ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK THREE #3
BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38
JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #1
ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #17
AGENTS OF ATLAS #7
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #568
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #15
UNCANNY X-MEN #513
WAR OF KINGS #5
After a crushingly large shipment of comic books last week; a little sanity resumes as I am only getting 14 titles today. And we have some absolute gems this week. I cannot wait to dive into this selection of titles today.
Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? I am looking forward to Batman and Robin #2. Morrison delivered an enjoyable and rather linear and easy to read debut issue. Batman and Robin #2 will deliver the showdown between the Circus of the Strange and our new Dynamic Duo. I am curious to see how Dick and Damien operate together. I am also interested in learning more about Professor Pyg and his Circus of the Strange.
Green Lantern Corps #38 should be another entertaining read. Tomasi has been absolute money on this title. And Green Lantern Corps has been delivering a much more interesting lead-in to Blackest Night than Green Lantern. This issue is the conclusion of the wildly entertaining “Emerald Eclipse” story arc. We should be in store for plenty of action in this issue. I fully expect a few surprising twists and turns with this finale. Green Lantern Corps #38 also sports my favorite cover of the week.
The DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Justice League: Cry for Justice #1. It has been a long time since Justice League of America was a quality read. And I am looking forward to finally getting an entertaining and well crafted story involving the Justice League.
It is about time that we see the Justice League dealing with the aftermath of Final Crisis and the death of Martian Manhunter. Robinson is a talented writer and I have faith in him being able to deliver a good read with this title. I also dig Mauro Cascioli’s distinctive style of art. Hopefully, Robinson and Cascioli can live up to my high expectations.
Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? None. DC is delivering a quality selection of titles this week.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Agents of Atlas #7 should be another quality read. I have enjoyed Parker’s work on this title. Agents of Atlas is a unique team title with a great cast of characters. This issue is centered on fleshing out the budding romance between Namor and Namora. I am curious to see where Parker goes with this plotline.
I am certainly excited to read Destroyer #4. Kirkman has done a wonderful job delivering an adrenaline pumping action story on this title. I am confident that we are going to get plenty of bloody violence in Destroyer #4. I do not know how Kirkman is going to top Destroyer #3, but I am sure that he will try his best to do so.
Fantastic Four #568 should be a solid read. However, I will have to admit that the “Masters of Doom” story arc has not lived up to my expectations at all. Hopefully, Millar will crank up the pacing on this story and deliver a more entertaining read with this issue.
I am looking forward to War of Kings #5. DnA have done a nice job with this galactic war epic. It should be interesting to see the fallout from Lilandra’s death. I am sure that DnA will have at least a curveball or two in store for the reader with this issue.
Yeah, your eyes are not deceiving you. I am actually looking forward to Uncanny X-Men #513. I enjoyed the last issue of Uncanny X-Men and I also liked the first installment of “Utopia.” Hopefully, Fraction can keep the ball rolling with Uncanny X-Men #513.
Captain America: Reborn #1 is the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading. I know. This was a painfully predictable and trendy pick. And for that reason I almost gave this honor to Destroyer #4. But, in the end, I had to go with the fantastic creative team of Brubaker and Hitch. What is not to like about that creative team? In my book, this is about as good as it gets.
Now, I have no desire to see Steve Rogers return from the dead. And I much prefer Bucky as Captain America than I do Steve Rogers. Still, Brubaker has more than earned my faith and trust with his work on Captain America. So, I will maintain faith in Brubaker that he has one hell of a well constructed, original and entertaining story in mind with Captain America: Reborn.
Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? That would be Invincible Iron Man #15. So far, this title has been slow, lumbering and highly derivative as Fraction has managed to steal from various early Iron Man stories in order to fashion this current story arc. I suspect that we will get more of the same with this issue.