Turbulent times in comics fandom. Some say they aren’t good any more, but if you read this column ever you know that’s not the case. Comics are better than ever and we have some great spoiler filled picks for you to check out, so let’s get to it!
CATWOMAN/TWEETY & SYLVESTER #1 – Martin Gray
Two cats, two canaries and a whole lot of guest stars from the DC superhero and supernatural firmament make for one fantastically fun tale in Catwoman/Tweety & Sylvester #1. But what are Tweety Pie and Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr doing in Gotham? Find out in the pick of this week’s DC/Looney Tunes crossovers from writer Gail Simone, illustrator Inaki Miranda, colorist Eva De La Cruz, letterer Taylor Esposito and editors Liz Erickson and Jim Chadwick. I tawt I taw a tewiffic stowy…
About Me: I’m a veteran (old!) comics fan who by day works as a non-mild-mannered (thoroughly obnoxious) journalist and by night blogs about comics at Too Dangerous For a Girl. Feel free to follow my witterings at @DangerousToo
RUNAWAYS #12 – Kat!
Runaways fans have been waiting for this for a VERY long time, and Kris Anka just aces the facial expressions here!
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, Bylines: Newsarama, Fandom, IGN. Writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on @ComicUno.
X-23 #3 – Doug Zawisza
I was all set to bid Laura and Gabby Kinney farewell, planning to see them in the Tom Taylor-scripted X-Men Red and the general “around,” but a funny thing happened with X-23. I flipped through the first issue and loved what I saw. There was snark, and cool art, and Gabby being Gabby, and Laura being Laura. So I bought it. And the next two issues. And whatever else might be coming up, so long as it’s as fun and beautifully crafted as X-23 #3 is, thanks to writer Mariko Tamaki, artist Juann Cabal, colorist Nolan Woodard, letterer Cory Petit, and the editing squad of Annalise Bissa, Christina Harrington, and Jordan D. White.
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity and I dig a good roll call. Twitter: @DZawisza
LEX LUTHER/PORKY PIG #1– James Kaplan
One of my favorite comics of the past few years was Flintstones, written by Mark Russell. That book has sharp social commentary and brutal satire. Russell brings that same level of wit and social criticism and humor to this issue, which is one of the best, most darkly funny things I’ve read in a while. The art from Brad Walker is excellent, and filled with great visual humor on every page. This is excellent, dark, clever work.
About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can. He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at panelpatter.com and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk.
X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – SECOND GENESIS #2 – Tom Barnett
I’ve really enjoyed Ed Piskor’s condensed homage to the X-Men. I love how he depicted this pivotal moment in X-Men history.
About Me: I’m Tom. Slightly addicted to comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. I also try to spend some time behind the lens of my camera. Love Bronze Age comics and the Black Hole movie from Disney. Follow me @tphoto10
SCARLET #1 – Aaron Meyers
Good to have this series back. Jump on and jump in.
About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics
Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week!