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. As always, I am joined by Kris Johnson of Bizarre Comics Entertainment. Read on to find the best of what the comic shop has in store for you this week.
Here we go.
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #11 $3.99 (Marvel) – On the eve of Secret Empire, Baron Zemo returns! If there’s anything that’ll make Captain America being revealed as an Agent of Hydra and a tool of the Red Skull any worse, it’s that oven-mitt-on-his-head-wearing, fur-fringe enthusiast showing up to give everyone the business! (Kris Johnson)
SUPER SONS #1 $2.99 (DC Comics) – Peter Tomasi has been kickin’ ass on Superman. So why not give him a spinoff book staring Jonathan Kent and Damien? Great Idea. Thankfully, they’ve done just that. It’s time for Super Son and Bat Son to steal the whole damn show. ‘Nuff Said. (Andrew)
DOCTOR STRANGE #17 $3.99 (Marvel) – The good Doctor has been a naughty boy for a very long time. You see, he hadn’t been paying the true price for all of his fancy magic for a great many years and all of that shirking of responsibility, all of that shifting of pain, helped create something… It helped something to fester and grow in the darkest corners of the Sanctum Sanctorum… And during the Last Days of Magic, that something got free. Now, the creature born of pure human suffering, Mister Misery, has returned to give his creator his full attention and teach the Sorcerer Supreme the true meaning of agony. That’ll learn ol’ Doctor Strange to leave his Misery lying around. Remember, kids: Always clean up after yourself. (Kris Johnson)
BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1 $2.99 (DC Comics) – Batwoman is BACK! Will things go her way this time? (Meaning; Will DC Editorial just stay out of her love life?) I don’t know. What I do know is that Monster Venom is a brand-spankin-new bioweapon on the market and Bats has got to put a stop to its supply. To do that, she’s gotta revisit her past and go to the place where she spent some pretty dark times. I smell flashbacks coming on. (Andrew)
SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 (Image) – You’ve probably heard a fair bit about how excellent this action-fantasy from the minds and pencils of Rick Remender and Jerome Opena actually is. I’m here to tell you it’s all absolutely true. This comic is fucking craaaaaaazy. It’s gorgeous, its tremendously well written, and the characters are just excellent. Pick up this new collected volume on Wednesday bringing together issues 1-4 and discover the world of Zhal and the absolute mind-fuckery that is the Mud King, a.k.a. the God of Whispers, a.k.a. that absolute dick that you will hate. You’ll fall in love, yo. (Kris Johnson)
SNOW DAY GN $14.95 (Humanoids) – No, this isn’t a graphic novel adaptation of the 2000 family comedy that starred Chevy Chase, Chris Elliot, Jean Smart and Iggy Pop. (I was disappointed too.) This is the story of a sheriff in a small, isolated town covered in snow. He’s an outsider, so the locals don’t much care for him. They better start caring, though. They’ve been doing whatever they please for far too long and this sheriff aims to do his job and take care of some shit…..in a calm and quiet manner. The artwork by Aubin looks pretty and awesome. It’s PRETTY AWESOME! (Andrew)
THE WILD STORM #1 $3.99 (DC Comics) – Warren Ellis returns to the Wildstorm universe to right the ship that the New 52 utterly fucked up. All of your favourites from Jim Lee’s imprint are back on their very own world, separate from all of that craziness happening elsewhere in Rebirth. That means you don’t have to buy any other titles, you don’t have to read up on any books where your beloved characters have been cooling their heels the last few years. All you have to do is pick up this comic and be swept away as the singular Mr. Ellis wraps you up in a nice warm blanket of awesome. (Kris Johnson)
KILL OR BE KILLED #6 $3.99 (Image) – It’s all fun and games as a vigilante until someone goes and gets the attention of the NYPD. That’s how the saying goes, right? The second story arc of the latest masterpiece from the minds of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is in full swing. The story is intriguing. The characters are compelling. The artwork is amazing. Damn, this a great book. My only real problem is that some of you out there are still not checking it out. Please try to correct that this week. Thanks. (Andrew)
WWE #2 $3.99 (Boom) – Okay listen… Here me out. This comic is better than it has any right to be. I know, I know. Every wrestling comic ever with the exception of Box Brown’s Andre bio and one or two others have been complete and utter dog shit. BUT, this book right here? It’s somehow doing it right. Dennis Hopeless and Serg Acuna absolutely hit it out of the park with the first issue. And if you’ve seen the preview pages for the latest edition that are floating around the net, you know they’re poised to do it again. If you dig the current era of wrestling, I suggest you scope out this book. You won’t be disappointed. (Kris Johnson)
DOCTOR STRANGE: MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1.MU $4.99 (Marvel) – TWO DOCTOR STRANGE BOOKS ON THIS LIST IN THE SAME WEEK! Why are you yelling? WHAT ARE THE ODDS? I don’t know. Maybe I could figure that out if someone wasn’t yelling in my ear. THIS MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE IN IS WRITTEN BY CHIP ZDARSKY. Yeah, I know. THAT’S PRETTY COOL, RIGHT? I guess. YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT IT’S COOL! Listen, if I promise to pick up the book, will you stop yelling at me? DEAL. Okay good. I’ll check it out. Everyone else should too. (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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