This week I was sick as a dog as I wrote this article. That being said, some of the previews/reviews what have you, are well, considerably more critical than previous weeks. All said an done, there are some series that look ready to spoil and a few that make me very giddy.

Cap America MACaptain America and The Mighty Avengers #1 (Marvel)

Al Ewing (W) Luke Ross (A)

Not really a huge fan of this series. I am pretty much only getting this for the Axis Tie-In. I wasn’t a fan of the last Mighty Avengers series and this just continues that story.


Axis Hobgoblin 2Axis: Hobgoblin #2 of 3 (Marvel)

Kevin Shinick (W) Javier Rodriguez (A)

The first issue wasn’t bad by any means, it just didn’t have that umph that I was hoping for. Ending on a fairly predictable note, I can only hope that this next issue will be better.


FBPFBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #15 (Vertigo)

Simon Oliver (W) Nathan Fox (A)

I like this series, I really do, but I feel, as so many original stories go, this comic kind of petered out after the first two arcs. The last arc was disjointed, more than usual, and I had a hard time keeping up with it’s crazy meta plot. It felt a little bit like a confused Inception. This new arc is about the origin of a character I really don’t care much for. May be dropping this one soon.


X FilesThe X-Files: Season 10 #18 (IDW)

Joe Harris (W) Matthew Dow Smith (A)

I loved the start of this comic, along with it’s one-shot stories, but the good ones don’t come around enough. I was not a huge fan of Doggett and Reyes in the original series, so when they got killed off in this one I just laughed. Now we get to find out what really happened to them, hurray.


Spider verse 01Spider-verse #1 of 2 (Marvel)

(W/A) Various

Hey, I get to be excited now. So, I’m really loving this Spider-verse series. The only reason that this isn’t higher on the list is because it’s more of a compilation series, combining the talents of different writers to tell stories of these Spider-Characters, so explain to me why this and Spider-Verse Team Up have to be two separate comics. It bugs me, no pun intended.


Superior Iron Man 1Superior Iron-Man #1 (Marvel)

Tom Taylor (W) Yildiray Cinar (A)

I’m pretty interested in this series. We have the promise of a darker, more self centered Iron-Man in San Francisco. With the last issue of Axis, his dark streak starts with him giving the people of San Fran the ability to make themselves look any way they want with a free app. How timely. Either way I am excited to see Tony clash with Daredevil, who has recently made San Francisco his home.


Black DynamiteBlack Dynamite #4 of 4 (IDW)

Brian Ash (W) Jun Lofamia (A)

So remember what I said last week about this comic coming out? Yeah, it got delayed to this week. Not all that surprised.


Nova 23Nova #23 (Marvel)

Gerry Duggan (W) David Baldeon (A)

I’m not typically following this series, but every time a tie-in comes around I pick up this series. Every time I enjoy the series, I’m not sure why I haven’t started following it. Either way this issue we see Nova fight the newly inversed Hulk, Kluh. Yes, that’s Hulk backwards.


Batman eternal 32Batman Eternal #32 (DC)

Ray Fawkes (W) Jason Fabok (A)

Last issue saw the triumphant return of our favorite butler. Yes, Alfred is out of the looney bin and Batman draws closer to the answer behind this epic riddle.


Bucky Barnes 2Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #2 (Marvel)

Ales Kot (W) Marco Rudy (A)

I’m not sure how I feel about this series yet. I liked parts, but certain parts felt a little goofy given the serious nature of Original Sin. This issue may cement this series in my list or banish it to the pits of “not really caring all that much”, a horrible place filled with apathy and feelings of meh.


Empire of the dead 3George Romero’s Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3 of 5 (Marvel)

George A. Romero (W) Dalibor Talajic (A)

Man, the reason I like this series is the blockbuster nature of the story telling. I wonder if that has something to do with the writer. Who knows? I am really enjoying this series and I’m impressed with every issue, it feels like a true Romero epic.


Hawkeye Deadpool 2Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #2 of 4 (Marvel)

Gerry Duggan (W) Matteo Lolli (A)

This series is just fun. It approaches storytelling with this wonder and marvel, much like the Daredevil and Hawkeye series’. I am thoroughly enjoying the pacing and the characterization of these guys. Pick it up already.


