only very mild spoilers throughout
Buffy Season 8 continues interesting. Joss and the other writers have really managed to capture the 'voice' of the characters, and the artwork, despite not being actual likenesses of the actors necessarily, also tends towards good (although there is odd panel where I am like wtf?)This week's issue, #12, has an Interesting Thing happen which I am sure many other people on the interwebs have already talked about.
The Boys, Garth Ennis's anti-cape title, seems to have gotten back on track after a little odd diversion to Russia. I enjoy this, although it is shockingly gratuitous at times. Apparently there is a film option on this. If Watchmen does well, I expect this will be greenlighted.
Watchmen costumes have been posted. They look more or less what they said they would look like.
The Twelve has got to issue #3 (of 12, natch). We are seeing how the various characters are adjusting to life in 2008.At this point my main wonder is whether Electro, the big dumb tele-operated robot (whose operator didn't wake up in 2008), will remain that. Chris Weston, the artist for this, is doing a signing at Orbital Comics later this month. I may go.
I have been reading back issues of X-Men, with the intention of reading all of up to the present day. I am up to #161, which is the first issue with Rogue in it (but not her introduction as a character! I need to get hold of Avengers Annual #10 somewhere). As we move into 1981/1982, it looks like the world of the X-Men is gradually becoming a lot less isolated. After the introduction of the "All New X-Men" in 1975, the cast stayed pretty static for ages, but something seems to have been unleashed in 1980 or so, with the introduction of Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club, Mystique, Rogue, "Days of Future Past", all within a brief space of time. i miss Beast, though.
i got Essential X-Men vol 4 yesterday, which will take me up to #179. so then that'll just be 294 issues of that series left then (and 100 or so of the other one)
I have also been reading present issues. not much to say, except eek, I bought a Cable solo book! oh, and eek, I bought a Wolverine solo book! Oh, and X-Men: First Class #9 is utterly squee. Wouldn't Wanda and Jean make a nice couple!