Thursday, May 14, 2009

Comics Roundup 14/5/2009

I am playing comics roundup catch-up.

Buck Rogers #0

This was a free… wait, it has an "only 25c" thing on the cover, meaning I paid money for it! Shite. It seems to be a taster for some new Buck Rogers comic series. Buck Rogers is like this rubbish version of Flash Gordon, a character who started ages ago and then went through all kinds of revamps and reboots. You probably know him from that dreadful TV series ("Hiya Buck!"), but this seems not to be based on that, more on the general idea of a a bloke being blasted 500 years into the future. And it ends with him being blasted even further into the future. Eh, whatever.

Daredevil Noir #1, by Alexander Irvine, Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman

I bought this a while ago and have kind of forgotten the story, but the basic idea is that it is a reimagining of that Daredevil character. You know the one, Matt Murdoch was blinded but had his other senses amazingly amplified and now he fights crime as Daredevil and stuff. In this version of the story, Daredevil is a serious bad ass who just kills all the criminals (in the more usual version of the story Daredevil would beat the lard out of crims by night and then Matt Murdoch (a lawyer) would defend them by day. I remember liking this when I read it, must read it quickly again and see if the second issue is worth acquiring.

Glamourpuss #6

More of Mad Dave Sim's detournements of fashion magazine advertisements and musings on comics history. Eh, I have not actually read this issue, despite buying it a few weeks back, so maybe it is not that essential.

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