The concept of this series is very intriguing, the world's greatest hero becomes the world's greatest villain. Does he ponder his plans while his arch nemesis is tied to a log moving towards the saw that is supposed to kill him but never will? Probably not. Aparently this comic has a great run and a separate, related series, "Incorruptible." I really enjoy looking at the darker sides of things as you can probably tell by now. (Make a sanity check?)
The Cover on this one is enoug hto make me interested on its own. I guess this is the reason I am the one running the Call of Cthulhu campaign and reading a lot of horror lately. I am also curious about whether their new "format" will have bigger books for bigger value. I tend to buy most of my comics as trades, but would be willing to look into any of the four titles in this preview compendium that catch my eye if they live up to this promised value. Also, any one paragraph blurb that mentions Snakes on a Plane, Wesley Snipes and Band of Brothers requires my review of that material if for nothing other than the odd factor
I took a class in undergrad based solely on the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. Fairy tales and fables can often be very dark, but this book promises to be a humorous take on these tales. I also really like Fables (I own 13 trades of fables and am interested in looking into Jack of Fables as well). A new/different take on fairy tales and fables is almost always of interest to me. I especially like to see how certain less savory parts of some of the stories are altered to coincide with modern sensibilities. (Like the great tale of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
I haven't looked at Top Cow books since I was an undergard (a number of years now) and I am interested to see where the universe has gone. I also love the word "Artifacts" and the concept that somehow all of the various cool "things" in their universe are connected or similar. Depending on how this comic reads, I may end up picking up a lot of stuff to fill in the blanks since my fairly early comic reading career. I also really like where some of the company's other than the mainstream DC and Marvel have gone in recent comic book history and hope that I can say the same about Top Cow.
That's it eveyone. Have a great free comic book day. I am sure that we will be writing about some great surprises we find and possibly some very disappointing books from our Top 5 lists.