What a relief!  A reasonable stack–a six pack, in fact.

  • Deathmatch #2 (BOOM!): #1 was a real surprise.  Sure, Paul Jenkins’ name alone promises quality, but the premise seemed a bit, I don’t know, frivolous, especially with the whole Hunger Games thing already being played up–hopelessly–in Avengers Arena.  I tried AA for three issues: speaking of frivolous!  I have a sneaky suspicion that Deathmatch will prove its worth with #2–even with the bump in price.  As Jenkins himself Tweeted to us: “I have been writing forward and by now, I’m getting the hang of the characters.”  And with that promise, we’re going to hang with him.
Deathmatch #2

Deathmatch #2

  • Justice League Dark #16 (DC): All of a sudden, it’s our only source of Frankenstein!  I guess it’ll have to do.
  • Mara #2 (Image): Faith in Brian Wood here.  In #1, he offered a pretty spiky protagonist and served up a killer cliffhanger.  I’m down for #2.
  • Nowhere Men #3 (Image): Going somewhere, and I’m along for the ride.
Nowhere Men #3

Nowhere Men #3

  • Avengers #4 (Marvel): Whoa.  Wait.  I hated how #3 ended.  (Seriously: if you’ve read it, you know exactly what I mean: it was all sorts of ludicrous!)  How the hell did this make the cut?  Oh, yeah!  Opena’s art.  Whoa.  Wait.  He’s already off the book?  Next up: Adam Kubert.  Yeah, I might just leave this on the counter.
  • Superior Spider-Man #2 (Marvel): If you read our review of #1, you’re probably wondering why I’d bother with #2.  Hey, I’m totally with you: I’m still trying to work it out myself.

Let me know if there’s anything I can pick up in place of Avengers and/or Superior Spider-Man.  Without them, I’ll have something left on a twenty–and I can never leave a shop with change enough for a book or two.  So, it’s with them or with something else.  Please save me!

What are you looking forward to on Wednesday?

Turning pages,