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. And because this is a blog where I talk about comics, I thought why not take a look at some of the comics that I’m excited about this week in alphabetical order so as to avoid obvious favoritism… but there’s always going to be some comics that I just can’t wait to get my hands on more than others.
So what am I picking up tomorrow?
All-Star Batman #3 (DC) This has been such a brilliant series so far (yes, I know we’re only two issues in), and getting to watch how Scott Snyder is treating two face is fantastic. I’ve never been happier to see Batman be this resourceful before. It’s a brilliant dose of the Dark Knight out of his element: the countryside in the day.
Britannia #2 (Valiant) Valiant’s prestige style miniseries are often printed on a higher quality paper, which gives the pages a nice glossy feeling, which is in total juxtaposition to the story itself. Britannia is a bloody, no holds barred tale set in a violent time in Rome, and Britain’s, history. Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp gave us a brilliant first issue, so I’m looking forward to the second quite a bit.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6 (DC) Both Green Lantern titles have been excellent since Rebirth, but it’s this one that’s taken me by surprise most of all: normally stories set in space aren’t my forte, but for some reason I can’t get enough of this story.
Howard The Duck #11 (Marvel) The final issue in the current run may (or may not) be bigger than a normal issue, and may (or may not) have a guest appearance from Spider-Man. It’ll be a shame to see this series go, but the ride was a fantastic one while it lasted. Here’s hoping it goes out with a bang.
Kill Or Be Killed #3 (Image) Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips reunite for this story about a man who must kill bad people, or his life will take a drastic turn for the worse. It’s a gripping story, and one that delves deeper than the typical superhero/vigilante fare. Highly recommended.
Moon Knight #7 (Marvel) I’m starting to loose interest in this series, to be honest. This isn’t quite the make-or-break comic yet, but we’re getting close – and that’s hard for me to admit because I’ve been a huge fan of Moon Knight for so long. At what point do I call it quits?
Old Man Logan #12 (Marvel) It’s entirely possible that in the near future, this will be the only Marvel comic that I’m reading month to month. There’s kind of a poetic irony to that, seeing as how Wolverine was the first series I started reading some twenty years ago. With Old Man Logan, Jeff Lemire is balancing Logan’s new found vulnerability, relatively speaking, with an older and wiser outlook. Although part of me still sighs at how Marvel resurrected Wolverine without resurrecting him, I’m loving this series.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #3 (DC) There’s a Bizarro here. Anytime a Bizarro shows up in a comic I’m reading I get stupidly excited.
Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #12 (Valiant) I heard a rumour that I haven’t verified yet that this series will be ending soon. That’s an incredible shame, because the past eleven issues have combined to form one of the best consecutive runs from any publisher over the past year. If this is the last, or second to last issue, then I’ll be sad to see this go. If not, then my favourite ongoing comic will continue and I’ll be happy.