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. Tons of Marvel #1’s again…and a whole lotta’ humor!
This week’s offerings:
Deadpool is back with it’s fan favorite creative team to be basically the same, but with a new number one. Oh, comics…
As the solicitation unfortunately states: “The world belongs to…DEADPOOL”
Archie Comics Publications is quietly doing some edgy things with it’s “Dark Circle” imprint. A “take no prisoners” vigilante that actually kills is a bit on the edgy side. We will see how it goes!
Paper Girls #2
We recommended Paper Girls #1 back on 10/7 because we trust Brian K. Vaughan implicitly, but now we are hooked. Vaughan taps into a genre whilst keeping it vague enough to appeal to many and entice all readers.
Howard The Duck #1
Chip Zdarsky is still writing Howard The Duck with Joe Quinones on art. This is yet another example of Marvel putting out a new number one with the same creative team, writing a similar story. But, then all superhero comics are kind of the same… I dunno… this should be great!
Grant Morrison tells the mythical story of Santa Claus while “Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism-taking in the creepier side of Christmas.” The promise is that this will essentially be a “Santa Claus: Year One” style tale. I am excited.
CM Punk, from the WWE, is writing comics now and EVERYBODY is excited for this one. I saw preview pages for this one and they looked GREAT. A comic book about a fighter written by a theatrical fighter sounds really promising.
A new story arc starts here as we learn about the control that Aboriginal people have over The Woods. I really like the art style of Michael Dialynas. The cover deserves a good long look.
Doctor Strange #2
The Sancto Sanctorum takes center stage in an issue which I am expecting to be artistically impressive. Heck of a solicitation:
Take a tour of Doctor Strange’s home– the Sancto Sanctorum. It’s the weirdest and most dangerous place in the Marvel Universe! A place where opening the wrong door can unleash hell on Earth. Unfortunately for you and your fellow visitor, Zelma, Strange’s house is infested with something far worse than bed bugs!
Citizen Jack #1
Political satire abounds in this tale about a crooked, small-town politician who aspires to be president with a demon (really) powered campaign that may take him to the top. Sam Humphries will, likely, pull no punches as he looks to deliver this weird story.
Extraordinary X-Men #1
Old Man Logan, bearded Colossus, young Jean Grey as Marvel Girl… I’ll bite. Will you?
Exodus Life After #1
~ Scott Deaux ~
Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments