Weekly comic books are a big part of my life and below is a list of what I’ll be picking up this Wednesday along with cover artwork and previews courtesy of Comixology’s Pull List app.
After the light week last time out, I’m back to seven new books on my list for Wednesday. I’m really looking forward to most of them as they’re among the best series I’m currently following. Now I just need to find some time to read them…
- AGE OF ULTRON #5 - Last issue delivered a twist on what the heroes are actually going though in the new Ultron-controlled world. Things are unfolding somewhat slowly, but the accelerated shipping rate helps. Of course that means putting a lot of dollars out over a short period of time which is doesn’t help at all.
- AVENGERS #9 - This book is excellent. ‘s work in both this series and New Avengers is a breath of fresh air. I’m not crazy about the main antagonist, Ex Nihilo (honestly, a lot it is the name), but I’m loving the other cosmic elements Jonathan Hickman is employing. Hickman is responsible for a lot of great stuff coming out from both Marvel and Image with The Manhattan Projects and and his latest East of West. He’s certainly a creator to check out.
- BATMAN #19 – DC’s solicit for this issue incorrectly stated that Andy Kubert was returning for another issue. No offense to Andy (I do like his work), but I couldn’t have been more pleased to see that regular series artist Greg Capullo was back to continue his epic run with writer Scott Snyder. I’m not sure how the next few issues will lead into the duo’s next big story arc, Zero Year, but the cover to the issue (particularly what’s inside the gatefold) clearly shows we’re headed into interesting territory.
- SAGA #12 - I’ve heard talk that this book is due for a hiatus, and it appears it will follow this issue. I have no doubt Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples will leave things on a cliffhanger, but most of the attention the book received this week was for reportedly being banned from distribution through Apple App’s store. It’s not quite as simple as all that though and the bottom line is that the book will be available digitally soon.
- UNCANNY AVENGERS #6 - It looks like this title is getting back on track following the delays of Rick Remender and John Cassaday‘s first arc. New regular series artist Daniel Acuna takes over as of this issue, and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the shelves more regularly. More Havok is always welcome.
- UNCANNY X-MEN #4 - Chris Bachalo is one of my favorite artists and I’m very happy to see another issue of this series from him. Uncanny hasn’t shipped at the rapid pace that Brian Bendis’ All New X-Men did at launch and I’m hoping the more reasonable schedule means more Bachalo. This issue ties into last week’s All New X-Men #10 as Cyclops’ team makes an unexpected and unwanted visit to Wolverine’s Jean Grey School on a recruiting drive.
- X-TREME X-MEN #13 - Part 4 of the X-Termination crossover and the last issue of Greg Pak’s X-Treme X-Men. I’m not going to lie, I’m really just going through the motions with this crossover. I likes the promise of books like this one and Age of Apocalypse as they focus on alternate realities, but they did nothing for me in practice. The fact that these final issues of the books involved is part of what’s kept me buying for some reason.
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