Hello and welcome to this weeks comic roundup. This week we have a comics publisher returning from the ashes and news on one of Marvels finest villains. So without further ado lets get this show on the road….
So first of all, some exciting news about of one of the nineties most influential publishers. Rising from the ashes like a Phoenix, Caliber Comics is returning. In the nineties Caliber Comics was an exciting publisher to watch, bringing us some of the biggest talent today to our news stands for the very first time. They were the original publisher to bring to our attention people like Brian Bendis, Alan Moore and Guy Davis – just to name a few. Now original publisher Gary Reed is bringing Caliber back as part of Caliber Entertainent, LLC. The new company has been formed by Reed and Eric Reichert of film distributor Eagle One Media. I for one am excited to see what they bring to the table. The main focus will graphic novels as well as collections of previously released material – along with some original content, Reed is also promising to committing to creator owned work. As a rather cool added bonus, expect to see their back catalogue become available digitally. This could be the start of something rather special.DC
Alas this week another title in the New 52 has come to an end. The Movement, which first hit news stands last summer will be ending this May. Gail Simone released word last weekend stating that is just never found big enough audience. Shame as this series was to bring in new characters and concepts to stand alongside DC’s long established characters. At its core was a band of teenage superheroes coming together to fight crime in Coral City. I only managed to read the first few issues, yet it had some interesting characters including Kartharsis and its a shame that its audience didnt grow.
Many moons ago, Marvel created a comic series called Rom. They partenered with Parker Bros and released the comic alongside a sci-fi action doll. Alas the toy proved unsuccesful whereas the comic was quite the hit running for quite a few years. In fact the character proved quite popular – appearing in various Marvel titles even after the main comic was cancelled. However all good things seem to run their natural course and eventually trademark issues made Rom retire from the Marvel universe. It would appear that Hasbro now has the rights to Rom and seem to be looking to bring him back. Now youre probably asking what this has to do with IDW, and I wouldnt blame you. The rumour mill has been sepcualting and if the sources are correct then it would seem that Rom could indeed be returning but as a Transformer! Now this seems to me like a bizarre idea and personally would like to see Rom return in his own series continuing his adventures. I guess only time will tell but it would certainly seem that Rom will be returning in some shape or form….
Marvel have teased us with the first covers from the new story arc – Original Sin. The covers look rather ominous and certainly shows a new dark intense part of the Marvel universe. Since Marvel announced the new story arc, set to be released this May – I’ve been excited to see the story unfold. Some of the best stories have involved the Watcher, and this is looking to top them all. If you want to see more of the synopsis click the link below.
Thats all for this week – till next time this is Cookie signing out….