What a week. While we face the many dooms of real life, we have comics to help us get through it. We have great (spoiler filled) picks for you to check out this week, so let’s get to it!
MISTER MIRACLE #1 – James Kaplan
Believe the hype. Your new favorite comic about a possibly suicidal and probably delusional New God is here, and it’s Mister Miracle. I like (but don’t love) King’s Batman run, so I’m glad to see him writing a comic that’s at the level of his Vision and Sheriff of Babylon books. Mister Miracle is ominous and weird and intended to create a sense of existential unease for the reader about the entire world. And you know what? It worked like a charm. I left the comic feeling uneasy in the best possible way. I knew Mitch Gerads was a talented artist from his work in Punisher and Sheriff of Babylon but I didn’t even realize he was this much of an incredible visual stylist. Gerads’ art is expressive and detailed and really brings to life the personalities of the characters here. And he overlays much of it with pixelation and the hints of Kirby crackle in a way that, when combined with King’s narration, helps create that amazing sense of existential dread and mystery. This is great stuff.
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.
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #23 – Doug Zawisza
I’ve been catching up on my All-New Wolverine, and this week’s issue provides further evidence that comics can be fun and gritty at the same time. Writer Tom Taylor continues his exploration of the Marvel Universe and the persona of Laura Kinney through non team-ups that really do read like team-ups. This issue brings in the Guardians of the Galaxy (with Drax the Pacifist) and puts them against the Brood. See? Fun AND gritty. Oh, and a not-quite fastball special!
About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity, an adjunct staff member of the Waiting for Doom podcast, and author of the Hawkman Companion from TwoMorrows. Twitter: @DZawisza
KIRBY 100 GROOT – Tom Barnett
I’m going classic this week with the splash page from the Kirby 100 Groot issue! Really, how can you not love this! Groot sure has come a long way!
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
MISTER MIRACLE #1 – Scott Keys
WOW! One of the absolute best books I’ve ever read. No hyperbole, just fact! King and Gerads have crafted a modern masterpiece! Issue 2 can’t come out fast enough! Bravo, gentlemen!
About Me: Scott Keys is a father, Butler University grad, pharmacist, and full-time comic nerd. You can follow his adventures around the spinner-rack and his Incoherent Comic Book Ramblings on: Twitter: @Like_car_Keys Tumblr:likecarkeys.tumblr.comInstagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys
MISTER MIRACLE #1 – Pete Buser
From the team that brought you Sheriff of Babylon, comes their take on Jack Kirby’s New Gods. Everyone loves Scott, but Barda and Orion are my favorites from this messed up family. I’ll always give a try to anything that Tom King and Mitch Gerads put out together.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
MS. MARVEL #23 – Kat!
Josh is revealed to be the villain under the mask as he opens up about his insecurities to Ms. Marvel. This is a very powerful moment for a character who could have been painted in the background. G. Willow Wilson not only gives a strong voice to Kamala, but also her supporting cast – this is one of the many reasons why Ms. Marvel is one of Marvel’s strongest titles.
About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast and upcoming Titans Podcast, comic book editor on The Marvel Report, comic book critic on Newsarama, and writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter. Follow me on @ComicUno.
MISTER MIRACLE #1– Aaron Meyers
This is amazing. I’m all 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!