This Week’s Comic’s Haul

Light one this week, but compared to last week’s get I believe it’s a blessing.

Aquaman #09 – Still think this is a top 5 New 52 book.

Batman Incorporated #01 – How completely unreadable was the Bat-family of books prior to the new 52? Really, how unreadable was DC in general?  But the Bat books just stood out as particularly awful. So…Batman was killed by Darkseid, but not really, he was shot through time (a la Steve Rogers?) and time traveled somehow back to present day to find out that his Dad was alive! Not only alive, but he was the head of a criminal empire?  Or wait, he was the Devil! No, wait, he was neither!  But then he/Bruce Wayne/Batman/someone died in a helicopter crash! But then came back wearing a purple/red/yellow costume from the 50’s! But that was just him segmenting his brain for just such an occasion…or something.  Dude. DUDE! You screwing up the program. Rich guy in bat costume assaults crazy people in non-bat costumes. GO. Long way around but here’s hoping this is decent. Weren’t there riots or something because there was a Muslim Batman right before the relaunch of all the titles?  Makes sense.

Chew #26 – I get the same feeling reading this book that I used to get reading Invicible. Get all the back issues.

Fables #117 – I remember I bought the first trade at Forbidden Planet, started reading it in the store, went across the street to get some coffee, finished the trade, went back to Forbidden Planet and bought the next six trades. I now read this out of habit; it doesn’t grab me as much as it used to.

Fantastic Four #606 – Never cared for the FF.  Pick up a couple of runs here and there, most recently when Spider-Man joined up.   Guess what? I don’t care again. Such a shame too, after last weeks aweseom .1 issue.  Maybe this is just a fluke.  Maybe.

More issues on the way tomorrow, potentially, depending on how fast I burn through these.  Could they please hurry up with the Valiant relaunch rollout?  I’m trying to relive the ’90’s over here!

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A MMORPG Possibly Worth Playing: Marvel Heroes

Done in what looks like the style of the X-Men Legends/Marvel Ultimate Alliance games, Gazillion’s MMO Marvel Heroes gets a few glimpses of gameplay alongside long shots of Dr. Doom with a Cosmic Cube.

This looks like an MMO I could finally get into playing.  City of Heroes was too generic and, despite having one of THE BEST CGI intro’s for a game ever, I just couldn’t bother getting interested in DC Universe Online.  Mostly due to my hatred of everything DC pre-new 52 / non-Vertigo.  I also had no interest in paying a monthly fee for a game that I would probably only be playing periodically.

Marvel Heroes though looks like it’s right in the sweet spot. From what I could gather from the trailer, the art & gameplay are right in the realm of those earlier Marvel games.  I played through X-Men Legends twice on my PS2, then bought a PSP so I could play the portable version and check out all the extra characters  (including Cable, Nate Gray & Dark Phoenix). It even got to the point where, after I got dumped by my then-girlfriend, my first thought was, “Good, now I can play more X-Men Legends.” Priorities, people.

This definitely looks like a game to keep an eye on; even though there’s no kind of dates anywhere for a beta, a demo or a release, I’m sure that information will start leaking out once the summer conventions get into full swing.

Bonus mind blower after the jump!

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Is it October Yet?

Danai Gurira as Michonne in the upcoming third season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.  Michonne plus  The Governor (who they should’ve cast Danny Trejo to play) hopefully means an incredible season and no more farms.  P.S. Please feed Carl to a zombie. Any zombie.  I don’t care. NO. MORE. CARL.

Zach as Ignatious: Awesome.

Zach Galifianakis (potentially) cast as Ignatius J. Reilly in the (hopefully) upcoming film adaptation of one of my favorite books of all time (of all time!),  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.  Keep in mind, this project has apparently been swirling around for over thirty years, with John Belushi, John Candy, Chris Farley and Will Ferrell all set to star at one point or another. Clearly, it’s far from a sure thing at this point but still, if done properly, this could be amazing.

(via Gawker)