad as Red Sonja's chain mail, but it is VERY CLOSE.

East of West is gorgeous and high-concept, with a lot going on and a lot of characters. Most of them aren't very likable, but I found I dealt better with that on the reread than when I read the first time. And it's clearly going somewhere, which is also something I like, especially when I start to feel like Marvel is just jerking me around rather than actually telling me stories. :\
Nov. 19th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Angela's costume does kind of suck. :/

Ooh, maybe I'll check out East of West, then. It looks like my library has the first couple volumes.
Nov. 19th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
I recommend reading the first volume twice. You have to have some idea of the overall plot before you can start to pick up the details of what's going on. Hope you enjoy!
Nov. 19th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. :)
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