This week is a big one in terms of quantity but also in terms of quality. There are lots of monthly titles coming out this week from the big two which includes new creative teams and tie-ins. There’s something for everyone between Aquaman #32, Flash #32, Catwoman #32, Justice League Dark #32, new weekly yarns for Batman Eternal and New 52: Futures End, and Amazing Spider-Man #3, Deadpool vs. Carnage #4, Fantastic Four #6, Ms. Marvel #5, New Avengers #20 + New Avengers Annual #1, a new chapter in Wolverine‘s “Three Months to Die”, plus a new Hulk book with Savage Hulk #1. IDW has a cartoon crossover mashup with Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1, it’s Dexter’s Laboratory plus Powerpuff Girls plus Ben 1o plus Samurai Jack plus Ed, Edd, and Eddy. There’s a few Star Wars books from Dark Horse, and Archie has new Mega Man. Clear your schedules, friends, because there is so much good stuff this week.
Superman #32 (DC)
The Superman book has been struggling since it was rebooted for the New 52, even though it has had some great talent behind the first 31 issues with George Perez, Dan Jurgens, and Scott Lobdell. Now the book shifts to one of DC’s mainstays in Geoff Johns. The biggest PR for this book is that DC finally recruited Marvel mainstay John Romita, Jr., who has artist credits on almost every Marvel book at one time or another. JRJR finally makes his jump over to DC to try and put some life into one of DC’s flagship titles.
Batman #32 (DC)
Scott Snyder’s epic “Zero Year” origin story has one more issue left after this. It’s going to be a lot of fun to go back and re-read this ten issue masterpiece that takes a modern look at the Dark Knight’s origin. It’s also going to be fun to see how this stacks up against another great Batman origin story, “Year One”.
Uncanny Avengers #21 (Marvel)
Everything that Remender has been building for the Avengers Unity Squad comes to a head with the end of the “Avenge the Earth” story. The Avengers are going to be going up against a lot in the coming months, especially with the “Time Runs Out” story that is getting hyped up.
Original Sin #3.1 (Marvel)
It’s honestly tough to not recommend any issue from the core series or the main tie-ins because this crossover event is going to be bonkers. Like most events, this has a main thread that the story is about but the wrinkle for this one is that Uatu has seen some things that should have remained a secret. Case in point is this tie-in group of four books that pit Iron Man against a pissed off Hulk, because apparently Tony Stark did something that greatly affected Bruce Banner and his transformation into the Hulk. Again, this is essentially Pandora’s Box in the sense that Marvel could create endless new story threads from the Watcher’s murder.
Justice League #31 (DC)
It’s Thunderdome for the Justice League after the fallout from “Forever Evil”. Lex Luthor is the new hero for the DC squad, but who is still alive from Earth-3 and how will they affect the DC universe after evil nearly won?
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