THE HONOR ROLL: January 11, 2017 Releases

What a week of comics! Almost too many to choose from! But choose we did, and we have some great spoiler filled picks for you to check out. So, let’s get to it!


The best part of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey is seeing the friendship and trust develop between the three members. The interactions with Helena are particularly interesting because her morals don’t usually line up with Barbara’s and Dinah’s and she’s not accustomed to working in a team. Helena has finally begun to trust her new teammates and started to make morally sound decisions. Her character arc thus far has been very interesting, and I’m excited to see where her character goes from here.

About Me: Kara is a pre-vet sophomore at Tufts University. She loves reading comics in her spare time and frequenting her local movie theater. Follow her @karalea16

VIOLENT LOVE #3 – James Kaplan

If you’re looking for a compelling crime/romance story with fantastic old-school art, you should be reading Violent Love. Issue 3 is a strong continuation of the story, and a particularly brutal tale of crime and revenge. Writer Frank Barbiere has a real knack for the tough-guy dialogue of the story, and artist Victor Santos is doing great, dramatic brutal work in illustrating the book. His art is distinctive but is also evocative of greats such as Darwyn Cooke and Bruce Timm. This is definitely not a comic for the kids, but if you’re looking for a good crime story, I highly recommend it.

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. 

GROO: FRAY OF THE GODS #4 –  Tom Barnett

Groo has been making me laugh for 30 years. His love of cheese dip is legendary.

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #948 – Scott Keys

I couldn’t wait to read Detective Comics #948, both for the Batwoman focus and the beautiful artwork. Tynion and Bennett craft a fun story that was brought to life by Oliver’s beautiful artwork. Really looking forward to the Batwoman solo title!


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.comInstagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys

GOD COUNTRY #1 – Aaron Meyers

Great hook, great art, great first issue.

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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