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COMIC BOOK QUICK HITS # 33 - The RETURN of HAVOK, POLARIS, MARVEL GIRL, KEVIN EASTMAN & TMNT, PAK ENDS INCREDIBLE HULKS, DC RETROACTIVE GOES 90s, JLA VS. ECLIPSO, MORRISON'S FIRST MOVIE
Guess who's back! Welcome ladies & gents to another trilling edition of Comic Book Quick Hits. Let's get down to Business!
1 - X-Men: Legacy, originally the second X-Men ongoing that was started by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee way back in 1991, is about to celebrate its #250th issue. And hot off the heals of the successful Age of X crossover with New Mutants of an alternate reality, the team is dealing with the repercussions. Now, a villain from that new reality has crossed over to the regular Marvel Universe and plans to make trouble. Rogue leads a new team of Mutants alongside Magneto to stop this new threat. But, we ALL know what you REALLY want to know about . . .
Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl and Korvus have come back to Earth . . . to the X-Men. But what does their return herald and what will Havok, Polaris and Marvel Girl think of with all the changes to the X-Men. Find out in X-Men Legacy # 250:
X-Men Legacy # 250 is written by Mike Carey with art by Khoi Pham & Steve Kurth for $4.99, hitting stores on Weds June 8th, 2011.
2- And reports and solicitations from Marvel confirm that fan favorite writer, Greg Pak, will be leaving Incredible Hulks after years of writing the character. On top of that, according to Marvel's hierarchy, they will be cancelling the Incredible Hulks shortly after Pak's run ends. They are NOT canceling Hulk, starting the Red Hulk but they are canning Incredible Hulks. Greg Pak's final story line, Heart of the Monster, where Banner and company find their wishes starting to come true . . . only to clash with other members of the Hulk Family leading to an epic final battle that will change Banner and Hulk . . . possibly forever.
The 48 page finale of Incredible Hulks is written by Greg Pak with art by Paul Pelletier for $3.99, coming out in August.
1 - DC continues its Retroactive books, teaming old artists and/or writers with books they had worked on before during a certain decade, hitting the time of the comic book boom, the 90s.
The Following are the listing of all the books, due out in August with 56 pages for $4.99 each.
DC RETROACTIVE: SUPERMAN – THE ‘90s #1
Fan-favorite creative team of writer Louise Simonson and artist Jon Bogdanove come back together to tell a lost tale of the Man of Steel. As Lex Luthor slowly loses his mind, he subsequently hatches a scheme that could both increase his wealth and kill Superman. Can he successfully kill two birds with one stone? Not if Clark Kent has anything to say about it.
DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘90s #1
Joining writer William Messner-Loebs is artist Paris Cullins to tell a defining story that shows why Wonder Woman is Princess of the Amazons.
DC RETROACTIVE: GREEN LANTERN – THE ‘90s #1
In this issue, the legendary ‘90s creative team of Ron Marz and Darryl Banks team up again. The result? Kyle Rayner, while on monitor duty at the JLA Watchtower, must overcome his fears in order to stop a villain in his tracks and save his own abilities and imagination.
DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ‘90s #1
When Wally West became The Flash in the ‘90s, he morphed from a sidekick into a hero in his own right. The creative team of writer Brian Augustyn and artist Mike Bowden set the Fastest Man Alive in another race against evil.
DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘90s #1
Writer Alan Grant and artist Norm Breyfogle helm a tale that spins directly off of the events of DETECTIVE COMICS #613 (reprinted in this issue). When The Ventriloquist and Scarface are released from prison after only one year, they become determined to reclaim their statuses in the upper echelon of Batman’s Rogues Gallery.
DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘90s #1
Writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and artist Kevin Maguire are one of the most classic creative teams in the Justice League’s history. In this issue, they reunite to tell the story of the Injustice Gang gaining access to a device they should never have been allowed to have, causing potentially disastrous results. It’ll be up to the Justice League of America to put a stop to their dastardly deeds.
2 - Although a lot of people are giving it heat cause of the line up for the team . . . the current storyline with Justice League of America is picking up a lot of GOOD response. As to why you ask? The Rise of Eclipso storyline. The storyline returns the baddie that was the original Spirit of Vengence for God in a big way. The first part taking place in Justice League of America #54 and still currently going on. Eclipso returned during the Dark Things crossover with Justice Society of America, last year. And now, Eclipso has collected a new army which includes Nightshade, The Shade (who Robinson is EXTREMELY familiar with writing) and an ELDER GOD for starters. And more Eclipsed beings slowly join his ranks as the JLA fights Eclipso in the Emerald City on the Moon, which was created during Dark Things. But why is Eclipso doing this, you ask? Simple.
HE IS TRYING TO KILL GOD!
And in the latest issue of Justice League of America, the remaining Leaguers get together to battle Eclipso and his hordes . . . oh yeah . . . and the Specter shows up for a throw down.
Justice League of America #57 is written by James Robinson with art by Brett Booth is $2.99 and on sale now.
1 -IDW seems to have all the licenses of the 80s, doesn' t it? Well, most of them. It has G.I. Joe, which all those sets of books, except for G.I.Joe: Real American Hero, all restarted this month with new # 1s and embroiled in the new Cobra Civil War storyline. They have True Blood, Doctor Who, Star Trek and even Transformers. And now . . . they can add another fan favorite property to their ranks as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming with a new ongoing series.
In partnership with Nickelodeon, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series will pick up where the original comic book series left off. The turtles will be back with their cast of Spinter, April o' Neal and more as they face a brand new enemy, a mutant cat named Old Hob as well as retell the origin of the turtles, setting up things to come. And who is with us on this ride? Co-creator and writer Kevin Eastman! Yes, Eastman returns to pen the series he created nearly 3 decades ago with all new adventure with hot new artist, Dan Duncan with covers by legendary artists Walt Simonson and Sam Keith.
Get ready as the Heroes in the Half Shell are ready to bring the pain back to this game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 1 written by Kevin Eastman with covers by Simonson and Keith with art by Dan Duncan will be for $3.99 and hit stores this August.
2 - Over in Dark Horse Comics, Jim Shooter is back in the reigns writing many characters he wrote when he formed Valiant Comics back in the 90s. Valiant Comics, at one time, was considered the 3rd or 4th leading comic book company back then. Fast forward to today where Jim Shooter has brought these characters back with new beginnings as Jim Shooter is writing both Solar and the new Magnus, the Robot Fighter.
In the issue # 4, a robot with artificial intelligence is destroyed, with Magnus deciding to track down the killer. The trail leads him to an underground hunting racket for the rich to hunt down Q-Robs, robots with AI, run by the Metal Mob. Things get more complicated as the murdering Q-Rob Steelhammer is now the prey to the Metal Mob. Find out what Magnus decides to jump in against the Boss of Bosses, Timbur.
Magnus, The Robot Fighter # 4 is written by Jim Shooter with art by Stephen Thompson for $3.50, hitting shelves next week.
3 - Short and Sweet, Grant Morrison is making his screenwriting debut with Dominion : Dinosaurs vs. Aliens; where Earth has an Alien invasion during the time of the Dinosaurs and yes, there will be a comic book version of it! . . .. So .. . who wants to line up for this film and book already?
And that is all for this week folks.
NEXT WEEK: Gearing up for summer.
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