Comic Book Picks 11th Dec ’13

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Once again that time of the week I so look forward too has rolled around- new comic book day. And as with every new batch of comic books that hit the shelves here’s my picks of the week.

Batman 26

NBMAN26Scott Snyder continues the ‘Zero Year’ storyline in this issue, and I have to say so far its been brilliant. We all know the origins of the Dark Knight, so when this was announced I was a little bit dubious as to how it could possibly live up-to the other story arcs that Snyder has put together however it appears my fears were totally unwarranted. Snyder is delivering a nice take on the Dark Knights formulative year, that is a fresh as it is engrossing and I cant wait to see how it all ends

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows:

ZERO YEAR continues! With Gotham City thrown into total chaos by The Riddler, Batman and Jim Gordon must learn to work together!

Looks like were going to get the first real team-up between Batman and Gordon, and the fact its handled by both Snyder and Capullo makes me eager to see how it plays out and how great it looks. Capullo has really delivered on the book thus far, and is one of the big reasons that Snyder’s work has been so good (Court of Owls maze anyone!)


Wolverine and the X-men 39

WOLVXM39This is here, as its been announced that the book is due to finish at the end of Jason Aaron’s run, and boy has it been a good run. The entire concept of Wolverine running a mutant school seemed bizarre, even post ‘Schism’, but Aaron has made it into one of the best X-books out there each month with a huge ensemble cast and I will genuinely be sad to see it go. However at the same time I’m really looking forward to seeing how he handles the end of this book, and its looking like it could be great:

The effects of BATTLE OF THE ATOM continue too be felt! WOLVERINE AND CYCLOPS VS. SENTINELS! What does this have to do with SHIELD?

If that doesn’t sound like it’s  worth reading I don’t know what you want from comic books- or atleast your mutant related ones anyway.


Indestructible 1

INDEST1Every week i try to add a nice new number 1 to the list to try and this week its ‘Indestructible’ by Jeff Kline. The synopsis for the short 4issue series is as follows:

Meet Greg Pincus — the planet’s brand-spanking-newest Superhero. One small problem: Greg is neither super, nor particularly heroic. But, he sure enjoys the perks that come with the job. Can Greg survive in a celebrity-obsessed world that wrongly believes he’s indestructible? Jeff Kline (Transformers: Prime, G.I. Joe: Renegades) explores this comedic take on a reluctant hero, and contemplates what is required to be considered “special” in a world where fame can come and go faster than a speeding bullet.

This sounds like it could be a good take on super heroes (just like ‘Buzzkill’ has been) and offers something different to try in the hugely saturated superhero market.


That’s it for this week- but for all other releases click here


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