GeekMom Comic Book Corner — May 23rd, 2012

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Image: AVX Issue #4 Copyright Marvel
Image: AVX Issue #4 Copyright Marvel

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Dakster Sullivan — Avengers vs. X-Men Issue #4

In issue #4, we see something unexpected … Hope turning to Wolverine for help. Let’s recap a minute: In issue #2, we see Wolverine attempt to make shish kabob out of the poor girl. Now she’s setting beer traps in the frozen wilderness for his help? Fortunately for Hope, Wolverine falls for it and agrees to hear her out.

The plan she laid out seems logical. Hope believes she deserves a chance to find out if she can handle the power and help with the rebirth of the mutant race. Wolverine’s school is all about helping mutants learn to use their powers and make a better world. The safety in her plan is admitting that if she can’t control the power, Wolverine is the only one she trusts to stop her. It makes perfect sense for Hope to need Wolverine’s help.

Wolverine reluctantly begins to believe her plan might actually work and agrees to help her out. Of course, come the last few pages, we learn he was just waiting for the right moment to strike. Thankfully, he used com-link with the Avengers instead of his claws. Not long after the Avengers and the X-Men arrive, Thor crashes the party and we see the Phoenix finally arrive.

I’ve heard there are some really interesting things planned for the remaining issues. One thing I do not like is the three week time gap between this issue and the next.

Nicole Boose – My Week In Comics 5/22/2012

I’m a freelancer in the comics industry and mom to a 3 ½-year-old. Here’s how my week went:

I worked out logistical details with Marvel and my creative teams about rescheduling two comic series that I edit, The Secret Service and Supercrooks, whose upcoming issues are being moved to later release dates.

In other exciting paperwork adventures, I’m laying the groundwork for another new comic series, Nemesis 2, coming out this September. To bring myself up to speed I read the original series, Nemesis, which was so bloody I had to take a shower afterward. I also nailed down the excellent Clayton Cowles to handle the lettering, and wrote up a short blurb to appear in Marvel’s catalog of comics coming out in September.

On Friday morning I awoke to an e-mail from writer Mark Millar, asking me and Hit-Girl editor Jenny Lee to put together a PowerPoint document with artwork from the books we’re working on. He needed it for a presentation he was delivering the next day at the Kapow! Comic Convention in London, but the slideshow needed to be ready within a few hours. Could we do it?

Sure we could! After my resounding promise to deliver, I reflected on the fact that my knowledge of PowerPoint is almost nonexistent, and Jenny didn’t have the program installed on her computer. Nonetheless, we managed to throw something basic together and get it to the organizers on time.

Thanks to what I’m sure was Mark’s charming delivery, the presentation was a big hit and the audience enjoyed the final slide, which read “This is where Mark tells the audience that editors Jenny Lee and Nicole Boose are awesome.”

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books from DC and Marvel:

Absolute Batman Dark Victory
All-Star Western #9 (Night Of The Owls)
Aquaman #9
Batman Incorporated #1
Batman Incorporated #1 CP
Batman Knightfall Volume 2 Knightquest TP
Batman The Dark Knight #9 (Night Of The Owls)
Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child #3
Fables #117
Flash #9
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Men #9
Green Lantern New Guardians #9
I Vampire #9
Justice League Dark #9
MAD Archives Volume 3 HC
MAD Vinyl Spy Vs Spy 2-Pack
Savage Hawkman #9
Showcase Presents Sea Devils Volume 1 TP
Stormwatch Volume 1 The Dark Side TP
Superman #9
Teen Titans #9 (The Culling)
Unwritten #37
Voodoo #9
Amazing Spider-Man #686
Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 Behind The Mask SC (Young Readers Novel)
Astonishing X-Men #50
Avengers The Many Faces Of Henry Pym TP
Captain America #12
Captain America And Hawkeye #631
Daken Dark Wolverine No More Heroes HC PE
Deadpool #55
Deadpool MAX Involuntary Armageddon TP
Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz #7 (Of 8)
Fantastic Four #606
Hulk #52
Hulk Smash Avengers #4 (Of 5)
Journey Into Mystery #638
Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery Volume 4 HC
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 7 TP
Marvel Universe Spider-Man Amazing Fantasy Digest TP
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #2
Marvel Zombies Destroy #2 (Of 5)
Mighty Thor #14
Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Volume 1 TP
Mighty Thor By Matt Fraction Volume 2 HC PE
Secret Avengers #27
Strikeforce Morituri Volume 3 TP
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Death Of Spider-Man Fallout TP
Ultimate Comics X-Men #12
Uncanny X-Force Otherworld HC PE
Uncanny X-Force Volume 3 The Dark Angel Saga Book 1 TP
Venom Circle Of Four HC PE

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback / NE = New Edition / CP = Combo Pack

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