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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2007-02-16 05:15:36

Friday - Comic Review Day! And now we know that Wedge has a single nipple on his abdomen.

Issue #12 of NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E. was the last in the series. It's a real shame that this book didn't garner enough sales to stave off cancellation. This stellar Warren Ellis-penned comedy was a hilarious satire of Marvel team books, and the silliness of the Marvel universe in general. Every single issue made me snicker (in a good way). Pick up the trade when it hits; maybe Marvel will resuscitate it if enough people do.

Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men is coming to a close. In case the name isn't familiar, this is the dude who brought us Buffy and Firefly. Properly executing the soap opera aspect of the X-Men is perhaps the single most important part of the book, and Whedon allows the entire cast to shine. If you have the slightest interest in the X-Men, I'd have to say this is the best run since the days Chris Claremont could write worth a damn.

There's a new book called StormWatch: Post Human Division; issue #4 just came out this week. It's written by a dude named Christos Gage, who sports Law & Order: SVU credits on his resume. I heard some minor buzz about him, so I browsed through the book, and ended up picking up all four issues. It's set in the Wildstorm universe, and it's a team book of unpowered agents keeping supers in check. The dialogue is sharp, the characters are interesting, and the plots have slick hooks. Every once in awhile, a Wildstorm book will come out of nowhere and just pwn: the legendary Alan Moore's run on WildC.A.T.S., Warren Ellis & Mark Millar's Authority, Ed Brubaker's Sleeper, and Ellis' Planetary. It's too early to put this book in that class, but if you're interested in jumping onto a post-modern superhero book, StormWatch: PHD shows tremendous promise from a rising newcomer.

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