Each week there are comics that come out that I just can’t wait to read, and some that I really don’t care about. You can find my reasons for being excited about these comics here. Now that I’ve read the comics I was excited about, were they as good as I hoped? Were there others that surprised me?
Read on, and find out!
A little late this week, so we’re going without covers again.
4001 A.D. #3 (Valiant)
Hands down the best event this summer. You can find a full review here.
Action Comics #960 (DC)
I have never enjoyed a Superman comic as much as I am this one – and the ongoing Superman, too – before. This comic has some fantastic action, as well as some genuinely poignant moments. With Doomsday’s presence there’s a genuine feeling of an uphill battle for Big Blue. Will he die again? Personally I feel it’s unlikely, but there’s certainly a threat of it here.
Cryptocracy #2 (Dark Horse)
Continues to be a very interesting comic. A must read for those who enjoy conspiracy stories.
Divinity II #4 (Valiant)
There’s a full review here, but in short: Amazing.
Howard The Duck # 9 (Marvel)
There’s something refreshing about Marvel allowing Chip Zdarsky to poke fun at almost every comic that they’re publishing these days.Howard the Duck may not be for everyone, but for those who do enjoy it, then this issue is one of the more entertaining ones.
Nightwing #1 (DC)
Nightwing’s back… and the comic was okay. Not the best comic featuring an ex-Robin released this week, though.
Old Man Logan #9 (Marvel)
Old Man Logan goes to Madripoor, and it goes about as well as can be expected for our beloved Canadian. Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Mialo deliver another beautiful issue, and Jeff Lemire has returned to form after issue 8’s disappointment.
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1 (Dark Horse)
This. Was. Awesome. It’s setting up the longer story, but it does it so very well.
Red Hood And The Outlaws Rebirth #1 (DC)
Easily the best comic featuring a former Robin, this was really enjoyable. A great stand alone story that effectively introduces Red Hood to a new audience, or lets existing fans know just where the characters stands in the DC Universe now; this is a good read if you’re at all interested in Red Hood, and was easilyl the best comic featuring an ex Robin this week.
It was… okay. Some great moments with the characters being themselves, capped off by a reveal that I felt should have meant more to me than it did left me with an underwhelmed feeling as the issue ended.
X-O Manowar #47 (Valiant)
If we know that the series is coming to a close with issue #50, you’d have a good idea with just how ominous the story beats are here. Nothing good is going to come out of this for the characters involved, but the readers are in for a treat.