Welcome to another edition of New Comics, where we give our suggestions on what books to pick up when perusing the comic shelves week to week. Kris Johnson is still serving his suspension for his first Geek Hard Wellness Policy Violation and will be rejoining the team in the new year. So I’m flying solo once again. Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
Here we go.
THE FIX #7 $3.99 (Image) – The best damn buddy cop comic of 2016 rounds out the year with another winning issue! What happens when Mac acts on a shady criminal’s behalf? Take a look at that cover on the right for your answer. The result is one pissed off beagle. Covers don’t lie……wait, except when it comes to comics. Correction: This cover doesn’t lie (maybe).
POWER MAN AND IRON FIST: SWEET CHRISTMAS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 (Marvel) – There’s only a few days left until Christmas and this Wednesday is bringing the thunder when it comes to holiday themed comics. Out of all the great options this week, this one tops my list. Nobody knows holiday cheer like the Heroes for Hire. Well, maybe not this year as Luke Cage isn’t feeling the festive spirit. Iron Fist would love to help him out with that, but first they gotta take care of a bunch of Demon Toys! That’s right, Marvel’s Dynamic Duo is throwing hands with Demonic Toys this Holiday Season. SWEET CHRISTMAS! This is gonna be great!
KLAUS & THE WITCH OF WINTER ONE SHOT $7.99 (Boom) – More Christmas-type action and this time, it’s from the mind of Grant-Fuckin-Morrison. It’s been many years since the man who would be Santa delivered presents to children at Yuletime. Now Klaus returns for a new adventure to save a couple of kidnapped kids. Dan Mora also returns to provide some awesome artwork. Pick up this instant holiday classic.
STAR-LORD #1 $3.99 (Marvel) – Chip Zdarsky is writing Star Lord. The man has moved up in the world from writing ducks to humans….even if this human has no basic skills and is stuck on the one place where he’s no longer special. Peter Quill is stuck on Earth and he has no idea what do with himself. The other Guardians are not on speaking terms with him and he really can’t find a good job, what with not being on the planet for his entire working life. Chip has promised one thing for Star Lord – the dude will take his shirt off lots. So if that floats your boat, this may be the book for you.
HARLEY QUINN #10 $2.99 (DC Comics) – Hey kids! This isn’t just another issue of Harley Quinn. It’s a very special Holiday issue of Harley Quinn. That’s right, another Christmas comic. I told you there would be lots on this week’s list. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti deliver a collection of fun and festive short stories with a smattering of artists in tow. Bash, crash and smash your way through the holidays with Harley and who knows, you might even make survive to see the New Year. YAY!
DEAD INSIDE #1 $3.99 (Dark Horse) – No, this is not a book about what the staff here at Geek Hard feel like most of the year. This is a book about a detective of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office that specializes in Jail Crimes. When a dude shanks another dude and nobody knows who, Linda Caruso is the one who finds out. Usually the cases are pretty easy. This time, not so much. This one goes a bit deeper and Caruso might not like what she finds out about those close to her when it’s all said and done. Time for some mystery and intrigue with this murderous procedural.
GAMORA #1 $3.99 (Marvel) – Guardians of the Galaxy co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman brings us a story from the past about the most deadly woman in the cosmos. Gamora was once a child of Thanos and killed for him without remorse. These days, she’s the toughest member of the Guardians. So what happened between then and now? How did Gamora become feared throughout the universe? This story can now be told. What makes this even better is that superstar artist Marco Checchetto (who kicked major ass drawing Greg Rucka’s Punisher run) is bringing the story to life. Are you excited? I’m excited.
SLAM #2 $3.99 (Boom) – The saga of two friends and the Roller-Derby life that’s slowly pulling them in different directions gets a second issue. Knockout and CanCan were drafted to different teams and are not on the same page anymore. What will this mean for their friendship? Will it be more than their bodies that end up getting bruised? Drama on the roller rink.
AVENGERS #2.1 $3.99 (Marvel) – Mark Waid serves up some old school Avengers goodness with this retro tale about the “Kooky Quartet” of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch. It’s a look back to a story that hasn’t been told before. Pretty pictures provided by Barry Kitson. For all you long time fans of Avengers that complain that the current teams got nothing on the previous generations, here you go. And new fans can check it out too! Fun for everyone and all that jazz.
GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF DEMON #1 (OF 4) $3.99 (Dynamite) – The Green Hornet has had his ups and downs ever since Dynamite decided to bring him back into the world in a number of comic series. This new series appears to be another “up” as it’s off to an exciting start. A new masked crime boss named Demone has emerged to fill the power vacuum left by the departed Cerelli and the Hornet intends to find out just who the hell he is. There’s also another new mask on the scene who claims to be a friend. Looks like Hornet and Kato have got their hands full with this one. Pulpy good times ahead.
So there you go. That’s this week’s New Comics Check these books out and let us know what you think. We’ll be back again next week with more choice cuts of comic goodness!
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