Brian’s Comic Book Picks for January 23rd

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Young Avengers #1

Kieron Gillen &┬áJamie McKelvie bring you a new group of Young Avengers consisting of previous members Hawkeye, Wiccan and Hulkling and newbies Ms. America, Marvel Boy and the lord of mischief himself, Loki. It’s a new era with Marvel NOW running rampant and these kids are not out to prove themselves but to do what they can to help inspite of the stigma of their youth. Untrained super powered youngsters has been a problem in the past but I’m sure The Avengers have a watchful eye cast in their direction. I’m interested in seeing where this goes. Marvel has made a lot of diverse changes. Most are intriguing shifts in direction that have the characters being seen in a newer way than they have in quite some time. Others maybe just need time to grow into these new roles. At the very least it is all interesting and has me anticipating what is next for any and all characters of the Marvel universe.

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Image Comics – Bedlam #1 Preview

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I am really looking forward to this Image comic set to release on Halloween. This black and white and red all over┬átale is absolutely oozing with style and just from this preview I’m pulled into the concept and story. It looks plenty twisted and inhabited by all manner of crazies. While many comic books continue to embrace more realistic tones it’s good to see some still aim a little further fantastic. This preview was sen to Comic Book Resources and I reprint a section of it here for your enjoyment. All credit to them. This preview contains violence and language. You have been warned.

Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who terrorized the town of Bedlam for years. Then he got better. This is what happens next.

A double-sized introduction to a blood-soaked cityscape of murder, mayhem, and mystery by NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES, THIEF OF THIEVES) and RILEY ROSSMO (REBEL BLOOD, GREEN WAKE)!

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