Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Marvel Comics for August 2006

Marvel's August solicits are now up!

And it figures that now that I've finally given in to Nextwave, it's not on the list for August. My luck. Not sure if it got cancelled or if Marvel just wanted to give it a break that month since they're releasing the trade. I'll have to do some investigating.

Anyway, the runners up for my August order are:


AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (of 6)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by TOMM COKER
THE SPY, THE SPACEMAN. THE GODDESS. THE ROBOT. THE GORILLA. In the late 1950's, The U.S. Government let FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo forge a team of unlikely heroes: Together they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower, and the group disbanded soon after. Now almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames--and from the ashes arise forces from the GOLDEN AGE OF MARVEL!
32 PGS./T+ ...$2.99


Look! Another quirky superteam to try and grab my interest. The cover looks pretty cool and I'm familiar with Kirk's art (from JSA and Bloodhound), but I would still like a bit more info and maybe some preview pages before I order it. The monkey helps, though.


DAREDEVIL #88
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by LEE BERMAJO
This month features a stand-alone issue entitled, THE SECRET LIFE OF FOGGY NELSON, a special interim episode focusing on Daredevil's recently deceased best friend. Did we really know all there is to know about Foggy? What remains hidden in the life of this man, that could still affect Matt Murdock's fate to this day?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


Gotham Central... err... Daredevil rolls on. Another book that I need to catch back up on.


MOON KNIGHT #5
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
"The Bottom: Friendless and Alone"
They promised Taskmaster that Marc Spector would be a sitting duck. When Taskmaster was done with his work, Spector would be battered, bruised, friendless and, most important, alone. Only one problem: Spector is not alone. He's got a friend. His name is Khonshu. And today, he's got Moon Knight's back. It's time for round two. Part 5 (of 6).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99


I liked #1. Even though it read really fast and nothing much happened. Huston has a good knack at characterization and Finch is a master of grit and anatomy so it's gotta be good. I just hope that the whole first story arc isn't all just a flashback.


HEROES FOR HIRE #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TUCCI
CIVIL WAR Tie-in!
As CIVIL WAR rages through the Marvel Universe, an unlikely group of heroes have gathered together to hunt down and capture criminals who refuse to sign the Registration Act. In response to the overwhelming number of masked fugitives on the loose, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing use their bail bonds skills, underworld connections and government funding to lead an all-new Heroes for Hire into battle. Action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and Kung Fu chaos come together in this explosive new series from writers Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Billy Tucci! Featuring BLACK CAT, SHANG CHI-THE MASTER OF KUNG FU, PALADIN, MISTY KNIGHT, COLLEEN WING and THE ALL-NEW TARANTULA.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


It's finally here! And we get to see the cover in color now. I sooo hope that this isn't a letdown. Must keep expectations low...


JACK KIRBY'S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #2
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX
Cover by JACK KIRBY
In order to save his abducted son, Mainframe must reunite the members of his old fighting unit: the sensual Skylla! The effervescent Garm! And the hero-turned-homemaker Tyr! Meanwhile, Garrett Berkley bonds with his captor Slugg as the pair sets course for the most lethal place in the galaxy: Dangerland!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


Verdicts still out on this one. I doubt the series is gonna last very long but it looks like it could be a fun diversion.

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