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 pick of the week:
Story: Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett
Art: Phil Jimenez, Tom Palmer, Stephanie Hans
Publisher: Marvel Comics
•All her life, Angela — the finest warrior of Heven — was raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being.
• And now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor’s sister. She is an Asgardian.
• Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must now strike out on her own!
• But what does Angela have that both Asgard and Heven want? And why are they so eager to get it?
• Visionary writers Kieron Gillen and Marguerite Bennett team with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to finally throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous inhabitant!
What a light week!
- Gotham Academy #3: I’m still not completely sure I’m the target audience for this book, but I was intrigued enough by issue 2 to give this book a few more months. The art alone is the kind of bright, poppy art I really enjoy and that goes a long way with me.
- Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1: I’ve liked Angela well enough in Guardians of the Galaxy (her interactions with Gamora early in Bendis’s run were great) and I’m also in this to see just how Gillen manages to infuse his own quirks into the title. Will there be a spotify playlist full of Kenickie? Only time will tell.
- Fairest #32: You know it’s a slow week when this is in my top three most anticipated titles. Aww, that’s a harsher burn than this book deserves, I take it back. I’m actually still quite digging it, but the end of Fables just looms too large to enjoy it on its own merits these days? Which is a shame. Just get to the fireworks farm already.
- All-New X-Factor #17: Whereas with this soon-to-conclude title, every remaining issue is a treasure to savour. When the heck did Longshot become a character I actively looked forward to seeing?
- Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1: What can I say? I love alliteration. That, and Marvel’s acquisition of the character has been endlessly fascinating to me and I’m curious to see what more they do with her.
- Gotham Academy #3: One more issue of this before I conclude it’s not really my speed – I just haven’t bonded with the main characters and so only have the loosest interest in what they’re doing (whatever that… is? I guess also that’s my issue) or in uncovering the mysteries. Some of which aren’t mysteries to our supposedly POV characters, so… mystery boxes, sigh, mystery boxes.
- Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1: I didn’t have much interest in Angela before this. Seemingly acquired as much as a ‘in your face’ to Todd “The Toddmeister” McFarlane as anything, then immediately slotted into a team book, she’s an odd case, and then got the tricky secret sister treatment. But Gillen’s myth-work tends to be my favourite of his, and so I’m looking forward to him back on an Asgard book.
- Shaft #1: The art for this looks really cool and I’m a fan of hardboiled detective stories, so I’m going to give it a shot.
- Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1: I’ve found Gillen’s best work at Marvel has been for his Asgardian Adventures. That said, I can’t say I’m particularly attached or interested by Angela as a character, as much as the legal story behind her acquisition is fascinating. We’ll see.
- Hulk #9: I don’t know when it happened, but somehow this book’s become one of my most anticipated titles. The Doc Green persona is interesting and I’m glad to see Rick Jones back in action. I just hope that Jen stays her gloriously green self by the end of this current arc.