DETECTIVE COMICS #848
GREEN LANTERN #34
SECRET SIX #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #570
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5
SUB-MARINER DEPTHS #1
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #1
All right, it looks like sanity returns to the Bunker this week as we finally get a break from the back-to-back monstrously large weekly shipments of comic books. A relatively small selection of just 11 titles are headed to the Bunker today. This week is pretty evenly balanced between Marvel and DC.
Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? I am interested in reading Detective Comics #848. Dini has been consistently good on this title. I am enjoying this current story arc involving Hush. Plus, I am glad to see Catwoman back mixing it up with the Batman.
Nightwing #148 should be another quality read. Tomasi has impressed me with his work on this title. Tomasi has managed to revive this moribund comic book and make it an entertaining read.
However, the DC comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Secret Six #1 I enjoyed Simone’s last Secret Six story and I am willing to give this new title a try. I think that this new title has the potential to be a fresh and interesting read.
Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? There can be only one choice: Titans #4. Judd Winick has managed to do the impossible and take a cast of the best Teen Titans ever and deliver an absolutely putrid read. I have no hopes of this title every being a good read while Winick is still the writer.
Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? This week is offers up a rather weak and unimpressive selection of comic books from the House of Ideas. I am going to have to go with Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1. I like Esad Ribic’s artwork so I know I will at least dig how this issue looks. And I have always liked Namor’s character. Namor is Marvel’s answer to Black Adam. I would like to see Marvel allow Namor to achieve his full potential.
I cannot say that I am all that excited to read X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1. And it is not because I do not think it will be a nicely crafted story. It is more of a case of me suffering from “event fatigue.” It feels like Messiah Complex just ended a month ago. I wish that both Marvel and DC would lay off the big events for a while and simply concentrate on delivering well crafted stories that are contained to their specific title.
Still, in the end I had to go with Invincible Iron Man #5 as the Marvel comic book that I am least excited to read. Fraction has delivered an unintelligent and uncreative story so far on this title. We are getting a drastic and alarming drop in terms of the quality of character work, dialogue and depth of plotlines on Fraction’s Invincible Iron Man compared to what the Knaufs gave us on Iron Man: Director of SHIELD.
Thank god, Marvel decided to cancel Iron Man: Director of SHIELD and give us this piece of fluff in Invincible Iron Man. I would hate to have to continue reading an Iron Man comic book that actually challenged my brain and required me to think.
As always, I’ll try my best to start posting reviews as soon as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their new comic books for this week.