Hi, welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What Comics to Watch For On Wednesday.” We are doing our best to recommend a few titles worth your time this week. It is good to note that we rarely suggest mid-run titles, because we try to provide good jumping on points or oddities that must be seen to believe.
This week’s offerings:
All-New X-Men #18
The All-New X-Men are back in action after the game changing (really?) events of Battle Of The Atom! But honestly, you want to know what is going on with the X-Men, so you gotta’ read this…despite how you feel about the new costumes.
Manhattan Projects #16
This title is fixing to get messy and by that I mean all-out genius war. Hickman just keeps building tension issue after issue. Is this the one where it all blows up?
Astro City #6
Alright, so Astro City #5 was a bit of a misstep, but it’s a new day and this is a new issue. Astro City continues to be one of the best comic book series in production.
Thor God Of Thunder #15
The band of warriors continues to hunt the evil dark elf, Malekith. If you liked Thor 2, this is probably better.
The Walking Dead #116
It’s All Out War! Bullets are flying and we get two issues per month of Kirkman’s epic post-apocalyptic story. Who will be left standing when the smoke clears?! In the words of Samuel L. Jackson, “Hold onto you butts.”
X-Men Gold #1
The official solicitation from TFAW.com reads:
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men! CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue! Also jam-packed with an all-star roster of creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!
Yeah, I’d check that out…
Embossed covers aside, Snyder and Capullo’s “Zero Year” event is getting crazy as The Riddler cast Gotham into darkness in the first issue of the Dark City event. Snyder teased on Twitter that they would be paying off easter eggs that he had set up earlier in the series in this issue, so it’s a must-grab for fans of the series.
And in our, “Huh?” pick of the week I am choosing a “swords and sorcery” tale fresh off the presses. Image can do no wrong lately, so I think I might give this one a read…the art style by Christopher Mitten looks really cool. Also, his name is “mitten.”
~ Scott Deaux ~