This is the biggest week I’ve seen in a while, with some titles I’m genuinely excited to read.
Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 – I’d like to say I’m done with Bloodshot, because I often find the character boring, and felt drained by the end of Jeff Lemire’s run, but this new series is being written by Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, two writers who legitimately impress me with almost everything they’ve done.
Mister Miracle #12 – DC’s best comic comes to its big finish, and after the revelations of the last issue, I’m pretty curious to see what Tom King and Mitch Gerads have been building to. I’m going to miss this book.
Uncanny X-Men #1 – I am more than ready to have a rock solid X-Men comic in my hands. I don’t like that this issue is $8, or that the title is starting off as a weekly, but I like the writers they’ve assembled for this, and remain hopeful that they pull it off. I do think it’s weird that this is starting before Extermination finishes, and I hope that the one doesn’t spoil the other.
There are a few debuts I’m on the fence about. I’m a fan of the Firefly TV show, but am not sure, after all the Dark Horse miniseries, that there’s much left to say about the property. The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against The Devils In Suits one-shot has me interested simply because of the title, but I don’t know the first thing about it. Bitter Roots, the new David Walker/Sanford Greene project might be cool, but I want to flip through it first.
I am also looking forward to reading new issues of Cemetery Beach, Gideon Falls, Mage, Oblivion Song, Captain America, Daredevil, Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra, Infinite Dark, Shadow Roads, Ninja-K, and Friendo.
Before I post my picks for this week, I do have a quick thing I wanted to say about Stan Lee.
Stan Lee had a huge impact on my life in a tangible and intangible way. Stan Lee was one of the key figures in comics like X-Men and Avengers, and I have a strong core of long lasting friendships that developed around our shared love of those characters. Plus, I got to meet him when I was 14 years old, and he was extremely warm and giving with his time.
And my kids have grown pretty fond of him from his various cameos including Teen Titans Go.
95 years is a great life, and he seems to have made the most of it, so it’s hard to be sad at his passing…but I still am. Excelsior!!
Fantastic Four #3 – Series is off to a bit of a slow start, but I did love the end of issue 2 where all the former members of the Fantastic Four were all brought together. It was a pretty awesome moment. Hopefully we can get to a status quo soon enough, because this book really needs it.
Uncanny X-Men #1 – I thought they would start this series after Extermination…seems a strange choice to do otherwise when we don’t even know what the X-Men books are supposed to look like. Making this series weekly seems like an odd decision, but hopefully we can get some great X-Men stories out of this series.
Daredevil #611 – This Death of Daredevil arc reminds me of Knightfall in a lot of ways. Not a criticism, just an observation. Introduce a new villain, have the hero stretched to his limits, and leave the future real uncertain for the reader. It’s a solid formula for a story, and I am curious where Daredevil goes from here.
Mister Miracle #12 – One of my favorite series comes to an end. This story has been one hell of a ride. I always liked Mister Miracle, but Tom King really managed to dig deep into the character and give us a real thorough understanding of who he is and what makes him tick. Hope we get a sequel at some point!
Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 – Just for organizing purposes, I would prefer they have kept Bloodshot as one long-running series, instead of doing relaunches what feels like every few months. Bloodshot has continuously been one of Valiant’s best series through all it’s incarnations though, and I will definitely check out Rising Spirit.
Avengers 10 (700) – Wow, 700 issues! Congrats, Avengers! Honestly, I typically love Jason Aaron and big team books, but it’s taking me a while to really feel any connection to this Avengers series. Hopefully this big anniversary issue will finally connect to me.
Dark Ark #11
Hot Lunch Special #4
Patience Conviction Revenge #3
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #14
Detective Comics #992
House Of Whispers #3
Red Hood Outlaw #28
Scooby Apocalypse #31
Suicide Squad #48
Wonder Woman #58
Mage The Hero Denied #13 (Of 15)
Captain America #5
Cosmic Ghost Rider #5 (Of 5)
Infinity Wars Infinity Warps #1 (Of 2)
Ms. Marvel #36
Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #312
Star Wars Darth Vader #23
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #26
Unstoppable Wasp #2
Vault Of Spiders #2 (Of 2)
9 books this week.
Avengers #10 / #700
Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1
Detective Comics #992
Mister Miracle #12
Red Hood: Outlaw #28
Suicide Squad #48
Tags: Pull List Roundtable