Ales Kot, Astro City, Ballistic, Batman, Black Mask, BOOM!, Breath of Bones, Brian Michael Bendis, Chris Samnee, Cullen Bunn, Daredevil, Darick Robertson, Dark Horse, Dave Wachter, DC, Duane Swierczynski, East of West, Ed Brisson, Francesco Francavilla, Frazer Irving, Ghosted, Golem, Greg Capullo, Hawkeye, Helheim, Image, Indestructible Hulk, Jeff Stokely, Jim Lee, Joelle Jones, Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Marvel, Matt Fraction, Oni Press, Patrick Zircher, Quantum and Woody, Rachel Rising, Robert Venditti, Scott Snyder, Sheltered, Simon Spurrier, Six-Gun Gorilla, Steve Niles, Suicide Squad, Superman Unchained, Terry Moore, Uncanny X-Men, Valiant, Vertigo, X, X-O Monowar
Have I lost all control? You be the judge.
- Breath of Bones: Tales of the Golem # 2 (Dark Horse): Really excited to see where this is headed. It’s a three-issue mini, so I’m expecting something big here–definitely some Nazi-knockin’ Golem action!
- X #3 (Dark Horse): Nothing like a little light vigilante fare. Duane Swierczynski hasn’t given me a reason not to–yet.
- Astro City #2 (DC/Vertigo): #1 was a lot of fun! Hope the narrator found me interesting/interested enough to continue the conversation.
- Batman #22 (DC): At this point, I’m on fanboy autopilot. I haven’t been interested in anything Snyder’s done here since before the finale of The Court of Owls, for goodness sake. Oh, I’m just a fool living in the land of “just in case.”
- Suicide Squad #22: Thank God for Ales Kot, who, in two issues, has made this title relevant again.
- Superman Unchained #2 (DC): #1 was terrible, but I’m going to give it another issue before I give up on it. I mean, I did give Jupiter’s Legacy a second issue, didn’t I?
- East of West #4 (Image): Yep, still on board–even if I’m not totally sold on it. That’s my giving Hickman–the mind behind the brilliant The Manhattan Projects–the time he deserves.
- Ghosted #1 (Image): It’s an Image #1. Do I need another reason?
- Sheltered #1 (Image): Sure, Comeback ultimately fizzled out. So what? Brisson’s got an interesting idea here–and it’s another Image #1, so…
- Daredevil #28 (Marvel): Now that Waid’s worked his way through Bullseye, it looks like he and Samnee are going to play around a bit with a one-off that has “classic” written all over it.
- Hawkeye #12 (Marvel): It’s going to rest right on top of #11 as I’m still waiting for Vol. 2.
- Indestructible Hulk #10 (Marvel): #9 was a vast improvement over the unnecessary Thor arc. Let’s see where it goes.
- Uncanny X-Men #8 (Marvel): Limbo’s in the rear-view mirror. Thank goodness! If I’m being fair, however, Bendis resolved the Majikal storyline well enough.
- Ballistic #1 (Black Mask): If I see it, I’ll probably pick it up. Seeing Darick Robertson’s name attached to it doesn’t hurt.
- Helheim #5 (Oni Press): It’s picking up–not that it needs to: I’m a fool for Cullen Bunn thanks to The Sixth Gun.
- Quantum and Woody #1 (Valiant): Valiant has given me every reason to try everything it publishes–including this buddy book.
- X-O Manowar #15 (Valiant): Planet Death resolved itself well. Now, it’s time to push the Eternal Warrior. That’s OK with me.
- Rachel Rising #18 (Abstract Studios): We’ve celebrated Terry Moore’s horror masterpiece on a monthly basis. If you’re not reading this, you’re an idiot.
- Six-Gun Gorilla #2 (BOOM!): #1 was GREAT. As a result, expectations are ridiculously high–especially considering the promise of the last page: “Howdy,” indeed!
That’s one serious list.
The irony? I came back to comics because I needed to reconnect with my favorite heroes–specifically Batman and Superman. Guess which books I’m least excited about.
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?