Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Waiting For Wednesday, Issue 4

Welcome once again to the show that isn't...on...Wednesdays. Ya know, I've been staring at that little blinking cursor for awhile now, in an attempt to start this week's Waiting off with a nice, funny, witty little blurb. And that's the best (by far, actually) of what I came up with.

I guess it's just one of those days. Weeks. Whatever.

So, onto what I'm most looking forward to buying this afternoon...or whenever I make enough of a dent into this stack of work on my desk that I can actually venture outdoors to leave the office.

Now, there's some very good, solid mainstream stuff this week from Marvel, such as Dark Avengers, issue 3 by Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato and Wolverine, issue 71 by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.

But the Marvel release I'm most looking forward to is Deadpool: Games of Death, issue 1. Written by Mike Benson with art by Sean Crystal (whose work I am not familiar with, actually), this book has the potential to be the funniest thing you read all week. Check out the cover, below:

Deadpool: Games of Death coverAnd for those of you who aren't going to run out and buy this simply because of how great I think the cover is, here's Marvel's description of the issue:

"Pain Factor" -- the reality TV game show so controversial, it's been banned around the world! Today, eleven desperate men will travel to a desert island to compete in a series of outlandish challenges that will leave one of them rich and the rest of them dead.

Among the competitors, a certain "Merc with a Mouth," who's been hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a millionaire's son. The trail ended here for Junior, but will it for Deadpool? Not if he has anything to say about it. After all, nothing brings out Wade's competitive streak like cold, hard ca--I mean, justice.

Next up we have Wildstorm's (DC) latest attempt to suck all the cash out of my wallet, Mysterius, the Unfathomable, issue 3.

Mysterius, the Unfathomable coverI'm really digging this series so far, as it has stellar writing by Jeff Parker and great art by Tom Fowler. The book follows an eccentric magician and occultist (Mysterius) as he and his new assistant solve supernatural mysteries--and...well...problems, let's say--for money. Great stuff so far, and I'm looking forward to this week's installment.

And last, we have Lillim, number 1 of 5, from Image Comics. Now, I know very little about this series, but I read an online preview yesterday, and it looks very good. From the five pages of art and story that I've seen, I'll certainly give this launch issue a chance. Here's the cover:

Lillim #1 coverAnd here's the issue description from Image's Web site:

A battle of epic proportion ensues in an ancient time. Since the death of his mother Lilith, Odin, first son of Adam and Lilith, vows to continue to punish Eve’s children as his mother desired. The second child of Lilith, known as Loki, has had enough of his sibling Odin’s grasp upon the children of Eve.

After witnessing their death at his hands, Loki crawls deep into the ocean depths... and time passes. Many years later, Loki awakens to a modern world, where he meets and falls for an ER doctor named Bridgette. Their happiness is short lived, as Loki realizes that his siblings are still very much alive and wrecking havoc upon the children of Eve once again!

And, whether or not you think Image meant "wreaking havoc" and not "wrecking" it, for $2.99...well, it's likely Lillim will be the cheapest comic you buy today!

That's my list. So, what are you Waiting For?

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