Welcome to a lucky number edition of Waiting for Wednesday!
Two books on the old list today that are worth a mention here. One's a new, weird number one from Vertigo, and the other is what looks to be the kickoff of the biggest comics event of the year.
First up, we have New Deadwardians, issue one, from Vertigo. When I saw this in Previews, I was pretty much sold by the name alone.
Written by Dan Abnett and with art by I. N. J. Culbard, this book promises to deliver something new and different to a played out genre.
Here's the solicitation information from the publisher:
Another vampire/zombie comic? Really, Vertigo? Trust us. This is different.
In post-Victorian England, nearly everyone of the upper classes has voluntarily become a vampire to escape the lower classes who are all zombies. Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who's got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead!
But when the body of a young aristocrat washes up on the banks of the Thames, Suttle's quest for the truth will take him from the darkest sewers to the gleaming halls of power, and reveal the rotten heart at the center of this strange world.THE NEW DEADWARDIANS is brought to vivid life by fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett (RESURRECTION MAN, LEGION LOST) with art by newcomer I. N. J. Culbard (At The Mountains of Madness).
Well, I’m in.
Next up, we have what’s shaping up to be a comic book mega-event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Today sees the release of the zero issue for this series, a book that should lay the groundwork for the big event.
I haven't been all that gung-ho when it comes to The House of Ideas lately, but I am going to pick this book up today. And, honestly, my hope is that I love the series and jump back (head first!) into the Marvel Universe.
Here’s all the info from Marvel on today's issue zero:
The Story: The battle of the ages is about to begin! Before the events of AVENGERS VS. X-MEN unfold, join Scarlet Witch & Hope as their allegiances are questioned. With all eyes on Wanda and the mutant messiah, the Marvel universe has become a powder keg on the verge of exploding!
Gah! So much going on at work today! Must...go...now. Before I bounce, though, what are you Waiting for?