Post by IncredibleD on Sept 3, 2014 12:54:52 GMT -5
Thought it was time to bring this thread back, hope it catches on!
New week, new books...what were your favourites?
My book of the week was definitely Southern Bastards #4...SO DAMN GOOD!This series has quickly become one of my favourites. This was the conclusion of the first arc, and it really delivered for me.Shocking ending and very interesting epilogue, the next issue can't come soon enough for me!
Post by iamasianbatgirl on Sept 3, 2014 22:23:34 GMT -5
Gah! Didn't get a chance to read all the stuff on my pull list but the first volume of the Woods is definitely one of my books of the week. The oneshot Future's End issue of Grayson was also incredibly well done.
Post by thephantomwelshman on Sept 4, 2014 8:53:17 GMT -5
picked up 2 weeks worth, so some of these might been from last week. Black Science was probably my favourite book. Breathtaking artwork. I don't normally go for the whole noir thing, but The Fade Out was excellent. Also on the Image front, Trees, Low and Saga were great. Moonknight, Uncanny Xmen 25, Cyclops, silver Surfer and Guardians were all great reads.
Hi IncredibleD - thanks for re-starting this thread! I was going to do the same thing myself since I think it's a nice thread to discuss what's currently coming out - but as you'll see working my way through this weeks comics to make the post took a while... I like to do a little mini-review based on my first impressions, so it's more of a "what did I think of this week's books?" than "what was my favourite book of the week?" in my case - I like to keep evernote open whilst I'm reading and jot down first impressions. I read everything digitally these days, just in case there are any differences from print editions or release dates. Here goes:
Uber #17 Keiron Gillen might write something I don't like one day, but not yet. This continues to twist and turn and is now slipping its moorings with history as we know it. Gillen's little essays on his craft at the back continue to be fascinating as well.
Cloaks #1 The concept is intriguing, a skilled street magician acting as a modern Robin Hood. The art is charming and the writing is OK but suffers a little from 1st issue exposition. I'll be trying issue 2.
Nailbiter #5 This book is brutal. Also well-executed and entertaining. More twists and it looks like Finch has a past he's running from too.
Miracleman #10 So, the end of book 2. The issue is split between two mysterious investigators looking into the whereabouts of Earth's superhumans and Liz Moran's difficulties raising a superhuman baby. This marks the start of expanding the canvas of Miracleman and begins its change from intelligent superhero adventure to a meditation on life under a benevolent god/dictator which gets into full swin part way through book three.
Southern Bastards #4 The end of the first arc. No spoilers here, but there's a showdown, we find out who Earl has been trying to call and there's some major setup for the next arc. This series remains a must read each time it comes out.
Moon Knight #7 The first post-Ellis issue. The art is excellent, the plot looks good and the dialog is solid. Didn't love it as much as the Ellis / Shalvey issues, but I'll be sticking with this one to see how it goes.
She Hulk #8 Well and truly on form, which is to say it's absolutely great. The writing is clever and funny, the art is charming and full of personality. Can't say much about the plot without spoilers, but it's very law based which always makes for a great She Hulk story.
Superior Foes of Spider-man #15 I'm going to miss this series, it's been a heck of a ride. Another hilarious slice of chaos this time.
Black Widow #10 A few issues ago I was on the verge of quitting this book, but I forgot to cancel my my comixology subscription and this issue makes me glad I kept up with it. Beautiful art as always, and a great story involving extended flashbacks to Natasha's shady past.
Injustice Year 2 #22 For most of the run of Injustice I've been enjoying both as a great Elseworlds story and because it presents versions of the characters I recognise (not always the case in the new 52). This issue also includes a genuinely surprising plot twist. Very recommended indeed to anyone still not reading it.
Maddy Kettle: Adventure of the Thimblewitch It starts out as the everyday story of a girl and her floating toad setting out to rescue her parents (who have been turned into rats), but from there it starts to get a little strange... A charming and original fairy tale with brilliant cartooning and new ideas bursting out of every page.
Wytches (preview) Snyder, Jock, and a horror story? Hell yes I'll be buying this book. Looks very creepy from these few pages.
Post by captainsaxon on Sept 5, 2014 7:27:28 GMT -5
My Pull list for this week included: Action Comics Future's end - A charming little tale that felt in the vain of a superman elseworlds story.
Green Arrow - Future's End: The final issue of LEmire and Sorentino's run. Beautiful art, excellent story, this one really makes me want to pick up all of future's end. I will be missing this creative team. I know they wanted to end it here, on their own terms - but this made it feel like they had a Claremont level story to tell.
Uncanny X-men 25: We get an original sin tie-in, and largely it's 20+ pages of exposition. It's fine once in a while...but I can't actually remember the last time something happened in this book, if this weren't on my "Never to be dropped list" It wouldn't be on my pull list.
Original Sin 8: I really loved this series, until this issue. I felt we could've honestly ended this in Seven and I would've been happier. It's a must read because it wraps things up nicely, but it's an almost unnecessary issue.
Justice League 33: We're starting to catch up here, we get some solid story progression, and great batman moments. This felt closer to Morrison's JLA than anything I've read. IT also feels like Geoff Johns doing what he does best. He's taking D list characters and making them relevant and interesting. I really want a Doom Patrol Book out of this. This is my book of the week.
Hi IncredibleD - thanks for re-starting this thread! I was going to do the same thing myself since I think it's a nice thread to discuss what's currently coming out - but as you'll see working my way through this weeks comics to make the post took a while... I like to do a little mini-review based on my first impressions, so it's more of a "what did I think of this week's books?" than "what was my favourite book of the week?" in my case - I like to keep evernote open whilst I'm reading and jot down first impressions. I read everything digitally these days, just in case there are any differences from print editions or release dates.
Hey You're welcome, i kind of started to miss this thread, cause i think its nice to have one place to talk about the weeks new comics, so why not bring it back! And yeah, feel free to talk about as many comics as you like in this thread, that's what i also used to do, and maybe i will again starting next week(if i have a little more time then...)