New Comics Wednesday 7/29/15

Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:

  • BATGIRL ANNUAL #3: Grayson guest stars! I had to get it!
  • LAZARUS #18
  • SEX CRIMINALS #11
  • DAREDEVIL #17: I’m going to miss this run.
  • POWERS #4
  • THORS #2: This is runner up for Pick of the Week based on how good issue 1 was.
  • SCARLETT COUTURE #4: Ugh. If there was a category for Comic I’m Dreading Reading, this would be it. I had such high hopes for this series.
  • STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG MAG #46 ENTERPRISE NCC-1701C

Pick of the Week: Honestly? I’m most looking forward to getting that Star Trek magazine and the Enterprice-C figure. Besides the refit Enterprise (and Enterprise-A), the C version is my favorite design, and one that we didn’t see enough in Next Gen and the movies.

Best Cover: Sex Criminals #11 by Chip Zdarsky. If you haven’t caught on, I seem to be drawn to colors and shapes on comic book covers. Yes, all covers have colors and shapes, but I’m referring to things like this cover, where there are few defining characteristics and yet, those simple colors and shapes work to convey an idea. There is a reason for the old adage “less is more”.

Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?

PS: This is the final New Comics Wednesday post for the foreseeable future. Not that many people read the blog as it is, and these posts get the least amount of traffic. If you really like these posts, let me know, and I may be persuaded to bring them back. Thanks for reading!

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New Comics Wednesday 7/22/15

Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:

  • CYBORG #1: They’ve slimmed him down (from his Justice League look) and set him solo! I wonder how this will go? Regardless, it’ll be nice Ivan Reis art.
  • GRAYSON #10
  • INFINITE LOOP #4: Still loving this book.
  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #7
  • SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #12
  • STAR TREK #47: So far, this series episode adaptation (of “The Tholian Web”) is one of the weaker ones that I’ve read.
  • WE ARE ROBIN #2: After reading #1, I’m not sure where this is going, but I’m anxious to read this issue to find out more.

Pick of the Week: I’m mostly looking forward to reading Grayson #10 this week because we get to see what happens when Dick encounters Lex Luthor since the bald man “killed” him!

Best Cover: We Are Robin #2 by Lee Bermejo. I like the shapes of color, most notably red as contrasted by the darker, more muted colors, and the white background. Plus, doesn’t that middle character’s outfit look like a really cool Robin costume?

Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?

New Comics Wednesday 7/15/15

Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:

  • ASTRO CITY #25
  • DR FATE #2: I think I’ll like the covers more than the interiors.
  • HAWKEYE #22: It’s finally out!
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #42: I cannot wait to read the next chapter of this Darkseid War!
  • LETTER 44 #18
  • MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2: MM vs Supes!
  • RACHEL RISING #35
  • REVIVAL #31
  • ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #2
  • SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #19: Harley Quinn is everywhere these days, isn’t she?

Pick of the Week: Remember HawkGuy? Remember how cool this book was back in the day? Despite the depressingly long time that it’s been since the first solicitation and now (I read that it’s 40 weeks late?), I still choose Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja. How will this chapter of Clint’s life end? (And how did the most recent volume start with this story not yet finished?)

Best Cover: Look, I know I chose the cover to Revival #30 as a Best Cover one week, but you cannot deny that Revival #31 by Jenny Frison deserves a nod. Holy cats, does that cover just reach out and belly bump you to notice it or what? Creepy. (It also reminds me of something that Terry Moore would do in Rachel Rising, only grittier.)

Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?

New Comics Wednesday 7/8/15

Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:

  • ARCHIE #1: Mark Waid and Fiona Staples on the classic characters? I haven’t read Archie comics (not counting the wonderfully creepy Afterlife With Archie) in decades, but I’ve been hearing about the wonderful stories that the publisher has been putting out there, so I thought I’d give this new number one a shot (at least until Fiona is done on the art).
  • COFFIN HILL #20
  • CONSTANTINE, THE HELLBLAZER #2: I enjoyed #1 well enough. Will this take on JC hold my interest?
  • EARTH 2 SOCIETY #2: Based on #1, this title may not be long on my pull list.
  • SIRENS #4: I had such high expectations of this book, but the mediocre story and delays have me not that interested. But the art is pretty.
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2: #1 was sort of interesting.
  • SAGA #30
  • SQUADRON SINISTER #2: In #1, I feel like I’ve read this story, or some really close variation, before, but it was still a nice read.
  • STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS 1971/4860.2: This almost made my Pick of the Week. Gary 7 was one of the more interesting characters to appear on Star Trek, and I would have loved to see the series that Roddenberry was trying to sell via the backdoor pilot. I hope Byrne tells a good story with this appearance.
  • STRANGE FRUIT #1: See below.

Pick of the Week: Strange Fruit by J. G. Jones and Mark Waid. There’s something about the description of this book that has me so very interested in it. It’s historical and involves a super being (maybe) and is potentially mythic. When you invoke Of Mice and Men, you immediately have my attention.

Best Cover: Saga #30 by Fiona Staples. It’s pretty and menacing (is that flower growing out of a pool of blood?). It also evokes the Black Mercy plant from the classic Alan Moore Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”, but I’m probably reading waaayyy too much into this picture.

Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?

New Comics Wednesday 7/1/15

Here are the comics that I’m getting from this week:

  • 18 DAYS #1: I have no idea what this is about, which goes along perfectly with some out there regarding Grant Morrison’s work. Whatever. I like his comics.
  • CRIMINAL TP VOL 06 LAST OF THE INNOCENT
  • JUPITER’S CIRCLE #4
  • OMEGA MEN #2
  • ONYX #1: This was announced at this year’s Emerald City Comicon as the start of a new push into more superhero type titles from Dark Horse.
  • SECRET WARS #4: This is turning out to be the best event comic since Blackest Night.
  • UNCANNY SEASON 2 #4
  • VERTIGO QUARTERLY SFX #2
  • WE STAND ON GUARD #1
  • WICKED & DIVINE #12

Pick of the week: I almost gave the to 18 Days, but We Stand Guard by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce gets the because it’s 1) BKV writing it and 2) the U.S. invades Canada (or, as I like to say, Canadia)?!?! WHY, Uncle Sam, why?

Best cover: 18 Days #1, the Cosmic Krishna version by Mukesh Singh, It’s colorful, intricate, and a tad menacing, don’t you think?

Here’s a list of new comics for this week. What are you buying?