Ales Kot, Archer & Armstrong, Astro City, Barry Kitson, Batman, Becky Cloonan, BOOM!, Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Michael Bendis, Carlos Magno, Chris Bachalo, Dark Horse, Dave Wachter, DC, Deathmatch, East of West, Fiona Staples, Gerard Way, Ghosted, Greg Capullo, Harbinger, Image, Janet Lee, Jeff Stokely, Jim McCann, Jonathan Hickman, Joshua Dysart, Kurt Busiek, Lost Vegas, Marvel, Matt Kindt, Mind the Gap, Patrick Zircher, Paul Jenkins, Saga, Sami Basri, Scott Snyder, Simon Spurrier, Six-Gun Gorilla, Steve Niles, Suicide Squad, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Uncanny X-Men, Valiant, Vertigo, Zero Year
Back to reality: no NYC this week. One primo pro, though: no train tickets equals more cash for comics.
- Breath of Bones #3 (Dark Horse): The end? Already? Sigh. A tender first two issues–each burning ever so slowly–have led to this: Golem Time!
- The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 (Dark Horse): Liked the last one more than I expected to.
- Astro City #3 (DC): Here’s a city I will be returning to for a third time. I love the fact that Busiek’s delivered two different yet equally as engaging narratives to kick off the relaunch. As a new reader, I’m left to wonder what I’ve missed. (Regret.) More important, however, I’m wondering what’s next. (Excitement!)
- Batman #23 (DC): If you read my recent Scottlight On: Batman #22, you know how I’m feeling going into this one. If you didn’t, you can read it here.
- Suicide Squad #23 (DC): I had high hopes for Ales Kot–even after learning of his unexpected exit. The last issue, though? Wow. It was a disaster. May have also answered a pressing question. Well, it is what it is–and what it will be soon: Matt Kindt’s book.
- East of West #5 (Image): I’ll tell you how the East of West was won: with a couple of westerly wows in #4, that’s how.
- Ghosted #2 (Image): Thought that #1 was fun enough to warrant a second look. I actually liked the way the team was put together more than I liked the same in The Wake #1.
- Lost Vegas #4 (Image): Another finale! Sad, too, as I was just getting into it.
- Mind the Gap #12 (Image): At least we get the marvelous Jim McCann on a monthly basis on this terrific title.
- Saga #13 (Image): Yeah, I’m gonna read this one first.
- Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel): I guess I’m all-in through the Battle of the Atom. If the Bendis side of the X-Verse doesn’t explode its way through at that point, then I’m out of this one and All-New. That’s right, Derek: O.U.T.
- Archer & Armstrong #12 (Valiant): Maybe I don’t really hate dinosaurs as much as I thought I did.
- Deathmatch #8 (BOOM!): Things are heating up! No one is safe–and that includes us!
- Harbinger #15 (Valiant): Out from under the Harbinger Wars only to be shackled by the underwhelming Barry Kitson, who didn’t do Bloodshot any favors.
- Red Sonja #2 (Dynamite): Why not?
- Six-Gun Gorilla #3 (BOOM!): Mega! Monkey! Wednesday! A surprise no longer: Spurrier and Stokely are putting together something special here. Check out our takes on bullets #1 and #2. Heck, I’m already writing up my Book of the Month entry for #3–and I haven’t even read it yet!
Sure, Midtown Comics is as good as it gets; but there’s something charming about the haphazardly plunked down piles of new books at my local comic shop. Hope they didn’t miss me–and my money–too much.
What books are you looking forward to tomorrow?