One of these weeks I’ll say “well there wasn’t much good out” but this isn’t that week. So much great stuff to check out! Beware of the spoilers! Enjoy!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 – Scott Keys
My pick this week has returned me to Spidey. This double-page spread from Superior Spider-Man #19 solidified my pick. I love the classic Spidey panels with Otto in Peter’s place, and the art style for each were perfectly executed! I won’t spoil the ending, but suffice it to say, Spidey is going to be at the top of my read pile for quite a while!
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.com / Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) / Google+: Scott Keys
LETTER 44 #1 – Ian Stephen
Sorry to be the guy who uses a last page reveal as my pick of the week but HOT DAMN was that not a great first issue!?! Any new #1s usually end up at the bottom of my read pile, so I can give them my full attention and not worry about what is happening in my on-going series while trying to process a new one. Well, this week was feeling a little lackluster till I began reading my last comic which was Letter 44. This comic gave me exactly what I needed and really turned my day around. It had me so invested in what was going on that by the time they threw this crazy space ship reveal at the end had me with my mouth agape which quickly turned into a smile. I cannot wait to read the next issue, Letter 44 was my clear winner this week.
About Me: Ian Stephen is a human just like you (don’t question it) who loves comics and music. When I’m not making food for the hungry over-fed American population you can find me harassing musicians and comic-creators alike on Twitter @ianthevillain where i tend to spew hot garbage for the internet masses to ignore.
ZERO #2 – Will Pheesh
Will Pheesh – This issue transports us back into Zero’s childhood training and is very well done. Of particular note, is how this shift in time and developmental perspective for Zero is rendered. In this panel (trigger warning: violent gore), we see, from Zero’s point of view, the clean, contained and innocent looking line work transform literally and symbolically into an uncontained splatter of violent assassination. Though the clean style finishes out the issue, the chaotic gore cannot be unseen, neither by the reader, nor by Zero.
About Me: Will Pheesh wants you to be happy and well, and not just because it’s his profession. He can be found on Twitter at @WillPheesh.
B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH #112 – Joey Caswell
Liz Sherman has returned and she’s finally getting back in tune with herself. This panel at the end of the issue hinted at some big things to come in future issues.
About Me: Joey is a graduate research scientist working in the areas of neuroscience & biophysics. He is also a reviewer and editor at All-Comic.com, and lives for all things nerd; comic books, roleplaying games, science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. Follow him on twitter @summoning_ifrit
ZERO #2 – Tommy Zimmer
My pick for book of the week is Zero no. 2, by Ales Kot, with art supplied by the always hyperkinetic Tradd Moore. Except this issue is not the violent shotgun blast that we got last time. Mr Moore illustrates a (mostly) quiet piece; giving us some history on Edward Zero/ with some shotgun blasts and skull fragments.
Looking forward to more!
About Me: Im Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwhich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom
HAWKEYE #13 – Pete Buser
I’m sure we’re all glad Clint Barton’s adventures are back in our grubby little mitts and it’s been too long. It’s hard for me to not choose a Fraction & Aja panel every time a new issue hits the stands, but I had to this week. This panel is less about the art and more about the comedy of finding out that Hawkguy uses a beeper to let him know when he has to go Avenge something.
About Me: I like comics. A lot. You can talk to me about them @PeteBuser
NEW AVENGERS #11 – Cameron Williams
Let’s pretend New Avengers didn’t exist. It could be a very challenging week with lots of excellent comics to choose from. Since it does, there’s really no option other than Hickman’s New Avengers. As he continues to weave in stories elements from before Infinity, it not only adds to the event, but also builds upon even greater overarching stories. This is one for the ages.
About Me: Cameron Williams is in Mexico. If you know him well enough to know where he lives, now is a great opportunity to steal all his stuff. However, if you know him that well, you also know he takes all his best stuff with him and there’s nothing left of value to steal. Unless you’re in Mexico. In which case, um… just enjoy Mexico and leave all his stuff alone. Cameron can still be found on Twitter at @Wasgo. His wife is a kind and patient woman.
NEW AVENGERS #11 – Ben Diederich
Infinity is officially my favorite event ever, and New Avengers is probably my favorite part. Incursions are finally addressed in Infinity and I think this line sums up the issue best.
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.
NOWHERE MEN #6 – Kulbir Mann
There was very little doubt that Nowhere Men #6 was not going to be my pick of the week. I have been waiting for this book for what seems to be forever. The back cover of the book is a wonderful summary of why I adore this book. This book’s motto may well have been the ethos of Apple Incorporated, as it really tries to take everyday life and make it stylish. The use of a recognisable symbol, such as a fire exit sign, is adapted to the technology of the book into a teleporter exit sign. Its subtly adapted with a change in colour and door shape representing the danger of entering a portal. This is an interesting summary of the event of the book because this is what happened to our scientists. If you can imagine the back page being this stylised then consider what the inside of the book is like. I promise you will not be disappointed.
INVINCIBLE #106 – Aaron Meyers
Month after month this series is great. Always a fun read.
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 best comics of the weeks with us. Same time next week kids, stay tuned!