Comics Picks of the Week

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I have limited myself to 5 comics per week. So far, this makes me want to hit myself in the face; but it’s a good practice in restraint. This will somehow make me stronger. So, here are my top 5 picks of the week.

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Creator: Jeff Lemire

This is the FINALE. The universe is unraveling, and Nika and William seem to be the only two noticing. Are they going to go down with the ship (the universe)? I have absolutely no idea how Lemire is going to attempt to end this (not holding out for a happy ending) which makes me all the more excited to read it.
Writer: Greg Rucka  Artist: Toni Fejzula

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Toni Fejzula

I believe I’ve mentioned this – but anything Greg Rucka writes is good, and I’m enjoying the artistic difference between Veil and Lazarus right now. FOr those of you who missed the first issue, Veil follows the story of a girl that wakes up naked in a subjway tunnel surrounded by rats. Like another familiar character that is introduced to us naked (River Tam), the girl from Veil has something going on with her mind. She miiiight be able to kill people with it. Maybe.

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick  Artist: Emma Rios

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artist: Emma Rios Colorist: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Clayton Cowles

If you’re not currently reading Pretty Deadly we can’t be friends. THIS ISSUE IS GOING TO BE EPIC. Preparations have been made, and now Ginny and Death collide in the ultimate showdown. Death fights his progeny, what can go wrong here? Hopefully everything if Kelley Sue and Emma have anything to do with it.

Writer: Warren Ellis  Artist: Declan Shalvey

Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist: Declan Shalvey

Moonknight beat out other comics on the list this week because my curiosity got the better of me. I read the first issue of Moonknight, and Warren Ellis managed to suck me in with this mythological/crazed hero. I’ve heard that Moonknight can simultaneously be one of the most nuanced Marvel heroes, while ending up in the wackiest situations. I’m fascinated.

Culled Comics of the Week

I’m limiting myself to 5 comics a week due to money, vague promises, and the realization that the fewer comics I read, the better my experience is. So here are some comics that I also think are amazing and worthy of your money, but I just won’t be grabbing this week.

Writer: Charles Soule  Artist: Javier Pulido  Cover Artist:  Kevin Wada

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Javier Pulido
Cover Artist: Kevin Wada

The covers of She Hulk continue to be astounding, and I’m sad I can’t buy posters of them. Props to Kevin Wada. The reason that this issue got cut from my list is the inside art. Javier Pulido’s style is a bit different than the art I’m used to, and I don’t find reading She-Hulk as pleasant when I’m constantly wondering “Why does her face look so funny”. The story is absolutely amazing though. The combination of superheroes and law is fantastic and it’s exciting to see how this will play out.

Writer:  Nathan Edmondson Artist: Phil Noto

Writer: Nathan Edmondson
Artist: Phil Noto

My problem with Black Widow is the opposite of the problem I have with She Hulk. I love love love love Phil Noto’s rendition of Black Widow (and her environs) but the story has been a bit week. As a book that is attempting to follow the “Hawkeye” model (distinctive art coupled with a look at a hero’s personal life) the characterization of Black Widow is wearing thin. I get it. Black Widow has a past. She’s trying to avenge it. Is there any possibility that we can have her think of something else for a change?

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Lee Garbett  Cover Artist: Jenny Frison

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Lee Garbett
Cover Artist: Jenny Frison

I love Loki. I love watching his pranks. You know what will happen in the end? Loki will win. Some how, some way, Loki will win. There might be a sacrifice (or many) but he will win in the end. So, I’m going to save a bit of money and pick up the trade.

Writer: Jim Zub  Artist: Jonathan Lau  Cover Artist:  Jeffrey Chamba Cruz

Writer: Jim Zub
Artist: Jonathan Lau
Cover Artist: Jeffrey Chamba Cruz

The revitalized Red Sonja (thanks fairy grandmother Gail Simone) is amazing. Will this one-shot be? Questionable. At the same time I think it would be fascinating to see how Red Sonja deals with a young human child since she doesn’t exactly seem to have the strongest maternal instincts.

Writer:  Mike Carey  Artist: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Elena Casagrande Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans

I’m letting this one off the list for this week do to fatigue. I really like this title, and the current story arc is building up to something big, but I think I’ll wait for the arc to finish before I pick up the issues.

 

So that’s it for this week! What issues do you guys think are missing from my list?

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