The new Marvel comic lineup has been trickling out onto the Internet this month, but the dam broke and everything flooded through yesterday — which probably isn’t what Marvel wanted. Normally I might wait for their official word, but this is too exciting to ignore.
Prowler is getting his own ongoing series!
I love Prowler. He’s one of my obscure favorite superheroes. Everybody has them. And I’m super excited to see the Prowler get some comic book time. The series will be written by Sean Ryan, with art by Jamal Campbell. I’m not familiar with either of them, but I’ll have high hopes anyway. Though hopefully the series isn’t going to be about some new loser taking over the Prowler costume and burying the regular Prowler.
There are a bunch of other leaked covers here, in case you want to check out what else is coming down the pipeline. Don’t worry, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Patsy Walker a.k.a. Hellcat and Power Man and Iron Fist are all coming back!
Yesterday, Marvel Comics unveiled their next big status quo shake-up, called ‘Divided We Fall’. It’s pretty dumb. Is this really Marvel’s new business model? Go from Big Event to Status Quo Shake-Up to Big Event to Status Quo Shake-Up every six months or so? Are they so desperate that they’re just going to chase that #1 issue sales bump over and over? It’s ridiculous and I absolutely don’t care. As long as you’re making good comics, I’ll keep reading and enjoying. You’re not impressing this henchman with these stunts.
And on any other day, I would have completely ignored this announcement and posted another funny Internet video. But then Marvel had to go and do the one thing that makes me give a damn: include one of my favorite obscure superheroes.
Can you spot him? He’s that purple guy with the green shape on his chest. That’s the Prowler, one of my all-time favorite obscure superheroes. I have a lot of these favorites, like the Mimic or the Spot. They’re obscure comic book characters who don’t really do much or appear very often, but for one reason or another, I love’em! I can’t point to any one story or series where the Prowler was particularly awesome, but he’s one of my faves nonetheless.
And here’s Marvel going ahead and using Prowler in their next big status quo shake-up.
So wherever they put him, whatever he’s doing, you better believe I’m buying those comics. I support my favorites, no matter how obscure. I hope it’s something cool.
If you care more about this new status quo shake-up, you can read an interview with Axel Alonso. I don’t know what the interview says because I haven’t read it. That’s how little I care about this new status quo shake-up. I just hope Prowler does something awesome.
What about you henchies? Interested in this new thing? Do you still hang onto Marvel’s every announcement? Let me know in the comments!
Apparently Marvel Comics is quite keen on us enjoying their new Iron Man and Spider-Man comics, because the second issues are already here! And they’re both still pretty great! Marvel also delivers the return of Ant-Man this week, and drops a Karnak bomb in our laps! Writer Warren Ellis has got to be sitting on a pretty awesome throne these days. The guy is like one of those mafia ‘fixers’ who can just come in and kick ass no matter what assignment he gets.
Not that DC are slouching! Batman and Robin Eternal remains pretty solid and entertaining so far, and the latest issue of Gotham Academy is a ton of fun.
But Comic Book of the Week has to go to Amazing Spider-Man #2 for one of the funniest Spidey comics I’ve read in awhile!
Dan Slott is on a role! Also, the Prowler is pretty amazing in this issue too.
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #2, Astonishing Ant-Man #1, Batman and Robin Eternal #3, Gotham Academy #11, Invincible Iron Man #2, Karnak #1 and Titans Hunt #1.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The long national nightmare of Secret Wars is over, and the All-New, All-Different Marvel is upon us! Though, that isn’t exactly accurate. Secret Wars is not yet over, and will actually continue all the way into December. And it’s not a nightmare, I’m actually enjoying it. But the All-New, All-Different Marvel is definitely here in force this week! No longer do we have to rely on tie-ins or Star Wars comics to get our Marvel fix! We’ve got brand new first issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Invincible Iron Man and Doctor Strange, who, I guess, doesn’t deserve an adjective.
Comic Book of the Week goes to the first issue of the new Amazing Spider-Man, which only barely inches past the new Invincible Iron Man. Possibly because it includes the greatest cameo by the Prowler in a decade! Among other goodies.
Though this week isn’t all wine and roses. DC has launched their sequel to the henchly-reviled Batman Eternal! And like a pig to the slaughter, I picked that up too…
Comic Reviews: Action Comics #45, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Batman and Robin Eternal #1, Doctor Strange #1 and Invincible Iron Man #1.
I was supposed to have something really exciting to share with everybody today! I waited all day for it to show up, but nope, it didn’t. I guess I’ll have to share it tomorrow. Still, man, how disappointing? Have you ever checked and rechecked a website all day waiting for something awesome to get posted, only for the mysterious forces of the Internet to fail you? Alas.
Anyway, rather than wallow in disappointment, I thought I’d share a tidbit of news that came over the Internet this week: the Prowler is going to be a supporting character in the new Amazing Spider-Man comic!
I love the Prowler! He’s one of my all-time favorite comic book characters, especially in the Spider-Man books. I love that Peter has a legit superhero friend out there who isn’t a love interest and isn’t just a different A-list hero. He’s just a good guy who pals around with Spidey sometimes. So finding out that he’s going to be a player in the new, relaunched Amazing Spider-Man series was some welcome, geeky news.
Hopefully stay tuned tomorrow for my really exciting news!