THE HONOR ROLL: December 26, 2018 Releases

It’s the end of the year, the chance for something new. What will the new year bring? We don’t know, other than it will bring us great comics. The end of this year is no exception, we have great picks from our contributors full of spoilers, so let’s get to it!

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (650) – Martin Gray

Dan Slott, Adam Hughes, Joe Caramagna – Marvel Comics

It’s Ben Grimm’s stag night in Fantastic Four #5 aka #650 by writer Dan Slott, illustrator Adam Hughes and letterer Joe Caramagna, and the Human Torch fears he’s burned his bridges when it comes to romance.


About Me: I’m a veteran (old!) comics fan who by day works as a non-mild-mannered (thoroughly obnoxious) journalist and by night blogs about comics at Too Dangerous For a Girl. Feel free to follow my witterings at @DangerousToo

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (650) – Pete Buser

Dan Slott, Adam Hughes, Joe Caramagna – Marvel Comics

Aunt Petunia’s favorite nephew, the Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Thing is finally marrying Alicia Reiss Masters after 642 issues of the Fantastic Four.  But first they’ve gotta have the bachelor party.  Too bad Doctor Strange had to be called into action.


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

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (650) Kat!

Dan Slott, Adam Hughes, Joe Caramagna – Marvel Comics

Sometimes Reed is paying attention.


About Me: I’m Kat! A YouTuber on Comic Uno and Comic Frontline, a podcaster on the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, Bylines: Newsarama, Fandom, IGN. Writer/creator for comic book series Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Follow me on twitter @ComicUno.

MARS ATTACKS! #3 Tom Barnett

Kyle Starks, Chris Schweizer – Dynamite Entertainment

I love seeing Chris Schweizer’s art every month. He’s killing it in the pages of Mars Attacks! One of the best relatively unknown cartoonists.


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

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (650) –James Kaplan

Dan Slott, Adam Hughes, Joe Caramagna – Marvel Comics

This issue was a lot of fun. The wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters was a long time coming and I’m glad to see happy moments like these. I kind of hate how comics won’t let characters get older, grow up, etc. (I’m still salty about Marvel erasing Peter and MJ’s marriage). Anyway, this issue is a fantastic trip down memory lane and also features a fun and predictably raucous bachelor party, concluding with the lovely wedding that actually does take place (unlike some other high profile comics this year). I haven’t been all in on Dan Slott’s Fantastic Four yet, but I think he understands the characters very well and gets their voices, and I’m curious to see where the book goes next.

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. 


Christos Gage, Mike Hawthorne, Wade Von Grawbadger – Marvel Comics

Well, the holidays have brought us the most SUPERIOR gift this year, the full-time return to the webs of Otto Octavius (now Elliott Tolliver), the Superior Spider-Man! Looks like 2019 will ALSO be the year of the Spider!


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: LikecarKeys

FANTASTIC FOUR #5 (650) Aaron Meyers

Too much sand got in my eyes reading this.


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!


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