Life means death. All my comics are leaving me and I’m going to die alone, without pictures and words to comfort me. I know not what to make of this earth shattering development, but I know I can only move into the future. Grab a bag of popcorn, mix in your favorite sedatives and come watch this Top of the Stack with me, I hear Nicolas Cage really brings his A-game.



Drifter #5 (Image)

Ivan Brandon (W) Nic Klein (A)

Okay, so this series started off really strong and interesting and now I’m bored. This story is very slow and seems to be pulling from about five directions at a time, this may be the final issue for me.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #25 (Marvel)

Brian Michael Bendis (W) Valerio Schiti (A)

Come on guys. This is part seven in this Black Vortex crossover, seriously? I’m not even reading it, so I am going to be completely lost. These are things that I don’t appreciate when I’m reading a comic that I really like. No fair Marvel. No fair.


Deadpool #44 (Marvel)

Gerry Duggan (W) Salva Espin (A)

This series is good, but lacks the levity that I miss from earlier Deadpool series. I was hoping things may get a little darker, and in time they did, but not dark enough, not serious enough. It’s a fun comic, don’t get me wrong, it should be. I just wish it was a little more intense. One more issue until Deadpool’s death.


Elektra #11 (Marvel)

Haden Blackman (W) Michael Del Mundo (A)

This is the final issue and I can say that I really enjoyed this series while it was around. It was definitely a beautiful comic and I will always remember Del Mundo’s work for this series. It’s sad to see this series go.


D4ve #2 of 5 (IDW)

Ryan Ferrier (W) Valentin Ramon (A)

This series was a surprise. I somehow missed all the information for issue one coming out and then when I was at the comic shop I saw the issue and picked it up. It is fantastic, imagine humans lost the robot apocalypse, then robots took over for humans. Desk jobs and water cooler talks ensue, then after seemingly defeating every alien threat, a new one comes to earth and gives our protagonist the chance to regain his former battlefield glory. Weird, brilliant, hysterical.


Inhuman #13 (Marvel)

Charles Soule (W) Ryan Stegman (A)

This series is doing nothing but getting better and with Soule writing the upcoming Uncanny Inhumans as well, I expect big things from this series. Soule recently called this series, the Medusa story where Uncanny Inhumans will be the Black Bolt story. Do I sense turmoil within the Inhumans?


Wayward #6 (Image)

Jim Zub (W) Steven Cummings (A)

Sadly this series has been gone for a while after a deeply depressing cliff hanger and I am very eager to hop back on the crazy train. I love this comic and I am not alone in this, all my friends are reading it and we are cooler than your friends. Check out Casey’s interview with the author, HERE.


Secret Avengers #14 (Marvel)

Ales Kot (W) Michael Walsh (A)

I really really enjoy this comics. It’s very strange and constantly feels as if there is some deeper meaning just under the surface, while maintaining that it’s just another silly comic book. It’s coming to an end as well.


Batman Eternal #51 (DC)

James Tynion IV (W) Alvaro Martinez (A)

So they finally revealed the main baddy. OR DID THEY?! I am now completely all turned around. This comic is the most ridiculous thrill ride. I don’t know if I can trust this reveal or not, it’s so brilliantly laid out. It is getting better and better. Sadly this too will end. One more issue.


Daredevil #14 (Marvel)

Mark Waid (W) Chris Samnee (A)

Okay, this is the last arc of this series. Noticing a trend here? I’ve enjoyed this series from the moment I picked up my first issue. It’s fast, fun, engaging, and comical. All this while still maintaining that “battle for your life” pace that is so common with Daredevil. With the show coming to Netflix April 10th, don’t be surprised if you see another re-launch.


They’re Not Like Us #4 (Image)

Eric Stephenson (W) Simon Gane (A)

This series is like if you mixed A Clockwork Orange with Degrassi and added a little dose of superhuman ability to spice things up. Really dark, lots of brooding, and pervert beating. Okay, so that last one only happened once so far, but my point stands. Fantastic comic, doesn’t the hole in my heart that Nowhere Men left, but it’s definitely trying and that’s all that matters.


Rumble #4 (Image)

John Arcudi (W) James Harren (A)

Holy crap this series is funny. You know that awkward trope they ground into our heads in the first Thor movie, God meets earth. Take that idea, make it funnier, less obtuse, and more brutal and you get this comic. This book is absolutely belly-laugh inducing. So glad I picked this one up.


The Valiant #4 of 4 (Valiant)

Jeff Lemire (W) Paolo Rivera (A)

The end of a brilliant saga. What a way to usher in a new era in Valiant. Full of our favorite characters battling to save humanity. A fantastical story that spans thousands of years. This is where Valiant takes it’s brand forward, and I’m excited to see them do so.


The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 (DC)

Grant Morrison (W) Doug Mahnke (A)

And again we have the second to last comic in a saga. This series definitely has polarized fans. I remember one comic shop dweller telling another that “Grant Morrison needs to stop doing acid.” I feel that sentiment is apt, but it’s a good kind of rabbit hole we seem to be falling into. I dig this story, despite it’s chaotic nature and I am excited for the finale.


The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5 (Image)

Kurt Busiek (W) Ben Dewey (A)

God I love this series. I knew I loved it when it started, but I loved it then for a different reason than I love it now. At first it was a brilliant piece of magick inspired fantasy, that while being a bit violent, was pure and honest. Now it has thrust science fiction into the mix and it is a fantastic observation of the two forms of literature being brought into contention and illuminated with a powerful juxtaposition. I loves dis book moar den words.


Wytches #5 (Image)

Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)

The first part of the first arc’s finale, and I can’t be more excited. This is still the only comic that has genuinely, and thoroughly terrified me. My first time reading this comic, I was afraid to look out of my window. Afraid of the ghastly things that may lie just on the perimeter of the darkness that engulfed me. Scott Snyder is a master of horror in my mind, and Jock is the artist conjures the monsters on the edge of my subconscious. This is beyond great, it’s nightmare inducing.

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New Avengers #32 (Marvel)

Jonathan Hickman (W) Kev Walker (A)

I swear, I’m tired of telling you guys how much better every issue is. So instead, here is a picture of a potato giving you an approving thumbs up.


All the children are growing up and leaving the nest. It’s time to pack up my bags and move to Cuba to avoid the debtors. Throw all our money into illegal trade, and build an empire of slave labor and general misery. Then retire. Until then, stay smart.