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 is jam-packed with GREAT stuff!
This week’s offerings:
Superman Wonder Woman #3
Is Danielle Steele making comics now?
Marvel Knights Hulk #1
I didn’t even know Marvel Knights imprints were coming back! In all seriousness, writers are finding new things to do with the Hulk lately and Hulk comics have been good comics. Maybe this follows suit… Also, it looks like the Hulk is going to “smash” France.
Brian Joines is a fresh voice in comics. Maybe it’s because I love his other series, Imagine Agents, so much or maybe it is because we are Facebook bros…whatever the reason, I love this man. Krampus is a sexy topic lately as I have seen more and more people cosplaying him and heard more and more about this oft-forgotten character. Check this comic out, Brian deserves your money.
Mighty Avengers #4
Mighty Avengers is an incredibly awkward comic book that as a concept should not work, but I am freaking loving it. I think that we find out who Spider Hero is in this issue. I’m in.
Justice League 3000 #1
Alternate future Justice League stories always appeal to two types of people:
1. People who are enamored with the futures of characters and loved Batman Beyond (or)
2. People who simply don’t care about the current Justice League and are looking for ANYTHING different.
I fall into both categories.
Doc Savage #1
Doc Savage has a new series coming out and having Chris Roberson write it with Alex Ross covers is not a bad sales pitch to get me to reconsider the bias that I have against Dynamite books.
It’s often a good idea to try out new things for no good reason. I’m recommending Brainboy#0 as my outside the box pick this week. Fred Van Lente is a creator with skins on the wall and to me, the premise is interesting…
When the United States Secret Service needs to make sure a location is safe for the president, they call Matt Price, a.k.a. Brain Boy, the world’s most powerful telepath. Raised by his parents’ employer after their deaths, Matt studied and honed his incredible psychic abilities under the tutelage of Albright Industries. Jump back in time to one of Brain Boy’s first missions with this #0 issue. He may have a powerful mind, but he’s in over his head!
Astro City #7
Astro City is known for doing great one-shot stories, so when there is a multi-part story, you know it’s going to be good. Add to that Samaritan, Winged Victory, and The Confessor and you have what some might say are the three heaviest hitters in Astro City. Plus, Winged Victory is supposed to be the main protagonist in the story and Kurt has been quoted on his creator-run Facebook as saying:
As I proofread ASTRO CITY, I gotta say: if Brent wasn’t drawing this, he should do a book with a strong, interesting female lead. He clearly loves drawing Winged Victory.
So it should be a tour de force for both Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson. I’m guessing that this gets Ifanboy’s pick of the week.
~ Scott Deaux ~