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2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow

Posted by BRiAN On February - 16 - 2010

Last week a few of you braved the snow on Wednesday to get their new comics in Old City, yes we were open!, but things are all looking all clear for this coming New Comics Day. Hit the jump to see what 2 Comics I Wanna Read Tomorrow…

•Punisher #14:  So a few issues back in a Dark Reign Tie-In book Rick Remender killed off Frank Castle by having him go toe-to-toe with Wolverine’s son Daken in Dark Reign–The List: Punisher. Then in the very next issue of his own series Frank was resurrected as a Frankenstein’s Monster. Having had to re-kill, yes re-kill, his wife and kids after the Hood brought them back to life, Punisher Dark Reign collection, Frank had resigned himself to death…so the cold hard reality of being a living/dead/monster/machine really didn’t sit well with him. That is until he found out that he was needed to kill some crazy Japanese extremists/cultest types that had one goal in mind– Destroy All Monsters! Now FrankenCastle is teaming up with the Legion of Monsters to kick some major monster killer @$$! He dealt some death in the last issuse to hit the shelves but this issue appears to be a bit of a history lesson on who or what the villains actually are and why they are doing what they are doing. Rick Remender managed to wow me with his Fear Agent series, one that if you haven’t read seriously look into it, and when he re-teams with Fear Agent co-creator Tony Moore you know you are in for a good time! This issue also features painted sections by Dan Brenton that look pretty darn awesome. [Yes I am partial to this book because of the whole Frankenstein thing]

Punisher #14, Rick Remender/Tony Moore/ Dan Brenton, $2.99, 32 pages, Full Color, Marvel Comics

Joe The Barbarian #2: So we’ve just met Joe. He’s a Diabetic kid with an active imagination who gets picked on for being different. Also he appears to not only have a sweet looking pet rat but what could be the coolest toy collection ever! And it is that very toy collection that came to him at the end of issue #1 [just a dollar so buy it/try it now!] in need of help from some sort of force of great evil which was threatening them in their world, kind of like the Adversary in Fables. Grant Morrison, love him or hate him, comes up with some crazy stories and unique ways to tell them. He, along with the art of Sean Murphy [click to read a commentary by Sean of issue #1], manages to tell a story were the reader is just as confused, as our hero is, about whether or not he’s awake, asleep or just going into some sort of diabetic shock/symptom [he throws up in issue #2…shush it’s not a spoiler]. By the looks of the cover his rat is going to get involved in some way this issue and after a quick flip through Joe goes from frying pan to fire real quick. Murphy’s art is in high gear yet again! I thought the guy could draw before, and that was one of the reasons I couldn’t wait for this series, but man he is blowing my mind with almost every panel.

Joe The Barbarian #2, Grant Morrison/Sean Murphy, $2.99, 32 pages, Full Color, Vertigo Comics

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