Comic Book Picks 5 Feb’14

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Wednesday has rolled around again, and that means its the time of the week to go and buy your new comic books. With the wealth of titles released ever week, it can be a daunting task working out what’s worth a read and what’s not worth a second glance on the shelves- luckily I’m here to help with this weeks recommendations.

Punisher #1

PUNISHN1This week sees a few new titles from Marvel reaching the shelves from their ‘Marvel Now Phase2’ and this is the one that im most looking forward too. Punisher has long been a favourite read of mine, but only in chunks as I find the continually Frank Castle after the mob a little too much for a continued read of over 20 issues-ish. However with the premise of this book being the Punishers move to a new city, and being hunted by a government hit squad- im willing to jump back in and see how it all plays out.

Add to this the writing talent of Nathan Edmondson, who has crafted masterfully written tales for both Marvel and Dc in the past, along with some independently owned titles and you have a real recipe for potential success.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: For years, The Punisher has waged a war on crime in New York City with an array of very large guns, but a lead on a major source of drugs, weapons, and more has set his many sights due west. NOW! Frank Castle’s in the City of Angels, looking to give the devil his due. Things aren’t all they appear, though, with a highly trained military hit squad hot on Frank’s tail. Caught between a posse of Punisher predators and targets of his own one-man-war, Frank’s manifest destiny may be a shallow grave!

Get this title now before it goes for a second print and becomes a hot commodity.

Wolverine #1

WOLVNEW1This is the second of Marvels ‘phase2’ releases this week, and based on the cover art alone has me intrigued- mainly because its been such a long time since we saw anything new from Wolverine (If you ignore his stint in Wolverine and the X-men) except in the afore mentioned book which seems separated from the ‘main’ Marvel line.

Im really looking forward to seeing Wolverine doing ‘What he does best’ on his own- he works so much better as a character when he has a darker path to follow, just look at his amazing character work in X-Force written by Rick Remender. This is me being very hopeful that we return to the murderous no apologies and do what is needed character I fell in love with. And leading the way in trying to get this sorted out is Paul Cornell who i fully trust to deliver the goods, and with Ryan Stegman on board for the art the book should look and feel just like an adult wolverine title should.

The synopsis for this issue is as follows: Wolverine No More? After the events of Killable, Wolverine has something to prove. Before he can take on Sabretooth again, he’ll need to build himself back up, get better and stronger than he’s ever been…but it’s not as easy as he thought, and he’ll soon find himself turning to other means of revenge when the normal channels don’t seem to be working fast enough. Can he fight back his demons, or is this the beginning of a Wolverine who’s gone to the dark side?

Also out this week and making some noise is the Jokers Daughter #1- however given how bad the ‘Villains month’ title was I’m steering clear at all costs, but I could be wrong!

That’s it for this week- Marvel heavy I know- but for everything else released including the Joker Daughter, just click


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