So Wednesday is here once more, and that means that a whole plethora of comic books have hit the shelves for you to buy and read, but how do you decide what’s worth your money and what’s a good read? Well luckily for you, I’m here to let you know what i think is worth your time this week.
Once again its another exciting looking first issue published by Image- as the new year continues to offer as many good looking new titles from them as the back end of 2013 did. This is written by the ever brilliant Rick Remender, who is currently rocking the comic book world with his other creative owned title Black Science, and features the artwork of Wesley Craig and Lee Loughridge. If history has taught me anything, its that any book written by Remender is well worth a read, and that along with the story synopsis is enough alone to get your hands on the first issue of this book.
The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. He has no money. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class, thanks to his mind constantly drifting to the stunning girl in the front row and the Dag Nasty show he has tickets to. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush, a member of the most notorious crime syndicate in Japan, has a double-digit body count.
Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates’ poison.
Scott Snyder has been doing an amazing job of retelling the origin story of Batman within the framework of Zero year, and has done a great job of keeping it fresh and exciting. And I don’t expect this to change anytime soon, so if your not already on board with this book, you need to get on board.
Im also excited with how Batman and Gordon will interact and work together for the first time in this current story arc, and how this could lead to the first defeat of the Riddler- who I have to admit for the first time in years feels like a real threat to the Dark Knight and this is nice to see. Add to this the ever impressive styling of Greg Capullo’s artwork and this book is a real must buy, and has been since this duo took over.
The official synopsis for this weeks issue is as follows: “ZERO YEAR” reaches an all-important crossroads as Batman and Jim Gordon try to turn the lights back on in Gotham City. This issue leads directly into the final arc of Zero Year, which begins here next month!
Here’s another first issue for this weeks must but list- and this one just feels like an adult content book that will really deliver on the violent and explosive nature that we only get to experience in comic books. This seems to me like it could go either way, I mean who doesn’t love a wise cracking violent hero? But what we get here is a wise cracking violent bad guy as the main character, who has no intention of doing anything remotely heroic or even remotely pleasant. While this sounds like it should be fun, and I’m sure it will- I’m worried about the longevity of such a character but in the short term grab this book and enjoy the chaos.
The official synopsis for this book is as follows: If Kick-Ass and Deadpool had a baby, it would be Bad Ass! The only difference being that Dead End is a villain through and through with no intentions of serving anyone. What makes Dead End so great is his self-aware humor and biting sarcasm — the mark of a true evil genius. Hard to hate and even harder to kill, Dead End is an eloquent psychopath who fights for something better than justice: himself.
For everything else that released this week- just go here!