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’s offerings:
Deadpool The Duck #2
Marvel is owned by the successful, decision-making machine that is Disney. It makes sense that they would take two cute characters like Rocket Raccoon and Howard The Duck and put them in a book that needs a parental advisory warning. That’s what you get when you add Deadpool to the mix. Juvenile cartoon characters that need parental advisory warnings are so wacky.
What do you get when you take one cynical anthropomorphic duck (named Howard) and cross it with the smelliest (and most annoying) mercenary in the Marvel Universe? DEADPOOL THE DUCK! When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control of the cutest mercenary the Marvel Universe has ever seen! Brought to you with words by Stuart Moore (CLOAK & DAGGER, THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE Novel) and art by Jacopo Camagni (DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS). Parental Advisory
Mighty Captain Marvel #1
Favorite character of feminist and bro alike, Carol Danvers is back. This time, she is being imagined and brought to life by successful young adult author, Margaret Stohl. Seems like a match made in heaven.
The Greatest. That’s what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn’t prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever. Yaas, Queen! Danvers may not like the crown she’s wearing, but boy does it look good on her. Just watch out for the thorns it comes with-forces trying to take down everything Carol has built. Carol Danvers makes her triumphant return as the Mighty Captain Marvel! Written by celebrity writer Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red) and drawn by the artfully talented Ramon Rosanas (Ant-Man), this bold new take on Earth’s mightiest and favorite hero!
Kamandi Challenge Special #1
Jack Kirby’s beloved, cult-classic Kamandi is getting re-released in a special edition format. This is worth it as a history lesson; a chance to see where the modern day art styles that we know and love came from. Also, Kamandi was a pretty solid idea for a comic book. I will be checking this one out.
The Few #1
I have always seen a connection between plays and comic books with acts/chapters. So, today, Image brings a comic written by a playwright with cool art and a sweet solicitation. This might be something.
Critically lauded writer and playwright SEAN LEWIS follows up the cult favorite SAINTS with his newest book THE FEW. Teaming with red-hot artist HAYDEN SHERMAN for a LIMITED MAXI-SERIES, THE FEW combines Mad Max action with a Station Eleven sensibility in this sci-fi series for mature readers. In a dystopian future, two survivalist brothers stumble across an unlikely sight: a woman asleep in the woods holding nothing but a gun and a baby wearing a gas mask. As these boys begin to embark on helping this woman, betrayals, secrets, and revolutions abound in the fight for what’s left of America.
You know that you like the WWE. Some of you might have the same tattoos as CM Punk, cut your hair like Bray Wyatt (hahaha), or pump iron whilst looking at a picture of Ryback. You might be a WWE Superstar. Or…maybe you just think it is dumb and funny. Either way, this might be fun for you to check out. Comic books and wrestling have both been compared to soap operas for men and this should be entertaining. Sports comics are hard to come by, so we should support this as a new-ish/interesting creative endeavor.
I don’t love Batman. I respect Batman as a character. The cover of this comic book features a sexy pic of Batman and Catwoman, but that’s not what I am coming for. I do love Swamp Thing and even though his mossy mug doesn’t grace the cover, the solicitation promises that Swamp Thing sighting.
‘STREETS AND SWAMPS’! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City with a mysterious request for Batman-but these longtime allies will have to make up for lost time and work together in order to confront a growing threat that only they can stop!
Monsters Unleashed #1
This is my jam. Monsters doin’ thangs. Heroes fightin’ them. Yes.
Curse Words #1
What do you get when you mix a well-respected, buttoned up, successful writer like Charles Soule (Swamp Thing, Daredevil, She Hulk) with a crazy, irreverent, rockstar internet sensation like Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts)? I have no freaking idea, but let’s go!
‘THE DEVIL’S DEVIL,’ Part One The new ongoing series from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) is COMING FOR YOU! A wizard has appeared in New York City, and he’s casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich-it’s great! But it’s not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an EVIL WIZARD, and EVIL THINGS are on the way. CURSE WORDS is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light…and MAGIC.
~ Scott Deaux ~
Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments