the jman sayeth: My top 5(ish) Things in May’s Previews

Step right up.  Step right up.  Gather round.  Yes.  You, too.  The one staring at the screen.  Yes, you!  You’re gonna wanna get close.  Cause what I’m about to share with you, will baffle your mind.  I’ve been around the world, or at least around the block.

Step right up.  Step right up.  Gather round.  Yes.  You, too.  The one staring at the screen.  Yes, you!  You’re gonna wanna get close.  Cause what I’m about to share with you, will baffle your mind.  I’ve been around the world, or at least around the block.  And I’ve seen a thing or two.  But, believe you me…I ain’t ever seen anything like I’ve seen in this month’s…Previews!


Whoops!  There I go again.  Channeling my inner PT Barnum.  Enough of my hog wash, though.  Let’s get down to brass tacks and talk Previews!


1)  Robin Rises:  Omega.  DC Comics.  I knew it!  I knew he wasn’t gonna stay dead.  And you believed them, didn’t you?!?  You really thought DC was gonna leave Damian dead.  Ha!  Fooled you nice.  Fooled you up real good, they did.


2)  Action Comics Annual #3.  DC Comics.  The owner of my LCS tells me Greg Pak’s run on Action is pretty good.  Yea.  I have them.  But, I haven’t read them yet.  Beings that my guy told me they were good.  I’ll pull them out of my ever growing “to read” pile.  In the meantime…how bad ass is this cover?!?!?

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3)  Harley Quinn invades SDCC.  DC Comics.  Even though Harley Quinn is becoming DC’s Deadpool, I still can’t get enough of her. At least for now.  Keep on breaking that fourth wall, Harley.  That is until I can’t take it anymore.  And as long as Chad Hardin keeps drawing her.


4)  Future’s End/Original Sin.  DC Comics/Marvel Comics.  I don’t know what to make of these events.  I want to say I’m more perplexed with Future’s End, but I don’t get the premise for Original Sin, more.  I mean, I get the whole Watcher thing (I’m trying not to be spoilerific here), but…why?!?!?  I guess.  And I find the whole eyeball thing a bit creepy, too.  I’m gonna follow both series, like a good fanboy should, but…I am not going to get every tie in.  I mean it this time!!!


5)  DC Comics:  Gotham City Garage Catwoman Statue.  DC Collectibles.  Man!   This is a killer statue.  So bad ass.  But at +300 dollars.  Your friendly neighborhood jman will just have to admire it from afar.  It’s not enough that Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles is killing me.  Now you, too DC Collectibles.  Et tu, Brute DC Collectibles?!?!?


6)  DC Comics:  Designer Action Figures Series 2.  DC Collectibles.  While that statue might be (way) out of my price point, these figures aren’t.  So, yea…line up all four.  And while you’re at it…


7)  Wonder Woman:  Art of War.  DC Collectibles.  Enough!  Ok?!?!?  Enough!  I can’t take it any more.  I’ve already cut out the kids’ lunches.  What more do you want from me DC Collectibles?!?!?


8)  Low #1.  Image Comics.  Here’s a fairly interesting blurb about this book.  “LOW is set in the distant future, after humanity has relocated to radiation-shielded cities below the sea and the surface of the planet has become a scorched uninhabitable wasteland. A probe has returned with information on a possible alternative planet for humans, but it has landed on the Earth’s surface. A few brave representatives from the warring human clans venture out to retrieve it and the hopeful news it bears.”  So, yea…I’m in.


9)  Grimm Tales of Terror #1.  Zenescope Comics.  All the hottest babes are in your Zenescope books.  Even, apparently, Death.


10)  Oscorp Industries shirt.  Mad Engine.  I love these types of shirt.  Wayne Industries.  Arkham Asylum Inmate.  Those kind of shirts.  The not so obvious comic book reference shirts.  It’s says:  “I’m a geek” but in a much more subtler way.


11)  Marvel Retro Spider-Man Limited Edition Collector’s Set.  Diamond SelectToys.  Unfortunately for me, I never had the original “circle suit” Mego Spider-Man.  No, My folks didn’t love me enough.  I just had the regular ol’ standard suit.  But, that’s all about to change!    This Spidey, along with the addition of Peter Parker, will go nicely next to my Mego original. Which, contrary to popular opinion, I don’t sleep with every night.  Still.


12)  Guardians of the Galaxy: Star Lord Roleplay Set.  Is it me or is Star-Lord’s mask a bit creepy looking?!?!  Between his mask and his cool looking gun, I’m gonna be spending the month of August teaching my kids not to mess with this Star-Lord.


13)  Thor:  The 10th Realm.  Marvel Comics.  C’mon.  Do I really gotta explain this one?

14)  Rocket Racoon/Legendary Star-Lord #1.  Marvel Comics.  Yeayeayea.  I’m all about Guardians of the Galaxy, anymore. Call me a bandwagoner, if you must.  In my defense, though, I have been reading the Marvel Now! reboot from the beginning.  It’s a fun book, too.  And that trailer for the movie looks like it capitalizes on the “funness” of the book, even more.  So, keep on putting Guardians stuff out Marvel.  And I’ll probably keep on buying.


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