The Honor Roll: June 1, 2012

Time for the Honor Roll! The weekly love-fest of titles read by the Comicosity E-I-C. Here are five books I read this week that I really enjoyed:

1. America’s Got Powers #2: Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch are on to something good. This book isn’t as high octane as the first issue in the series, but nevertheless it is a good issue. There is some great dialogue in this book and this issue really delves deeper into some of the mystery surrounding the show, the powers, and just what the hell is going on. Hitch’s art is superb, as always.

2. Captain America #12: Ed Brubaker and Patrick Zircher are on FIRE. This book is one of the best comics on shelves right now, superhero or not. Ed Brubaker is once again paired with an artist who can convey exactly the story he is so skilled at telling. This arc is full of twists, turns, espionage and the darkness that keeps Captain America an enjoyable read. Seriously, give this arc a try. Cap at its absolute finest.

3. Peter Panzerfaust #4: If you aren’t reading this title, start. Yes, I know I’ve already told you to read another book (see above) but this one is much more unique. Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins are raising the bar for creator owned work with this series and if you haven’t jumped on board yet, do it now. This is a fantastic interpretation of a classic tale that shows what creator owned comics can add to the industry.

4. The Flash #9: GORILLA GRODD! Do I really need to say more? Manapul and Buccellato’s style is great with this book. They are very skilled at having speed jump off the page and I enjoy reading their take on Barry Allen. I hope this pair can keep up this pace/run for quite awhile longer as I think they are really doing some creative things within the DC Universe. There are visual ‘risks’ in this book I’m not seeing in other titles, and with issue #9 every single one of them pays off.

5. Uncanny X-Force: Deathlok Nation: I’m a sucker for Deathlok, I’ll get that right into the open right now. Seeing Esad Ribic pencil Deathlok? Even better. Rick Remender goes a little bit “outside the box” with this one and the worlds inside worlds and all the Weapon stuff, but it’s a riot. C’mon, you know you want to see Deathlok tearing other Deathlok-cyborgs in half. What’s not to love? This trade is yet another example of why Uncanny X-Force is one of the strongest titles Marvel has put out in recent years. Hold on to your hats and expect the unexpected, this book is a wild ride!

Sound off! What makes it on to your Honor Roll for this week?


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