The Honor Roll is your weekly source for the top 5 books of the week! This week Karen D. of The Hangout is at the helm, check out the top of the heap from the Wednesday, May 22, 2013 releases!
Mind MGMT continues to be one of the strongest, most consistent books. Matt Kindt brilliantly weaves together a complicated story of an organization filled with uniquely skilled agents. In issue #11, Duncan, a man who can predict the future, tells the story of his time at Mind MGMT, revealing more information about the mysterious Eraser. The group also discovers Shangri-la, a place that is cloaked unless you are programmed to see it. Shangri-la is sure to give the group some answers, a lot of trouble, and even more questions.
THE BOUNCE #1
Written by Joe Casey
Art by David Messina
Publisher: Image Comics – $2.99
The Bounce follows Jasper Jenkins, a slacker hero with the ability to bounce (BEE-OING!) around with great strength. His world is full of drugs and violence, but he counterbalances it well with humor and a laid-back attitude. The art by David Messina portrays Jasper’s movement with effortless beauty. The Bounce #1 is a strong start to what appears to be an interesting, unique hero.
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, is brought back from the dead in this Age of Ultron tie-in. She seeks revenge after learning of the slaughter of the Amazons and makes a shocking discovery about the identity of their murderer. This tie-in doesn’t add much to the main Age of Ultron book, but it’s a strong story filled with beautiful art and Hippolyta kicking a lot of butt.
The new members of Uncanny X-Men find confidence in an unorthodox way to battle a demon in limbo. Bendis brings the humor once again (“Yeah, yeah, yeah, X-Men Assemble! That’s a thing, right?”) as Irving’s art style is perfect for a limbo-filled issue. A new mutant is introduced and another is hired by S.H.I.E.L.D. to infiltrate the group. Uncanny X-Men #6 lays the groundwork for the book to really take off.
With books like The Movement and The Green Team, DC appears to be introducing a new breed of heroes into The New 52. Where The Movement focuses on superheroes in the 99%, The Green Team is full of teenage trillionaires with all the resources in the world to become super-powered. Issue #1 is an introduction to the characters and lays the groundwork for the technology that will be implemented. I sense a Movement/Green Team crossover in the future!