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- Comixology says G.I. Joe ARAH #211 and #212 will ship on the fourth and if that is true, I’ll be getting them both as they are on my pull list. Yay for Double Joe. If not I only have three things this week.
- Imperium #2 – I haven’t read my issue #1 yet, but it’s Valiant so I’m in for at least the first arc.
- X-O Manowar #34 – I know absolutely nothing about the “Dead Hand” arc we are about to start, but everything else X-O has been fantastic, so I’m sure this will be too.
- Swamp Thing #40 – So ends one of the only two “New 52” series I’m been picking up since the beginning of the reboot. It’s been fantastic every step of the way and it’s a shame to see the series end just because the author is. A ton of people would give their eye teeth to write Swamp Thing.
10 books this week, but no Valiant for me.
- All-New Hawkeye #1 – In writer Jeff Lemire I trust. I’ll at least sample first issue. I hope Hawkeye ditches the sunglasses!
- Aquaman and the Others #11 – I really love the Others team. Sorry to see this series ending post Convergence.
- Detective Comics #40 – Anarky! Love that character. Great Robin foil, but great for Batman too.
- Earth 2 #32, Earth 2 World’s End #22 & New 52 Futures End #44 – The road to Convergence continues!
- G.I. Joe #6 – I am enjoying this next iteration of IDW’s take on the Joe’s and Cobra.
- Green Arrow #40 – This remains an enjoyable read even with its CW Arrowization.
- Infinity Man and the Forever People #8 – Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen’s work on Jack Kirby properties is woefully under appreciated. I love this series, but it too ends post Convergence.
- Justice League 3000 #15 – JLI! This book is replaced post Convergence with Justice League 3001. A fun book among the stacks of grim modern comic offerings.
- Descender #1 – Jeff Lemire is pretty much as close as you get to a guaranteed good comic. Descender is a sci-fi series coming out from Image about a young android trying to survive in a world where android have been banned. And Dustin Nguyen is doing the art. I loved his work on Lil Gotham. Lemire is also doing All-New Hawkeye this week, and I am looking forward to both titles.
- Guardians Team-Up #1 – I was just talking to my friend Mike about this yesterday…how many series does Guardians need? And we’re getting a Starlord/Kitty Pryde series as part of Secret Wars. I think they are definitely reaching critical mass here. That said, I love Team-Up books, so I will give the first issue a shot.
- Princess Leia #1 – Marvel’s Star Wars books have been really good so far. I actually think it would have been cooler to see a Leia series set before A New Hope (like Star Wars and Darth Vader, this series is set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back), but with Waid and Dodson doing this book, it is going to be great anyway.
- X-O Manowar #34 – X-O is starting a new arc this month. X-O has consistently been one of Valiant’s best books since it launched. If you haven’t tried it before, this is a great month to check it out!
- G.I. JOE #6 – I’ve been a big GI Joe comics fan since Image brought it back in 2001. Since then, I have gone back and read everything that came out before and since. IDW’s been telling some great GI Joe stories, though they keep ending series and relaunching with status quos that don’t quite match up with the earlier IDW series. But the comics have still been great, and I’m willing to ignore some continuity questions as long as I get a great comic.
- Grayson #8 – Grayson is a terrific comic that goes a long way towards showing how far you can bend the superhero genre. And Mikel Janin’s art always impresses me!
- Batman Eternal #48 – Counting down to the end of this series. I’m not sure if DC can possibly tie it all up in less than a month, but I’ve really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see how DC builds on everything that’s been going on in Batman Eternal.
- Woods #11 – I don’t remember who recommended this series to me, but OH MY GOD it is awesome. A group of students have been “kidnapped” and sent to an alien world. The amount of detail that has gone into this series is just incredible. I can’t believe it’s only been 11 issues…they have done so much, I keep thinking it’s been around for far longer than that.
