This column each week, is to help you picking some books that we think look and sound interesting. Both Andrew and I are going to make some selections that we hope you try out and enjoy. Now this will probably lead to some name calling or fist fights at some point but this is not about which company is better or my general dislike for all things Marvel. No, we want to suggest some titles you may not be reading today but you might like if you did.
By the way, there is no order to this list at all so deal with it.
New Books Released: 09/12/12
STUMPTOWN V2 #1 $3.99 (Oni Press) I have not been this excited to read a new comic in a very long time. Stumptown by Greg Rucka was one of those comics where you didn’t just read it. You got into it like a warm bath. Now we get to see Dex on the case once again in a new story titled: The Case of the Baby in the Velvet Case. The title alone has got me excited. (Andrew)
MASSIVE #4 $3.50 (Dark Horse) I’m excited. I screwed up and missed the last 2 issues of this but have now picked them up and can’t wait to sit down and read them and move on to this latest issue. The Brian Wood series opened strongly for me and I found it very interesting even though I’m still figuring out the landscape of the story. (Mr. Green)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 $3.99 (Marvel) We’re getting near the end of this big event and I can honestly say that I am still enjoying it. That is a very rare thing when it comes to Company Event books. This Penultimate issue has brounght out the odds-makers on who’s gonna take the dirt nap by the end of this. Who do you think will not walk away from this? Find out by picking up the book. (Andrew)
GREEN ARROW LONGBOW HUNTERS TPB $14.99 (DC Comics) A new chance to read this classic tale from the mind of Mike Grell. This story helped reintroduce the character back in the late 80’s. I remember reading this as a kid and just loving everything about it. The art, the writing, the story and the characters are all amazing. (Mr. Green)
ROCKETEER CARGO OF DOOM #2 $3.99 (IDW) Just as I figured, Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, the amazing team on Daredevil, did a great job of the first issue of this brand new Rocketeer Story. Issue 2 hits stands this week and I’m sure it will be jam-packed with greatness just like the last issue was. If you didn’t pick up issue 1, track it down and get on board now. (Andrew)
SHADE #12 $2.99 (DC Comics) Finally I will get to sit down and read this series. I was so busy with other things I have been behind so I made a choice to wait and collect the whole run before sitting down and reading it. Let’s be honest it’s was probably the better choice than having to wait each month for the next installment of greatness from Robinson and company. (Mr. Green)
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #2 $2.99 (Image) This title was a bit of an experiment for me. I suggested it here last time to see if you all would take the plunge with me. Thankfully for me, the plunge was worth it. Jamie S. Rich delivered a great set up to what may become a huge awesome fun action adventure for this Allred creation. Hope you liked it as much as I did and pick up issue 2. (Andrew)
WHORE TPB $9.99 (Zeneoscope Entertainment Inc) This was an interesting title and interesting story from lawyer turned writer Jeffrey Kaufman. If like me, you enjoy a good spy story or just a dude kicking ass, then this is for you. I have been reading my copy of this book and finding it a fun ride currently. (Mr. Green)
NEW AVENGERS #30 $3.99 (Marvel) When it comes to the Avengers vs. X-Men event, the strongest tie-in book has been New Avengers. Coming up on the end of his run on the book, Bendis has been firing on all cylinders. With great stories focusing on Iron Fist, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage and Hawkeye, this book has given us some well done quiet, emotional moments. Couple that with some of the best art Mike Deodato has ever produced and you’ve got on kick-ass book. (Andrew)
CREEP #1 $3.50 (Dark Horse) The first time I heard of this character was I was asking Dale Eaglesham for a sketch and as I always do I asked for his favourite character to draw and he did Oxel Karnhus aka the Creep. He told the story of how he Arcudi developed the character and wished more came of it. Glad to see it happening now. It’s a shame that Eaglesham is not involved but he’s a little busy over at Marvel right now. (Mr. Green)
So there you go. Check these books out and let us what you thought. Did we help you discover something new or did you really hate it? Either way at least you tried a new title out and experienced something new.
And if you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!