It’s Wednesday where for many people it’s hump day but in the world of comics it’s new comics day! Here are some comics you may want to consider this week.
As always I try to start with a first issue and this week there are several including a big one from the fine folks at Marvel Comics.
I had a chance to read an issue earlier this week and I liked it. I really wish Marvel would stop giving work to Greg Land but Ewing’s writing is snappy. But Al? The trench coat was GREAT!
This is the beginning of the end for Locke & Key and I’m going to miss this series so much.
If you like cocky psychic goverment agents, you might want to try Brain Boy by Fred Van Lente and R.B. Silva. More here.
Also from Marvel this week is X-Men #5 from Brian Wood which is the best female team book in comics.
Also this week is Fearless Defenders #9. Hmm, is Marvel creating a Ladies Week like DC Does?
And speaking of lady led books, you are reading Rachel Rising, right?
And speaking again of lady led books, I’m really enjoying Gail Simone’s run on Red Sonja. This issue has a lot of back story for Sonja.
I’m also going to put another plug in for Ghosted by Josh Williamson, which I have really been enjoying.
DC Comics, of course, has its Villain’s month going on. I picked up two issues last week and while they were good, I am not feeling like these are essential. As a result, I’m going to save my money and maybe pick them up in trade. If I were picking up any issues I’d probably pick up Lobo, because I was impressed by Maguerite Bennett’s first issue for DC and Killer Frost by Sterling Gates because he writes interesting female characters.
But there are two great DC Comics to pick up this week:
Wonder Woman shows up in Smallville. I like this Wonder Woman.
Look Talia al Ghul and Damian. I like Li’l Gotham.
That’s it for me. What’s on your list?
It’s the last pull before the anniversary of new 52 and can you believe a year has gone by? It’s almost as if DC has a gift for me this week - two new #1s both with female leads! Yay. But then this also the week that Wonder Woman becomes Superman’s sexy sidekick so you win some, you lose some.
First up another one shot from DC’s National Comics:
Looker used to be part of Batman’s Outsiders (which looks a lot like the new Justice League announced earlier this week. But now she’s just a supermodel turned vampire. I’m not familiar with the team on this who worked together on the Kane and Lynch comic last year, but I will give it a try. Update: Not buying it the artist is a homophobe. Sorry not putting money in his pocket.
I am, however, very familiar with the team on the next first issue and it is a good one — Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with Cat Staggs on art.
That cover artists looks like she has some potential, too.
Also from DC Comics this week:
The New Deadwardians #6 - still loving this.
Superman Family #4 - Look a comic book with Lois Lane on the cover!
And now moving on to the world of Marvel it’s Captain Marvel #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick.
I like that cover. If you perused any of the Women Read Comics in Public site there was a lot of Captain Marvel. I believe this book just might be a hit!
And now moving away from the big two, two books I can’t wait to read:
Teen Age Ninja Mutant Turtles #3
Why am I pick this up? Because it is written by Barbara Randall Kesel who was one of the best writers Barbara Gordon ever had. Besides I always liked April and I can just look at the cover and pretend its Babs! This looks like fun.
I don’t think I’ve written much about Locke and Key by Joe Hill, but I just love the series. This week there is a one-shot and I can’t wait to read it.
That’s it on my side. What’s on your list?