At the moment I am enjoying the hefty black and white collections Rebellion are putting out featuring Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Nemesis the Warlock.
With the latter two finishing next year I wonder if we will be treated to any further hefty collections - I'm hoping for some Ro-Busters and some early Slaine - just to admire the gorgeous Mick McMahon artwork.
I've been reading the 2nd volume of Deaths Head (signed by Simon Furman, though I should add that I bought it from the large stockpile that are in FPL). I found most of the stories in the first volume to be a bit silly and the first half of the 2nd volume continues the trend. Fortunately, the Body in Question and What-If storylines show a return to the original notion of Death's Head as the hunter. Sadly his appearance in The Fantastic Four and She-Hulk only illustrate the cringe-worthy storylines that occured during the mid-90s. The Fantastic Four storyline makes little sense in isolation and She-Hulk is merely a short-tempered solicitor, who happens to be green. It's great to see these brief appearance in the complete Death's Head, but blimey they're dull.
Does anyone know if there are plans to release a paperback of the Death's Head II stories? I'd be interested to see how Death's Head dies and is re-interpreted.
Thanks to recent eBaying I've been able to buy a few TPBs of recent.
Daredevil: Hell to Pay V1 is typical Brubaker fare - excellent stuff. Loved everything I've read by him with the exception of his X-Men stuff which feels a little shy of the mark still.
House of M: Both better in a TPB and worse. Feels like one long story, but some bits feel rushed. If Emma sorted out Stark's head (half way through 5) why doesn't he end up with them at Genosha ?
Also bought: Civil War, CW:Wolverine, X Men Deadly Genesis. CW: Frontline (1 & 2) on the way, loads of stuff ordered.
My long sort after copy of X-Men Avengers arrived yesterday. Nothing remarkable about it storywise but I remembered it well as a kid and loved the Silvestri Super Soldies. Hasn't stood the test of time well.
Could well be. I know not the origins of it. It's very poor from a text based reading pt of view.
Agreed - I had a few volumes back in the day and it is absolutely woeful. I suppose if it were all collected together it could be used as a doorstop. Wouldn't rate it as having much else in the way of use.