Justice League UnitedJustice League United #6 (DC)

Jeff Lemire (W) Timothy Green (A)

The last issue was fantastic and we are a second issue into the Infinitus Saga. This issue out League fights the Legion of Super-Heroes over the safety of their universe. Awesome galactic peril!


DrifterDrifter #1 (Image)

Ivan Beanson (W) Nic Klein (A)

So, I was originally going to pass on this series, but then I saw the preview. I was sold on three pages. A beautiful, desolate alien planet and a man trapped and dying. What more could you want?


She Hulk 10She-Hulk #10 (Marvel)

Charles Soule (W) Javier Pulido (A)

This issue ends my favorite arc of this series so far. She-Hulk represents Captain America on slander charges against Matt Murdock and the truth. A hard case that may stain Caps life forever, She-Hulk is running out of chances to win.


Wilds End 3Wild’s End #3 (BOOM!)

Dan Abnett (W) I.N.J Culbard (A)

Really loved the last issue. This comic is a great character piece, fully realizing personalities in way not a lot of comic books are doing right now. Definitely a must buy.


The Life AfterLife After #5 (Oni Press)

Joshua Hale Fialkov (W) Gabo (A)

This comic is getting little to no publicity and it should be getting tons of attention. A fantastic story about the afterlife. I mean how many comics can say Ernest Hemmingway is the sidekick? Crazy things are happening and the man at the top is getting concerned.


Cap America 1 FalconAll-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)

Rick Remender (W) Stuart Immonen (A)

Really loved Remender’s run on Captain America and seeing as he is the headliner for Axis, he would know best how to handle the newly adjusted temperament of Sam Wilson. I also really want to see how Steve Rogers handles the old-man business.


Copperhead 3Copperhead #3 (Image)

Jay Faerber (W) Scott Godlewski (A)

This comic has been flying off the shelves and rightfully so. A fantastic story, while not fully fleshed out, there is a ton of potential in the way this story is being handled. Right now we have a family freshly moved, a sheriff with a new job, a mysterious stranger, and a murder. Oh, also it’s in space, I’m sure that has some play.


Axis 5Axis #5 of 9 (Marvel)

Rick Remender (W) Terry Dodson (A)

Here we go with the, in my humble opinion, all star writers. Starting with Remender and Axis, the last issue was one of the best of this event so far. Tension is building between the Avengers, Shield and The X-Men as a result of the Inversion Spell. Only fun from here on out.


Outcast 5Outcast #5 (Image)

Robert Kirkman (W) Paul Azaceta (A)

After the “reveal” at the end of the last issue, things are starting to come to a head in this comic. I am really interested in the main character. Being that this is Robert Kirkman, he is fond of characters with darker sides. As far as characters with dark pasts Kyle Barnes is a big ole bundle of treats, which makes this anti-hero story all that much more enrapturing, no pun intended.


The FAde outFade Out #3 (Image)

Ed Brubaker (W) Sean Phillips (A)

I am in love with this story. I know I say things like that a lot, but this noir is masterfully crafted. Smart, sexy, with a hint of murder. It’s an awesome read and I can’t get enough of it. An awesome look at the gritty side of old Hollywood.


Batman 36Batman #36 (DC)

Scott Snyder (W) Greg Capullo (A)

Holy crap you guys. Snyder is kicking ass and taking names right now. This issue is the second issue in the End Game arc. The last issue had my jaw dropping, It was masterfully crafted first peek at the world after Batman Eternal and the return of some heavy hitters. Anything else would be spoilers, wouldn’t it?


Wytches 2Wytches #2 (Image)

Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)

And Snyder is back for a two-fer this week. Man, when I read the first issue of Wytches, chills ran down my spine. I was absolutely shell-shocked. A story has never actually scared me before, but that night the shadows played tricks on me, the woods behind my apartment creaked against mysterious hindrances, and voices whispered to me from the corners of my room. This book scared me and not in a horror movie kind of way. It made me fear the intentions of man and beast, fear the tangles of the wood, fear the silence. Pick it up. Absolutely amazing.


There you go, sorry if you write or do art for the first few issues on this list, but the truth hurts. On the positive side, I’m no longer sick, so there is that. Huzzah and happy reading!