New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 8-27-14
This week is not too shabby, and leading the charge is someone outside the Big Two. Image has a great week with a new Saga #22 and new issues of Low #2 and Black Science #8 by Marvel mainstay Rick Remender. Elsewise of note is Dream Police #4, Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta #3 and a debut issue of Wayward #1 by Jim Zub who also writes Skullkickers. DC has All-Star Western #34, Aquaman #34, Batman ’66 #14, Batman Eternal #21, Batman Superman #13, Catwoman #34, Flash #34, Harley Quinn #10, Justice League Dark #34, Red Lanterns #34, and Secret Origins #5. Marvel has All-New Invaders #9, All-New Ultimates #7, All-New X-Men #31, Avengers Undercover #9, Avengers #34, Cyclops #4, Fantastic Four #9, Original Sins #5.4, Silver Surfer #5, Uncanny Avengers #23, and the final issue of Wolverine #12.
Superman #34 (DC)
It’s still a different feeling to recommend every issue of Superman when for many months it was best to avoid it. Johns and JRJR take this foundational title back to its pre-New 52 roots with stories that feel very ’90s Superman (and not in a pejorative sense). The art is good but really who can say no to a Geoff Johns Superman book.
Saga #22 (Image)
It’s space hijinks with lots of drama. With two characters coming to major crossroads, could Vaughan be setting up something else to pull the rug out? With such great storytelling, it’s hard to believe that space element in any comic book could be second fiddle but Vaughan and Staples deliver a powerful punch.
Guardians of the Galaxy #18 (Marvel)
Now it seems that the Guardians are going to get their slice of the “Original Sin” pie as many lingering questions look to finally get answered. Nova, Thanos, and how exactly did Star-Lord return from the Cancerverse? Ostensibly, whatever spins out of this chapter for the Guardians won’t be on the level of Thor losing his hammer, but with Bendis he will still figure out a way to make this a great ride.
Low #2 (Image)
It seems that you either love or hate Rick Remender at this point but I’m a part of the former. I’ve really enjoyed his most of his out there Captain America stuff and his Uncanny Avengers hasn’t been terrible. It’ll be exciting to see what kind of world he builds in this newer Image book with characters that he has more freedom with, especially on a book that sounds like a mash up of The Walking Dead and Wake.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles In Time #3 (IDW Publishing)
Because why not. The Turtles take their turn as swashbucklers on the open sea, but there is a familiar foe that is really leading the band of pirates. It seems as though each chapter of the Turtles In Time series takes on a tone that is particular to their place in time, so this should be full of adventure.
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