Hi, welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What to Watch For On Wednesday.” In these posts, we will tell you what comics are coming out on Wednesday (TODAY) that look interesting. This week has some high points and some low points. It is my goal to highlight the high ones.
First, let’s take a look at how we did last week. We recommended 5 titles to check out last week and we are going to look at the Ifanboy.com average community ratings for each book to see how our suggestions panned out.
1. The Private Eye #3 was our top performing recommendation with an average community rating of 4.6/5.
2. Swamp Thing #22 finished with an average community rating of 4.3/5, which tied with:
3. Batman Incorporated #12 which also had an average community rating of 4.3/5.
4. Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 had a solid 4/5, which is a great score, for a Deadpool book, from an intelligent community of comic book scrutinists (not a word).
5. Finally, Catalyst Comix #1 seems to have been less explosive than we expected, but still a decent read at an average community rating of 3.9/5
Now on to this week’s goods:
1. The Indestructible Hulk #10
Mark Waid’s Hulk/Daredevil crossover continues this week. Two, currently great, franchises overlap to the delight of fans. Comic-dom loved issue #9, so I would put odds on the fact that issue 10 will be satisfying.
2. Justice League #22
Trinity War starts here. I was recently asked to describe what I know about Trinity War. This was my description:
Trinity War =Pandora, dumb character invented recently, releases time monsters or something that the Question, empowered by stupid magic, has to fight accompanied by The Phantom Stranger who is revealed to be Judas Iscariot because *bleep* me.
But anyways, it’s supposed to be a big deal, so keep your eye on it…I guess…or something.
3. Daredevil #28
I’ve recently jumped on the Daredevil bandwagon and in the first ten issues, I have to say that I am pleased. Angry kid covers are good even if Superman hasn’t given them black eyes.
4. Walking Dead #112
Walking Dead has been very exciting, but the rabid fans have been begging for something to “happen.” Well, I have it on good authority from Lone Star Comics Plano that this is the answer to all of your sadistic zombie-filled prayers.
5. Batman #22
Snyder and Capullo’s “Batman” is the hottest property that DC has going, you can tell by how no one is getting fired and they aren’t monkeying around with it. The mixed feelings surrounding the Death In The Family story arc and all of the crying about Damian don’t have fans jumping ship, but certainly craving something different. The Zero Year storyline aims to provide that. Issue two is out today. What are you waiting for?
6. Hawkeye #12
Hawkeye was the breakout hit of 2012 and the can’t miss series of 2013…at least that is what the solicit says. I love Hawkeye. I love Hawkguy. This is a great series that you should already be reading. P.S. The first trade paperback has been available and features issues 1-5. The second trade paperback of Hawkeye comes out today and features issues 6-11. So if you are paying attention, you can purchase both trades today ($16.99 in person, nearly half of that on the internet) and then issue number 12 and be 100% caught up on a genius series. I encourage you to do that.
~ Scott Deaux ~