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. And welcome back to Kris Johnson of Bizarre Comics Entertainment, who has finished his three week suspension. Glad to have you back, Kris. Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
Here we go.
DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1 (OF 5) $3.99 (Marvel) – So looking at the solicits here, it seems like Deadpool goes on a SHIELD mission and ends up crossing paths with everybody’s favourite foul-mouthed water-fowl. During the course of the ensuing shenanigans, they get spliced together, or have a clone baby, or… something? Listen, it’s not exactly clear, okay? But, one thing you can be certain of is that this comic is a Deadpool / Howard the Duck team up AND a Deadpool / Howard the Duck mash-up all at the same time! This is either gonna be brilliant or insane… Kinda like Deadpool himself. Whoa. Meta. (Kris Johnson)
HAWKEYE #2 $3.99 (Marvel) – She’s established herself as the new P.I. on the block in Venice Beach by solving her first case….sort of. Turns out her first client has gone missing. So once she gets to the bottom of this new mystery, her first case will be solved. She can do it, of course. She’s Hawkeye. The BEST Hawkeye. Don’t believe it? Just ask her. She’ll tell you. She’s got this. (Andrew)
AVENGERS #3 $3.99 (Marvel) – Kang War Three ENDS and so also may time itself! All that superhuman tussling has caused the Firewall of Time to crumble and a whole mess of bad has broken loose as a result. Faced with threats they could never possibly fathom, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stand against the destruction of all that is for the third time in three issues! Can’t these poor bastards catch a break? “Nay!”, says Mark Waid. Nay. (Kris Johnson)
FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1 (OF 6) $2.99 (DC Comics) – If there’s ever been a hero that’s gotten the shitty end of the stick, it’s Captain Atom. That dude hasn’t been around for ages and nobody really knows what the hell happened to him. Not even you. You think you know but you have no idea. Now the truth will be told as the Captain finds his way back to the land of the living in this new miniseries. Will your mind be blown when you find out the time and space altering way he comes back? Maybe. Check out the book and find out. (Andrew)
OLD MAN LOGAN #16 $3.99 (Marvel) – Crusty, old Logan is stuck in the cold, unrelenting vastness of space. Floating in his tin can. Far above the world. And, whaddya know? Those ol’ So-and-So’s, The Brood decide to show up and give him the business! What a bunch of jerks! Interrupting a nice little bit of space-rest for the old Canuckle-head and whatnot. I’m sure a little of the ol’ snickety-snikt will fix them right up. (Kris Johnson)
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 $3.99 (Marvel) – There’s a new teen hero on the scene and she’s got a brand new title. It looks like Marvel has cornered the market these days when it comes to plucky teenage girl heroes. But hey, there’s always room for one more, right? Nadia is a young genius, the daughter of Hank Pym, and a former captive of the Red Room (the Russian spy school that trains young girls to be assassins). That’s a pretty cool back story. Let’s see it put to use in this new number one with special guest stars Mockingbird and Ms. Marvel. (Andrew)
UNWORTHY THOR #3 (OF 5) $3.99 (Marvel) – The Odinson and Beta Ray Bill clash over the Mjolnir of the Ultimate Thor for the amusement of the Collector! Can the Odinson reclaim his lost power and prove he is truly worthy? Will Beta Ray Bill pay the ultimate price in the attempt? Also, some other extremely famous and formidable cosmic powers seek the hammer. A depowered Unworthy One ain’t gonna last a Svartleheim minute against them. He better get to the getting, I think. (Kris Johnson)
MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 10 $14.99 (Image) – If you’re like me, you’re chomping at the bit for a new issue of Morning Glories to come out. For those of you that actually wait for the trades to come out as opposed to buying the issues, you can ease up on the reins for awhile. Here comes the end of Season Two. Find out all the drama and mystery this Wednesday and then join us issue readers in our candle lit vigil waiting for new Morning Glories stories to come our way. (Why does Nick Spencer have to be the busiest writer in comics?) (Andrew)
STAR WARS HAN SOLO TP $16.99 (Marvel) – Marjorie Liu continued her killer year with this extremely fun and action packed tale starring the galaxy’s dreamiest space scoundrel dreamboat, Han Solo. Han gets tasked with a top-secret Rebel mission and his cover is participating in one of the most famously dangerous space races in the entire universe. A race that Solo, it just so happens, has been dreaming about winning his entire life. Will Solo choose thrills and glory over the Rebellion? Or can that dashing bastard just have it all? One thing for sure, you can have it all by purchasing this new collected edition of the entire mini-series this Wednesday! (Kris Johnson)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #17 $3.99 (Marvel) – So it’s no secret that Nick Spencer has been knocking it out of the park with the Sam Wilson title. Part of the reason is the on point social commentary regarding the political landscape across America. The other part is the tense relationships between the characters. Probably the most tense relationship is the one between The Falcon (the current Falcon) and Rage of the New Warriors. These two really don’t like each other. One might even use the word hate. So you better believe this is gonna be a fun issue as The Falcon and Rage have a team up. (Andrew)
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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