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Busy? Bah! I’ve got a list to compile!
- Veil #3 (Dark Horse): The ante has been upped–and so has my interest in the book. It ain’t Lazarus, folks, but it ain’t bad: Greg Rucka’s going full Fatale, and Toni Fejzula’s art is pretty striking.
- Astro City #12 (DC/Vertigo): The follow-up to a terrific #11, which you’ll see highlighted in a celebratory post in the not-so-distant future.
- Batman Eternal #5 (DC): Into my second month of Gotham-centered gobbledygook. #4 offered up plenty of reasons to jump off–including an awful conversation between Batman and Batgirl. I mean, who talks like that?
- The Wake #8 (DC/Vertigo): Ah, a rare double dose of Scott Snyder. I was disappointed with #7: it didn’t quite sell what #6 so emphatically offered. By and by, I buy.
- Alex + Ada #6 (Image): Nothing artificial about this intelligent little tale from Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn. Ada’s awake–let the nightmare begin!
- Clone #16 (Image): #15 is a bit lost on me, but that’s OK; Clone‘s been a fun ride.
- Fatale #22 (Image): No surprise here: Fatale has been nominated for an Innie in the Best Ongoing Series category! #21 didn’t quite capture the same magic as #20–our #2 book of February–but is was still pretty darned good. Hey: Brubaker and Phillips are competing against themselves–the ridiculously high standard they’ve set for themselves over the life of this brilliant book. Hmm… Would that be a fatal strength?
- Nailbiter #1 (Image): I haven’t been taken by anything I’ve read from Joshua Williamson. But I’ll take this one home, thank you very much. It’s a #1 thing.
- Rat Queens #6 (Image): Violently vivacious vermin with a bit o’ the ol’ va-va-voom. Queen me!
- Satellite Sam #8 (Image): Hawkeye is very good. Sex Criminals is more overrated than x-rated. Satellite Sam, however, is proving to be Fraction’s flagship. Doesn’t hurt that Howard Chaykin’s black and white art is out of this world.
- Cyclops #1 (Marvel): Greg Rucka–nominated for an Innie in the Best Writer category for his work on Lazarus–returns to the hot half of the Big Two and takes on one of my all-time favorite characters. Even though we’re going to be spinning ’round in space, I’m still pretty psyched.
- Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2 (Marvel): Writer/artist Kaare Andrews impressed with an engaging #1. Highlight: his building of Danny’s backstory. Let’s see what he does with Danny’s frontstory.
- Loki: Agent of Asgard #4 (Marvel): Al Ewing’s having fun and so am I; so I’m still buying.
- Magneto #3 (Marvel): I really liked what Cullen Bunn did in #2: he crafted a tight, emotionally affecting story from the past and cradled it expertly with a tense present.
- Miracleman #5 (Marvel): So, so good. What have we learned after four issues? Alan Moore’s the real Miracleman.
- Moon Knight #3 (Marvel): Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey delivered a kill-shot–one after another–with #2. If you–yeah, you–didn’t pick it up, do yourself a favor and grab it and #3 while you’re at it.
- Archer & Armstrong #20 (Valiant): Two words: new arc. Thank Van Lente.
- Caliban #2 (Avatar): The first one was good enough to give this one a go. Liked it more than I liked Pariah and the space side of Letter 44, if that tells you anything. I’m not too sure that tells me anything.
- The Sixth Gun #40 (Oni Press): As solid–and consistent–an ongoing as you’re bound to find. That’s right: no peaks and valleys here: Bunn and Hurtt are brilliant from one issue to the next.
- The Woods #1 (BOOM!): James Tynion IV goes original with some otherworldly horror. Talk about field trips!
What are you looking forward to this week?