RandoMonday: Warlock (1992) #2

Here’s a cover image chosen at random from my collection.

Warlock #2 by Jim Starlin (w/p/c/cover), Alan Lee Weiss, Al Milgrom, Steve Leialoha (i), & Tom Orz (l)

Following the Infinity Gauntlet, Warlock was a collection of reprints of stories about our favorite soul-gem wearing alien. I was first introduced to Warlock in Avengers Annual #7 (a copy I’ve long since read to death), which is reprinted in Warlock #6, and for some reason I took a liking to him (along with Captain Marvel). So when Marvel released this series, I ate it up.

This issue has Warlock being tried by Kray-tor, the Grand Inquisitor, fighting his future, malevolent self, the Magus, and the issue ends with Warlock meeting Thanos for a team-up in the next issue. Along the way, we are introduced to Gamora, a green-skinned assassin that I found quite lovely all those years ago. :)

Jim Starlin’s trippy, sometimes overwrought, spacey soap opera was a spectacular, if at times uneven, ride. I loved the use of color and fields of black, or starry backgrounds, all of which I had never seen in a comic book before and not very much since. It was good comic book fun.

4/3/13 Comics Review, Part 2

I talk about the following comics:

  • Indestructible Hulk #6
  • Legends of the Dark Knight #7
  • Masks #5
  • Miss Fury #1
  • Shadowman #6
  • Superior Spider-Man #7
  • Swamp Thing #19
  • Thanos Rising #1
  • World’s Finest #11

What I’m looking forward to on New Comics Wednesday!

You know what I’m excited to read this week? Many of the DC #0 issues (not all of the DC zeroes I’m getting are listed here, however):

  • DETECTIVE COMICS #0: I was surprised I wanted it.
  • EARTH 2 #0: The E-2 trinity? Umm, yes.
  • GREEN ARROW #0: Yes, even this one.
  • PHANTOM STRANGER #0: Despite the fact that Dan Didio’s name is on this, I still am looking forward to it. I wonder if this will be a love it or hate it book?
  • WORLDS FINEST #0: Oh, god, yes! Supergirl and Robin? What can be better?

Plus, there’s PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #1 and THANOS QUEST #1. The former because I’ve never read a Peter Cannon comic (I don’t think anyway), and it was only $.99 when I preordered it–why not try it? The latter because I just love Thanos.