Comic Book Picks 12Feb ’14

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Wednesday is nearly upon us again, and that means that its time for a host of new releases and time for me to recommend what you should be buying again this week with those hard earned pennies. So in a week that see’s very few new number 1’s here’s what you should be buying.

X-Force #1

XFORCE1Well in a week that is short of new number 1’s, this is definitely a stand out title that needs to be brought. The two X-force books that have been running in the first phase of ‘Marvel Now’ have been consistently good reads and have really brought some less than stellar characters to the forefront and made them pivotal players in the new world for mutants, and I’m hopeful that this title will continue to do the same.

The title takes on a new writer in the form of Si Spurrier, who is renowned for his work with 2000AD comics and already has several Marvel titles under his belt including Punisher and X-men. The writing style of Spurrier should fit brilliantly into the more harsh action style of the X-Force teams, and his ability to write tea dialogue and action is superb.

The official synopsis for the first issue is as follows: Almost every sovereign state in the Marvel Universe makes use of sanctioned superhumans to protect national interests and pursue a covert agenda. The United States has the Secret Avengers. The United Kingdom has MI13. And mutantkind has X-Force. In this dirty, secret, no-holds-barred, deadly game of superhuman black ops, veteran X-Man Cable and his team will spy, torture, and kill to ensure that the mutant race not only has a place in the world…but also a stake in it.

Wolverine and the X-men #41

WOLVXM41This is here for one reason only- its the final issue of the Jason Aaron led run, that has been nothing short or amazing and a really new and fresh take on the X-men post ‘Schism.’ Jason Aaron has led this book to the forefront of the X-titles and made this a real must read each and every month- and that is saying something as when I read the original concept I was sceptical. However Aaron has made this book hugely fun and produced one of the best conflicts in modern X-men comics with the ‘Hellfire academy’ in making them a real threat and a new group of villains- mainly.

Im sad to this book come to an end but at the same time I’m excited to see where this goes next under the tutor-ledge of a new writer. but for now I’m going to honour the brilliance of this book by merely saying- you need to buy this issue and all that have come before in this ground breaking run.

The synopsis for the final issue is as follows: Almost every sovereign state in the Marvel Universe makes use of sanctioned superhumans to protect national interests and pursue a covert agenda. The United States has the Secret Avengers. The United Kingdom has MI13. And mutantkind has X-Force. In this dirty, secret, no-holds-barred, deadly game of superhuman black ops, veteran X-Man Cable and his team will spy, torture, and kill to ensure that the mutant race not only has a place in the world…but also a stake in it.

Batman #28

NBMAN28I’ve said everything there is too say about Scott Snyder’s Batman, accompanied by the amazing artwork of Greg Capullo, and about how great I feel that the entire ‘Zero Year’ storyline has been in helping to continue the refinement of Batman under this creative team, and I don’t see this stopping here- despite this being the final chapter in Year Zero.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY reaches its conclusion! The final chapter of Zero Year is almost upon us, and we’ve saved the best for last! What corners of Batman’s past will be revealed? And how will they impact his very near future? Find out here!

That’s it for this week- but check back next week for another round of weekly picks.

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