Comic News Trifecta: Avengers Vs. X-Men, DCnU-er, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

For the record, I have no regrets about giving Groo Vs. Conan its own article and lumping these three comics news stories together. No regrets at all.


?? Marvel’s been releasing Avengers Vs. X-Men promo pics of individual characters facing off. You can see Hulk vs. Emma Frost above, but there’s also Luke Cage vs. Beast, Ms. Marvel vs. Rogue, Spider-Man vs. Ice-Man (won’t somebody think of Firestar and Ms. Lion?), Thor vs. Storm, Iron Man vs. Magneto (that should be a quick fight), and Black Widow vs. Psylocke. I assume there are more coming. That said, I’m getting pretty excited despite myself. You can see the other images at CBR.

? Remember when I joked about the DCnU-er? Uh…. sorry about that. Because DC is about to launch “a ‘Second Wave’ of titles as part of its historic DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 initiative!” according to its website, with six new series including Batman Inc., Earth-2, Worlds’ Finest, Dial H, G.I. Combat, and The Ravagers, all out in May. Totally coincidentally, DC is also shitcanning six series, including Blackhawks, Men of War, Hawk and Dove, Mister Terrific, Static Shock and OMAC. I wonder how devoted DC is having 52 comics released every single month. I also wonder how devoted they are to releasing at least one straight war comic per month that no one will ever read.

? Spoiler alert! If you’ve not read the newest issue of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 9 comics — specifically issue #5 — look away. Did those people look away? Okay, good. Apparently Buffy is pregnant now. There’s been a lot of crazy shit happening in the recent Buffy comics, but this… I don’t know, man. I liked season 8, except that horrible Jeph Loeb bit. But I’m having a hard time seeing this working out without Buffy pulling the same shit that Angel did with Connor. I’ll give it a chance, but I am not expecting good things out of this. (Via Blastr)