Monday, March 7, 2011

COMICS READING FOR FEBRUARY: “The British Invasion”

'1985' by Millar

* NOW WITH STAR RATINGS (ala Wrestling Observer Newsletter PPV reports) *

HOW I RATE THE COMICS VIA THE ALAN MOORE SCALE
***** Watchmen, Marvelman, V For Vendetta
**** From Hell, Supreme, Swamp Thing, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?
*** Legion Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Axel Pressbutton, Tom Strong
** Promethea
* WildC.A.T.S.
DUD (or lower) anything he’s written for Avatar or any of the non-comics drivel he shits out on a regular basis

1. Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse, 2011) ****½
2.-7. 1985 (Marvel, 2008) ***¾
Writer: Mark Millar/Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
8.-49. New X-Men Ultimate Collection #1 (****¼), New X-Men: New Worlds (****), New X-Men: Riot At Xavier’s (**** ½ ), New X-Men: Assault On Weapon Plus (***), New X-Men: Planet X (***¼), New X-Men: Here Comes Tomorrow (*)
- originally published as New X-Men #114-154 & 2001 Annual (Marvel, 2001-04)
Writer: Grant Morrison/Artists: Frank Quitely, Ethan Van Sciver, Leinil Francis Yu, Igor Kordey, Phil Jiminez, Marc Silvestri, etc
50. Marineman #2 by Ian Churchill (Image, 2011) **¼
51.-57. Planetary Vol. 1: All Over The World And Other Stories (originally published in Planetary #1-6 & Planetary Preview (Wildstorm, 1998-99) ***¾
Writer: Warren Ellis/Art: John Cassaday
58. Captain Swing And The Electrical Pirates Of Cindery Island #2 (Avatar, 2010) ***½
Writer: Warren Ellis/Artist: Raulo Caceres
59. Batman Incorporated #2 (DC, 2011) ****
Writer: Grant Morrison/Artists: Yanick Paquette & Michel Lacombe
60.-75. Batman And Robin #1-16 (DC, 2009-11) ****
Writer: Grant Morrison/Artists: Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving, etc
76.-79. Flex Mentallo #1-4 (DC, 1996) **½
Writer: Grant Morrison/Artist: Frank Quitely
80.-84. Adam Strange #2-8 (DC, 2004-05) **¾
Writer: Andy Diggle/Artist: Pascal Ferry
85.-88. Bloodstone #1-4 (Marvel, 2001-02) **½
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning/Artists: Michael Lopez & Scott Hanna
89. Animal Man #2 (DC, 1988) ***
Writer: Grant Morrison/Artists: Chas Truog & Doug Hazlewood
90. Power Comics #1 (Eclipse, 1988) *
Writers: Don Avenall & Norman Worker/Artists: Dave Gibbons & Brian Bolland
91.-94. Nemesis #1-4 (Icon, 2010) ***½
Writer: Mark Millar/Artist: Steve McNiven
95.-98. Superior (Icon, 2010-11) ***½
Writer: Mark Millar/Artist: Leinil Yu
99. Zombo: Can I Eat You, Please? (Rebellion, 2010) ***
Writer: Al Ewing/Artist: Henry Flint
100.-104. Knight And Squire #1-5 (DC, 2010-11) ****
Writer: Paul Cornell/Artist: Jimmy Broxton
105.-112. Thor: The Mighty Avenger #1-8 (2010-11) ****
Writer: Roger Langridge/Artist: Chris Samnee
113.-155. The Boys #21-#51, The Boys: Highland Laddie #1-6, The Boys: Herogasm #1-6 (Dynamite, 2008-11) ****
Writer: Garth Ennis/Artists: Russ Braun, Darick Robertson, John McCrea, Keith Burns,

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