As the year comes to a close, it seems that the pull lists are growing in order to fit everything in before the 25th, a notoriously slow day for businesses. Seeing as the 25th comes on a Wednesday this year, any comic that was going to come out then is getting pushed forwards a week or two it seems. Lucky for us.
Spider-Woman #2 (Marvel)
Dennis Hopeless (W) Greg Land (A)
I picked this series up because of my interest in the main character, duh, but also because of my interest in the Spider-verse event going on right now. I can say the first issue disappointed me, like a lot. I like this character because, while being friends with Black Widow, she is not Black Widow. She is more human, even funny. The first issue made her into a cheap Black Widow clone. Sadness followed.
Kevin Shinick (W) Javier Rodriguez (A)
This series is not my favorite, good for a couple laughs, but not the best story in my honest opinion. That being said, the carnage tie-in kinda left me wanting. It ended on a down swing and felt unfinished. That has me worrying about the fate of this series as well. Only time can tell.
John Barber/Howard Chaykin (W) Guillermo Mogorron/ Felix Ruiz/ Howard Chaykin (A)
The last Axis miniseries’ are coming to an end and I can say, this was definitely my favorite of them all. It showed a wide array of Marvel’s cast dealing with the inversion without long intertwined stories from their ongoings holding them back from being the story they could be. That lead to cool stories like Kitty Pryde robbing a bank, I mean that’s such a high concept and just generally pretty damn awesome. It’s been fun Revolutions.
Nathan Edmondson (W) Mike Perkins (A)
I am still completely on the fence about this one. So far it’s had a lot of cool ideas alluded to, but no cigar. Unfortunately it just seems, well, a bit dull. Something I wasn’t expecting from a story about a robot man made for killing. I was expecting more Robo-Cop, less Spinter-Cell.
Mike Costa (W) Paco Diaz (W)
The first issue of this series was actually pretty damn fun. I mean you can tell who is going to be the one to kick the bucket, you have Kaine from Scarlet Spider the ongoing that just ended, Jessica Drew from the Ultimate universe, and a Ben Reilly from an unknown universe that no one cares about. Kinda showed my hand with that one, didn’t I? I look forward to this next issue.
Haden Blackman (W) Michael Del Mundo (A)
I am sad to see that this series is going the way of the Dodo. Despite that, this arc looks to be pretty cool. Nothing like a revenge story to wrap up your series.
Fantastic Four #14 (Marvel)
James Robinson (W) Leonard Kirk (A)
I am intensely anticipating these last issues. I say last because they are ending, no the the series, well yes, the series, but more specifically the group. Marvel says that the End is Fourever, by my love is eternal. I really hope they end with a bang.
Brian Wood (W) Greg Smallwood (A)
I had my doubts about this series after Ellis left the run, but all those nights pacing, wondering about the future were for naught. This series is still solid, and I love the fact that it’s not letting itself get tied down to an arc. I mean last issue brought some stuff that will overlap with the rest of his shenanigans, but nothing that ties the book down per say.
Willow Wilson (W) Adrian Alphona (A)
It’s been two months since the last issue of this comic and that is too damn long. I really love this book. It’s got a lot of heart and tells a story that I thought had been lost to the sands of time. A coming of age story that was actually about being a kid. This book is a must read.
Nathan Edmondson (W) Phil Noto (A)
Black Widow’s life is being destroyed….again. Seriously, this girl knows how to make enemies. I mean how many superheroes do you know that get called out by Anderson Cooper? The Avengers are questioning her motives and her attorney, well lets just say he’s in trouble. You caught one big ass fly Widow.
Rick Remender (W) Stuart Immonen (A)
This series confuses me. I dont know when it’s supposed to be going on in the current timeline. Being that Remender is writing this as well as Axis, you’d think he’d be all evil. Like he is in Axis, but you’d be wrong. Which leads me to thing this is right before Axis. Who knows, either way it’s still an awesome story.
