52 WEEK #17
ACTION COMICS #842
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #5
SUPERMAN BATMAN #29
TEEN TITANS #38
TRIALS OF SHAZAM #1
UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #33
ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #2
This is another pretty large week for the Revolution. It is heavy with DC titles and light with Marvel titles. Overall, I’m looking at getting 12 titles delivered by burro to the Bunker. There is no way I’m going to be able to post reviews for that many titles. Again, I’ll just have to pick issues that I really loved or really despised to write up some excuse for a review.
All right, which DC comic book am I most looking forward to this week? That is a very tough question. This looks to be quite a strong week for DC titles and there are several that I am excited to read. I really enjoyed the last issue of Superman/Batman. And I think All Star Superman has been a delightful read. And Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters has been entertaining. However, I’ll reserve the honor of most looking forward to read for 52 #17 and Teen Titans #38. 52 is always one of the best titled each and every week. 52 #17 is going to be particularly interesting since DC will be unveiling a new take on Lobo. We have been assured that this is going to be much different than Giffen’s Lobo we were “treated” to back in the 90’s. Supposedly, Lobo is going to be much more interesting. I am extraordinarily skeptical about the return of this character that was nothing more than a parody of all the horrendous Image style characters of the early 90’s.
Teen Titans has been smoking hot since the end of Infinite Crisis. Arguably the strongest DC title right now, Geoff Johns has this title firing on all cylinders. Plus, we get treated to some wonderful artwork by Tony Daniels.
Now, the DC title that I am most curious about is Trials of Shazam #1. I have always liked Captain Marvel and the entire Marvel Family. Judd Winick is extremely hot and cold with me. There are times when his work is impressive and other times when it is completely insipid. I think the previews sport some very nice looking artwork. I do believe that this title has plenty of potential to be a quality read.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to this week? To be honest, there really isn’t much of selection. I am going with X-Factor #10. This title is fantastic and is definitely one of the best titles that Marvel is currently publishing. David is crafting a wonderfully detailed storyline with excellent characterization.