Friday, January 8, 2010

Up next...The Night Man!

With our first fifty reviews behind us, it's time to head full steam into 2010 and get right back into the completely random shenanigans that everyone out there has come to know and love. I may be piling it on a little thick, but the former is at least true because you're here. The latter? Give me time and I will make you love me like I know you should.

Before we pick the next book to review, let's do some quick one sentence reviews of what I read so far for this week.
  • Stumptown #4 Not quite as much of an edge-of-your-seat read as last issue, but I like the characters.

  • Weird Western Tales #71 The pleasant surprise of the week, as I loved that someone tried to dissect a captured black power ring.

  • Siege #1 The first "Avengers" book I've bought since New Avengers #1, and I'm still cautiously optimistic that I'll be able to read the Avengers again one day.

  • Superman: World of New Krypton #11 We finally get an issue that matches the quality of the first half of this series, although it's probably too little too late to save it.

  • JSA All Stars #2 How come everyone is so angry, and is it possible that you can look both emaciated and over-muscled at the same time?

  • Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2 Not sure how well this would read on it's own, but as a compliment to Blackest Night it sure is a lot of fun.

  • Sweet Tooth #5 You knew it had to happen, but that didn't make it an easier to read.
Now on to the task at hand, which is picking the next completely random book to review. Take it away Randomizer...

...and that book is The Night Man #4 from January 1994, published by Malibu Comics!

So the the dominance that DC has held over the random picks for the last couple of weeks has been put to rest. The dragon slayer being none other than Malibu Comics, the upstart company that made a few waves in the 90's before being bought out by Marvel.

Their superhero line didn't last very long, as it came on the tail end of the speculator bubble. Marvel, in turn, only bought them to acquire their digital coloring department and merge them into Marvel proper. Thumbing through the book it's easy to see why, as apart from some overly garish color palettes, the production value doesn't miss a beat from today's standards.

That's a pretty sad statement though, when I can remember more about how the book looked physically, than the actual contents of the book itself. See you in a day or two for the review and we'll find out just how well the actual story holds up.

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