Brian Michael Bendis (W) Valerio Schiti (A)
Very excited for this, I’m a big fan of this arc so far and now Groot is, well, infected with something dark. Hows that for not quite spoiler-y. Loving this series generally, always leaves me wanting more.
Grant Morrison (W) Cameron Stewart (A)
I’m really starting to warm up to this series. It was bumpy at first but now I’m sold on concept and execution. Really fantastic mulitversal stories make this an amazing read. This issue is about the world of Captain Marvel and his Marvelous family. Being that I am reading Marvelman, I imagine parallels will run through this story being that they are almost carbon copies of each other. Very interested in this one.
Wayward #5 (Image)
Jim Zub (W) Steven Cummings (A)
This series is just cool. I mean it’s not too melodramatic, not too serious, but still maintains this intensity as out main characters try to understand the supernatural world that seems to be engulfing them. Anything else I tell you could be a spoiler, so just go check it out.
Inhuman #10 (Marvel)
Charles Soule (W) Ryan Stegman (A)
I am reaaaallly excited to see how the new Medusa deals with her Attilan, and the world that hates them for existing. Also we get a nice little appearance from our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, quips and all. This series has been leaving me in awe everytime it comes out. I am more than excited about this series.
Rumble #1 (Image)
John Arcudi (W) James Harren (A)
This comic looks great. It sounds hysterical despite the more than grim cover art, and it’s written by the fantastic John Arcudi. What more can you ask for? The last Arcudi I read was The Creep and it was possibly my favorite comic of that year. I’m banking on the same quality for this series. Definitely pick it up.
Batman Eternal #37 (DC)
James Tynion IV (W) Andrea Mutti (A)
Notice how this series went from the top of the stack to the bottom? That’s because this series has done nothing over the past few weeks, but get better. It’s crazy good and changes everything for Batman. Gotham is no longer his oyster.
Drifter #2 (Image)
Ivan Brandon (W) Nic Klein (A)
The first issue of this series was really good. It developed a world, made a new dialect and set up for one crazy journey through space and time. Was that a spoiler, who knows? Read this comic.
Manifest Destiny #12 (Image)
Chris Dingess (W) Matthew Roberts (A)
Giddy geese! I am so happy that this comic is back from hiatus. It’s one of my favorite comics out right now. Absolutely in love with the story and even more in love with the brilliant art by Matthew Roberts. Such a cool concept delivered excellently.
Axis #8 of 9 (Marvel)
Rick Remender (W) Leinil Francis Yu (A)
Oh, Man. Penultimate issue of the event that has been kicking some serious ass. The last issue had me wide eyed and astonished. Never felt so bad for a character who can’t die. Crazy things are happening.
Zero #13 (Image)
Ales Kot (W) Jordie Bellaire (A)
Still in love with this comic, gosh darn it. Superior story telling, very clean issues. Brilliant. The last issue made me tear up a bit. That’s an accomplishment. Seriously, Kot is going down as one of my current favorites.
Wytches #3 (Image)
Scott Snyder (W) Jock (A)
This comic has blown me away with the first two issues and it has everything to do with the team at the helm. Jock delivers this fantastic sense of dread to every page he inks, while Snyder tells a dark, helpless world in the midst of all the hell. There is a reason Snyder has both top spots this week.
Batman #37 (DC)
Scott Snyder (W) Greg Capullo (A)
Holy Mother of God. I love, and I mean love, this arc. The day after it came out, one of my friends that I work with came up to me with a radiant grin, I realized immediately what he was smiling about. We gushed over the story for the next week. Now the time is here again, and I have my brain fully prepared to be blown out my ass. I need this comic.
There it is! A super exciting week for comics! If you aren’t already giddy for comic book stuffs, be sure to catch I, Zombie and Agent Carter during the Midseason breaks for The Arrow, The Flash and Agents of SHIELD!