Here is what I plan on picking up this week:
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four #9
Injustice is quite simply the gift that keeps on giving. Every other week (on print that is) we are treated to one of the better alternate DC realities. There’s not much more praise I can give this title. I find myself hard pressed to find another consistently awesome DC title other than a select few that haven’t been rebooted in the past year. Seriously, don’t sleep on this story.
Casanova Acedia #4
While Matt Fraction is making waves out there with Hawkeye and Sex Criminals, he was busy writing lesser known but amazing titles out there such as Casanova and Satellite Sam, both of which are definitely worth a look.
Jupiter’s Circle #6
Speaking of consistently good titles, Mark Millar is giving us a great prequel to bide our time while Jupiter’s Legacy is in the works for its next arc. I’ll say this, Jupiter’s Circle does not disappoint. Love him or hate him, Millar is one hell of a great storyteller. I would highly recommend picking up this trade when it comes out.
This title by greg Rucka and Michael Lark is nothing short of fantastic. Reading this book you get the sense that these creators are giving it all; it definitely shows. As of now, we have been enthralled in this futuristic dystopian take on the world ruled by a few families. This is a refreshing title that anyone would be loathe to miss.
A group of children stumble upon the dead body of the most famous super hero in the world. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about this, Jeff Lemire is writing it. Ok, now dish up your money!
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s run on Daredevil is bound to go down in history as one of the best runs in this hero’s long storied career. Sadly enough, the run is ending this week. Still, we are extremely lucky that this team put out as much work on this title as they did. If you haven’t read this run, be sure to pick up the inevitable omnibus or invest in Marvel Unlimited and enjoy.
I’ll admit, I haven’t followed this storied series before, so I am actually glad I don’t know what to expect going into this title. And thus, I will leave it at that.
Silver Surfer #14
As I stated above with Waid and Samnee’s Daredevil being one of the best runs of that hero’s career, I have to say the same thing about Dan Slott and Michael Alred’s Silver Surfer. While not as robust as the Daredevil run, this series is phenomenal, fun, beautiful, and is downright a must read.
Jason Aaron can write Thor. We know that. Now we know he can write Thors. Heh, this is arguably one of the better Secret Wars tie-ins. Imagine the dystopian Battle World where the police force is nothing but alternate reality Thors. In that force is a murder mystery that any noir or detective writer can be proud of. This series takes what Aaron has done years ago and ties that in beautifully in this hectic world. This is definitely a must read if you are a fan of Thor or the Secret Wars event in general.
That’s all I have. Happy comic day.