Action Comics, All-New X-Men, Ape Entertainment, Batwoman, Brian Azzarello, Brian K. Vaughn, Brian Michael Bendis, Cary Nord, Chris Samnee, Comeback, Daredevil, Dark Horse, David Finch, David Marquez, DC Comics, Drew Hayes, Erik Burnham, Fiona Staples, Fred Van Lente, G.I. Joe, Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Harbinger, IDW, Image, Indestructible Hulk, J.H. Williams III, Joshua Dysart, Justice League of America, Leinil Francis Yu, Lucifier, Mark Waid, Mateus Santoluoco, Matt Kindt, Matthew Clark, Mike Norton, Mind MGMT, Osvaldo Pestana Montpeller, Poison Elves, Revival, Robb Horan, Robert Venditti, Saga, Sara Pichelli, Steve Kurth, Tim Seeley, TMNT: The Secret History of the Foot Clan, Tony Akins, Trevor McCarthy, Ultimate Spider-Man, Valiant, Wonder Woman, X-O Manowar
Turns out, Brian Wood’s The Massive is about this week’s haul. Man, I could’ve sworn that I was trimming my typical take-home. Silly me. Sure, I’ll be closer to broke after Wednesday, but there are some top-notch books in this bunch, which makes it so worth it.
Right There Waiting for Me
- Mind MGMT #9 (Dark Horse): Hoping for a little more after a slightly off month. (By “off,” I mean “really, really good,” which, for the average book, would be, clearly, a compliment. Matt Kindt, however, has been working at a much higher level on this title; so anything shy of mind-blowing is remarkably obvious.)
- Action Comics #18 (DC): Finally, Morrison’s finale. Could very well be my jumping off point, which will leave me Superman-free. Big-time sigh–especially considering Big Blue was a big reason why I got back into buying comics. We’ll see what Diggle digs up next month–and what Snyder and Pak bring to the rack in the months to come.
- Batwoman #18 (DC): Another one I may jump off of. J.H. Williams’ art has been the draw, and that chore has now been delegated to another–in this case, Trevor McCarthy, who’s a fine artist, sure; but will he do enough–as Williams did–to overcome the story’s shortcomings?
- Wonder Woman #18 (DC): Still solid. A book you can count on every month–whether it’s Chiang or Akins on art.
- TMNT: The Secret of the Foot Clan #4 (IDW): Mateus Santolouco conjured up a little magic in this mini. It’s a shame it’s only four! Let’s hope he gives us some more down the road.
- Comeback #5 (Image): Ran the same route as Dark Horse’s Colder. Started off a house afire and cooled off quickly–to the point where I couldn’t wait for it to end. The waiting’s over.
- Revival #8 (Image): Still have some mixed feeling about this one. #7 was definitely an step in the right direction. But there’s too much evidence that inconsistency is the true plague at play here.
- Daredevil #24 (Marvel): #23 was great on many levels. The Power Pair of Waid and Samnee are killing it–and Foggy? Say it ain’t so!
- Indestructible Hulk #5 (Marvel): I hope we’re not all monster this time around. Not after the House half of last issue.
- Ultimate Spider-Man #21 (Marvel): Not going to use Venom as a epithet this time around. Amazing, I know! I’m keeping an open mind because of how Bendis ended #20.
- Harbinger #10 (Valiant): Dysart’s kicking all sorts of ass. A must read.
- X-O Manowar #11 (Valiant): Planet Death! That about says it all, doesn’t it?
- Saga #11 (Image): Lying Cat? Nooooooooooooooooooo! So damn good.
- Justice League of America #2 (DC): #1 wasn’t terrible. Still anticipating that #2 will be. Gotta buy it to find out.
- G.I. Joe #2 (IDW): Van Lente hit the ground running. I’m willing to follow–at least for a while.
- All-New X-Men #9: Ugh.
- Poison Elves #1(Ape Entertainment): Lucifer returns! One of my faves–created by the late Drew Hayes–is brought back to life by Robb Horan and Osvaldo Pestana Montpeller. Could be good, could suck. Either way, worth a try.
So. What are you looking forward to on Wednesday?