I’ve got the post-New York Comic Con blues. Time to power up.
- Dark Horse Presents 2014 #3 (Dark Horse): Buying it for Brenden McCarthy’s story. Anything that reminds of The Zaucer of Zilk—one of our favorite books of 2012–is OK in my bag.
- Veil #5 (Dark Horse): This has been a loyalty buy. Rucka’s earned my business; but if I’m being honest, I’m glad this one’s done.
- Batman and Robin #35 (DC): Hasn’t been good of late. The Future’s End tie-in, for instance, was pretty terrible. My aforementioned loyalty is being tested–but could easily be resurrected with a single solid issue. Here’s hoping.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #39 (IDW): TMNT has been good for a while now. It was really good for a stretch, but now it’s not so much really as it is just good–which is, well, good, but maybe not good enough for me to keep shelling out four bucks a month.
- Daredevil #9 (Marvel): #8 was a treBendis return to form! The Purple Man and his Purple kids were convincing as horrifying antagonists–particularly the latter, with their frighteningly adolescent impulse control. It’s the Children of the Scorn! This month brings another great cover from Chris Samnee:
- Loki: Agent of Asgard #7 (Marvel): Figured that the Axis crossover would spell doom for Loki. In the end, #6 wasn’t so terrible; in fact, the end of #6 was a smart play. I guess I’m doomed to another issue.
- Magneto #11 (Marvel): Magneto vs. the Red Skull, who just so happens to have Professor X’s telepathic powers? Yes, please! Guess I’m not really so down on the Axis crossover after all.
- Ms. Marvel #9 (Marvel): Despite a playful case of Lockjaw, I’m no longer feeling rabid for Ms. Marvel. Oh, it was bound to happen.
- Uncanny X-Men #27 (Marvel): Has felt forced of late. Sad considering that I was really getting into it. My hope is that the transition out of Original Sin has been made and we can carry on. God knows I want to be psyched about Cyclops! Maybe this ish’ll act as my pep rally with Bachalo as the head cheerleader.
- The Last Broadcast #6 (Archaia/BOOM!): Hasn’t hit the high note struck by #2 but has still been quite good. I’m a little dubious about the cliffhanger offered up at the end of #5. Even still, I’m hopeful that Andre Sirangelo and Gabriel Iumazark have another trick or two up their sleeves.
- The Life After #4 (Oni Press): Hemingway as Virgil: clever. Jude as a mash-up of Dante, Truman Burbank, and Jesus: strained; Christ, it seems like they’re acting at cross purposes. Know what I want? I want this issue to erase any doubts. Thing is, if it doesn’t, that’ll be three–and then you can call me Thomas.
- Magnus: Robot Fighter #7 (Dynamite): It’s been a solid read. Sure, it ain’t Van Lente at his best, but it’s still worth the space in my bag.
- The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead #3 (Oni Press): Stockpiling the mini alongside the ongoing. Comes from my having come to the Gun through trades.
- Wild’s End #2 (BOOM!): Fun anthropomorphic fare with an overriding sense of dread. A fable for our time from Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard.
What are you looking forward to this week?