Despite it being a pretty small week, relatively, this list packs some heavy hitters. I can say I’m looking forward to sitting on ass reading all of my books in one day.
All-New X-Factor #17 (Marvel)
Peter David (W) Carmine Giandomenico (A)
I’m liking this axis tie in so far, but it’s getting a little difficult for me to stay interested seeing as I haven’t read the rest of the series. It has me a tad lost, still good though.
Axis: Revolutions #3 of 4 (Marvel)
Ray Fawkes/Frank J. Barbiere (W) Pepè Larraz/ Rodrigo Zayas/ Victor Santos (A)
This tie-in has been pretty hit or miss, but with the writers for this upcoming issue, I have to say I’m looking forward to it. This issue features an evil Kitty Pride, an evil She-hulk and a good-guy Sand Man. What’s not to like?
Birthright #3 (Image)
Joshua Williamson (W) Anderi Bressan (A)
I am really starting to dig this comic. There is still plenty of room for this comic to grow and because of that it sits closer to the top of my list this week. Check it out if you can.
Extinction Parade: War #5 (Avatar)
Max Brooks (W) Raulo Caceres (A)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. The end of the second series of this Vampires Vs. Zombies tale. It’s definitely something people should check out, it’s just, well, every time I think I’m going to stop reading the comic, something awesome happens. Hopefully that thing happens in this issue because it’s hanging by a thread.
Hulk #9 (Marvel)
Gerry Duggan (W) Mark Bagley (A)
It took me a little while to really get into the change in creative teams for this comic, but I am really liking this new arc. What’s cooler than a power hungry Hulk? Well, it would seem that a power hungry Hulk fighting his way through all the other gamma irradiated beasts would be the answer.
Batman Eternal #35 (DC)
Kyle Higgins (W) Tommy Lee Edwards (A)
Hot dayum, this series is really picking up steam. The reveal of the last issue changes the entire world for Bruce Wayne. Very very excited to see how this is addressed. Batman is back at square one.
Rai #5 (Valiant)
Matt Kindt (W) Clayton Crain (A)
Started reading this one a bit late, and rightfully upset that I did. Fantastic story about a class based Neo-Japan that floats miles above the earth, and the lies told to keep this city alive. A great ride, ramping up for it’s second arc. Be sure to check it out!
Five Ghosts #14 (Image)
Frank J. Barbiere (W) Chris Mooneyham (A)
Love this story. Super gritty, pulp inspired comic that always leaves me fulfilled. This issue he fights the legendary Van Helsing. Syfy is currently working on a television adaptation of this comic on top of everything. How delicious.
Men of Wrath #3 of 5 (Icon)
Jason Aaron (W) Ron Garney (A)
God I love Jason Aaron’s writing. When he is in his element, he can write a gut wrenching drama. This series in no different. What happens when a families history of violence catches up to them? Only bad things, that is the answer, in case you were wondering
Swamp Thing #37 (DC)
Charles Soule (W) Jesus Saiz (A)
This series is really cool right now. After recently introducing not one but three new kingdoms that share the world we live in, it seems that our favorite avatar is coming head to head with the Machines. They have taken a beating, and now they are looking to emulate the green’s success. They are looking for an avatar, and they found someone with a vendetta. Things are gonna get funky.
Nailbiter #8 (Image)
Joshua Williamson (W) Mike Henderson (A)
<Insert Nic Cage quotes here> This issue is about BEES! But really, on the quest to figure out what makes this town so gosh darn evil, our “hero” cops are lead to the conclusion that it may be THE BEES! That’s a good enough reason to kill dozens of people I suppose. Damn bees. God I love this comic.
Charles Soule (W) Ryan Stegman (A)
Aw snap, it seems that Medusa has gotten all flippy flopped by that that magic whatzihoozit. In the aftermath of Axis’s inversion, things are looking mighty bondage-y as Medusa adorns a new outfit as well as a somewhat rebellious attitude. Also, BB IS BACK BABY. Maybe a spoiler there. I don’t know.
The Woods #8 (Boom!)
James Tynion IV (W) Michael Dialynas (A)
This series just keeps impressing me. The way that they capture the heartbreak, angst and fear of being alone that comes with those pesky teenage years is utterly fantastic. We’ve just learned that our hulking linebacker would-be, has been in love with his best friend for years. His story is heart wrenching. Coming from a family with a sister who just got married to another woman, he was afraid to come out to his father, feeling that he may disappoint him. This leads to a couple tear jerkers. Great read.
Low #5 (Image)
Rick Remender (W) Greg Tocchini (A)
Man, I thought this series was going to get happier. Seriously, it’s like my emotions are a game to Remender, who builds me up to smash my hopes into tiny little pieces. After the last issue, I don’t even know what to think. Whaddahell Rick?
The Tooth & Claw #2 (Image)
Kurt Busiek (W) Ben Dewey (A)
So this was tough for me. Normally Low would be at the top, but the first issue of The Tooth & Claw blew me away. Not only exploring, in depth, a fantastical world, but then setting the series on course with an extremely tragic ending. Things are only looking up for this comic. Get it while you have the chance.
So there you go. Some pretty good stuff all around. Very interesting week for comics. But let’s be honest here..