New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 11-26-14
Another item you can add to your list of things to be thankful for this week are comics. From great writers and artists to engaging stories and wonderful characters, these funny books have given us so much and this year especially has been rife with great moments.
DC debuts their paranormal Gotham book this week, as well as the second issue of the off-beat Arkham Manor #2. Elsewise they have Aquaman #36, Catwoman #36, Deathstroke #2, Flash #36, Justice League Dark #36, Red Lanterns #36, and Secret Origins #7.
Marvel doesn’t have an issue of AXIS this week as the second chapter came to a close last week and the third and final act begins next week. What they do have is All-New Invaders #12, All-New X-Men #13, Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #2, Cyclops #7, Deathlok #2, New Avengers #27, a tie-in to “Spider-Verse” with Scarlet Spiders #1, and Wolverine & the X-Men #12.
Image has a light week, with only Lazarus #13, Manhattan Projects #25, Trees #7, and Wayward #4. IDW Publishing has a few good titles from well known properties like TMNT, Transformers, and G.I. Joe.
All-in-all it’s a week to give thanks that we have the variety and the quality that we do have, so give thanks to your local store by saying thank you and trying out some new titles this week!
Gotham By Midnight #1 (DC)
When there’s something strange in Gotham City, apparently you call Jim Corrigan. An angle that hasn’t really been explored, Gotham By Midnight takes a supernatural twist with a group called “The Midnight Shift”. A group of cops, one of which is Corrigan who houses the Spectre, that are forced to take the cases that don’t make sense.
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17 (Marvel)
This is it! The big wrapuperoo! At least that’s what the solicitation says. Apparently this really is the end of another one of Marvel’s books with what seems like a heavy following that just can’t crack more than around 20,000 in sales.
Superior Iron-Man #2 (Marvel)
I liked the first issue, and I like the idea of this book. Problem is, what happens when AXIS ends? Will Tony Stark be as much of an asshole? Will they end this title and restart another volume of Iron Man? Marvel does like those #1’s.
Superman #36 (DC)
Last November, Action Comics was out-selling Superman by about 6,000 in sales. Last month, Superman outsold Action Comics by about 7,000 in sales and Action Comics has been around the same number of units. Geoff Johns and John Romita, Jr. have turned this into a must-read.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ghostbusters #2 (IDW)
There are two TMNT picks this week, the other being the monthly title. I only chose this because of my biased nostalgia for these two properties. As I said in my opening spew, this is a great week to pick up a title you don’t normally read, so why not try some IDW books that publish books based on some of your favorite characters!
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