What a radical week for comics. I’m in love with the spoiler filled picks our contributors have for us this week and I know you will too so let’s get to it!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 – Scott Keys
After an unintended hiatus, I was FINALLY able to read some comics & Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 was an AMAZING (sorry) finale! The “dad joke” was simply priceless (classic Pete), and I hope to see Annie again in the future!
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 Instagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys
BATMAN #44 – Ken Godberson III
Honesty here, while I found Endgame and Superheavy to be good, I was really getting tired. This issue was a VERY much needed break. This may be my favorite issue of the Batman run and I am curious to know how much is Snyder and how much is Azzarello because this is Snyder’s best Batman since Black Mirror. Naturally, the return of Jock and having Lee Loughridge on this one-shot just set the tone perfectly for this exploration of Batman’s arrogance.
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
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 – Tom Barnett
I’m starting to get caught up in Star Wars fever. So while I thought the first issue of Shattered Empire was fairly average, I really loved the artwork. This opening panel layout was gorgeous!
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
HEAD LOPPER #1 – Tommy Zimmer
Head Lopper by Andrew Maclean was a big giant book of fun. Can’t wait for the next chapter. Check it out.
About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom
MS. MARVEL #18 – James Kaplan
Ms. Marvel has really become one of my favorite books. I’ve loved this “Last Days” arc. Kamala (with the help of Captain Marvel) has continued to show what heroism really is. When is the world is ending, you still you do your job, you still try to help people as much as you can. Does it sound ridiculous to say that I’m incredibly proud of a fictional character? Well, I am. Kamala is a great hero and a wonderfully fleshed-out character. This is a special book, with wonderful, expressive art from Adrian Alphona. It’s definitely a book you should be reading.
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.
PLANET HULK #5 – Kulbir Mann
I featured Planet Hulk very high on my top ten Secret Wars tie in list and this finale did not disappoint in that rating. It was classically Hulk in that a happy ending will never be allowed, and there wasn’t even a Banner in this issue. Fantastic gamma induced twists and turns with visceral and emotionally upsetting artwork work. Fantastic job Humphries and Laming.
DARTH VADER #8 – Fractures
I’ve been loving the Darth Vader series so far.
Vader knows they’re coming, that their weapons are loaded and pointed at him but he makes no attempt to turn around and face them. Such a Badass.
All you need to know about Vader in one panel. Great work from Gillen, Larroca and Delgado.
You just know this won’t end well for the Rebels.
About me: I’m @fractures, a proud member of #HorizonLabs and I love comics. And I fix broken bones, but that’s not important. (Which is why I especially like Lark’s depiction of a broken wrist in this issue. Kinda sad, but true.)
SUICIDERS #6– Aaron Meyers
I didn’t see the twist coming. I loved this series.
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