New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 9-24-14
Another September jamboree ends for DC and its final crop of Futures End one-shots with their fancy lenticular covers. This weeks include Aquaman and the Others, Booster Gold, Catwoman, Flash, Harley Quinn, Justice League Dark, Red Lanterns, Sinestro, Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie, and Superman. Marvel has more “Edge of Spider-Verse” shenanigans, and some X-titles with Cyclops #5, Storm #3, and more “World War Wendigo” in Amazing X-Men #11. Image has a nice selection with C.O.W.L. #5, Chew #43, Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta #4, Saga #23, and Wayward #2. Elsewise IDW starts a new volume of G.I. Joe, and prints the finale for New Ghostbusters #20.
Superman: Doomed #2 (DC)
This is it for Superman’s fist big event in the New 52, and it all boils down to a big battle with Brainiac. Supes has some decisions to make as either choice has repercussions, some of which may ripple pretty far into the current DC universe. What does this mean for Superman, Lois Lane, Steel, and even Doomsday?
Flash Futures End #1 (DC)
Speed Force! Flash battles future Flash for control of the Speed Force! The winner? Possibly you! Well maybe not, but Flash battles Flash and Wally West is in the mix too.
Catwoman Futures End #1 (DC)
This “Futures End” one-shot is an interesting mish-mash with the other on-going DC weekly title Batman Eternal, in which recently Selina Kyle is trying to place herself atop the Gotham City organized crime food chain. It seems as those this one-shot five years into the future sees her with the same end game and it seems the cat mask isn’t the only mask she’s been wearing in the not so distant future.
New Avengers #24 (Marvel)
Time has run out for the Illuminati as the first glimpse into “Time Runs Out” in Avengers #35 showed that the seeds they sowed are coming home to roost. It’s Hickman’s epic Avengers yarn finale that requires a mash-up of two cliches!
Low #3 (Image)
Perhaps someone will return to the surface world, or maybe other terrors lurking below will prevent that. It’s been a few thousand years since someone has walked the Earth’s surface in Remender’s post-apocalyptic oceanic adventure and the fun is just getting started.
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