Hello and welcome to my very first “official” posting for Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! Regular listeners and readers who play close attention have heard my name associated with random bits and bobs of comedy on the site and in the podcast. Much like Richie Cunningham’s older brother, Chuck, in Happy Days, you’re pretty sure I exist, but you just never see me. Until now.
Go ahead and hop in the car. It’s not mine, and I’ve never driven it before. Bear with me, though, and I’ll take you on a little tour of the comics I want to buy on New Comic Day this week!
First, right off the bat, let’s dive right into the Doctor Who! Titan Comics has been doing an excellent job chronicling the adventures of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (and their assorted traveling companions) that happen between the “official” television stories. With an upcoming meeting of the Doctors in a special crossover and an upcoming Eighth Doctor mini-series announced recently, it seems that the Doctor Who comics have finally landed at a publisher who understands how to execute (sorry, exterminate?) on the BBC Television property. Collecting issues #6-10 of Titan’s Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor series, the hardcover release of Doctor Who: The Weeping Angels of Mons by Robbie Morrison, Daniel Indro and Tommy Lee Edwards materializes tomorrow! I have been waiting for the hardcovers of these series, and they have not disappointed yet! This hardcover boasts a World War One battlefield tale, where the Doctor is accused of being a spy and out in the smoke and mist, stone angel statues begin moving! Don’t blink!
By the way, if you enjoy the Doctor Who, swing over to my Pinterest page to check out my weekly meme-series that riffs on 51 years of adventures in time and space! (In addition to #ThatTimeOnDrWho, you can also find #ThatTimeOnBatman and #ThatTimeOnStarWars there!)
My second pick for NCBD is the prequel to DC Comics’ animated full-length feature Justice League: Gods and Monsters. I’ve been so looking forward to seeing the many corners of this alternate (and more adult) universe where Superman is the son of General Zod, Batman is a vampire man-bat version of Kirk Langstrom, and Wonder Woman hails from Apokolips! With Gods and Monsters coming in mid-universe and only shedding a tiny bit of light on the backstories of this horrible trinity, there are quite a few “off-screen” adventures to be chronicled that will show the formation of a much darker Justice League. In Justice League: Gods and Monsters Batman #1, writer J.M. DeMatties and artist Matthew Dow Smith screech the tale of the murderous human vampire bat and fill the gaps in his animated origin! I can’t wait!
Letter C: Star Trek #47 by IDW. (Yes, I know I switched from counting to letters…I was just seeing if YOU were paying attention!) IDW’s Star Trek series is another perfect example of synergy between company and property. Officially the longest-running incarnation of classic Star Trek comics, IDW is killing me with the amount of boldly going. Between the main book (set in the universe of the Bad Robot movies), John Byrne’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovels and the recent crossovers with Planet of the Apes and Green Lantern, I find myself low on Federation credits. In the main title, we have recently moved into the first five-year mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise. This issue handles the conclusion of the re-imagining of a classic Star Trek tale, “The Tholian Webs”! Rumor has it a crew member bites it and makes the ultimate sacrifice. I’ll bet they are sharp dressers, keen on red.
My fourth spot is a total gamble. After missing out on The Walking Dead long ago, thinking that Zombies would never amount to anything, I’m reluctant to miss out on an Image first issue. This one is reported to have a heavy noir bent, featuring a Neil Gaiman magical sensibility. A paranormal investigator with a death wish, an orphan and a road to Hell all converge in Image Comics’ Wolf #1 by hot new writer Ales Kot with Matt Taylor on art duties and Lee Loughridge adding the color! With the benefit of a Giant-Sized First Issue (58 ad-free pages of story) and an interesting premise, I’m in. At least for the first issue!
All right. Wake up, we’re at Grandma’s house. Put your shoes on. Thanks for riding with a stranger and not being angry that you didn’t get any candy!
Now back to your regularly scheduled Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!
As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.
Categories: Four Comics I Want for NCBD