So today is Tuesday, which means it’s a) time to go get new movies from Redbox, and b) time to share my favorite comics of the week. There isn’t anything at Redbox that I’m really intent on seeing, so all my Tuesday enthusuasm has been directly infused into this list.
If you haven’t been following the Spider Verse event, then i09 can explain it for you. More importantly to us, two female led titles have spun out of the event, which is an occasion for rejoicing. Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk, was bitten by the very same radioactive spider that got Peter Parker.
Due to the events of Original Sin and Spider Verse, she’s back in New York trying to examine her past and build her future. Hopefully the writers will give her something more meaningful to do in the first issue.
I won’t lie, the ending to the first story-arc of Lumberjanes really threw me (major props to the entire creative team for cooking up something I didn’t see coming), and I’m ready to devour anything else the Lumberjanes throw at me. In this issue Mal and Molly get their own personal adventure, and the rest of the team has to deal with mundane things like camp and the Bear Woman. Never a dull moment with these brilliant and brave ladies!
Bitch Planet #3
Reading comics written by Kelly Sue is always a treat, and Bitch Planet punches harder than Captain Marvel ever has. This is a universe where there is an entire planet dedicated to the incarceration of women, and in this issue, we get to find out how one of the biggest baddest women on Bitch Planet got jailed in the first place. Something tells me it ain’t going to be pretty. The incarceration of women never is. #Noncompliant
Deadly Class #11
I tried to get my dad into this comic once, but the gore was a bit too much for him. God bless him. This book follows the life of teenager Marcus as he is admitted into an academy for assassins in the late 1980’s. High school drama can quickly become deadly when you attend school with the offspring of the world’s top crime families. Issue 11 may not be the best time jump in (it’s the finale to the second story-arc), but I give this series my highest recommendation. So you should start from the beginning.
Ms. Marvel #12
I’m not going to say anything about this issue. I think the cover (done by the amazing Kris Anka) speaks for itself.
Have you ever wanted to watch two relatively immortal human beings fight to the death? Rather, have you ever wanted to learn how to kill a relatively immortal human like Forever Carlisle? In this issue, also the conclusion to the current story arc, Forever Carlisle must face another Lazarus to the death. I may not be caught up on this series, but that’s definitely enough of a finale to draw me back in.
This is the final issue of She-Hulk, and I can’t wait to see how Charles Soule and Javier Pulido finish things off. Thanks to Kevin Wada, She Hulk has had some of the most gorgeous, non-sexualized covers of any super heroine in existence, and the book will be sorely missed.
Barbarella and The Wrath of the Minute-Eater
This classic Science Fiction cult-favorite has been adapted into English by the inestimable Kelly Sue DeConnick. If you’ve been following me on twitter recently you’ll know of my obsession with science fiction history, and I’m looking forward to such a classic gracing my bookshelf.
This week I was granted a reprieve from difficult pull list decisions by the comics gods. Why? Mainly because not that much I’m interested in is coming out this week. It may be a light week, but its’ also a week full of WINNERS. Just a quick advance warning, I may turn into a drooling school girl when I talk about a few of these titles.
The day this was announced, I audibly squealed and did a weird finger dance in my office. I can’t even express how excited I am for this title written by Nimona’s Noelle Stephenson. Hopefully there will be shark jokes. But seriously. This title is about a bunch of girls living in a cabin fighting monsters, and looking SO DAMN COOL while they do it. If you don’t believe me, check out the preview here.
According to the description, Shutter is supposed to be the love child between Indiana Jones, Fables, and Y: The Last Man. Plus, it’s written by Joe Keatinge who re-created my beloved Glory. Plus it’s about a lady. Plus plus plus JUST BUY IT OKAY. Okay okay, you don’t have to buy it if ladies, fantasy, and adventure aren’t your thing…buuut why wouldn’t those be your thing?
Okay, this title rounds out the awesome first issues of the week. I honestly have no idea what Nightcrawler’s recent history is – I hear he’s been dead or something. He’s a cool character, Chris Claremont is writing him, and I enjoy non-team titles. I’m willing to take a chance this week to see if it’s any good.
Captain Marvel #2 (ANMN)
This title was on my “maybe” pile for a few issues, but the addition of Rosa to the team (She got sucked through various multiple dimensions before finally finding her way back…naked?) drew me back in. Plus, the cover art continues to be fantastic.
That’s all I have this week – no honorably mentions, no other comics I wish I could buy. Yes, I realize I have now snubbed Darevedevil and Deadpool. Maybe they should be more interesting!