THE HONOR ROLL: November 26, 2014 Releases

Here in America we stuffed ourselves full of turkey, pie and comics. We have some great picks from our contributors this week, let’s get to it! Spoilers ahead!

AMAZING X-MEN #13 – Ken Godberson III

Even as someone who’s Bi, I’ve always had a great deal of problems with the X-Men, despite liking individual characters. One of my biggest gripes is that it seems like, as soon as a mutant comes about, nearly every human turns into a bigoted idiot, even if they weren’t prior to the reveal of a mutant. If there were more issues like the one James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez and Rachelle Rosenberg crafted, with a great deal of heart and having a human character that isn’t immediately beaten with a stick of frozen stupid as soon as a mutant (in this case, Anole, one of the sweetest mutants ever) to counter-balance the rest, I’d be reading more X-Men comics.


About Me: When he is not working at a library or on his Master’s Degree, Ken Godberson III is usually writing comics, prose and screenplays. He tends to be an expert on absolutely nothing except on why Impulse is the greatest superhero ever. He can be found on Twitter @kengodbersoniii or on Tumblr at


Audible “wows” and gasp while I read “Madman: In Your Face 3D Special!” This was an amazing piece of work by Michael and Laura Allred (with plenty of great pinups). Simply amazing.


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

NEW AVENGERS #27 – Ben Diederich

We all knew he already sold his soul for the cause, but this is a whole new level, Stephen.


About Me@Punkrocksellout is a former punk rocker turned molecular biologist turned patent attorney turned father, who spends way too much time on twitter when he’s not out running barefoot.

RASPUTIN #2 – Kulbir Mann

I am in danger of always choosing this book once every four weeks, but Rossmo’s art is beyond compare at times. His silent panels are always well rendered and emotive. As we continue to add background to the poison death scene, we now meet new friends in this mythologised myth of the life of Rasputin. Unfortunately his friends are the very ones trying to kill him, not that he doesn’t know that anyway…the myth of a man unwilling to die.


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

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 – Miles Espinoza

The showdown that everyone secretly wanted. Daredevil vs. Iron Man! Tom Taylor perfectly crafts this battle and the stakes couldn’t be higher. I have to say that inverted Tony Stark has to be the best thing that has come out of AXIS.


About Me: Miles Espinoza is a normal civilian by day, Vigilante by night. He can be found on twitter @XxKnightFlamexX


With this issue I bid a fond adieu to a book I will dearly miss.  I don’t find many comics to be all that funny, but Superior Foes has been the strong exception.  Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s twisty tale of Spidey’s most notorious thieves, scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells teaming up, to take over the mafia racket, has been spot on every month.  Heists, gang wars, double crosses and love have driven the story to the point of comic fandom finally getting to see something we never knew we wanted…  The Shocker-Mobile.  Even though the series has ended, it’s not too late to jump on board.


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

CAPTURE CREATURES #1 – Hansel Moreno

My pick of the week, dear friends, is the amazingly cute Capture Creatures. Illustrated by Becky Dreistadt, written by Frank Gibson and published by kaboom! This wonderfully adorable book cat-ptures the awe and excitement of an adventure as you let the art work envelope your senses. Perfect all ages story and a fun read!


About Me: Hansel reads dozens of comics when not providing technical support. He is sorry to fall into the stereotype and makes up for it by jogging constantly and sewing when he has the chance. Read short reviews on his local comic book store web site, and follow him on twitter @hanselthelost


As many comic readers know, Stan Sakai’s wife, Sharon, passed away this week after a long struggle with an inoperable brain tumor. Stan has been the sole creator on Usagi Yojimbo since he started the series 30 years ago. I picked this panel from Usagi Yojimbo Senso #5 because I never saw it coming. How cool is a Usagi Gundam!  I also wanted to honor Stan and his dear wife, Sharon.


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

THE REMAINS #4 – Aaron Meyers

A genuinely terrifying story with amazingly grotesque art.


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, stay tuned!