Friday, 12 February 2010

The Crisis Hits Hex's Fifth Column!

As my fellow Legionnaires know a Crisis of sorts has been hitting the Blogverse over the past few months, Robert was the first casualty, Kello was next and now it seems I have fallen to the crisis. Only X-Man has had the strength to keep going for which I applaud him.

I started the new year with so many good blogging intentions but my first obstacle was getting on the Internet itself. I am currently on my 3rd Internet provider in as many months! It's been a nightmare to say the least. Apparently I don't have very good Internet coverage where I live (London! I don't think so!). The second obstacle is that I am now spending time studying for a marketing course whilst also continuing my job hunting (for which I have an interview Monday, wish me luck).

So time has been short, and my comic reading has been reduced. I am still managing to write 3-4 blog posts per week over at, it's a really great site that has great reviews from other bloggers too and a fan base that is growing strong, so I've wanted to concentrate more on that, and that means Hex's Fifth Column has to take a back seat for the foreseeable future. But guys please do come and check out and comment when you can. I'd love to hear from you. Likewise Ill get back to visiting your sites when my connection is running better to see how you are all doing and can get back to enjoying my comic book fix from your great blog posts and our conversations.

Until then, Long Live The Legion!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Hex's Pull List - 06/01/10

Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2
Jonah Hex #51
Suicide Squad #67
Weird Western Tales #71
Sweet Tooth #5
Cable #22
Nation X: X-Factor
Siege #1
Haunt #4

Loads more Blackest Night goodness this week. I'm really interested in these resurrected titles Suicide Squad & Weird Western Tales, hopefully they will expose me to some cool new characters.

What you guys picking up?

Monday, 4 January 2010

Free Marvel Comics - 01/04/09

This weeks free comics from Marvel are:

CABLE (2008) #16

Next week's five free digital comics will be:


Saturday, 2 January 2010

New "Phantom" pictures and website.

"The Phantom" TV series that has now debuted in Canada has it's own fan site and forum at that if your a fan of the character might be worth a look into. For us in the UK who have to wait until later in the year for the premier here are some better looks at the iconic hero's new costume. It's strange, but maybe I'll get used to it.

And here's the trailer for anyone who has missed it so far. Also anyone in the US seen the new series of V yet? Once again it's not out in the UK yet but I'm interested to know if it's any good.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Hex's Best of 2009 - Part 2

My Surprise Hit of 2009

Booster Gold - I picked up the Blackest Night tie-in issues having never bought the series before, never giving the Booster Gold character a second thought but was pretty impressed with those issues so I decided to go back and check out the tpbs. I then discovered that the first 12 issues were written by my favourite writer Geoff Johns, something that had totally slipped my mind. I picked up Booster Gold Vol 1; 52 Pick-Up around a week ago and it was one of the most fun and enjoyable comics I've read all year and has made Booster one of my new favourite characters.

The main premise is Booster Gold is sent back through time to repair holes in the time stream where villains try to alter time for their own benefit. Booster becomes the greatest hero the world never knows. It has lots of action and funny moments and a great supporting cast too. Dan Jurgens is both writer and artist for the series now, and as the Blackest Night tie ins were good, I'll be picking up both the next issue and all the previous one I can get my hands on.

Best TPB's 2009

Batman RIP -A real masterpiece from Grant Morrison, Batman against his greatest foe yet, the personification of evil; Satan! Needs to be read very closely with the early Morrison Batman issues.

Batman: The Black Casebook -This is a collection of 1950's and 60's Batman stories that inspired Morrison when writing Batman RIP and it reads really well in conjunction with that book. There are some great and really wacky/ trippy stories in this. Must of been all the acid everyone was taking in the 60's.

American Jesus Vol. 1: Chosen -This Image reprint from writer Mark Millar presents a story of a boy who believes he may be the present day second coming of Jesus Christ, but it's not quite that simple. Its a nice story of a boy coming to terms with life and adolescence with a cool twist I should of seen coming a mile off. Good read. Not sure when we'll ever see the next two chapters from Millar though.

So that mostly my thoughts on the comics of 2009. Big shout out to DC comics. I've always considered myself more of a Marvel fan but this year with Blackest Night to the Green Lantern and Batman books, DC really kicked Marvels butt. Let me know your thoughts guys.

Marvel Previews - Comics on sale 01/06/2010

CBR has an advance look at new Marvel comics on sale this Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

Click the links below to be taken to the preview of your choice.