Each week I pick five books that I think are of some significance in the week of comics. I couldn’t do that this week because there are so many great books from multiple publishers. Everyone is marching out some great reads this week between debuts, returns, and more of the great same stuff, it’s a wonderful week for comics. DC has the fewest but still has the next chapter of “Endgame” in Batman #36, more of the “Godhead” event in Green Lantern Corps #36, plus Justice League United #6, and Suicide Squad #4. Image has Dream Police #5, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #5, Walking Dead #134, along with some notable other titles. Marvel has some great debut issues finally hitting shelves after their big news announcements a few months ago, and they also trot out AXIS #5, Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #2, Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #1, Captain Marvel #9, and Spider-Verse #1.
All-New Captain America #1 (Marvel)
The hyped all new volume of Captain America finally hits shelves and Sam Wilson takes the role of Cap in the eponymous publication. Marvel is putting on the full court press for this book with Remender writing and hot artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-MenWytches #2 (Image)
The table is set for Scott Snyder’s newest horror tale and this installment features a busload of children mysteriously disappearing, a strange bite growing on a girl’s neck, and the wytches getting ever closer.
Batman #36 (DC)
The Joker. Is Back. And has Superman under mind control.
Fade Out #3 (Image)
More of the next crime noir series from Brubaker! The creative team is taking their time with world building and who can blame them with gripping stories and a gritty atmosphere, this story is really just getting started!
Superior Iron Man #1 (Marvel)
So as we’ve learned from AXIS, the inversion spell has turned Tony Stark back into the things he used to be, which means Superior Iron Man is about an alcoholic, narcissist a-hole. Okay so maybe he was always some of those things, but now he’s in San Fran and is giving out Extremis to everyone. This could will be bad.
Thor #2 (Marvel)
The debut issue broke 150k in sales and for good reason because it was awesome. Issue #2 promises more great story from Jason Aaron, more great art from Russell Dauterman, and more ass-kicking adventure with the new Thor as she takes on the Frost Giants.
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