Now, if I had the wallet of guys like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark… I would honestly buy one copy of every comic book that comes out. But, alas, I’m not a jewel thief like Catwoman and can’t phase through the floor of my local comic book store like Kitty Pryde to grab every comic book created. So instead I look through the list every week and pull the ones that interest me the most.
THIS WEEK’S PICKS:
“‘NO MERCY’ When America’s war against the clones reaches a fever pitch, can Luke lead his brothers to salvation?”
If you want a great on-going series with a cliffhanger of an ending for each monthly issue, this is your comic. A tale of a guy who finds out he was cloned as part of a government experiment and is being hunted down by his other clones. Assembling with good clones to save the lives of his wife and child, and himself… Clone is a great story. Now enter… the female clones!
Guardians of the Galaxy #11.NOW
“‘The Trial of Jean Grey’ The Guardians of the Galaxy get a reminder of Earth when they cross paths with the All-New X-Men during the TRIAL OF JEAN GREY! When an alien race discovers that the original Jean Grey is back on Earth, they decide to hold her accountable for the acts of the Dark Phoenix, and it’s up to the Guardians to help the X-Men save her. You won’t want to miss the first encounter between two of the biggest franchises in the Marvel U!”
The All-New X-Men have officially crossed-over with the Guardians of the Galaxy and it all began in All-New X-Men #22.NOW. This is part two of this current storyline.
“Dana chases down an assassin, while Em wonders if she’s becoming an assassin. SECRETS ARE REVEALED! SOMEONE DIES!”
A great on-going horror series. The dead have come back to life, and nobody knows exactly why.
Superior Spider-Man #26
“GOBLIN NATION PRELUDE. The stage is set for the biggest SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN story of them all! And it starts here with a goblin fight like no other: The Green Goblin vs. The Original Hobgoblin! Plus: That thing that happened at the end of #25… That thing that raised all of those questions… You don’t have to wait any longer. You’ll get your answers THIS ISSUE! Honest.”
The last arc was absolutely amazing, where Superior Spidey met Venom for the first time. This series never disappoints me.
Trish Out of Water #4
“All Hell breaks loose as Trish and her friends are dangerously confronted by those under the surface, and the group must tragically separate for their own good. However, a bigger surprise waits for Trish, as she discovers secrets about herself that will forever change her life-for better… or worse! Aspen’s own Vince Hernandez is joined by the artistic talents of Giuseppe Cafaro and Andrea Dotta to bring to you Aspen’s newest hit series, TRISH OUT OF WATER!”
The first issue of this series was very mysterious as we read what seemed to be a normal teen drama story… until a great supernatural ELEMENT was revealed.
“Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ‘verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government – the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question…”
The follow up to the movie Serenity, the characters onboard the Firefly class ship, return to comic books. Several mini-series have been released prior including: Those Left Behind, Better Days, Float Out and The Shepherd’s Tale amongst a few short stories as well. I removed a spoiler from the above description if you haven’t read any Serenity comics before. The one book I recommend to read is Float Out, the Wash-centric comic, written by comedian Patton Oswalt; it contains an amazing last page that will be noticed in this new six-issue mini-series… Leaves on the Wind!
This is easily my most anticipated book of the week. If you have access to it, there will be a few covers available for each issue, and as a huge Whedon fan, I’ve been collecting every cover variant because they are way too beautiful to pick just one.
My podcast, Ant On, is available on iTunes (with a link below this post), and I do several episodes focused 100% on comic book previews and reviews. I also do a comic book segment on my first podcast, AB Conversation, in which I will highlight just a few of the books, leaving reason to check out the Ant On Comics podcast as well for the full feature. The AB Conversation covers movies, television, comics, video games, food and the internet every Sunday morning. Episodes 17 & 18 of Ant On I sat down with my friend, Tyler, and we discussed our general love for comics and how we got into them. It’s a great origin story of my passion for this medium of storytelling.
Pre-orders are key. If you purchase the monthly Previews guide located at your store, or online, you can browse upcoming titles and set up an order and/or a pull-list with your store so they order the items that you are interested in.
If you don’t have a comic book store near you, you have several other choices. I like to visit Midtown Comics as well as Things From Another World. If you are into digital comics, then simply go to Comixology or the individual websites and apps for the publishers you purchase from.
Are there any titles that you are excited for that I didn’t talk about? Contact me and share your non-spoiler suggestions! If you don’t agree with what I have to say, I apologize and hope you are enjoying the comics you read, because I am definitely loving mine.
This is the Ant-Man signing off… I’ll see you between the panels!
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