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, everybody is dumping out their Santa sacks and we are overloaded with comics to suggest. Get some!
This week’s offerings:
Rocket Salvage #1
Blog favorite artist Yehudi Mercado (Buffalo Speedway, Pantalones TX) teams up with blog favorite artist Bachan (Imagine Agents) to create a brand new, big ticket series from BOOM! Studios! Space racing with beautiful artwork should be tantalizing to even the most casual comic reader.
All New Captain America #2
I loved issue #1 (cept they killed Batroc The Leaper) and am excited for more beautiful Stuart Immonen art. Sam Wilson is filling Cap’s big shoes in an epic way with breakout character, Nomad at his side. Issue #2 would have to try very hard to disappoint.
Bigger Bang #2
People really liked issue #1 and my local comics store sold out of it, but I was sort of “meh” about it. The solicit for issue #2 has me interested:
Is the most powerful being alive ready for? friendship? Cosmos’s adventures in the multi-verse continue as Extermination Bots are battled! The monsterous King Thulu is bossy! Trust is questioned! And a new feeling Cosmos has never felt comes into focus (*Spoiler Alert: It’s love.) in this breakneck second issue from Kirkbride and Gogtzilas!
All New X-Men #34
Miles Morales is running amok with the All-New X-Men. Between time-traveling and dimension hopping, this book is a freaking mess! Love it.
Multiversity Thunderworld #1
Multiversity has been great and now, the magic comic book is showing up in Thunderworld. DC Says:
Acclaimed for their collaborations on BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEAGUY and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY: THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN, superstar writer Grant Morrison and renowned artist Cameron Stewart deliver some magic to THE MULTIVERSITY with a breathtaking journey to Earth-5 – A.K.A. Thunderworld!
Rumble features a badass looking protagonist dishing out pugilistic justice to all in his way. Check out the solicitation:
Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar…and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back—and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part. It’s Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe.
This, plus the words “Scarecrow Warrior God” is worth $3.50.
Ms. Marvel #10
The continued adventures of Lockjaw and Ms. Marvel.
Scott Snyder is scary and creepy and this series is getting good reviews.
Moon Knight #10
Moon Knight is breaking into the UN. What could possibly go wrong?
Favorite Comical Musings fan, Ben, loves Lumberjanes and recommends EVERYONE check it out. I trust Ben, so I will refer it too.
I am loving the “Endgame” storyline and #37 continues it. The cover shows our mystery (not really) villain in all of his splendor.
This is a special request. Everybody go buy the trade of Krampus for someone you love. Brian Joines (friend of the blog) got boned on this and due to shipping problems, his Christmas-themed trade paperback lost weeks of exposure in book and comic stores. It is not even close to fair to Brian (he is being so cool and passive about it) that due to a labor slowdown/protest by the dockworkers union, his optimal marketing time for what I think is a well thought out, entertaining comic book is being missed, so go buy this comic book for $12.99.
~ Scott Deaux ~