- Spider-Woman #5 – This book really has surprised me by how good it’s been. It will be nice to see what they can do with it outside of Spider-Verse. I didn’t have a lot of interest in the series when it launched, as I’ve never really had that strong a connection to Jessica Drew, but it’s been great so far.
- Saga #26 –BKV’s constantly need to tell us what’s going to happen next reminds me a lot of Stephen King. The crazy part is that this works as a brilliant way to torture the reader and keep us interested in seeing how it all plays out.
- Batman And Robin #38 – I am actually bummed out that Tomasi won’t be writing Batman and Robin after Convergence. This continues to be one of my favorite books every month. I can’t say this enough…that someone can bring Robin back from the dead and give him superpowers and still make me really enjoy the series, that is a rare gift indeed.
- Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 – I vaguely remember checking out the first Project Superpowers comics when Dynamite first started working with these characters, but it never really clicked for me. This time, however, we’re looking at Warren Ellis writing, so it’s a foregone conclusion that I’d pick this up, even though I’m not always impressed with his work. Here’s hoping this is more like his Moon Knight or Trees than it is his Supreme Blue Rose (also out this week).
- Descender #1 – This book had me at Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen. Both of these are creators I admire a great deal, and I’ve never been disappointed by one of Lemire’s creator-owned books. I have high hopes for this one.
- All-New Hawkeye #1 – Which is not to say that I’m not excited about Lemire’s other new title this week. Hawkeyes has been fun, but with Lemire taking it over, I feel more confident that the book will ship consistently, and will, hopefully, have shorter story arcs that don’t get lost in themselves. The addition of Ramon Perez to the book to handle the art is a great idea; Perez is a great artist, and I love that both of these creators are locals.
- Princess Leia #1 – Marvel has been nailing these Star Wars series, and since this one is written by Mark Waid, I expect a lot. I don’t always love the Dodsons on art, but this should be a good fit for them.
- Swamp Thing #40 – This is Charles Soule’s last issue of Swamp Thing, and I’m sad to see him (and, presumably, the title) go. When the New 52 launched, I never expected that this would be the only title I’d still be reading three and a half years later. Soule has breathed new life into this character, who I usually found very boring. This has been a great run; much better than Scott Snyder’s when he launched the title.
Short week but a sweet one nonetheless.
ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1
AVENGERS WORLD #18
BATMAN ETERNAL #48 (of 52)
FLASH SEASON ZERO #6
GREEN ARROW #40
GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1
PRINCESS LEIA #1 (of 5)
RETURN of the LIVING DEADPOOL #2 (of 4)
- ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 – Super-psyched for this!!! Sadly, it’s a shame that HAWKEYE #22 is not yet out despite Fraction & Aja killing it. I’m sure one can pick up from here despite not having the final issue of the previous volume but it may not make much sense. How “funny” is it that Jeff Lemire has gone from one archer to two others >>–
- DESCENDER #1 – Movie deal already?!? DDAAMMNN, that’s some clout!! Jeff Lemire has a two-fer this week in terms of new books. Congrats to him and Dustin Nguyen who’ll get royalties up the wazoo and forever be the first modern-day comic-book creators to cross over to the cine-sphere. The premise is quite engaging.
- GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1 – Another spin-off from the red-hot cultural icons. I’m only picking this up because it co-stars the Avengers. Too bad it’s a few weeks late but you know what they say: better late than never!
- PRINCESS LEIA #1 (of 5) – Another true-blue all-new number one. As Marvel expands its own version of the Star Wars universe, it’s a bit unfortunate that this no-BS woman is only starring in a mini.
- SPIDER-WOMAN #5 – Rounding out the trio of female Spiders who are on a winning streak. Let’s consider this a soft re-boot (I mean deliberate). This might as well be another #1. Thankfully, no renumbering necessary. I truly can’t wait for Dennis Hopeless to do Jessica Drew justice, street justice that is! Who isn’t going for the new costume and new direction??
So what are you most looking forward to this week? Let us know in the comments!
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