He’d been on the planet for twelve years. The dilation of time worked differently on this planet. It was considerably larger than Earth, so to him it had only been a year and some change. His regular updates via laser transmission from Earth base kept him updated on the matters of home. In twelve years a surprising amount had stayed the same. When he first landed, and was made to live among the locals for intelligence on their new alliance, he fancied the idea that he could watch humanity progress towards a shining new future. The reality was much less glamorous.

Legion #1 (Marvel)

Peter Milligan (W) Wilfredo Torres (A)

If you look at this team, and the book they are doing and you feel a jump in blood pressure, maybe even a racing heart and salivation, then you are a normal human experiencing normal emotions

Avengers #677 (Marvel)

Mark Waid/Al Ewing/Jim Zub (W) Pepe Larraz (A)

The first couple issues of this have actually been pretty fucking good. That has me excited because it was recently revealed that Zub is going to be taking the reigns of the Champions book, so maybe Ewing is getting the Avengers book? Who know?

Detective Comics #973 (DC)

James Tynion IV (W) Joe Bennett (A)

Shit is about to get intense. I think I’m not the only one who is hoping that Clayface isn’t reverting back to the status quo. Stop toying with my emotions.

Wonder Woman #39 (DC)

James Robinson (W) Emanuela Lupacchino (A)

This arc is already better than the last one. I’m anticipating the rest of the issues. It’s an idea that has been touched on but Robinson breathes all new life into it.

Black Panther #169 (Marvel)

Ta-Nehisi Coates (W) Leonard Kirk (A)

This arc has been really cool. It has explained a lot of what has been going on in terms of oddities in the book, and who doesn’t love some Klaw?

Redneck #9 (Image)

Donny Cates (W) Lisandro Estherren (A)

This series is another reason why Donny Cates is a superstar. Every issue gets better and better. The art is incredible. If you aren’t reading this, you’re a turkey.

X-O Manowar #11 (Valiant)

Matt Kindt (W) Ryan Bodenheim (A)

Can I just say that I am beyond excited that Ryan Bodenheim is on this book now. It was already an awesome title, but this pushes it to a whole new level. I’m a Boden-boy 4 life.

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #4 (Dark Horse)

Jeff Lemire (W) David Rubin (A)

I think this is the last issue of this series? I’m not sure, hence the question mark. Plausible deniability. Any way, at this point, if you aren’t reading this, you better be reading the trade.

The Wild Storm #11 (DC)

Warren Ellis (W) Jon Davis-Hunt (A)

This series is nuts. Like, I’m gonna have to re-read the whole series front to back when it’s done because I’m 100% sure I’m missing awesome little tidbits about the story. There is so much happening here and I love it all.

Marvel Two-in-One #2 (Marvel)

Chip Zdarsky (W) Jim Cheung (A)

Holy shit, the first issue of this book was god damn incredible. I love me some first family, so the idea of Johnny and Ben looking for the Richards’ is titillating to say the least.

Maestros #4 (Image)

Steve Skroce (W/A)

What the fuck is this series? Honestly, it’s weird, unexpected, gorgeous, and hysterical. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but much like stumbling upon a room of kittens, I am really fucking glad I got here.

Thanos #15 (Marvel)

Donny Cates (W) Geoff Shaw (A)

Point number two for my case on Donny Cates’ super star classification. This book, with Shaw on interiors and Cates on scripting duties, is a fucking tour de force. It’s everything I wanted from this title.

Regression #6 (Image)

Cullen Bunn (W) Danny Luckert (A)

I really love this series. It’s dark, eerie, and just kinda makes my skin crawl in weird places. I have a hard time with horror in comics because of the nature of the medium, but this book leaps that hurdle with little to no difficulty. Great read.

Manifest Destiny #33 (Image)

Chris Dingess (W) Matthew Roberts (A)

Come on, I’ve been talking about how this is one of my favorite ongoings for like thirty three issues now. Get on the train.

Sex Criminals #21 (Image)

Matt Fraction (W) Chip Zdarsky (A)

It’s back! That’s the best news ever. I am thrilled.

Black Science #34 (Image)

Rick Remender (W) Matteo Scalera (A)

The end of an arc, and only eight more issues. Only two more arcs after this one. I may cry.

Southern Bastards #19 (Image)

Jason Aaron (W) Jason Latour (A)

I am so fucking ready to see this one come to a head. It’s been one of the best books on shelves for a long time now and I’m worried it may end sooner rather than later.

Doomsday Clock #3 (of 12) (DC)

Geoff Johns (W) Gary Frank (A)

This book has me champing at the bit for more. I’m not sure what’s happening, or how Superman plays into this yet, but I can’t wait to find out.

He had watched his planet age one hundred years. His Earthly contacts aged and faded away. His life was little more than dust at his old home. He kept his mind turned towards his job more now a days. The stagnation of Earth was depressing on the best of days, soul crushing on the worst. He watched as the somewhat primitive world he now lived on rapidly approached his people, stuck forever on a plateau of culture and science.