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.
This week seems overwhelming with
ten eleven* new titles including another entry in DC Comics’ Zero Month and a new Image Comics’ mini-series from Grant Morrison. (* See note below.)
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674 – After falling epically far behind on this series I jumped back in with the 50th anniversary issue #672. I’ve clearly missed a lot, but I won’t be missing this Alpha character once he’s out of the picture. It’s clearly how writer Dan Slott wants me to feel.
- AQUAMAN #0 – In the midst of a very successful New 52 relaunch, Aquaman is a character that could really benefit from a Zero Month flashback story. I’m wavering on my commitment to this series and this is really a make or break issue.
- ASTONISHING X-MEN #54 – Now that this is shipping regularly, I simply can’t keep up. Big announcements of new creative teams that stay on the title for one arc have also proven counter-motivational, though I hear Marjorie Liu is doing great things here.
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 – I want this title to be great but even though I enjoyed the first issue something’s not clicking for me yet. I don’t know if it’s the name change from Ms. Marvel or the timing of the series starting just four months ahead of the line-wide Marvel Now relaunch, but I’m not fully invested yet.
- HAPPY #1 – I’m excited to read a new series from the always intriguing Grant Morrison, but also genuinely nervous about what I’ll find in the pages of a book from him that doesn’t have X-Men or Batman on the cover.
- SECRET AVENGERS #31 – This series is starting to hit its stride again after getting tripped up by AvX but I’m afraid it may be too late to recapture its the mystique this Shadow Council story had at the outset.
- WOLVERINE #313 – I can’t believe I’m giving Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi’s return of Sabretooth story a shot. Their death of Sabretooth story was painful and the first three issues here have brought back all the badness. I guess I still have hope it could read as nicely as it looks.
- WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #17 – The epic silliness of this series is set to continue with a Mike Allred story focusing on Doop.
- X-MEN #36 – I’ve skipped about as many issues of this series as Astonishing X-Men. On one hand I like that this book hasn’t tied directly into Avengers versus X-Men, but seeing Storm severing ties with from Cyclops just seems so meaningless with everything happening in Marvel’s summer blockbuster series.
- X-MEN LEGACY #274 – I’m still missing Mike Carey terribly, but Christos Gage’s stories that are wrapping up this series have been decent. I’m very curious to see where things go with Rogue and Magneto as she prepares to step into Marvel Now’s marquee Uncanny Avengers title. Mark Brooks’ cover art for the last few issues has also been fantastic.
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