Category Archives: the Wednesday run

Horror Not By PROVIDENCE #1 On The Wednesday Run

Providence 1 coverLike many others, I’ve been waiting for this date for a long time. Let me explain:

A number of years ago, Avatar Press, ardent comic book publisher of the gross and distasteful, released a four issue mini series by acclaimed writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and fine-tuned illustrator, Jacen Burrows called Neonomicon.

That horror genre title, based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, has since gone down in infamy (or, to some, just in flames) due to its use of the comic book medium and the gratuitous depiction of its story. Some are enthusiastic fans of it, others would raise their pitchforks and torches.

And now, nearly five years later, comes its sequel, Providence.

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Inject Yourself Into Injection #1 On The Wednesday Run

Injection 1 coverAh, our dystopian future. How very fascinating you are!

It’s not a stretch to say that, right now, we’re all fairly interested in the end of days. Just take a look at the television line-up recently. Network (and non-network) shows that have the near term apocalypse as their storytelling core have been all over the dial. Heck, I’ve got my mother planning her Sunday evenings by The Walking Dead. My mother!

It’s not so different in comic book land either. And today gives us one of my most eagerly anticipated new releases this year: Injection #1.

Follow me after the jump for the scoop on this story of stories, written and drawn by the acclaimed Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvy!

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Marvel Universe Has SECRET WARS #1 Is On The Wednesday Run

Secret Wars 1 coverIf you haven’t noticed, there’s been a bit of a run on Avengers-related material of late. And it’s no wonder.

The spring blockbuster film, Avengers: Age of Ultron just came away with $225 million in box office receipts during its opening weekend. With a big box of popcorn in my lap, I thought the flick was great. You can read our spoiler-free review of it right here.

Also, we’ve been more than a little focused on the final issues of Marvel Comics’ Avengers and New Avengers titles.

Why final issues?

Well, that’s all ‘cos of this week’s release of Secret Wars #1. Follow me after the jump for the scoop!

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Here Ends NEW AVENGERS #33 On The Wednesday Run

New Avengers 33Sometimes, I get things wrong. Release dates and such.

That’s what happened two weeks ago in this very column, when I anxiously suggested that Avengers #44, the last issue of the acclaimed series, was the one comic book you had to run out and get!

Problem is, that issue got pushed back by Marvel Comics to…today’s date.

I still stand by that issue – and that you should make the run today to pick it up. You can read all about why you should do that right here. But today it’s joined by its sister comic book: New Avengers #33 – also the last issue of the series! You see, everything’s leading to a cataclysmic conclusion – for both our heroes and the entire Marvel universe!

Follow me after the jump for some not-so-secret but still great news!

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Walk Memory Lane With CONVERGENCE: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 On The Wednesday Run

Convergence Batman and Outsiders1Let’s wax nostalgic for a moment or two, shall we?

It’s the mid 1980’s and I’m doing my best to convince my younger brother to spend his money on the monthly series, Batman and the Outsiders, so that I can read it.

I had already spent all of my coin on Star Trek, Batman, Detective Comics, Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld and Atari Force comics. Besides, the first issue of Batman and the Outsiders had a cover showcasing the Dark Knight dissing a bunch of his old Justice League pals in favour of a younger, fresher, rag-tag but cooler, bunch of heroes that were slyly grinning like they just won the lottery at the expense of Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and…the Elongated Man. Losers.

By hook or by crook, I had to read it!

Man alive, that was a great time to be reading monthly comics – and the great times look to keep rolling this month with the release of Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1.

Follow me after the jump to find out why the Outsiders were (and still are) better than any two-bit Justice League!

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All Converge on CONVERGENCE #1 On The Wednesday Run

CONVERGENCE 1 coverI suppose it’s an unwavering eventuality.

The older I get, the less interested I am in the comic book industry’s various BIG-SUMMER-BLOCKBUSTER comic book series’. These titles are all marketed as “game changers” where some important character will inevitably die. But changing the game loses its meaning when it’s done every year. And dead characters come back to life all the time.

It’s an unwavering eventuality.

Still, I find that even when I’m not all that interested in a series like the one I’m about to recommend, there’s a bit of a sweet tooth in the back of my head that says “you need to feed me some summer blockbuster action!”

Well, sweet tooth, feed on the action and intrigue within the pages of Convergence #1!

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It’s The Age Of AVENGERS: ULTRON FOREVER On The Wednesday Run

Avengers Ultron Forever 1 coverThe pop culture clock is counting down, heading into the month of May, at a pace that makes the heart skip a beat (or two).

Why? Because on May 1st, one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated summer movies drops into our cinema-going laps.

That’s right! Your favourite Marvel Comics superheroes return for another big-budget adventure in Avengers: Age of Ultron!

But who, exactly, is this Ultron character – a comic book villain that most people around the globe would probably mistake for the main protagonist in the 1999 animated sci-fi flick, The Iron Giant? No worries. This month, Marvel has got you covered. You’ll know exactly who Ultron is – and the threat he poses to mankind everywhere with Avengers: Ultron Forever #1.

Follow me after the jump for the menacing scoop!

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Your Present Is Past Aways #1 On The Wednesday Run

Past Aways 1Science fiction! What a renaissance it’s enjoying!

Yes, it’s Wednesday – and that means a new sci-fi comic book available at your local comic book shop. Not that anyone’s complaining, mind you. Not when the “sci-fi” in question is based in present day times and it’s from the fertile mind of writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), a favourite of ours on this very site.

So, what happens when you’re trapped in the early twenty-first century – prehistory – and you’ve discovered that the time stream is an absolute mess?

You’ve got to fix the problem. And that’s what the fascinating Past Aways, a brand new monthly series, is all about.

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A Sci-Fi Double With The Ocean/Orbiter Deluxe Edition On The Wednesday Run

Ocean:Orbiter Deluxe Edition coverIf there’s one quote from science fiction that has haunted me since the day that I first encountered it, that quote must be: “All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landing there.”

Of course, we all know it to be from Arthur C. Clark’s widely renown novel, 2010: Odyssey Two.

Still, with scientists stating that the Jupiter moon of Europa surely carries a sea of water under its surface of ice, and, curiosity being a main trait of humankind, warnings aside, who wouldn’t want to land on Europa?

With the just released Ocean/Orbiter Deluxe Edition hardcover, readers get that particular story (Ocean) as well as another science fiction tale involving missing space shuttles and deep space mysteries (Orbiter).

Follow me after the jump for the run-down!

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Howard The Duck #1 Will Quack You Up On The Wednesday Run

Howard the Duck 1 coverYou know what they say.

If it walks like a duck…and, uh, has an acerbic wit, solves weird cases as the Marvel Universe’s only white-feathered Private Eye, and has the unenviable reputation of starring in one of the worst films in cinematic history…it’s got to be Howard the Duck.

Yeah, you probably better know him as the snappy, martini-sipping, duck-billed alien during the end credit scene of last year’s blockbuster film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Well, after a long spell away, Howard’s finally back in the pages of his own monthly comic book, appropriately titled, Howard the Duck #1.

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