New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 1-14-15
A long time ago, Marvel printed Star Wars comics, and they did okay. Now like the prodigal son returning to Tatooine, the Star Wars Universe comes back to Marvel and makes its highly anticipated debut this week. There’s plenty of other great reads this week, but Star Wars #1 is going to be a bigger hit than that one song the Cantina Band always plays.
DC has a decent slate with Batgirl #38, Constantine #21, Grayson #6, Green Lantern Corps #38, Justice League United #8, Mortal Kombat X #1, New Suicide Squad #6, Worlds Finest #30, and Astro City #19.
Excluding Marvel’s very high profile debut this week, they also have All-New Ghost Rider #10, the last issue (?) of All-New Ultimates #12, Avengers #34.2 and Avengers #40, Captain Marvel #11, Cyclops #9, Daredevil #12, Deadpool #40, Deathlok #4, Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #9, S.H.I.E.L.D. #2, Spider-Verse #2, and Wolverines #2.
Dark Horse has Conan/Red Sonja #1 and Aliens vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #4, Dynamite has Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #2 and Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #2, Image has Lazarus #14, Savage Dragon #201, and Walking Dead #136.
Star Wars #1 (Marvel)
This will most likely be the best selling book of the year, and probably sell enough to be included among prestigious company as top sellers all time like X-Men #1 and Superman #75. Even though this issue has over 60 variants, it would still sell gangbusters. Set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, this book will be replete with awkward Han and Leia flirtations, Luke learning to use the Force, and droid hijinks. The blue milk alone is worth the price of admission!
Superman/Wonder Woman #15 (DC)
The new creative team of Tomasi and Mahnke has given this book a great and distinct place in the New 52 canon as a more emotional story between Superman and Wonder Woman. The great part about the current arc is the reveal that they’re taking on Magog.
All-New Captain America #3 (Marvel)
The baton was passed to Sam Wilson to take up the shield, so why shouldn’t one of Captain America’s most notable foes pass the baton? The new generations meet when the new Cap takes on Red Skull’s daughter, Sin.
Amazing X-Men #15 (Marvel)
The newest X-Men off-topic book has been fun, and now they’re going to bring back one of my favorite X-baddies, the Juggernaut. Currently depowered and licking his wounds, the artifact that originally gave him his powers, the Gem of Cyttorak, has reappeared.
Thanos vs. Hulk #2 (Marvel)
The guy who wrote the classic Thanos story The Infinity Gauntlet carries on with the second issue of this brawler. The first read exactly like a 1990’s comic book and even though it was a little slow, things should start to pick up between the Green Goliath and the Mad Titan.
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