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 Hawkeye #1
One of the highpoints to come out of the Hawkeye stories created by Matt Fraction and David Aja was the complex relationship of the two Hawkeyes. Clint and Kate’s playful banter often gave way to soul crushing moments of self-realization to Clint. They come from completely different backgrounds and yet, are deeply entwined with each other. This story promises an older Clint, dealing with an older Kate and I imagine that it will be interesting/entertaining to see them interact as Kate will be inevitably more established and Clint will probably be the same old Clint. Who knows? We will see.
I love The Hood. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Parker Robbins, as he was my first anti-hero that I really connected with. I collected every issue of the Brian K. Vaughan miniseries from 2002 and have been gripped with his inclusion in the mainstream Marvel universe since then. The Hood is a street level sorcerer with great ambition. From the solicitation: “Bad guys win every day? why not us?”
Oh sure, take the series that I liked without explanation and put Galactus on the team with The Blue Marvel. This will continue to be weird, but I hope by embracing the weirdness, it will be wonderful!
Twilight Children #2
Darwyn Cooke makes waves (like usual) with this series from DC Comics. We have recommended #1 and it got “Pick Of The Week” from Ifanboy.com. Today, we roll straight ahead to issue #2. It should be a continuation of greatness.
Web Warriors #1
I’ve been waiting for this one. Spider-Ham…. just in time for Thanksgiving….
The second arc of Autumnlands starts up. Kurt Busiek! Take my money! Volume One hung more dong than Salem hung witches.
This looks funky. I will try an issue of this:
A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV? Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems. A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Lynch.
All-New All-Different Avengers #1
The Avengers are dead–long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man–are living separate lives, not tied to any team–but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!
Hmmm…. aside from the terrible catchphrase (I, mean “long live the Avengers!”….nah) and the fact that this is the same tired way that Avengers always come to play together, I like everyone on this team, so it could transcend it’s flaws to be a good series.
Last Sons Of America #1
Don’t let me doooooowwwwn, BOOM!
What’s to Love: We were instantly taken with newcomer Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s inventive high concept story and mature characterization. Throw in a crime thriller element and Matthew Dow Smith’s moody art and Last Sons of America can be the perfect answer to, What if Elmore Leonard wrote Children of Men? What It Is: When a biological terrorist attack makes it impossible for anyone in America to conceive children, adoption of kids from other counties explodes. Brothers Jackie and Julian are adoption agents based in Nicaragua. They usually do all their options through legal means, but they’re facing increasing competition from straight-up kidnappers. One desperate move from Jackie could put them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people.
All-New Wolverine #1
X-23 takes her place as the Wolverine of the Marvel universe. If you are not up on this, X-23 is a clone of Wolverine that has become her very own powerhouse character and now she takes the reigns. I, for one am VERY excited.
Scalped creative team on a book named after a cussword. haHA!
Writer JASON AARON & artist R.M. GUERA, the creators of the seminal crime series SCALPED, reunite for a new ongoing series of stark and brutal biblical noir, which begins with a SPECIAL OVER-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE featuring thirty pages of story. ‘And the earth was filled with violence.’ Genesis 6:11 Its 1655 years after Eden, and life on Earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and stone-age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruction are the rule of the day. Humankind is a failed experiment. This is life before the Flood. The story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. Welcome to the world of THE GODDAMNED.
~ Scott Deaux ~
Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments