Disenfranchised by the modern comics industry, Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey now ply the timestream in a never-ending quest to re-discover and re-connect with that unique brand of fun and excitement that can only truly be found in good ol’ fashioned randomly-selected Comic Book back issues!! Journey with them now…back…Back To The Bins!!
From Marvel Knights, the Book Of The Month for July is Sub-Mariner: The Depths written by Peter Milligan and art by Esad Ribic. This title is a must-have for any fans of Namor or eerie horror movies, because you get the perfect combination of both in this underwater thriller!
Another point-five episode?! Has Cammy lost his frickin’ mind?!? Fast Five picks include Agents Of Atlas #2 (Marvel), Fantastic Four: Dark Reign #1 (Marvel), Secret Six #7 (DC), Sub-Mariner: The Depths #5 (Marvel), and Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk #3 (Marvel).
Watchmen review in a few days, but until then I need a nice long nap. And booze. And whores.
Very enjoyable week for comics! Pick of the week goes to Neil Gaiman and Craig P. Russell for Sandman: The Dream Hunters #3 (Vertigo). Fast Five picks include Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #2 (Dark Horse), Punisher #1 (Marvel), No Hero #3 (Avatar), Sub-Mariner: The Depths #4 (Marvel), and Rest #2 (DDP).
The Punisher, Namor, and the King of Dreams makes this week really fantastic!
In preparing for the show this week, I decided that I would cover the 100th Marvel Masterworks The Defenders Volume 1. Little did I realize that it was actually missing the first three try-out pseudo teams-ups from Doctor Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22 and Hulk #126, all of which was included in the Essential Defenders Volume 1. It then seemed wise to compare the books as part of my When Trade Collide series that I do from time to time. After writing up my notes for that, I began to speculate on what a MMW Volume 2 might look like and that’s when the Marvel Premiere Classic edition of The Avengers/Defenders War came into play. It got to be too much and my initial review of one single book leads me to a whole gambit that is today’s feature presentation. I look at all the collected editions of Marvels first anti-team and a few runs that have yet to be collected and yes, I do dive head first into the chicken soup that would be a Volume 2 of The Defenders Masterworks series.
I also cover a bit on the upcoming Trinity Volume 1 trade paperback (DC Comics), the 2008 Ignatz Awards, the Product and Shipping Changes and the New Releases of the Week.