Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Comic Book Wednesday: Issue 1

Happy Wednesday! It's also known as my friday! Today's blog post is just about comics today. Wednesdays are normally the days when new comics come out. So I'd like to introduce you to some of my favorite comics and hopefully you'd start to enjoy them as well.

So first things first. My number one Comic right now: Hawkeye.

Hawkeye- Fraction and Aja (#2 pictured) Marvel

I will not be ashamed to admit that the 2 reasons I was interested in reading this was because of Jeremy Renner's portrayal of Marvel's Markman and the artwork on the covers. Something about the minimalistic and almost monochromatic approach to the cover art is what really got me interested. Its the characters and the smattering of other Marvel characters appearances that keep me coming back for more. I love the mentorship/friendship that Clint has with Kate Bishop, who is basically Hawkeye for the Young Avengers. I love the main villain's every 6th word is Bro. Now bro, if you read any book, its this book bro. If you want an inside look of what an Avenger's life looks like when they aren't saving the world, then it is a great book. Hawkeye deals with healing himself, and him trying to manage the building he lives in. Please pick this book up.

Saga- Vaughan and Staples (#1 pictured) Image Comics

Saga was a recommendation from my Comic Book Guy, Mike. He owns the local shop and is really good at his job. He remembers your face and your previous purchases. And that's what he did for me. Out of me and R, I read more of the space saga's and fantasy stories. I was cruising for a new read and Mike picked it up off the trade shelf and told me to read it. Saga is a child who was born to two people on the opposite sides of a war. The way it starts out is from the narrative of the child telling her story about how she was born, and  how her parents met. I love this book because of the artwork done by Fiona Staples. I loved her work in Mystery Squad and the overtones of the art expedite the story.  I'm recommending this basically for its in book artwork. I would recommend to pick up the trade soft cover to read the first six issues in one go. But its defiantly worth the look.

Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake- Allegri (#1) Boom! Comics'

I fraking love Adventure Time. And when they came out with the Gender-bent versions of the same characters, I loved it even more. I was so very excited that Pendelton Ward (tv show creator) would green light a comic for these characters. Fionna is Finn, Cake is Jake. Prince Gumball is Princess Bubblegum. Now I'm about to get on a soapbox, but Fionna is a comic that if I ever have any nieces or if I change my mind and adopt, but this is the one comic book that I'm going to have any girl I know read. Fionna is exactly the female portraial of Finn and Fionna kicks the evil Ice Queens ass, and protects the various Princes' of the Land of Ooh. ( end soap box). If you love Adventure Time, or just want something funny to read, this is my recommendations. Its also going to be a short series (6 comic books total) so its going to be a really short read as well.

Well folks. Thats going to be it for Comic Book Wednesday! Excelsior!


  1. Hey, saw your comment on the Londoner so I thought I'd have a look as I'm trying to get my own men's lifestyle blog going so feel free to check it out let me know what you think! You've got some really great stuff on here, keep it coming!

  2. These sound great! I really shouldn't get stuck in another series though. Better watch that wallet;) I wish there were libraries full of comics!

    1. Thanks! I normally can only read trades so I'm really surprised I can keep up with all of these. Comic libraries would be the bee's knees.


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