GeekMom Comic Book Corner – March 28th, 2012

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to the second installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Roy Thomas, Robert E. Howard, Dark HorseThe Chronicles of Solomon Kane review by Corrina
 I ran across The Chronicles of Solomon Kane at a discount bookstore last week and promptly snapped it up for $2.50, attracted by two names: Robert E. Howard, who wrote the original prose stories, and Roy Thomas, who adapted them to comic form. These stories were published by Dark Horse Comics in the 1970s and 1980s, at the same time that Howard’s Conan the Barbarian was also translated successfully to comics. I’ve read several of the original Solomon Kane stories and these adaptations not only do them justice, I liked them better in graphic form. The eerie atmosphere of the tales of the wandering Puritan is comes across perfectly in the art, as does the oddness of the man himself.

I found copies listed on Amazon for less than $3. That’s a steal, as was what I paid for it.

 

Ultimate Spider-Man #66 and #77 review  by Dakster Sullivan

Ultimate Spider Man #66
Ultimate Spider Man #66

This past week while looking through some kid’s comics, I stumbled on the Ultimate Spider-Man issues #66 and #67. I don’t normally just pick up and read a random issue, but after seeing Wolverine’s image on the front of issue #67, I was intrigued. This was my first experience with reading a Spider-Man comic and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.

The story centers on a Freaky Friday-like body switch between Peter Parker and Logan. Each of them wakes up in each others’ bodies without any idea why. Unfortunately, Peter could  not have had his mind switched with a more socially irritating person. It takes two issues of back and forth between them before the real cause of their predicament is revealed. I have to say Peter handled it well, considering. I felt bad for him and everything he had to go through so that Logan could learn a lesson. He was an innocent bystander and I don’t blame him one bit for his reaction to why it all happened. After all, it was Peter Parker, not Logan, who had to clean up the mess in the end.

 

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books from DC and Marvel:


Action Comics #1 (5th Printing Variant Cover)
All-Star Western #7
American Vampire #25
Aquaman #7
Aquaman #7 (B&W Cover)
Batman #1 (4th Printing Variant Cover)
Batman #4 (3rd Printing Variant Cover)
Batman The Dark Knight #1 (3rd Printing Variant Cover)
Batman The Dark Knight #6 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Batman The Dark Knight #7
Batman The Dark Knight #7 (B&W Cover)
Blackhawks #7
Detective Comics #1 (6th Printing Variant Cover)
DMZ Volume 11 Free States Rising Trade Paperback
Flash #7
Flash #7 (B&W Variant Cover)
Flash #7 (Variant Cover)
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #7
Gone To Amerikay Hard Cover
Green Lantern New Guardians #7
Green Lantern New Guardians #7 (B&W Cover)
I Vampire #7
Justice League Dark #7
Justice League Of America Dark Things Trade Paperback
Legion Secret Origin #6 (Of 6)
New Deadwardians #1
New Deadwardians #1 (Of 8)(Variant Cover)
Savage Hawkman #7
Scalped #57
Scooby-Doo Where Are You Volume 1 Trade Paperback
Spaceman #5 (Of 9)
Superman #7
Superman #7 (B&W Cover)
Teen Titans #7
Teen Titans #7 (B&W Cover)
Uncharted #5 (Of 6)
Unwritten #35.5
Voodoo #7
 
Astonishing X-Men #48
(Spider-Man 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Astonishing X-Men #48
Avengers #24.1
Avengers Vs X-Men #0 (Of 12)
Avengers Vs X-Men #0 (Of 12)(Variant Cover)
Avengers Vs X-Men #0 (Of 12)(Phoenix Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #5
Captain America And Bucky #628
Captain America Death Of The Red Skull Trade Paperback
Daken Dark Wolverine #23 (Final Issue)
Daredevil #10
Dark Tower The Gunslinger The Way Station #4 (Of 5)
Deadpool MAX 2 #6 (Final Issue)
Deadpool Volume 10 Evil Deadpool HC (Premiere Edition)
Deadpool Volume 8 Operation Annihilation Trade Paperback
Fear Itself Youth In Revolt HC (Premiere Edition)
FF #16
Ghost Rider #9 (Final Issue)
Legion Of Monsters TPB
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Young Allies Volume 2 Hard Cover
Marvel Masterworks The Avengers Volume 4 Trade Paperback
Mighty Thor #12
Moon Knight #11
New Avengers #23
Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe A To Z Volume 4 Trade Paperback
Powers Volume 5 Anarchy HC (Premiere Edition)
Secret Avengers #24
Secret Avengers Run The Mission Don’t Get Seen Save The World HC (Premiere Edition)
Secret Warriors Volume 6 Wheels Within Wheels Trade Paperback
Shattered Heroes Hard Cover
Spider-Man #24 (Marvel Adventures)(Final Issue)
Thunderbolts The Great Escape Trade Paperback
Twelve #11 (Of 12)
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #8
Uncanny X-Force #23
Wolverine Punisher And Ghost Rider
Official Index To The Marvel Universe #8
X-Men Legacy #264

 

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Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.