Sunday, 1 April 2012

Who'd Like A Cocktail? #173

It's been a long time coming, my friends - the New 52 just hasn't been working out for me so to the surprise of my local comic shop, I've defected. No more DC Comics for me: I've gone to the other side and have jumped feet first into the world of Marvel Comics.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #48 - written by Marjorie Liu with art by Mike Perkins and Dustin Weaver.

New creative team! Best-selling author Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins (The Stand).

The X-Men return to New York City, but it's not a social call. Don't miss the first chapter of what will be the most controversial story of 2012!

The X-Men back in New York City, folks - what's not to love?!

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 - written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron with art by Frank Cho.

The return of the Scarlet Witch! What does this mean for the mutant messiah, Hope?

Be sure to get in on the ground floor of the biggest event in Marvel history--all brought to you by the House of Ideas' greatest creators!

Man, Bendis and Aaron together - this is going to be the event of 2012, friends. Before Watchmen is going to pale into insignificance before this, mark my words.

DAREDEVIL #10 - written by Mark Waid with art by Paolo Rivera.

Daredevil vs. Mole Man! The cracks in Matt Murdock's facade begin to show! It's not too late to start reading the book everyone is talking about!

And am I ever glad that I took the plunge into the world of the Marvellous competition? Waid's run on Daredevil is already legendary, putting Miller's and Smith's into the shade. Is there nothing he can't make the red garbed horned one do?!

Seriously good - you should be reading this, true believers!

FF #16 - written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Juan Bobillo and Mike Choi.

Epilogue. The fallout of the Forever and Doom storylines. A new direction for the Future Foundation and Marvel's first family.

With Doom finally out of the way, we can get back to the sort of comics DC are refusing to publish: those featuring cute kids playing chess on the cover! Seriously, when was the last time the Distinguished Competition ever featured a pre-teen chess game as a selling point for one of their titles?

Man, they're missing out on a whole new market.

MIGHTY THOR #12 - written by Matt Fraction with art by Pasqual Ferry and Gabriele Dell'otto.

Thor vs Tanarus! Asgardia vs. The Troll insurrection! The All-Mother vs. The Norn Queen! All the action fit into 32 pages that you'll find.

Even I know that Tanarus has had this coming for years and there's no way he'll be standing up after Thor thwacks him with his mighty hammer.

Someone's going to be sore in the morning.

UNCANNY X-FORCE #23 - written by Rick Remender with art by Robbi Rodriguez and Rafael Gramp¡.

The trial of Fantomex concludes! The multiverse is in danger, the Captain Britain Corps is in shambles, and it is up to X-Force to save the day. A terrible choice must be made for the protection of all reality!

Oh, Captain Britain - why can't you pull something together for once? Why do you always have to be the bridemaid compared to your American counterpart?

And what made me smile:

Of course I haven't ditched DC Comics! April Fool!

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