Big great week for comics. I can’t wait for you to see all the spoiler filled picks we have for you, so let’s get to it!
AVENGERS #42 – Scott Keys
As “Time Runs Out” for the Avengers, the Shi’ar Empire is gonna take matters in their own hands, but it takes the wisdom of a raccoon to put things in perspective. I love what Hickman had done & Avengers #42 has upped the ante!
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
SPIDER-WOMAN #5 – Tom Barnett
I didn’t expect to like Spider-Woman, but Javier Rodriguez is just so damn talented! His pencils and his outrageously beautiful colors! This panels shows off his those colors plus his great use of perspective. Rodriguez and inker Alvaro Lopez make a great art team.
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
ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 – Cameron Williams
All-New Hawkeye #1 is monthly Hawkeye comic we deserve. Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian Herring have put out a book with a lot of heart, that succeeds at finally bringing back the Hawkeyes we know and love. It’s fun to believe that both Hawkeyes can be heroes again. It’s fantastic book, and the blend of the two art styles is absolutely gorgeous. Monthly Hawkeye is back.
ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 – Pete Buser
David Aja’s artistic run on Hawkeye is an all-time great and that is something that can only lead to the greatest of expectations for any follow-up artist. Luckily Ramón Pérez is more than up to the task.
Jeff Lemire is writing a story that explores the past and present life of Clint Barton while Pérez is using both watercolor and straight line art to bring life to both of these time periods. Sometimes in the same panel.
About Me: Cameron Williams likes comics. You might not know that from his lack of Honor Roll submissions lately, but it’s true. Thankfully, he managed to submit his on a Thursday this week, which makes him considerably less dead to Aaron. He also lives a full and meaningful life on Twitter at @Wasgo, but only in 30-second intervals. Other than his real life, that’s really all he has going for him.
About Me: Pete Buser is an enigma wrapped in a variant cover. Follow his mystery @petebuser
NAMELESS #2 – James Kaplan
This is a fantastic issue of what’s shaping up to be a very ambitious, interesting, weird series. Grant Morrison being Grant Morrison, he puts the best possible pitch for this comic in the issue itself, when a character says “It’s like the goddamn ‘Exorcist‘ meets ‘Apollo 13′!” I couldn’t really say it any better myself. I’ll just add that in addition to huge, cosmic story telling that involves angels, demons, the extinction of the dinosaurs and the possible end of every life on earth, the reason to take a look at the story is the staggering artwork from Chris Burnham, with remarkable colors from Nathan Fairbairn. They convey the necessary epic scope of the threat that humanity faces, with great, intricate, and sometimes visceral detail.
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.
GRAYSON #8 – Miles Espinoza
Reason: DC, why must you hurt me with this 2 month break! Grayson #8 is fast paced and action packed. He fights a villain with all of the Justice League’s powers! If you’re not reading Grayson, consider picking it up after Convergence.
About Me: Miles Espinoza is a normal civilian by day, Vigilante by night. He can be found on twitter @XxKnightFlamexX\
DESCENDER #1 – Ken Godberson III
Yep. It’s all gonna hurt.
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 Impulse is the greatest superhero ever. He can be found on Twitter @kengodbersoniii or on Tumblr at http://kengodbersoniii.tumblr.com/
THE SUPERANNUATED MAN #6 – Kulbir Mann
Okay so this book is strange and after six issues I think I finally see it. Its about the survival of a single man above all else, except for the mutated remounts of the animal world. Ted McKeever spends most of his pencils creating these intricate deep scenic panels. None more scary than looking into the eye of the beast. It is amazing what you perception you can achieve with black and white. It is just amazing.
BIG MAN PLANS #1 – Tommy Zimmer
For all you mean spirited basterds out there that think “Men of Wrath” is too soft you’re in luck. “Big Man Plans” by Eric Powell and Tim Wiesh is for you. It is violent, offensive, and my pick of the week.
About Me: I’m Tommy. I love comics. Enjoy every sandwich. Follow me @VictorVonZoom
NEVERBOY #1 – Aaron Meyers
Sometimes a book comes out that is unique and makes you want more right now.
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, stay tuned!