We love comics. We eat, drink, breathe, and to the absolute utmost, we live comics. So what did the Comics Crux Crew pick up today and why? Lets find out!
Jess (@MadamComicBook)- The most important comic coming out today is iZombie #28. This is the final issue of this fantastic series by Roberson and Allred. I have loved every issue of iZombie and this issue is set to settle (*sob*) all of the plot threads established in the last few issues. I am sincerely sorry to see it go and I hope that Roberson and Allred work on another title together soon. On a brighter note, Hypernaturals #2 and Higher Earth#3 are both out today from BOOM! Studios. Both are developing into pretty solid sci-fi series, so they’ll be on my pullist for a while.
Jessica (@LadyGeeksUnite)- This week there are two new series kicking off, one of which isFirst X-Men #1. Starring Wolverine and Sabretooth, it’s the secret history of the X-Men before Xavier’s famous team. I’m not as familiar with Marvel as I am with DC or Image, so I’m aiming to jump into the Marvel Universe through each new series as they roll out. I’m also looking forward to trying Think Tank #1 by Matt Hawkins. Child prodigy, inventor, slacker and genius scientist Dr. David Loren has a change of heart and decides he cannot create weapons of destruction for the military anymore. Looks like his military think tank employer won’t let him quit that easily, though. I was instantly reminded of Robert Downey, Jr./Tony Stark when I read Image’s synopsis of Think Tank. If they can keep it unique enough, Think Tank will be a hit. Image Comics seems to roll out a new series every month tailored to my interests, and I love it.
Nick (@nnniicckk)- While I have definitely enjoyed the run of Before Watchmen books to date, the subsequent second issue’s have definitely left something to be desired. With today’s release ofNite Owl #2, I’m more excited than cynical about the actual direction for the story. I was pretty underwhelmed by the meeting between Rorschach and Nite-Owl, but now that it’s out of the way, I’m sort of hoping that their escapades potentially turning into something of a buddy-cop type adventure for at least one issue. There isn’t a whole lot I’m expecting out of this mini-series for Nite-Owl, but I do hope, sincerely, that the energy picks up and that we get to learn a little more about Mr. Dreiberg than just his pining for Laurie and his relationship with Hollis. These are things were aware of already, so let’s do some more showing instead of it just being a “thing”. Mark Waid’s run ofDaredevilhas been perfectly geared to the way I want to read comics. It’s funny, the characters are endearing, the story arch’s are constantly rewarding to the reader and the art (regardless of who is working on it) is fantastic. Issue 16 closes out a pretty sour time for Matt Murdoch in Latveria where each and everyone of his senses were completely taken away from him. With his rescue by the Avengers, it’ll be interesting to see what Murdoch want’s to share with his friends and whether or not he will descend into some sort of anti-social funk. Regardless, I’m expecting 20-22 stellar pages and can’t wait until I can get my hands on it!
Tali (@TaliAdina)- I’m excited to read issue four of Earth 2! This issue marks the arrival of a new evil as Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, and the Flash are called into action. Plus it’s the debut of the all-new Atom Smasher?! Oh it looks like it’s gonna be a fun issue. Next up is issue two of the raging cajuin’s new series Gambit! It’s been a while since this hot mutant had his own series so I’m looking forward to reading this new issue.
Wesley (@geekwholanded)- Animal Man #12 and Swamp Thing #12, I’m putting these both together because they both make up the prelude to Rotworld. I’ve been looking forward to this story since the initial ties of these two books started to make themselves known. That they’re written by Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, two of my favorite writers, that’s made me that much more excited for Rotworld. I cannot wait to read these. Mondo #3 is a story you probably haven’t heard much about. It’s Ted McKeever cutting loose on a golden age giant sized comic. It’s about a man who doesn’t speak at all and then swallows a chicken egg and becomes all powerful. Then fights a chicken, then all heck breaks loose. You just gotta read this one, it’s the final issue of the series this week and you should be able to grab the other two issues easily. I highly recommend it, because it is ridiculous but it is fun. Harvest #1 is a story I know not entirely that much about, but I am curious. A Doctor in extreme circumstances written by the writer behind Cowboy Ninja Viking, yeah I’m interested. In early press it’s said this series is a mix of ER, Dexter, and 100 Bullets, and believe me I think I am finding myself excited by the end of this. I can’t imagine what I’m in for but it should be entertaining.