New Comic Books For February 25, 2009

DC COMICS

GREEN LANTERN #38
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #24
SUPERMAN #685
TRINITY #39

IMAGE COMICS

ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #13
DYNAMO 5 #20
ELEPHANTMEN #16

MARVEL COMICS

AVENGERS INITIATIVE #22
CAPTAIN AMERICA #47
FANTASTIC FOUR #564
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126
MARVELS EYE OF CAMERA #4
MIGHTY AVENGERS #22
NEW AVENGERS #50
NOVA #22
THUNDERBOLTS #129
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #131
WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #12
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #33

Before we get to the comic books for this week, I would like to thank Dave over at Funny Book Fanatic for naming me his fanatic blog of the week.  I appreciate the love, Dave!

We have a total of 19 comic books headed to the bunker today. This is a huge week. I am continuing in my effort to mix in more comic books outside of the worlds of Marvel and DC. This week is decidedly Marvel heavy.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Superman #685 should be an interesting read. This issue will mark Superman’s departure from his own title. I am curious to see if Johns and Robinson can pull off this new direction for both Action Comics and Superman.

However, the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Green Lantern #38. Johns has this title on a serious roll as Blackest Night is just around the corner. I fully expect this issue to be an exciting read.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Trinity #39. This title continues to be such an average read.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? What is not to like about this selection of comic books headed out way from the House of Ideas? We are getting plenty of great reads from Marvel this week. I am looking forward to reading Thunderbolts #129. I had never read anything by Andy Diggle before last month’s issue. Luckily, a Follower of The Revolution recommended this title and felt that I would dig Diggle’s writing. And they were right. Diggle turned in a good read and Thunderbolts #129 should be an action packed story.

I always look forward to the latest issue of Incredible Hercules #126. If you still have not given this title a try then you should do so. There are very few titles on the market that are as much fun as Incredible Hercules.

I am curious to see what Slott has in store for us with Mighty Avengers #22. His debut on this title last month was a solid one, but it did not blow me away. I am hoping that this issue is a bit faster and offers the reader some classic Avengers action.

Fantastic Four #564 should be another quality read. Millar continues to make Fantastic Four actually interesting.

I fully expect Brubaker to crank out another excellent read in Captain America #47. This title is so consistent and dependable. I am looking forward to seeing Bucky in his Winter Soldier persona and kicking some ass.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Nova #22. The last issue of Nova ended with a stunning hook ending as we saw Richard stripped of his Nova powers and kicked out of the Nova Corps. Nova #22 should be an interesting follow-up issue.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? I have low expectations for New Avengers #50. This title has consistently underperformed and I have learned not to expect much from each new issue.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Wolverine: Origins #33. If Marvel every wants to contract the number of Wolverine titles on the market then I submit that this be the Wolverine title that gets the axe.

4 Comments

  1. you know what I would really like to see? X-23 vs. Daken. Huge fan of X-23, Loved New X-Men and currently love X-Force, X-23 is a really great, complex character who frankly would clean Dakens clock.
    -hobosk8er

  2. not gonna lie, having read the issue, Wolverine: Origins has succeded in doing something that it has never done before: I actually am really looking forward to next issue. I dont really think that daken is gonna kill cyke, piotr, kurt, cannonball or armour but I am afraid for them, and the fact that Logan and Fury are racing over there to save them from Dake is pretty cool. Maybe I will see that throwdown between X-23 and Daken that I was looking for.
    -hobosk8er

  3. ..

    I just read Hulk 10…..call me a man without good taste in comics, but I like this crappy book.

    It’s so 80s, I can’t believe it. Very simple, very colorful, very THIN, yet FUN…which is something books like The Avengers and JLA have not delivered in AGES.

    You guys should really include it in your reviews.

    ..

  4. So far the best comic of the week for me was FF. Absolutely great stuff!

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