Hello, comic friends! I am here to discuss comics that will be released this Wednesday, February 19th, 2014.
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.
All book premises are in quotes and brought to you by Midtown Comics. The rest is all me, friends! For a complete list of releases you can visit Comic List.
THIS WEEK’S PICKS:
A Voice In The Dark #4
“‘KILLING GAME,’ Part Two: When serial killers rub elbows with sorority girls at frat parties, will Zoey come to the conclusion that some people need to be killed? Written and drawn-by mouth-by disabled creator Larime Taylor.”
Zoey is a girl who murdered someone in high school, in defense of her friend being bullied, and never got caught. She is now in college hosting a radio show for anonymous callers, and she is fighting the urge to want to kill again.
This is my current favorite non-superhero comic series. If you like horror and mystery… this is a great book to pick up.
Alex + Ada #4
“Alex makes a decision that will change Ada forever.”
Alex was given a gift of a robot girlfriend by his grandma for his birthday. He wasn’t comfortable with keeping her, especially because they are designed to obey the owner’s commands, but when finding out what would happen to her if returned, he decided to keep her. He has now found a possible way to allow Ada to make decisions for herself and become her own person.
This book is just fantastic. I am a fan of anything done by one or both of The Luna Brothers, and their work is an automatic purchase for me. They have not let me down yet.
Amazing X-Men #4
“Wolverine and Northstar are defeated and stranded in… Purgatory? Nightcrawler tries to rally the X-Men to help them and save the after-life from Azazel, but they are outgunned by the demon lord and his hordes!”
This limited series marks the return of Nightcrawler… post-death. I really enjoyed the first two issues and have been collecting these issues without reading so I can go through them all at once. I believe there are five issues total in this limited series.
It’s a short week for me, but that is okay because I just recently started The Walking Dead. I wasn’t too attached to the characters in the first two seasons of the television show, but always had interest to read the comic. With a Black Friday deal last year, I was able to purchase the first two compendium books (which collect the first 96 issues between the two books). Last week, I finished all 96 issues in just 6 days. So with this light week for new comics, I also am expecting issues 97-115 to arrive in the mail as I continue my journey of catching up on ten years of comic book goodness… in what will end up being two short weeks.
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.
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!
My podcasts on iTunes: “AB Conversation” & “Ant On”
My podcast websites: http://www.abconversation.net & http://www.antonpodcast.podomatic.com
My film-making website: http://www.bartonheights.4t.com
My Twitter: @anthonylaatsch
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