So things are starting to stabilize here in the Pacific northwest. We’re still unpacking boxes and learning where the gas stations and grocery stores are but I’ve also had time to unpack my grandma’s upholstered rocker and find some awesome new beers to drink while I read comics in said chair. I had a light week for new books last week but this week is making up for it, and here are just four of the books I’ll be picking up. I hope you have a great #NCBD! Leave a picture in the comments section and show us what you picked up this week!
Star Wars #10 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): Rated Teen Our book of the year turns 10 this month with a story about everyone realizing the trouble Luke is in on the bounty hunter planet and rushing to help him out. I’m not going to go on about how great the writing is, (It is!), but I do want to highlight the art and coloring. This book is a joy to look at slowly and lovingly. Stuart Immonen is doing some remarkable work on both the covers and the interior art and the inker and colorist are obviously in sync because the story has an amazing flow visually. Jason Aaron (Writer) Stuart Immonen (Artist) Wade Von Grawbadger (Inker) Justin Ponsor (Colorist)
Secret Wars #6 Rated Teen Plus ($3.99, Marvel Comics): I’ve been loving on this baby before the series even began, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. Yes, it’s been delayed. Yes, it’s been lengthened to eight issues. Guess what? I don’t care! I love the art, the story telling, the Alex Ross covers, and the anticipation of seeing how all of it will come together. I’ll be genuinely disappointed if Secret Wars and all of the tie-ins amount to a return to the status quo, but I believe in the team and creative direction of the effort! What’s going to happen in issue six? I don’t know, but I love the butterflies I get just thinking about it! Jonathan Hickman (Writer) Esad Ribic (Artist) Alex Ross (Cover Artist)
Dr. Strange #1 ($4.99, Marvel Comics): Rated Teen Plus Three ingredients for making an amazing debut comic; 1) Dr. Strange 2) Jason Aaron 3) Chris Bachalo. From the creative duo who brought you Wolverine and the X-Men comes their take on the sorcerer supreme! Magic, THAT cape, and a forward looking take on magic in the new Marvel universe awaits us with this offering from the House of Ideas. Jason Aaron (Writer) Chris Bachalo (Artist)
Cyborg #3 ($2.99, DC Comics): Rated Teen I’ve been trying out new books from DC with zero interest in continuity or context with whatever the New 52/Convergence/DCYOU is trying to do this week, and I’ve decided to just enjoy the stories and characters. You can read more about my dive into the DC world over at the “I’ve got issues” column from yesterday. Cyborg has always been one of my favorite DC characters. Marv Wolfman did an amazing job with the character in the ’80s in the various Teen Titans books giving him depth and existential conflict, and I’ve been a fan of the campy version in the multiple seasons of Teen Titans GO! and the Lego DC Super Heroes movie appearances. So when I decided to give the book a chance I really didn’t know what version I was going to get. After two issues it’s apparent we’re going to be getting a lot of the angst ridden/daddy issues Vic with a mix of new armor and weaponry and it makes for great reading! The backstory and origin flashbacks in the first two issues are comprehensive but efficient so you don’t feel like you’ve spent six dollars on the umpteenth retelling of the same tale. The new story line moves quickly and I’m anxious to learn more about the new Technosapiens and the Tekbreakers, (An alien race responsible for Cyborg’s death in a previous story line.), because they are coming to take my favorite Titan and Justice Leaguer OUT! David F. Walker (Writer) Ivan Reis (Penciller) Adriano Lucas (Colors) Joe Prado, Ray McCarthy, and Scott Hanna (Inks)
As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.
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