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)- My pull list this Wednesday is…odd. Topping the pile is Everybody Loves Tank Girl #2. I’ve already expressed my love of Alan Martin’s fantastic character, so it should go without saying that I will continue to buy whatever her image is slapped on. Last issue wasn’t my favorite, but I’m still optimistic about this one and the remainder of the series. Now here’s the weird one: Archie #636. I am not an Archie fan, at all, but I do enjoy watching them thrown the super-normal residents of Riverdale into weird, hallucinogenic Hells of their own making. This issue, everyone will switch sexes because Melissa Joan Hart’s cat wants to teach them a lesson about being ladies.
Jessica (@LadyGeeksUnite)- This week I get my steampunk adventure kicks with Rocketeer #1: Cargo of Doom. This will be my first Rocketeer comic, but I’ve heard so many great things about the character and story that I’m amped to read it. The heroic Rocketeer must deal with mysterious, exotic cargo on a ship that docks in Los Angeles harbor. The Rocketeer limited series is written by Mark Waid. Judging by how he revived Daredevil into a more fun character, I think Waid’s got another cute, lighthearted read with Rocketeer #1. I’ve been eagerly awaiting America’s Got Powers #3 since June, and it’s finally here! If you’re unfamiliar with the series, think American Idol meets The Hunger Games. Kids with mutant-like powers battle each other in a giant, televised arena. Our protagonist Tommy is one of the few civilians once thought to have 0% superpower. After a little mishap during a battle, suddenly he’s the most sought-after teen on the America’s Got Powers show. But why have his powers lay dormant all this time? I can’t wait to find out.
Nick (@nnniicckk)- While my pull-list will be small this week, no week is ever lame when I’m getting a new issue of Adventure Time! While the earlier issues followed a pretty defined arc, subsequent issues have followed a more open, episodic flow that really suits the series well. The show itself is completely absurd and never wants to let an idea go on for too long, so I’ve really enjoyed past months one-off issues. I can’t say that I’d hate it if the issue went back to a more traditional progression of a 6-issue arc, but these books are such a blast to go through that I’ll take Adventure Time in any format that I can get. The other two books that I’ll be getting are the final new Before Watchmen book Dr. Manhattan and what looks to be Marvel running out of idea’s and digging up unreleased stories in the form of Web of Spider-Man #129.1. My gut tells me to go into Dr. Manhattan with kid gloves and to not take it too seriously, but I can’t help but be frustrated from what I’ve read in the Before Watchmen. I’d rather have remain ambivalent to the whole thing and not read any of the issues, but I’m way too curious to let these stories go unread, even if I don’t really need anymore Watchmen. To that end, I probably have enough Spider-Man in my life, but another set of stories added to my list isn’t a bad thing. I’ll pretty much read or consume any Spider-Man content whether it’s good or bad at this point, so I’ll gladly take my medicine and find out what this untold tale is all about. Happy reading!
Tali (@TaliAdina)- This Wednesday I’m excited as I get to read two of my favorite comic book characters’ books: Hitgirl and The Punisher. I love these two hardcore folks as they execute the bad guys with style and well just badassery (if that’s even a word). After these books, I get to venture out into space and enjoy the third issue of Planetoid. This new indie series is amazing-from the art to the story and heck, it’s on a planet in the final frontier of space for crying out loud! Last up this week is issue 13 of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I love this series and I’m wondering what awaits the fab green four, their rodent father, and their friends after having their first Shredder and Foot Clan experience.
Tatiana (@parisianfeline)- I picked up both Saga #6 (the end of the arc! So sad!) and Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1. I’ve been a huge fan of Saga since I first began to read it and definitely plan on getting the trade whenever it comes out (since I don’t actually like single issues. They’re so flimsy!). Since it’s the last issue for the story arc, I don’t want to give anything away - but suffice it to say, I really enjoyed it and I’m glad to have discovered the series. Next is Rorschach, a character I fell in love with just by looking at his face during a trailer. When I finally saw him in the film, he instantly became my favorite. So when his own story came out, I could not wait to finally read it. I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the rest of his books coming out. He’s just soooo amazing. <3
Wesley (@geekwholanded)- America’s Got Powers #3 marks the continuation of a series that I do find enjoyable. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this series initially but I’ve been rewarded with an engaging comic. Bryan Hitch has done some powerful work on this series thus far, I’ve been impressed by the intensity that this series has. You can tell that Jonathan Ross has been having a great time in this world, I am interested to see where this series will go next. Now the response to Batman Incorporated #3 is going to be interesting, I did happen to read it the week it got delayed. I thought it was a great issue overall, an improvement over #2 in my opinion. For a lot of you this is going to be your first time getting a look at this, in that case it was worth the wait. Enjoy knowing that this is one of the better issues of the series yet. Youngblood #73 is the idea of the co-writer of the Black Swan cutting loose on a superhero title. John McLaughlin has been having fun with this so far, I’m even surprised considering this was the book I was least looking forward to initially. With a surprise happening with a cast member to other factors, I’ve been having a blast with this title thus far. Looking forward to seeing what happens next.