Television isn’t the only medium modernizing remakes. The many comics hitting shelves on New Comics Wed. these summer and fall weeks have been including past TV classics. The Bionic Man. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Battlestar Galactica 1980.
The usual suspects of TV and film are joining the unfamiliar brand-news in comics this week with uncharted story lines in miniseries or ongoings. Redesign in comics can be just as controversial at mention of modernization, but the results can generally arrive with tethers anchoring those banterers, brooders and lil’ buttons in the wondrous trade realms and circumstances that made them belovedly or accoladed mainstream.
That designation assigns the spotlights on today’s selected picks.
Comeback gets a bonus haunt! The Ghostbusters return with an ongoing title that has resemblance of the cartoon that held the best of the movie’s themes. Both aspects find their way into this first issue brought by writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening. Retelling isn’t an orthodox rehashing, but the loyalty put towards Ray, Egon, Venkman Winston and, yes, Janine equates with a storyline simply quantifying “Whoa! Nice shooting, Tex!” in all new dialogue. Looks on the Blues Brother cameo checkmarks just how allegiant the comic book reads.
Angel & Faith
“Five by Five” mirrors the in synch integrity that plays out in Part 2 for “Live through This”. Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs respectively script and draw out Angels’ steps to redeem his acts against Giles as well as the inner turmail and pennance he weighs upon actions tying in his malignant acts becoming Twilight. Faith divides her time helping Angel back to the side of his namesake, while assisting the surviving Slayers catch up on a new threat on the London corners.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Marvel Classics has taken back Oz from incarcerations and alternate productions with a refreshing journey that emulates the novel path written by Frank L. Baum. The looks across pages roll out a binding modernization made to the original look and feel on the Turn of the 20th Century setting Baum first ascribes in story proposals. The creative team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young return to issue another Oz series with the same efforts that have earned them awards and long-term spots on the New York Times Best Selling graphic novel list.
The Savage Hawkman
“Smallville” transported Carter Hall into a new light amidst a new audience. Now The archeologist befalls the winged mantle under the reboot series of the DCnU’s first issues. Curse and blessing bestows a whole new connotation in this intriguing origin by Tony S. Daniel and Philip Tan.
These selections and more newly published comics are available at the following comic book shops and others around the Washington D.C. area: Laughing Ogre Comics, Third Eye Comics and Big Planet Comics.