Augie continues to read through his stack of stuff, and comes up with "New Avengers," "Ferro City," and the new edition of "Youngblood" #1.
Rich has the new hire in DC's Marketing Department, UK ProCon back on, the current state of APC, Marvel selling comics in the UK, following up on last week's "Ascend" story, shake-up at Devil's Due and much more.
This week Robert gives you all sorts of pretty preview art to look at from "Marvel Team-Up" #12, plus explains exactly how, with his schedule, he can fit a weekly column into his schedule and no, it's not always easy.
Rich takes a look at the current state of Roger & Pat Lee's new company Dream Engine, a "Crisis" of conversation, where you can catch Simon Bisley's band playing, "The Walking Dead" gets the Omnibus treatment, a look at John Byrne's "Action" work and much more.
Joe asks the question, "...are we at that point where new creators have to be great right out of the gate?" And off Matt and Joe go, looking at whether the comics indusrty actually nurtures new talent these days.
Augie dips into his backlog of reading materia, and reviews them as he reads them. This week, he reviews twenty comics, including "Gravity," "NitroGen," "Ravenous," "Invincible" and 16 others.
Harold Sakuishi sends us to rock and roll Japanese high school in "Beck." With realistic guitars,high school drama and comedy, and a patchwork dog thrown into the mix, "Beck" delivers a page turning tale of growing up. Rockers, students, and rocker/students past and present should turn it up to 11 and jam to this week's Calling Manga Island.
Joe & Matt sit down to talk writing superheroes. They get down into it, taking a look at the recent trend where the hero of the story is more passive than active and how some of what we forgive in comics writing would never be allowed in novels, television or film.
A busy week with "House of M" news, the party scene during Chicago, "Ultimates" news, the print-to-order controversy is back, C.B. Cebulski's upcoming creator owned projects, the picture controversy and much more. Updated
It's the first ever edition of Robert Kirkman's BUY MY BOOKS. Robert starts out by introducing the column to readers, as well as filling in those of you who aren't familiar with him just who he is. Come on in, take a read. You might learn a thing or two you didn't know before.