Previews for March 2014

Recommendations from the January Previews for comics and collections mostly shipping in March.

It’s a new year with a new batch of upcoming comics. Hit the individual pictures for more information on the comics. I’ll now be adding links when I can to various creators to showcase their work.

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arandalus.tumblr.com

 

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tonifejzula.blogspot.com

 

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OTHER RANDOM THOUGHTS:

DARK HORSE
– Congrats to Rebekah Isaacs (www.rebekahisaacs.com) for graduating to the big book as she takes over the art for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10.
www.darkhorse.com/Comics/25-231/Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer-Season-10-1-Rebekah-Issacs-Ultra-variant-cover

DC COMICS
– With issue #29, Jeff Lemire will close out his run on Animal Man and provide the majority of the art. I look forward to a full read someday. You can read about his decision here:
jefflemire.blogspot.com/2013/12/animal-man-to-end-in-march.html
www.dccomics.com/comics/animal-man-2011/animal-man-29

Forever Evil #7 brings DC’s event to a close. With two new weeklies coming up – Futures End and Batman Eternal – and with how much I enjoy weeklies (for the most part), I got some major catching up to do with DC’s New 52.

JSA Omnibus Vol.1 HC: This collection features one of the best ongoing DC series, so I hope it gets completed after this volume. It collects almost a third of the main series, the Justice Society Returns fifth week event that preceded it, JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice, various specials and secret files, etc. I’ve always meant to pick up where CGS left off in its JSA Footnotes series.
www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/jsa-omnibus-vol-1

IDW
– The Transformers Dark Cybertron story event ends with a Phil Jimenez cover featuring my favorite character: Shockwave. I think I still have the toy after all these years (is it any wonder purple is still my favorite color). Some of the reviews I’ve read aren’t favorable, but I might read it just for kicks. I also got a kick out of seeing the Bill Sienkiewicz-inspired cover to Regeneration One #100. Nice touch.
www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/comics-16/idw-march-solicitations-transformers-dark-cybertron-regeneration-one-100-and-more-178921

MARVEL
All-New Ghost Rider #1
marvel.com/news/comics/2013/10/13/21337/nycc_2013_all-new_ghost_rider

Avengers Undercover #1. The continuation of Avengers Arena. I wasn’t feeling the earliest issues of AArena, but I kept with it, enjoyed it more, and I still have a few more issues to read now that it’s wrapped up. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes.
marvel.com/news/comics/2013/10/12/21322/nycc_2013_all-new_marvel_now_avengers_undercover

– Early issues of New Avengers had an Identity Crisis echo to it and now Rags Morales is coming on as artist . That really doesn’t mean anything – I just like the loose connection.

X-Men Legacy #300. An anniversary issue that I hope doesn’t lose the push that the main series has had since Legion took over. X-Men Gold was a hot mess. Hopefully this one is better.

That’s it for this month.