Most Anticipated #NCBD Releases 7/30/14
Without further ado, here are the Top 5 (+1) books I’m looking forward to this week!
Wildcard: The Wake #10
Before you get up in arms about this fantastic title, this is only a “wildcard” because I haven’t read any of the 2nd half of this book. I plan on binge reading it this weekend, hence the “wildcard” tag. Don’t worry Chris and Ben, I expect this book to be fantastic :)
5: Black Science #7
It’s been awhile! Can’t wait to sink my teeth back in to this one! As the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder!
4: New Avengers #21
The Great Society storyline has been, well, GREAT, and I’m looking forward to the next installment. Hickman’s story telling on this title is superb, and Schiti’s art is fantastic!
3: Uncanny Avengers #22
It was tough to choose only 5 (+1) books this week, since EVERY Avengers title releases this week, but I was able to narrow it down to New and Uncanny because of the superb story telling. As you also notice, I’m sure, it’s Remender’s 2nd spot on the list, too!
2: Hawkeye #19
Hawkeye is back, Hawkeye is back!!! It’s the sign language issue, too, so it’s sure to be fantastic!
1: Justice League #32
Johns delivered on his promise of lasting ramifications to the DCU after Forever Evil, and Justice League has been on point since! Take the “Luthor League” add the Doom Patrol and mix in some great character development and you have yourself a #1 book (IMO anyway)
Did you notice that “Murderers’ Row” of of writers? Snyder, Remender, Hickman, Fraction, and Johns? I guess I like quality ;)
What books are YOU looking forward to this week?
#NCBD On My Radar 7/30/14
Tomorrow is NCBD once again, and here’s what’s “On My Radar!”
Remender is a beast when it comes to creator-owned titles, and Low looks like it will continue his streak!
5: Iron Man Special #1
Iron Man has been missing from the shelves for awhile, and this special will scratch that itch, plus it is the continuation of the story started in Uncanny X-Men Special earlier this year, so it will be good to see where that story goes.
4: 100th Anniversary: Guardians of the Galaxy #1
These specials have been hit-or-miss, but with their movie set to debut, and Andy Lanning returning to help pen this adventure, I’m expecting this one to be more hit than miss!
3: Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1
Gotta show my Valiant love, and bringing Harbinger, which is arguably their strongest title, into the epic Armor Hunters storyline, has me excited! Shout-out to Charles for his continuing Valiant support and trying to convert some younger readers on to a great universe!
2: Red Lanterns Annual #1
That cover says it all…Atrocitus vs Gardner! Soule has been on point with Red Lanterns, and his story is coming to a head here! Do yourselves a favor and check out this great (and greatly underrated) title!
1: Bodies #1
Once this book was announced, it caught my eye! The premise sounds great, and since I’ve been exposed to Tula Lotay’s work recently on Supreme: Blue Rose, I’m even MORE excited for this book! My tweeps have helped me broaden my horizons over the last year or so, and me from 2011 wouldn’t have even read the article that announced this book, but me from 2014 is excited! I’ve come a long way, friends…a long way indeed!
Did I miss something that is launching this week that YOU are looking forward to?
The Best Comics I’ve EVER Read (This Week) for #NCBD 7/23/14
Here’s my Top 5 (+1) books that I read for the week of 7/23/14
Honorable Mention: Supreme: Blue Rose #1
A cool, trippy first issue that made me want more, but too much set-up to crack the Top 5. Art was STUNNING, and I like where they’re headed though!
5: Daredevil #6
I have NO idea where this is heading (well, Wakanda, of course, but, you know what I meant) but this Original Sin tie-in looks like it will have lasting ramifications on Matt Murdock’s life, and the life of his estranged mother.
4: Wonder Woman #33
Gonna miss Azzarello and Chiang when they leave, but I’m savoring every issue they have left! Diana is captured, the Amazons are surrounded, and WTF just happened with Zola?!? Gonna be an epic ending to their amazing 3 year run coming up, for sure!
3: Batman & Robin #33
Robin Rises is just beginning, but it has already struck a chord in me. Maybe it’s because I’m a father, that’s why it resonates so much with me, but besides that, Tomasi and Gleason are putting on a clinic for storytelling in this book! Do yourself a favor and pick this book up, if you don’t already, you won’t regret it!
2: Batman #33
Few things in life live up to expectations, but the finale of the year-long story, “Zero Year” not only met my expectations, but surpassed them! Snyder and Capullo will go down in history as one of the BEST creative teams to have ever worked on the Caped Crusader, and “Zero Year” will solidify that!
1: Afterlife With Archie #6
Very few titles could knock Batman from the top spot, and Afterlife with Archie is one of those books! This was more an interlude issue, showing what has been going on with Sabrina since she was cast into the Nether Realm. Francavilla’s art is spectacular, as usual, and getting to see his rendition of Cthulhu was EPIC! I have NO idea why anyone would be skipping this book, but the TPB just came out recently and shot to #1 immediately!
Well, what books did you enjoy this last week?