THE HONOR ROLL: March 2, 2016 Releases

The days grow warmer but the comics are always red hot! We have some great spoiler filled picks for you to check out this week so let’s get to it!


Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ “The Sheriff of Babylon” no. 4 is my pick this week.  Essential reading.


About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom

BLACK WIDOW #1 – Tom Barnett

Waid, Samnee and crew hit a home run with issue 1 of Black Widow. This line nicely sums up the entire issue.


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

BLACK WIDOW #1 – James Kaplan

Like many people, I was a huge fan of the Daredevil run written by Mark Waid, illustrated by Chris Samnee and colored by Javier Rodriguez and then Matt Wilson. They brought so much life to that character even while treading some fairly emotional ground. When that book ended, I was thrilled to learn that the band was getting back together and turning their attention to Black Widow.  After this first issue, I’m not totally sure what their take will be, but this was a hell of a debut issue. The entire issue is essentially one action sequence as Natasha makes her way out of a SHIELD Helicarrier. It’s an absolute visual feast from Chris Samnee who reminds everyone that as far as visual storytelling he’s one of the very best. Matt Wilson also shines here as he brings a distinctive, vintage color palate to this action/espionage story. Wilson is also one of the most versatile colorists in the business and he really shows his stuff here. A debut issue that doesn’t answer any questions but sets an exciting tone.


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 and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk. 

BLACK WIDOW #1 – Kulbir Mann

One of the most successful creator combos in recent years came back for this comic with a boom! What an intense/escape scene with wonderful fight sequences and powerful imagery. The silence of the issue highlights Waid’s belief in Samnee and Wilsons storytelling ability and it is incredible.



About Me: I Spend the day as a surgeon operating on people, spend the night as a blogger operating on comics! Check out my blog or follow me @kooliebear

A-FORCE #3 – Pete Buser

Jorge Molina has been knocking it out of the park with A-Force.  I just hope Bendis doesn’t steal him.


About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #13 – Aaron Meyers

Simply one of the best books!



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!