New Marvel Comics Available on Nook 12/23/2011
- Avengers Under Siege [Avengers (1963) #270-277]
- Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man [Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #532-536]
- Dark Avengers, Volume 1: Assemble [Dark Avengers (2009) #1-6]
- Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Volume 2 [Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #552-558]
- Spider-Man: Crime and Punisher [Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #574-577]
- Ultimate Spider-Man, Volume 3: Double Trouble [Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #14-21]
It’s been 11 days since the last batch of new comics got released which seems like an odd number but at a guess it is because Sunday is Christmas in the US and Monday seems to be the day many businesses are giving as a holiday. Could it be that instead of the world of physical comics, where a holiday means delayed shipments, that in the world of electronic comics we’ll have early shipments? It would be nice but it seems more likely that Marvel wanted more titles in the catalog for all the people who are about to receive a shiny new device in the next two days. In any case we’ll know if the two week release window is the general plan on or around Jan 9, 2012.
This release is fairly Spider-Man heavy gives us a little mix of vintages starting with a classic Avengers storyline in “Avengers Under Siege”. (Personal anecdote: That is the story that ran immediately before I started following the Avengers.) In a similarly dark tone we have the first collection from the recent “Dark Avengers”. Both of which I’m looking forward to reading through, Under Siege for the umpteenth time and Dark Avengers for the first.
The spate of Spider-Man titles that arrives this week continues the odd release pattern we’ve got going for most titles. Doing it right is the Ultimate line with the consecutive release of Volume 3 and continuing to make a mess of things is the release of the Civil War story (Pre-Brand New Day), the second volume immediately following Brand New Day, and a volume long AFTER Brand New Day (though previous to “Big Time” released last week), but still no Brand New Day. So for those of you keeping track that gives us the following contemporary issues of Amazing Spider-Man: #532-536, #546-558, #574-577, #648-651.
To balance the complaints about the order of release I do want to point out that at least there are digital releases and I personally find the reading experience to be quite good.
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!