Hi, welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What Comics to Watch For On Wednesday.” The point of this weekly endeavor is to show you what we think will be good this week. We are taking educated guesses, shots in the dark, if you will, at what might be worth a pick up. So welcome to the barely in time edition.
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. It’s pretty embarrassing when your highest score is a community average rating of 4.6/5. But, I have to thank The Spirit / Rocketeer Pulp Friction #1, because without it, my next highest community rating would have been 4.4.
2. And here’s good old number 4.4. The Flash has a strong fanbase in the Ifanboy community. Their praise of number 22 is evident.
3. Hawkeye Annual #1 didn’t match up to our expectations and we really missed David Aja. Looks like the Ifanboy community echoed our sentiments as it had an average community rating of only 4.3.
4. Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 disappointed many and seems like it failed to live up to the hype. It only got an average community rating of 3.9/5. That’s sad because I was hoping Yost would have more success with it.
5. Constantine #5 only got an average community rating of 3.3. For a comic where Constantine was supposed to steal the Shazam power, that is a bummer. Also, you have to consider the fact that the people reading this are Constantine fans and this seems to be just another chapter of letting them down. Blegh.
Again, all of these ratings are out of 5, so nothing sucked abysmally. Just a lot of missed opportunities to appeal to and engage fans.
Now to this week’s offerings:
Batman, Incorporated #13
The epic end to Morrison’s 7 year Batman story is here. It’s expected to be our highest performing pick this week. I’m told by many that I should have butterflies in my stomach about it. Do you?
Indestructible Hulk #11
Age Of Ultron is considered by many to be, at best, an awkward raping of the timestream. Now it’s broken and SHIELD has to send Hulk to fix it…maybe. Yeah, ok… I’m in.
From it’s cover, this looks like the best independent comic book that DC is putting out this month. It sounds very scientifically attractive, so I will check out issue #1. Great marketing, DC!
Morning Glories #29
Rick Cromack‘s favorite series starts up a new story arc here. The previous 28 issues are easy to get and critically acclaimed, so this is a great time to dip your toes in the water.
Tom Strong and The Planet Of Peril #1
What in the world is DC doing releasing new content from historically beloved characters?! This might actually qualify as a good idea! A series with Buck Rogers style adventure and an established history is a good place to start.
Wolverine In The Flesh #1
Cooking shows are about as hot as a habanero pepper right now, so why wouldn’t a successful, moderately famous chef write his own comic book? That’s not crazy, right? Then he features himself as a main character, teaming up with Wolverine? That’s not crazy, right? Right? (silence)
So anyways, a nice smattering of books to take chances on this week. Lots of DC…weird. Until next week!
~ Scott Deaux ~