Is it ironic that the series Colder is on the top of the stack the same week that I get snowed in for three days? Probably not, I read comics, what do I know about irony? Top of the Stack.
Colder: Toss the Bones #5 of 5 (Dark Horse)
Paul Tobin (W) Juan Ferreyra (A)
You know. Sometimes I think that an idea should have a definitive ending. Each new installment of this comic has been less intense than the last. I’m left here at the end of this one thinking that I didn’t care at all about this last arc. Sad.
Batman & Robin Eternal #17 (DC)
Steve Orlando (W) Tony Kordos/Paul Pelletier (A)
This comic always borders the top of the stack. There isn’t a whole lot I can say about that. It’s a good series, not great. A lot of its payoff and worth comes from a few issues here and there, and because of that it’s hard to judge it issue by issue.
Bloodshot Reborn #10 (Valiant)
Jeff Lemire (W) Lewis LaRosa (A)
I really like this character, but I feel like something has been missing from this series of late. I can’t really put my finger on it. Maybe that new comic sheen is just starting to wear off.
Wilds’ End: Enemy Within #5 of 6 (BOOM!)
Dan Abnett (W) I.N.J. Culbard (A)
This series was supposed to be over. Call it Secret Wars PTSD, but I’m getting pissed that comics are getting extensions. I suppose it’s for a good cause, I mean this is a good series. I just feel manipulated.
All-New Inhumans #3 (Marvel)
Charles Soule (W) Stefano Caselli (A)
This series is really really interesting. I love that the Inhumans are becoming a staple of the Marvel Universe in ways they weren’t before. Love the team of fresh faced mutan….I mean Inhumans getting trained.
Old Man Logan #1 (Marvel)
Jeff Lemire (W) Andrea Sorrentino (A)
I am really excited for this series. While I’ll admit, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the original series and the Secret Wars series was lacking at times, no one can deny that this character is a badass. That along with the team behind this make this series a must read.
Jacked #3 of 6 (Vertigo)
Eric Kripke (W) John Higgins (A)
Ever want to be a superhero? Yeah, we all have. Here’s a comic you should read. Tada.
Ringside #3 (Image)
Joe Keatinge (W) Nick Barber (A)
I am pleasantly surprised with this series. It seems, conceptually, like something I would have no interest in. That being said, it is a brilliantly told, multi-layered, expose of the wrestling and post-wrestling world. I dig it.
Daredevil #3 (Marvel)
Charles Soule (W) Ron Garney (A)
I am biased as hell. I love this comic. I think you will love this comic too, but again. I am biased. One of my favorite Marvel ongoing currently, tied with….
All-New All-Different Avengers #4 (Marvel)
Mark Waid (W) Mahmud A. Asrar (A)
THIS COMIC! This one was hard to put above Daredevil, but I’ll make the call based on seniority. I really love the way they build up the teen heroes. I think it will make their evolution in the coming years much more realized. That’s just my opinion.
Ody-C #9 (Image)
Matt Fraction (W) Christian Ward (A)
This one still astonishes me, both at the creativity behind the adaptation, and visually. I mean, Jesus, color drips from everything on the page. Gorgeous. I still wonder how long they can ride this wave. Not that I’m complaining.
Southern Bastards #13 (Image)
Jason Aaron (W) Jason Latour (A)
We got a tease from the Tubb in another land. If you don’t know what that means, then I feel no pity for you, because you haven’t been reading the comic. Either way, if you are, don’t talk to me, you are probably a bad person. Like me.
Outcast #15 (Image)
Robert Kirkman (W) Paul Azaceta (A)
In true Kirkman fashion, this series just keeps bringing the intensity. I cannot wait for the show, I would love to see any of this visually interpreted on my tv box. It gets me all giddy.
Deadly Class #18 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Wesley Craig (A)
Our favorite faux-gangbanger may be heading for a shallow grave. Who knows though? This comic has the pleasant attribute of keeping me guessing every issue.
East of West #24 (Image)
Jonathan Hickman (W) Nick Dragotta (A)
So mysterious, so dry, so magical, so full of vengance. It’s the feel-bad apocalypse-western science fiction comic of the year. Feel free to cry, just know it’s all futile.
Saga #33 (Image)
Brian K. Vaughan (W) Fiona Staples (A)
Good things happened in the last issue. Also bad things. Isn’t that just how the world turns? I mean really, were you expecting anything else. Love is real, and it’s a god damned bitch. When you love something, truly love it, sometimes people die. Sometimes those people are close to you. What did I say before? Just how the world turns, I suppose. Okay, maybe that’s dramatic, but what’s life without a little melodrama?
Talk about a great week. I wish weeks like this came more often. Sure there are some series that I am glad are ending, but that doesn’t make the diamonds less…diamondy. Either way, enjoy your week and keep reading.