I just finished reading Dan Slott, Michael Allred, and Laura Allred’s Silver Surfer series, and I unabashedly want Dawn Greenwood back.
Many readers and reviewers have compared the Slott/Allred/Allred Surfer run to Doctor Who. In keeping with that comparison, I found myself feeling the same way about Dawn’s ending as I did Amy Pond‘s in Who. It was designed to give the character the “happy” ending she deserved, while also explaining why she would never, ever, under any circumstances show up again.
In attempting to balance these competing interests, Dawn’s send-off landed squarely in bittersweet territory. Dawn’s story is absolutely complete, and the creative team gave her a fittingly momentous send-off. But Dawn also had a ton of stories left in her, and the Marvel Universe would be a better place for bringing her back.
One of the best comics going returned in March, when Lazarus: Risen 1 hit store shelves. Clocking in at a hefty 67 pages, Risen debuted Lazarus‘s new, quarterly magazine format – a shift the creative team made in an attempt to stay on schedule and offer readers some bonus worldbuilding material.
I had no doubt that Lazarus: Risen would be entirely worth the wait and the slightly-increased price. But I did not know that Lilah Sturges’s short fiction piece, “Your Last Meal on Earth,” would stick with me for so long.
Welcome back to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!
In this episode, guest host Tyler Marifke makes pizza his business, as we discuss Matt Fraction, David Aja, Steve Lieber, Jesse Hamm, Matt Hollingsworth, and Francesco Francavilla’s Hawkeye: Little Hits.
At the time I’m writing this, we’re only a couple weeks out from C2E2 2019 … and to be honest, I’m still catching up on things! I was gone for a week and then out apartment hunting the week after, so I haven’t had a ton of time to think about comics.
C2E2 itself was a blast, and I figured y’all might want want to see what my convention experience was like. I attended Saturday with my wife Kat and my friends Pat and Mike. You’ve heard most of their voices if you’ve listened to our comics podcast, Waiting on the Trade.
Below are some of the best pictures from our day! Not pictured is me looking all nervous for the first couple hours of the con, as I waited to go interview Peter Tomasi …