THE HONOR ROLL: March 8, 2017 Releases

The season is changing, a warmth in the air. People are energized. The comics are in full swing! We have some great spoiler filled picks for you to check out, so let’s get to it.

GRASS KINGS #1  Tom Barnett

I’m not sure what to make of this first issue of Grass Kings. I’m a Kindt devotee for sure, so I’ll be reading until the end, but the art was beautiful. Tyler Jenkins dropped this full page piece into the end of the book. In the context of the story it’s almost the antithesis of the rest of the book. And yet maybe it’s not real or at least not who the character believes the girl to be. Beautiful page filled with gorgeous art and emotion.

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

SILVER SURER #9 – James Kaplan

There were a bunch of excellent comics this week, but there was never really any choice for me on what my honor roll pick would be. I am thrilled that Silver Surfer has returned, there are few comics that I love more than this one. As with prior issues, Dan Slott and Mike and Laura Allred are telling a story that is, at turns, hilarious and charming and emotional and weird and just delightful. The Allreds once again bring their A-game to this comic as they introduce a whole host of alien species and worlds, while also highlighting the very sweet relationship between Silver Surfer and Dawn Greenwood. Great work.

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. 

ACTION COMICS #975 – Doug Zawisza

Only twenty-five issues away from an amazing milestone of #1000, Action Comics #975 answers the question of “Who is Clark Kent?” that has been lingering since the start of Rebirth. If you’ve managed to avoid spoilers to this point, I’ll help you by not spoiling it, but I will also tell you: go. Buy the book. Read the book. Enjoy the celebration of Superman, Lois Lane, and everything relative to the Man of Steel through the work of Dan Jurgens, Doug Mahnke, Paul Dini, and Ian Churchill.

About Me: I’m Doug. Father of three, husband of one, fan of all things good. I’m a regular contributor here on Comicosity, an adjunct staff member of the Waiting for Doom podcast, and author of the Hawkman Companion from TwoMorrows. Twitter: @DZawisza

LADY KILLER 2 #4 – Jill Pennington

This is one of the best comics out there right now. Joelle Jones has juxtaposed a 1960’s housewife with an assassin for hire. The mash-up is so natural you forget Josie is committing crime after crime. Instead you’re cheering her on and keeping your fingers crossed she gets home in time to make dinner and greet her oblivious husband at the door. However, things are never that simple. I promise you won’t be disappointed by picking up this series.

About Me: I’m Jill; A first time contributor. I sell comics and books by day at Pieces & Pages and fill the rest of my time making my fiancé play boards games with me, reading and hugging my cats. If you’re nearby Livonia, MI stop into the store for a high-five or reach out online @PiecesAndPages.

DETECTIVE COMICS #952 – Kara Leavitt

Cassandra Cain is a formidable member of the team, and this issues goes more in-depth into her character. She’s trying so hard to be good, in spite of how she was raised. I’m excited to explore her character and to see her start to fit in better with the rest of the team. Detective Comics is doing a great job giving each team member the chance to shine and be the star of an arc, and I can’t wait to see Cass in the spotlight.

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 

MAN-THING #1 – Aaron Meyers

Great art but I can’t tell if this will be the dumbest series or best series. I’m willing to try issue 2 and 3 to find out.


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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