It’s been two years since the fateful damnation that tore the people of Earth asunder. It was a cancerous mixture of vitriol, depression, and euphoria for the first year. Now things are different. People are finally accepting their fates. Religion has had a resurgence, as have the sounds of love in the street. The Boisterous bangs and twangs of music in the parks at night. If only they knew.
Captain America: Steve Rogers #5 (Marvel)
Nick Spencer (W) Javier Pina (A)
I feel like this isn’t the first week I’ve said this, but I may not be holding on to this one for much longer. It is a cool story, and very fresh, but with the wave of new releases, this one isn’t a priority.
The Flash #7 (DC)
Joshua Williamson (W) Carmine Di Giandomenico (A)
Afraid I saw that twist coming, and that just goes to show me that this may not be the book for me. I’ll let this arc play out and see how I feel about it going forward.
Ms. Marvel #11 (Marvel)
G. Willow Wilson (W) Takeshi Miyagawa (A)
I still love this book, but I’ve been considerably less excited for its release the past few issues. There is just something about this arc that isn’t doing it for me. Cursed tie-ins.
Teen Titans Rebirth #1 (DC)
Ben Percy (W) Jonboy Meyers (A)
Part of me really hopes that this doesn’t interest me. I know, sacrilege, but I am following too much to be adding more stuff to the pile. But, after what Percy has been doing on Green Arrow, I am sure this will be one to look out for.
Astro City #39 (Vertigo)
Kurt Busiek (W) Carmen Nunez Carnero (A)
One of my favorite parts of the Astro City lore is the Hanging Man and Shadow Hill. It has so much fertile ground and I am just itching to learn more about this darker side of the world. This issue promises to tickle that fancy.
Titans #3 (DC)
Dan Abnett (W) Brett Booth (A)
So far this comic has been a pleasant surprise for me. Not only is it the only one that really seems to be focusing on the aftermath of the Rebirth inciting event. Weird.
The Hellblazer #2 (Vertigo)
Simon Oliver (W) Moritat (A)
I think the first two issues of this were awesome. I love the team on this project and I know they won’t be letting us down any time soon.
Bloodshot Reborn #17 (Valiant)
Jeff Lemire (W) Mico Suayan (A)
This series never fails to impress me. I really like how Lemire moves from one big set piece to another big set piece and manages to never let it feel convoluted or crowded.
Detective Comics #941 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Andy MacDonald (A)
Monster Men is absolutely crazy. It was everything I wanted from this event and more. I really love how ridiculous this new Batman wave of comics has been. I think it’s time to go a little crazy. Maybe I’m the only one.
Wonder Woman #7 (DC)
Greg Rucka (W) Liam Sharp (A)
I swear. This series is the shining star of Rebirth. Every single issue drips with gorgeous art and amazing writing. This is the Snyder/Capullo Batman of the Rebirth age.
ODY-C #11 (Image)
Matt Fraction (W) Christian Ward (A)
Very excited to get this gem back. I was a little worried after such a long break, but I can only imagine this means good things. I’ve seen little peaks of Ward’s work for the newest issues and as per usual, they blew my mind. Get ready for an amazing arc.
Spider-Man/Deadpool #9 (Marvel)
Joe Kelly (W) Ed McGuinness (A)
This is my favorite on going Marvel comic. Without a doubt in my mind. I know it seems weird because these are two characters that no one knows. Trust me on this one though.
Outcast #21 (Image)
Robert Kirkman (W) Paul Azaceta (A)
This series has really been picking up recently. It’s been good this whole time, don’t get me wrong, but its been even better recently. While I dig the slow burn of this comic, it is nice to see things getting a little crazy.
Deadly Class #22 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Wesley Craig (A)
I don’t even know what to expect from this issue. After the last one, I’m not even sure who is still alive. I can say I’m going into this issue with a fresh naive face. If you consider the cold dead face of a man who has seen the bottom most pits of hell a fresh naive face.
Descender #15 (Image)
Jeff Lemire (W) Dustin Nguyen (A)
I kind of like how these guys are going back and giving the backstories of each character in their own issue. I also kind of like when they tell me what is going on in the ongoing story. I shouldn’t complain about that though, because every single issue of this is a treasure. I’ll go hide in my shame hole now.
Saga #38 (Image)
Brian K. Vaughan (W) Fiona Staples (A)
Heavy things are comic in this comic. Although, I’m pretty sure that’s how this comic always goes. That’s what makes it the best. Well, the best this week. But also the best.
A man with great power once said that in the face of great calamity, in the face of mortality, a man will be forced to change. The five years are a lie, but look at what we have now. A society that loves. Strange how that happens.