Here we go again kids! Let’s see what the powers that be have churned out for us this week. The offerings look pretty Avenger-rific, with a few indie gems thrown in.
First, let’s start with the stuff that will sit in the fifty cent bins for many, many conventions to come:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #640 – Seriously, guys, you had redeemed yourselves with Shed and the Grim Hunt. We forgave you. Well, pretty much. Did you reeeeally have to remind us of the One More Day travesty, with a lackluster script and art to match?
AVENGERS AND THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 of 4 – At first I was like, ho HO, did I not hear about something? But alas, this book looks to have all the charm of Spidey Super Stories #39. I”ll wait here while you check it out. Now I’ll wait while you puke. Now I’ll wait while you clean up the mess with a copy of Amazing Spiderman. We good? Cool Next up…
DEADPOOL #5 and DEADPOOL CORPS #26 – Seriously, who buys this stuff? I’m praying for you. And then I’m giving you a wedgie.
IMAGE UNITED #3 of 6 – Bringing back all the glory of the original Image days, right down to the multiple rip-off chase covers and missed deadlines. Will we reward them for this? I say thee nay.
HULK #24 – I know you’re not gonna believe this… spoiler alert… Green Hulk versus Red Hulk. A-freakin’-gain.
On the far end of the spectrum, here’s some stuff you do not want to miss:
PHOENIX:WITHOUT ASHES #1 of 4 (IIDW) – Evilguy and I were recently discussing how this is the one guy on earth that terrifies us both. I’d be scared not to buy this book. Harlan Ellison is a genius storyteller and I have great faith in his ability to deliver the goods.
HELLBOY SEED OF DESTRUCTION - It’ll be the best dollar you’ll spend this week.
REBELS: STRANGE COMPANIONS TP – If you’ve been ignoring our rave reviews of this book, here is your chance to redeem yourself. Buy it or at least one of them Brainiacs is gonna getcha.
ATLAS #4 – I’m digging this series. I never would have bought it if it was called 3-D Man. But I’m glad I did.
NEW AVENGERS #3 – The best of the new Avengers offerings, with Bendis promising some interesting back story connecting Iron Fist, Dr Strange and Wolverine.
AVENGERS ACADEMY #3 - The other best of the new Avengers offerings, and this month they’re throwing in some Thunderbolts! Which of course crosses right into…
THUNDERBOLTS #147 – Suh-weet! But that ain’t all…
SECRET AVENGERS #4 – The other OTHER best of the new Avengers titles!
TINY TITANS #31 – Aw yeah! Brainiacs!
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #51 – Hey kids! All that cool stuff that you thought might be happening in Brightest Day? Psst… over here…
And here’s a few offerings that I’m on the fence about and deserve a looksee:
SUPERGIRL #55 -Bizarro Supergirl – now why didn’t I think of that?
BATMAN BEYOND #3 – Evilguy keeps telling me to try this one, but I haven’t.
BRIGHTEST DAY #8 – Evilguy keeps telling me to drop this one and I haven’t.
POWER GIRL #15 – Can I ever shake the “I miss you” feeling from the former creative team? The magic… is it gone for good? No offense, Judd, I usually enjoy your work, but those were some big, high-heeled shoes you had to fill…
X-BOOKS – I’ll let Evilguy hawk NEW MUTANTS, X-MEN and X-FORCE, I’m too far behind reading them and will probably stay that way.