Very excited about this week, I know I say that an awful lot these days. With almost every single one of my current favorite writers publishing something, you can see why I’d be giddy. If only Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder had something coming out, the line-up would be perfect. Pour a cup of coffee, then spike it with your favorite poison, it’s Top of the Stack.


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Operation: S.I.N #3 of 5 (Marvel)

Kathryn Immonen (W) Rich Ellis (A)


After the first issue of this comic, I was actually pleasantly surprised. Then the second issue…happened. I am less pleasantly surprised. It was a very meh issue at best and that’s a little upsetting to me because I have high hopes for this limited. We will see how it pans out.


Hulk #12 (Marvel)

Gerry Duggan (W) Mark Bagley (A)


A series definitely on my chopping block. I’m doing some spring cleaning a bit early this year and this series really doesn’t have enough to keep me attached. We’ll see where this new arc is heading but things are looking grim for this series and my pull list’s future together.

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Spider-Woman #5 (Marvel)

Dennis Hopeless (W) Javier Rodriguez (A)


Another one on the chopping block. If I don’t feel the fun of this character and how I think her series should be handled, I’m out. That may sound selfish as there are always tons of iterations of every character, but the fun, goofy, kind of a mess, Jessica is the one I want.


Batman Eternal #48 (DC)

Scott Snyder (W) Fernando Blanco (A)


This series is almost at the year mark, being that it’s a weekly, that’s issue #52 for youz peoples who don’t know how to do maffs. I am both excited and let down by this. We get five more issues and while things are finally wrapping up, I don’t really think this series had the oomph I wanted it to. Maybe that will change as things come to a close.

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Return of the Living Deadpool #2 of 4 (Marvel)

Cullen Bunn (W) Nicole Virella (A)


This series is exactly the sort of story I love when it comes to the cacophony of limited Deadpool series. It’s fun, funny and, very quickly paced. If you haven’t read Night of the Living Deadpool before this, I suggest you do, as it is a direct continuation of that series. Either way, I enjoyed the first issue of this one.

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Avenger World #18 (Marvel)

Frank J. Barbiere (W) Marco Checchetto (A)


Barbiere has, in his first foray into writing this story by himself, made this story as incredible as it deserves to be. Spencer’s run wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination, but this story does what Barbiere is best at, building characters. Some of the best character developments of the series spawned from issue 17.


Nameless #2 (Image)

Grant Morrison (W) Chris Burnham (A)


So I can definitely recommend this is you enjoy Grant Morrisons drug addled, mind-fucking story telling. If not, well, piss off. I may not be the biggest Morrison fan, Grant not Jim or Van, but this story seems very captivating. But seeing as I was confused as to what was a dream and what was reality for the majority of the first issue, that could all be a lie.


The Woods #11 (BOOM!)

James Tynion IV (W) Michael Dialynas (A)


The last few issues of this comic have been a tad weak for me, one of the great things about this comic is that care it takes when developing the teenagers in the story. That being said, the last few issues haven’t been focusing on these aspects, but more on building the world that they are stranded on and the hierarchy of the people who’ve taken them in. Which is fine and necessary, just not as stand out for me as the former.


Swamp Thing #40 (DC)

Charles Soule (W) Jesus Saiz (A)


It’s over! With Charles Soule leaving this ongoing, DC has decided that they will not be passing on the story to another writer, but canceling it all together. It’s Animal Man all over again. Come on DC these two series were two of my favorite from new 52 and ya blew it. Oh, well, more money to spend on Image I suppose.

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Miracleman #16 (Marvel)

Alan Moore (W) John Totleben (A)


The last in the Alan Moore saga! This won’t be the last time we see Miracleman though, after this we will get the All-New Miracleman with new stories and if I’m not mistaken, we will see him pop into the Marvel universe to fight beside our favorite heroes. The last issue of this comic blew me away, I am more than excited to see what happens.

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All-New Hawkeye #1 (Marvel)

Jeff Lemire (W) Ramon Perez (A)


This is cheating a bit, seeing as I won’t be picking this up when it comes out. Not because I don’t want it, I mean it made my top 5, but because I still have a subscription to this series. I absolutely love/loved Fraction’s Hawkeye and couldn’t imagine anyone replacing him, that is until they announced Lemire would be writing it. Now I’m all for it. Go Hawkguy!

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Descender #1 (Image)

Jeff Lemire (W) Dustin Nguyen (A)


Hey, speaking of Lemire, here is a creator owned comic starting this same week! Weird how stuff like that happens. The story of a young android adrift in space, on the run from a world that hates him. What more is there to say, I’m down. But that’s not all, after seeing the preview pages, Nguyen’s artwork has floored me. I am in love already. Apparently so is Sony, as they’ve already bought the rights for the film. Wonderful.

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Black Science #12 (Marvel)

Rick Remender (W) Matteo Scalera (A)


Black Science is back after two months on break and I am thrilled with its valiant return. The story manages to twist my emotions to the breaking point then give me just enough slack to regain composure before tossing my broken body back into the fray. I can’t say where we’ll end up next but I pack a bag.


Saga #26 (Image)

Brian K. Vaughan (W) Fiona Staples (A)


With some awesome reveals at the end of the last issue, I cannot wait for this next issue, but I mean really, what’s new? This is Saga, I wait with baited breath for every syllable printed in this wonderful book.

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Avengers #42 (Marvel)

Jonathan Hickman (W) Stefano Caselli (A)


What can I say about this series that I haven’t already said time and time again? It is astonishingly well sculpted. It is a story that I never would have expected a company like Marvel would publish. Brilliantly crafted and loved with a painful passion. Everyone needs to read this.

There you go, and with this week comes my disappearance into the bright abyss that is a personal vacation. I won’t be writing the weekly next week, oh noes. Don’t worry, everything has been handled. No one will die, this time.