New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 10-8-14
Yet another week that is not so chock full of quantity but there is plenty of quality. DC rolls out the red carpet for their THIRD weekly series plus the new Batgirl #35 that takes a big turn from the previous tone. Elsewise DC marches out Arrow Season 2.5 #1, Earth 2 #27, the next part of the “Godhead” Green Lantern event, Justice League United #5, more “Superman: Doomed” fallout in Superman/Wonder Woman #12, and a debut issue of Klarion #1. Marvel starts their next event, naturally barely a few weeks after their previous one, and AXIS #1 starts the core series with tie-ins to follow. They also have Amazing Spider-Man #7, more “Time Runs Out” in Avengers #36, Captain Marvel #8, Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1, Nightcrawler #7, Punisher #11, and a start of a Thanos mini series Thanos A God Up There Listening #1. Image has a new series debuting that is very exciting which reunites the wonderful creative team of Scott Snyder and Jock. Image also has Birthright #1, Black Science #9, Manhattan Projects #24, and Sex Criminals #8.
AXIS #1 (Marvel)
Perhaps this is finally a return to events that have some heft to them. While “Original Sin” was okay, and was written by Jason Aaron who penned a phenomenal run on Thor: God of Thunder, this next event has a little more build-up and anticipation. The Red Skull absorbed the mind of a deceased Charles Xavier, and Magneto thinks he kills Red Skull which instead transforms him into a newer version of Onslaught. While there are quite a few ancillary tie-in series associated
Batgirl #35 (DC)
Welp, the new Batgirl is finally here. It’s definitely a markedly different tone for Barbara Gordon under new writers Stewart and Fletcher, as well as a new look with Babs Tarr drawing. Guess time will tell how fans react to the new look.
Earth 2 World’s End #1 (DC)
Even I’m hesitant to habitually pick up a third weekly series from DC, even though this one will only be about 26 issues in length and all three will end the same time in March 2015. However, it has a few things working in its favor: it will apparently set precedent for the events happening in years to come for DC, and one of its main writers has a Ph.D. in Robotics and wrote a book called Robopocalypse.
Wytches #1 (Image)
It’s Scott Snyder. With Jock. The team who wrote the awesome “Black Mirror” arc on Detective Comics. Doing an Image book. Lets go.
Batman #35 (DC)
Trust me, I’m not very happy about yet another $5 comic being on my list but Snyder and Capullo usually make it worth the price of admission, plus they’re also visibly upset about the price bump for their next big arc. “Endgame” begins a ‘game changing’ story that promises to have a wide cast of characters and a big plot to celebrate 75 years of Batman.
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