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. Sorry for our absence, but tragedy and business has kept us away. Blessed to be back!
This week’s offerings:
Black Hammer #5
Black Hammer is really building to something. This issue promises lots of “Colonel Weird” action. His interactions with the family were absolutely shocking in the last issue. This is my favorite series of 2016. Dark Horse is drawing a line in the sand and showing off.
Reborn #1, by Millar and Capullo was a straight up sucker punch. It shocked me with it’s opening scenes. It piercing me with the awkward mortality of the main character. It excited me with the promise of something that I haven’t seen very often and almost had a Joe The Barbarian feel to it. Pumped to see where it goes next.
Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
Elixir died. A character who brings people back to life was so affected by current X-conflicts that he died! What does that mean? Check the sollicit:
Caught in the crossfire between the Uncanny X-Men and the Dark Riders, Young X-Man ELIXIR was a casualty of war. But can a mutant whose power deals in life and death stay gone for long? Elixir is BACK and he’s come to take revenge?on BOTH parties!
Grand Passion #1
Dynamite Entertainment, famous for releasing somewhat crummy licensed comic books and Garth Ennis war stories, doesn’t always pack star power into their books. It seems as though Grand Passion aims to change that. James Robinson is a hero to comic book reviewers and has been very successful with most of the things that he has touched. He wrote Starman, he made Alan Scott gay, and wrote the enigmatic Airboy. James Robinson writing with Cassaday covers used to be a formula for success. We will see if the trend continues.
All New Wolverine #14
Allusion to old Wolverine Comics that I really liked? Tom Taylor? Trigger scent!!! I’m into this.
A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an inter-dimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.
From New York Times best-selling author Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy, Dept. H). Stunning artwork from David Rubin! Variant cover by Jeff Lemire!
I smell another hit from Dark Horse!
Thanos Now #1
In the wtf pick of the week, we have Jeff Lemire…writing Thanos. This seems odd. Maybe this is the Thanos tale where he moves to Canada and leads a minor league hockey team to beat the Russian national team in the Olympics? I would read the literal heck out of that.
~ Scott Deaux ~
Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments