Dark Reign: The List—Avengers
Brian Michael Bendis
(A) Marko Djurdjevic
This first chapter has a startling confrontation between members of the New Avengers and Dark Avengers. In this first in a series of spectacular one-shots, the finest writers working at Marvel are teamed up with the most sensational artists to unveil the darkest chapters in the Dark Reign! Norman Osborn, fresh from the shocking finale of Utopia, sets his sights on the rest of the Marvel Universe. He sits down and makes a list. A list of things that are wrong with the world. Things that he needs to take care of. And the list includes almost every major player in the Marvel Universe.
LOVE & ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 02 (MR)
by Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
6.625 x 9, SC, 104 pages, BW, $14.99
This volume gets off to a flying start with “Hypnotwist,” Gilbert’s epic story of a beautiful, leggy redhead’s surreal journey into a night filled with mysterious shady characters, dreamlike violence, and sparkling retro spike heels. Then, in the concluding 50-page chapter of Jaime’s outrageous, acclaimed, superhero mash-up “Ti-Girls Adventures,” our protagonist, rookie do-gooder Boot Angel, learns more hard lessons about becoming a superheroine. Eventually, just about the entire cast gets together for a reunion that unexpectedly takes place in Maggie’s tiny bedroom apartment. Finally, Beto gets top heavy with “Sad Girl,” and introduces Killer! the sweetest teen starlet of the solar system! Forget WATCHMEN, LOVE AND ROCKETS is the big one!