Sometimes, all you need is New Comics to get you through the week. Let Andrew and Kris provide you with picks to make it through this one.
BATMAN #78 $3.99 (DC Comics) – So, while Bane has been busy murdering Alfred in Gotham, Bruce has been chilling in Europe growing a sweet Magnum moustache and ogling Selina in a two-piece. Now, the time for ogling is over. Selina must assist Bruce in getting his shit together so he can head back to G-town and give Bane a good old fashioned beating. Hopefully, he’ll keep the moustache. (Kris)
ANALOG #8 $3.99 (Image) – This comic is a perfect example of why I like comics. Jack is always about to get his ticket punched but he finds a way out of it. Lets see how he does it this time. He’s trying to get out of Texas alive with a Japanese A.I. in tow. We’ve all been there, right? Okay, so maybe we haven’t. That’s why we should read the comic to experience it for ourselves. (Andrew)
KING THOR #1 (OF 4) $3.99 (Marvel) – After many years and multiple superstar collaborators, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic reunite to bring us the conclusion to what is, arguably, the greatest Thor run of all time. In this final yarn, Old King Thor stands alone at the edge of time, facing down true oblivion. Oblivion in the shape of Loki, god of darkness and wielder of All-Black the Necrosword! The blade remade Gorr the God Butcher from a meek mortal into a killer of deities. It forged Malekith into a conquerer of realms. What will it do it do in the hands of a being as powerful as Loki? (Kris)
IT CAME OUT ON A WEDNESDAY #8 $1.99 (Alterna) – It’s another issue of the double-sized anthology that showcases horror, sci-fi, fantasy and the like. It’s a big helping of comics with stories of all shapes and sizes…..well, they’re comic-shaped……so a rectangle? Pick it up and find out for yourself. (Andrew)
POWERS OF X #4 (OF 6) $4.99 (Marvel) – Upon the conclusion of reading House of X #4, I closed the comic, placed it on my bedside table, and tried to figure out just where the fuck this series is going and what timeline/reality/who-the-fuck-knows it is that we’re reading about. That lasted for about four or five days. Now I’ve just resigned myself to the fact that Hickman will reveal all soon enough. All this confusion is sort of the whole point of what he’s trying to do. I’m okay with him telling us what he’s going to do. What he’s been doing has been excellent. (Kris)
BATMAN: HUSH NEW EDITION TP $29.99 (DC Comics) – Hey, look at that! Both Kris and I put a Batman book on the list this week. Mine is a classic tale that is much loved by all the Bat-fans out there. The only reason I put it on the list this week is that I think we all need to re-read this story to get the terrible taste of the Hush animated film out of our mouths. That cartoon was bonkers, and not the good kind of bonkers. So pick up this new edition and experience this story the way it was meant to be told. Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee did right by us. We should be right by them and forget the animated movie altogether. (Andrew)
SILVER SURFER BLACK #4 (OF 5) $3.99 (Marvel) – Last issue, Surfer made an interesting discovery deep beneath the surface of Ego the living planet. The rebirth chamber of the being that will come to be known as Galactus, Devourer of worlds! Due to time travel shenanigans, the Herald of Galactus may have actually been present when his future boss officially ascended to a higher state of being. Which should come in handy, considering Knull, elder god of darkness, is still kicking around looking for a silver being to murder. Make with ascending, Galan! Geez! (Kris)
SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #5 (OF 5) $3.99 (Archie) – This series is coming to a close and Sabrina has got to get down and dirty with the magic to save her family. Okay, she doesn’t have to get dirty. Or down. She’s gotta use a lot of magic to save her friends, family and the entire town of Greendale. But all magic has a price and Sabrina must pay big time for this one! (Andrew)
ZORRO RISE OF THE OLD GODS #1 $3.99 (American Mythology) – I have no idea if this new batch of Zorro comics is any good or not. But a Zorro-Lovercraftian horror mash-up book sure sounds like a lot of fun to me. If it also sounds like fun to you then perhaps you should pick up this here graphic spectacle. (Kris)
MOON KNIGHT ANNUAL #1 $4.99 (Marvel) – I’m not gonna lie. I’m not the hugest fan of Moon Knight. The mystic Batman-ripoff has never really done it for me. I get why people like him but it just doesn’t work for me, brother. That being said, I am a huge fan of Kang the Conquerer. This Annual is all about Kang messing with that ol’ time stream to settle scores with the Egyptian God Khonshu. It just so happens that Moonie is Khonshu’s avatar and is sworn to protect him. He’s gotta stop Kang. A fun time travel story about old grudges. Sounds like a tale that will actually make me care about Moon Knight. Good job, Cullen Bunn and Ibrahim Moustafa. That’s no easy feat. (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 next week with more choice cuts of comic goodness.
If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!