Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.
Our pull of the week (for the second consecutive month on its release week):
Story: Greg Rucka
Art: Carmen Camero, Terry Pallot
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
- Still weeks away from pick-up by the Starjammers, Cyclops and Corsair look for help getting off a hostile planet elsewhere
- Continuing the trend, would-be rescuers might not be what they seem.
WHAT THE HELL IS MY MASSIVE LIST THIS WEEK?
- The Massive #27: I don’t talk about this much, but The Massive is honestly one of my favorite ongoing series right now. It’s a fantastic romp in a post-apocalyptic world, with characters I’ve grown to love and a main mystery I’m still deeply invested in seeing solved – which, finally! Finally, some answers! (Take note, Morning Glories. Answer some big questions before asking 100 more.) I tend to wait until the three-issue arcs are completed before reading, but since this is particular arc is six issues and it’s an important one, I’m reading issue by issue and waiting impatiently every month for the next one. TORTURE.
- Bodies #3: This title is so odd, but intriguing at the same time. There’s so much going on that all somehow has to tie together (a time-traveling serial killer?) and seeing it happen will be fun.
- Harley Quinn: Futures End: I’m not reading this series (or much DC, sadly) but I had to pick this up out of curiosity.
- Bob’s Burgers #2: Issue one was pretty damn fantastic, and I’m glad this is all canon. It’s something to tide me over for the next two weeks.
- Saga #23: No. I refuse to be battered by feelings this month. NOOOOOOOO.
- Wayward #2: I thought the first issue was a decent start, and I loved the art. Really looking forward to seeing where this series goes.
- All-New Ghost Rider #7: I really enjoy this series, despite how much it is not my type of thing. The art normally wouldn’t be my cup of tea, but it somehow works and makes things frenetic and over the top, which works for Ghost Rider.
- Cyclops #5: Awwww yeah, space pirate fighting!
- Magneto #10: More Magneto, more murder, more dubious moral choices and discomfort. This title works on many different levels for me, and is fascinating when examining Magneto’s ethical choices.
- Storm #3: Issue two really picked up (I ship Storm/Wolverine, I admit it) and I hope that upward trend keeps going.
- Pop #2: I went into issue #1 not sure what to expect, but the premise is intriguing, the writing is good, so I’m in this one for the long run. It’s not the kind of book I’d normally be into, which makes me like it even more, really.
- Saga #23: More space drama, more heart-ache. I’m ready. And anyone who says they didn’t laugh at that King Robot reveal in #22 is lying, I tell you. Lying.
- Cyclops #5: This book gets better and better every month, and I really hope the quality doesn’t dip, even when Rucka leaves the book. I was already a Cyclops fan, but this book is fantastic. The art and colors in #4 were so great that it took me twice as long to read it.
- Storm #3: I still haven’t read #2, but since I’ve got a light week, this week, I’m hoping to catch up.
- Lumberjanes #6: Just get in my hands and into my eyeballs already! Every week I look for it on the solicits list, because I struggle with a concept of time and also always want the next issue immediately after I finish the newest one. It’s such a great, fun book that makes me wish I had been a Girl Scout as a child. However I’m pretty certain it wouldn’t have lived up to my expectations set by this title.
- Saga #23: Every time the Marko, Alana, and Hazel don’t die in an issue, I’m infinitely pleased. Let this comment not come back to haunt me after today.
- Cyclops #5: When Rucka leaves, I believe that we’re going to have to pour one out for the end of an era. That said, I’m all about the ‘Cyke and his dad-who-reminds-me-of-Ben-Stiller do space adventures!’ no matter who is writing the book. It just helps that it is consistently awesome so far.
- Loki: Agent of Asgard #6: I sometimes struggle with Loki-solo titles (the Kid Loki run on JiM was actually the first time I didn’t roll my eyes at the characters). That said, I’ve been enjoying the heck out of this one, but I like when characters have to face their worst enemies. Also, shenanigans. It’ll be fun to see how it survives the Original Sin crossover stuff.
Leshia has been having too much fun with Canadian theatre to contribute this week, but she wanted us to mention the final issue of Ghostbusters for her.
- Saga #23: The solicit for this one simply says “Betrayal.” DON’T TOY WITH ME, BKV.
- Cyclops #5: From the last issue, this one looks like it’s going to be ‘Cyclops and his dad re-enact the plot of Riddick.’ Here for this, assuming that since it’s Rucka there will be considerably less misogyny than there was in Riddick.
- Loki: Agent of Asgard #6: This got derailed by a crossover, as is the eternal curse of Loki books, but now it’s back to shenanigans! I do so love shenanigans. Not that the cross-over didn’t have shenanigans, it was fun, but it also had that sort of conscious ‘this is setting up another book’ thing going on. The backdoor piloting of comic books.
- Mighty Avengers #14: This is an odd one because I always forget about it, maybe because it’s slightly disconnected and doing its own thing? Which is great, it’s just hard to be an Avengers book that isn’t related to Hickman Crazy Times.
- New Avengers #24: SPEAKING OF. With the revelations of how these books are functioning now, I imagine this is going to be the flipside to the last Avengers, being about the on-the-run Illuminati in the wake of a SHIELD-integrated militarized Avengers. Deeply interested in seeing what’s up.
- Sundowners #2: After a promising start last month, I’m eager to see what twists Seeley has in store for the second issue of this new Dark Horse series.
- All-New Invaders #10: The cheese factor of this series is really starting to grow on me. Once I’d stopped holding it to the expectations I had when the title was first announced and started appreciating it for what it was, I’ve been enjoying it a lot more.
- Cyclops #5: We’re quickly reaching the end of Rucka’s run, but I’m gonna savour every last moment of it while it lasts.
- New Avengers #24: OKAY. So, I wasn’t really digging the eight month time-jump in Avengers ’til Amadeus Cho: Super Genius Illuminati Spy showed up, but now I’m fully on board. Who else is in the Illuminati now? Inquiring minds want to know! (Boy, I just want Amadeus to have his own book again. If you haven’t checked out Greg Pak’s Hercules run, do yourself a favour and find it immediately. Talk about good comics.)
- Thunderbolts #31: Mostly I’m just really curious how this arc with the Punisher is going to wrap up.
- Star Trek #37: GRC’s own Leshia turned me onto this series. I’m usually not big on licensed series, but between Shasteen’s uncanny ability to capture actors’ likenesses and Johnson’s ear for character voices, this book is just like watching a new Star Trek show. I came for the Q arc, but if this creative team sticks around, I think I found a new permanent addition to my pull-list.