My Top 5(ish) Things in April’s Previews

top 5 things april previews

You know the old rhyme…April showers bring May flowers, right?  Blah, blah, blah! Nuts to the flowers.  More importantly, what does April really bring?  The really best part?  The reason we all suffered through this long, miserable winter?!?!?

It’s Previews!

top 5 things april previews

Flash #32:  DC Comics.  We’re getting closer.  Closer and closer to Wally West coming back.  Right?  He’s still coming back, right?  DC hasn’t cancelled or postponed this book yet, right?  Please tell me they haven’t.

top 5 things april previews

Superman #32:  DC Comics.  I’m not a big fan of Romita’s art.  It works for some things, but for Superman?  I don’t know.  I just don’t see it.  Especially after the likes of Jim Lee and Kenneth Rocafort pulling art duties recently on the Man of Steel.  Who knows, though.  Here’s hoping that he and Geoff Johns can breathe a lil magic into this lull of steel (get it?  see what I did there?!?!?).

top 5 things april previews

American Vampire:  Second Cycle #4:  DC Comics.  I gotta admit here, I didn’t read the original run of this book.  Vampires.  Ugh.  How many more vampires do we really need for mercy’s sake?!?   But, I picked up this book to see what the big deal was.  To see why everyone got their panties all in a bunch over this title.  And, it turns out it’s not bad.  Well, let me say, the Second Cycle isn’t bad.  I don’t know how the original run is/was.  But, if this keeps me interested, I’ll definitely pick up the trade.

top 5 things april previews

Supergirl/Batgirl/Nightwing/Red Robin:  DC Collectibles.  Just shut up and take my hundred dollars, DC Collectibles!

top 5 things april previews

Batman Li’l Gotham figures:  DC Collectibles.  For real?!?!  DC Collectibles, again?  Fine.  Just take the rest of my wallet, why don’t you?!?!?

top 5 things april previews

The Wicked + The Divine #1:  Image Comics.  Now, this…this was an interesting solict in Previews.  I don’t know the first thing about this book.  And mama always said you can’t judge a book by it’s cover (no she didn’t), but…man!  I am intrigued!  At least for the first issue.

top 5 things april previews

Manhattan Projects #21:  Image Comics.  I love the Manhattan Projects!  I say it loud.  I say it proud.  But, man!  It feels like they’ve been all over the place the last few issues.   And…we’re finally gonna find out what happened to Laika the dog, before all the crap went down…whoops!  Have I said too much?!?!?

top 5 things april previews

Saga #20:  Image Comics.  As a comic book reader, I’m contractually obligated to read Saga. But, why include it on the list?  The solicit:  “Something terrible happens.”  That’s it.  Nothing else.  Classic.

top 5 things april previews

Oz:  Age of Darkness:  Zenescope.  All the beautiful girls are in Zenescope Comics.  What can I say?  I’m totally judging this book by the cover.  And I’m still getting it.

top 5 things april previews

DC Bombshells Calendar.  Love the Bombshells.  Love everything about them, except the Poison Ivy statue.  I mean, it’s ok.  Think they just could’ve done something a little bit better with her, but whatever. Still awesome.  And anything Bombshells related? Put me down for 10!

top 5 things april previews

Starfire Bishoujo Statue:  Kotobukiya. I don’t even know how to pronounce “Bishoujo”, but this statue?  Oh my!  I saw this at Toy Fair and as a big fan of Starfire (like you aren’t either, pervs), this statue is on my list!

top 5 things april previews

WTF Product of the Month:  Lightsaber tongs.  I mean…c’mon.  Is this really necessary?  When does it end?  Actually, where does it end?  I realize that Disney now owns Star Wars, but this?  This has got Lucas’ stank all over it.  Star Wars makes Gene Simmons and KISS look like amateurs!

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