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What Comics To Watch For On Wednesday, 01/08

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…stuff!




This week’s offerings:


Avengers World #1

So, Avengers World is a thing.  Hickman and Spencer are writing “the other Avengers story” in the sister title to The Avengers.  This, at best, could be a great creative outlet for Hickman, helping him put Avengers ideas in two places as opposed to overloading the reader.  At worst, it’s an interesting b-side with under-utilized characters.  I’ll check it out even if I am not familiar with Stefano Caselli.




Adventure Time Flip Slide #1

Everyone likes Adventure Time.  I watched an episode this weekend that just fully entertained me.  I also like it when Finn wears Jake as armour.




Minimum Wage #1

Always good to see someone get back in the game.  Welcome back Mr. Fingerman.

After a nearly 15-year hiatus, BOB FINGERMAN’s edgy, critically-acclaimed title returns as a monthly.
When last we left Rob and Sylvia they were exchanging vows at the altar. Three years later (in Rob’s world), much has changed. Rob has a cell phone.
He’s 25. And oh yeah – spoiler alert – he’s single again.
Oops. Living again with his mom, it’s get-back-on-the-horse time as the daunting prospect of dating looms large as a horny Kraken.




Revolutionary War Alpha #1

Two words…Deaths Head 2.  Death’s Head 2 is an old European comic character that I used to love as a kid from some crappy comics.  He is front and center on the cover.  British superhero action?  Yes, please.




The Walking Dead #119

All out war continues.  It was suggested to me that we may not have Negan forever and that fact makes every page that we get with him more precious.  My favorite villain in comics right now is running rampant through Kirkman’s Walking Dead.




All-New X-Factor #1

Despite having a derp-y cast (everyone loves Gambit, right?) and looking wholly uninteresting, this book could be a trainwreck and entertain more in a “trash TV” way than in a “literary classics” way.



Also, Earth 2 is a comic book.  Hal reads it.



~ Scott Deaux ~

About Scott Deaux

Favorite Comics: Lazarus, Essex County, Chew, Superior Foes Of Spider-Man, Age of Apocalypse stuff, The Nightly News, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Pax Romana, Avengers, NEXTWAVE: Agents Of Hate, Sweet Tooth, We3, others... Favorite Quote(s): "Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world." - Warren Ellis "People who hold signs go hold many other things" - Eddie Pepitone

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