It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of January 23rd, 2019.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
Old Classic Retro Covers
Count this one as a win from Marvel. I love the classic retro throwback covers on new books. They need to do this more often as it makes me want to go digging for some of the actual covers from the Silver Age back bins.
This week we get a Marvel Comics Group Crypt of Shadows One-Shot which has a great classic cover by John Tyler Christopher. The regular Kyle Hotz cover is pretty sweet as well if you ask me.
This one-shot is a new story deep from the vaults but takes on from the Classic and Vintage Crypt of Shadows series way back in the day.
Guardians of the Galaxy
I’m really looking forward to this new Guardians of the Galaxy volume written by Donny Cates.
I anticipate surprises, new characters, old characters, dollar bin books heating up over night that become relevant again and so much more.
Maybe the pre-hype has died a bit from what Cates touches new books but these books are definitely books to watch, particularly some of the first appearances of the potential new team members.
George Perez Retiring
This is a like and a dislike. George Perez is officially retiring from comics.
I dislike the fact we won’t be getting more Perez work but I also like he’s retiring to focus on his own life, health and so on.
So enjoy retirement Mr. Perez, you’ll be missed but we can’t refute the reasons for retiring.
Please do share what your favorite Perez cover is. I think the one cover that always stands and comes to mind for me since it’s on such a iconic title and series is Infinity Gauntlet #1. Surprisingly, the prices have come back down putting this back in the really affordable range for those that have yet to have this book in their personal collection.
I finally saw Into the Spider-Verse and must say, I really enjoyed it.
I’m still not a Spider-Gwen fan but I thought they did a good job introducing her in the movie. I like her character more than the comic rendition.
It’s a small week for likes and dislikes and writing most of this while sitting in an airport after my flight got delayed didn’t help much on the thought process.
Tell us what’s grinding your gears this week in the comments below.