Since its Wednesday, known all around the world as ‘New Comic Book Day’, I thought I’d share what I’m picking up and why! I’ll give you my thoughts on the titles in my stack, and why I think you should pick it up. After I read them, I’ll post a follow-up with whether or not it was a good decision or not. Let’s get started!
1. All-Star Western #10 (DC)
Why: I’ve heard so many good things about this book from friends, I finally decided I needed to give it a chance. I enjoyed the Blackest Night issue a while back, and though this is obviously different, I like western stuff! Maybe I should pick up some of the back issues first, but I’m daring. I’ll jump right in and see!
2. Amazing Spider-Man #688 (Marvel)
Why: It’s Spide-Man! Duh! I’ve been picking up this title for years and love it! I’ve fallen out of interest with some story arcs before, I admit, but it’s on a hot streak with the Big Time and End of the World story arcs! This is a good jumping on point if you’ve been out of the loop for a bit. Plus, JUST LOOK AT THE COVER!
3. Aquaman #10 (DC)
Why: Since Brightest Day Aquaman is, I dare say, more interesting and dynamic than ever! I’ve picked up this book since issue 1 and Geoff Johns is really doping great stuff with a character that had been made into a bit of a joke. The art is amazing, thank you Ivan Reis! Be warned, you’ll need to go back and pick up previous issues to follow the story.
4. The Flash #10 (DC)
Why: The dynamic and fun art from Francis Manapul could sell this book alone, but the story has been really fun as well! I feel like even if you haven’t been picking this up, you can jump in and enjoy it at any time! Do yourself a favor and pick this up if you aren’t already!
5. Hit-Girl #1 (Icon)
Why: It’s Hit-Girl. She’d kick my butt if I didn’t pick it up! If you’re a fan of Kick Ass, then this is a must. Obviously for more mature readers.
6. Spider-Men #2 (Marvel)
Why: That’s right Spider-MEN not MAN! This is the first crossover between the mainstream Marvel Universe and the Ultimates Universe! Miles Morales and Peter Parker meet up and kick butt! The first issue was great both in story from Brian Michael Bendis and in art from the spectacular Sara Pichelli! GET THIS BOOK!
7. The Manhattan Projects #4 (Image)
Why: Jonathan Hickman. I missed the first 3 issues, so I’ll be attempting to pick those up as well. I went to the panel for this book at Charlotte and really felt that I was missing out! I’m a big fan of Hickman, and literally have not read anything he’s written that I didn’t like.
8. Ultimates #12 (Marvel: Ultimate Comics)
Why: This story has been building up for a while, and it’s been really exciting! in the Ultimate Universe, it’s all the characters you know from Marvel, but here’s the thing, anything can happen to them! THEY KILLED PETER PARKER! NO ONE IS SAFE! It’s watching the Flying Graysons perform…. without a… net. Oh. Too Soon? My bad, sorry Dick.
9. Wolverine and the X-Men #12
Why: It’s a fun book! For get the whole Avengers versus X-Men tie in, this book has some great characters in it. Kid Gladiator always looking for something to smash, Quentin Quire attempting to redeem himself, and Genesis (Aka Kid Apocalypse) who could become evil and destroy the world any second! These are the reasons to pick up this book.
Just because I didn’t list something doesn’t mean it also isn’t great, it’s just not in my budget and not on my list. I’ll be heading down to Richmond Comix to pick these up, same as I’ve been doing since I was 9 years old! If anything is sold out I’ll pick it up online through richmondcomix.com/rcx/ and read it digitally, and as soon as I read them, I’ll let you know what I think! Be sure to check back, and feel free to add your opinion in the comments section!