Ales Kot, Barry Kitson, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps, BOOM!, Brian Hurtt, Brian Michael Bendis, Buzzkill, Chris Bachalo, Chris Samnee, Christos Gage, Cullen Bunn, Daredevil, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Donny Cates, Dream Thief, Emanuela Lupacchino, Geoff Shaw, Greg Smallwood, Harbinger, Image, Jai Nitz, Jeff Stokely, Jim McCann, Joshua Dysart, Justice League, Lee Garbett, Mark Reznicek, Mark Waid, Marvel, Mind the Gap, Numbercruncher, Oni Press, P.J. Holden, Robert Venditti, Simon Spurrier, Six-Gun Gorilla, The Sixth Gun, Titan, Uncanny X-Men, Valiant, X-O Manowar, zero
Here’s the game plan for this week:
- Buzzkill #1 (Dark Horse): Looks like it could be a guilty pleasure: an booze-fueled hero looks to sober up–much to the delight of the local baddies. Drink up!
- Dream Thief #5 (Dark Horse): The series started off really well but fell apart pretty quickly. Not really sad to see it go.
- Justice League 23.3 (DC): Haven’t touched any of villain-oriented books, but this one’s special. China Mieville and page after page of top-notch artists–including one of our favorites, Mateus Santolouco–turn back the dial, no, not to H, but to E.
- Mind the Gap #14 (Image): Last issue was pretty great. I gushed about it here.
- Zero #1 (Image): I’m rooting for Ales Kot. Big time.
- Daredevil #31 (Marvel): Waid and Samnee made me like the Silver Surfer, if only for an issue. Now, it’s Jester time. Yeah, there’s a court joke in there somewhere.
- Uncanny X-Men #12 (Marvel): #11 was an unexpected treat! Irving’s art was stunning and Bendis finally hit the right notes with Cyclops. Unfortunately, it’s Battle of the Atom time.
- Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 (Valiant): Two new teams for Bloodshot! H.A.R.D. Corps, sure; but there’s also a new writing team: Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart. Are you ready for this?
- Harbinger #16 (Valiant): How are they going top that killer ending?
- Numbercruncher #3 (Titan): Crunch this!
- X-O Manowar #17 (Valiant): Good enough to forge ahead.
- Six-Gun Gorilla #4 (BOOM!): Through three, this may be the second best mini of the year, behind only the brilliant Mr. X: Eviction. Boy, I really hope Spurrier’s got three more in him. The countdown to classic begins here.
- The Sixth Gun #34 (Oni Press): Yet another issue to place atop The Sixth Stack. That’s right: I’m still waiting on Vol. 5, which, apparently is available. Gotta get on that.
What are you looking forward to this week?