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:
The Wicked + The Divine #6
Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Jamie McKelvie
Colors: Matt Wilson
Publisher: Image Comics
THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We’d say something like ‘nothing will ever be the same again’ but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er…also some comic story. Probably.
This is a much busier week than I anticipated, hoo buddy.
- The Wicked + The Divine #6: The first arc of this book completely blew my mind (see what I did there?) and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. Especially after Laura [SPOILER] because Luci [SPOILER] and I really just can’t wait to see where this book goes from here.
- All-New Captain America #2: I’m not a big reader of Avengers titles, despite how much I love the films, but I was curious about Sam as Captain America. The first issue of this surprised me in a great way. The writing was spectacular and that’s definitely enough for me to add this one to my pull list.
- All-New X-Men #34: Are they still in the Ultimate Universe? I feel like this story has stretched on longer than it has, and I’m wondering if it’ll amount to much other than just being a neat thing to have happened.
- Captain Marvel #10: Captain Marvel Christmas story? Count me in.
- Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #8: If I wasn’t already foaming at the mouth for a explanation about Miles’s father, I’d be here for Marquez basically showing off. That other art style in the issue? That’s not a guest artist, it’s David Marquez. I may or may not be a huge fan of Dave Marquez.
- Ms. Marvel #10: There’s nothing that I don’t like about this book and G. Willow Wilson. And with the Inhumans on the verge of becoming more a popular thing, I’m hoping it means great things in Kamala’s future.
- Scarlet Spiders #2: In it for Ultimate Jessica Drew, mostly.
- Spider-Woman #2: Still giving this a shot. Not 100 percent here for it yet, but I’ve really liked the 616 Jessica Drew I’ve read in other titles, so I think I’m just chasing that. I’m still not Greg Land’s biggest fan, but February solicits make it look like he won’t be on this book much longer.
- All-New X-Men #34: X-Men versus X-Men! So probably a bunch of pages of them punching so Ultimate Kitty Pryde can show up on the final page to break it up. But it’ll be fun, and I’m here for well-drawn Ultimate Universe shenanigans.
- Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #8: A big deal thing happened at the end of the last issue! Leading on into this one, finally, some follow-through about the Miles’s dad stuff after all the ‘you don’t know the real truth about your dad!!’ biz.
- Ms Marvel #10: While waiting in delighted anticipation for whatever the new title G. Willow Wilson will be on, this continues to come out and ALSO delight, so, that’s handy.
- Scarlet Spiders #2: The first issue was pretty Ultimate Jessica Drew focused, so naturally I am completely here for that; this one looks like it’s Kaine, but hey, that guy is cool, too. (Hopefully it doesn’t mean Jess falls by the wayside, though.)
- The Wicked + The Divine #6: I have no idea what this arc’s gonna be. I mean, I even know the theory, the issue-per-gig, but mostly that just makes me fret – if each gig is separated by time, then that runs down the clock on the gods’ two years quicker than I’d like. Which I imagine is part of the point.
- Wytches #3: I… did not pay enough attention when reading #2 and actually don’t know what happened. Oops. I will correct that and see if it happens again, if it happens again maybe my brain wasn’t meant for the gig.
There are a lot of awesome books coming out this week, but I am so behind in my reading I’ll just hit the highlights.
- Batman and Robin #37: Consistently remains the only DC book I’m invested in. I’m chomping at the bit for Damian to be back in action, but it’s fun to see a Batfamily team-up.
- Star Trek #39: I’m going to be so sad when this arc ends! Q is my forever favourite.
- Rumble #1: Sci-fi comics are all the rage these days, so something that’s decidedly more of a fantasy bent caught my eye. Image has really been knocking it out of the park lately — I’ll probably end up picking up Drifter #2, too, after a solid first issue — and while I’m unfamiliar with the creative team, a warrior scarecrow god is weird enough to pique my interest.
- All-New Captain America #2: I really wish Sam was his normal self in all the books he was appearing in, but I absolutely loved his and Nomad’s dynamic last issue.
- Ms. Marvel #10: ALWAYS A DELIGHT. I hope Marvel makes Kamala the POV character in their Inhumans movie if they go that route, I swear to Uatu.