New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 8-13-14
Apparently is the dog days of summer, at least in terms of this week’s comics. There isn’t a lot of quality titles that are must reads, but there certainly are a lot of solicits. Marvel leads the way after a very empty time last week with All-New X-Men #30, Amazing Spider-Man #5, Avengers World #11, Captain Marvel #6, Deadpool #33, Fantastic Four #8, Hulk #5, Inhuman #3, Nightcrawler #5, Nova Special #1 which finishes off the “No End in Sight” special crossover, Spider-Man 2099 #2, Thunderbolts #29, and the penultimate issue of Wolverine #11. DC has a few Bat-books, Harley Quinn #9, Justice League United #4, New Suicide Squad #2, Superman Wonder Woman #11, and World’s Finest #26. Dynamite has Red Sonja #11 by Gail Simone, who finishes up her long run on Batgirl this week, IDW has two number ones with Godzilla Cataclysm #1 and Transformers Primacy #1, and Image has Sex Criminals #7 and Skullkickers #30.
Batgirl #34 (DC)
It’s the last issue on Gail Simone’s run and Barbara teams up with Black Canary and Huntress to stop Obscura. Batgirl gets a big makeover starting in October (after the one month “Future’s End” one-shot issues) so it’s time to drink in Simone’s vision before things change.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37 (IDW)
I know it’s cliche to say that the book is better than the movie, but when the movie was Michael Bay’s re-imagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…it doesn’t take much. IDW’s run of TMNT is written by the Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, so they’re in good, capable hands of which the tone and style is right on par with the original run. Plus this issue, Krang and Shredder come face to face for the first time in this volume, which may mean a baddie team up…or it may not.
Original Sin #7 (Marvel)
It’s the penultimate issue of Marvel’s latest event, over the course of which has spawned so many secrets and new paths for our characters, what could crazy creations could possibly be left for Jason Aaron to unmask? Oh right, we still don’t know who killed the Watcher!
Captain America #23 (Marvel)
Zola reigns terror on New York and Steve Rogers is out of commission. Time for Sam Wilson to up his game and help the Avengers try and restore peace. But he also has to put up with a dark secret from Steve Rogers’ past. Even more “Original Sin”-sanity!
Batman #34 (DC)
With “Zero Year” finally in the rearview mirror, what will Scott Snyder do next? With Greg Capullo getting a much needed issue off after the breakneck pace of ZY, Matteo Scalera fills in and supposedly this issue will set the stage for the next big arc.
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