Comic Book Picks 9th April’14

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Wednesday is here once again- and that means its time for new Comic Books! So with a whole host of new books hitting the shelves this week here’s my recommendations for what i think is going to worth the cover price and worth you picking it up and reading it.

Batman Eternal #1

BATETER1This is the first weekly running Batman comic from DC, so is a really adventurous endeavour from them that im looking forward to reading and hopefully see pay off. Whether this title can run for longer than a year on a weekly basis, im unsure about yet im excited to see. This book features some great writing talent, such as Batman favourite Scott Snyder alongside John Layman and others so should ideally be exceptionally well written and tell some great stories from the Batman universe on a weekly basis. The artwork for the issue is provided by Jason Fabok, so this should be a good looking book that really fits the darker tone of the recent Batman books and right now that can only be a good thing for this new book.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

If your planning on buying any book this week- I would recommend nothing more than the start to a huge ongoing Batman tale written by Scott Snyder.

 

All New X-men #25

ANXM25Brian Michael Bendis has managed to turn this potentially dull and out of continuity X-book into a complete must read each and every month, and this fact is being celebrated by a massive 25th issue release. This book features a host of guest artists to provide pencils for Bendis’s amazing story telling with the band of mutants that he has assembled for himself, the artist include Art Adams, Stuart Immonen (series regular) J.Scott Campbell and Skottie Young amongst a few others. This means that the over sized issue should not only contain some amazing writing but will also contain a host of differing art stylings that are amongst some of the best and most distinctive work that Marvel has to offer these days- and personally i love the art stylings of Skottie Young and am excited to see him back on an X-book.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: OVER- SIZED 25th ISSUE!
Artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical comic book artist hall of fame for this special landmark issue!

 

Nightcrawler #1

NIGHTC1There is no way i could get my recommendations done this week without the inclusion of my favourite X-men characters self title, and having him return from the dead straight into his own title is a truly exciting prospect for me- even if i think he should have stayed dead as his final sacrifice was so in character it was immense. However a true legendary writer of the X-men in the form of Chris Claremont is taking the reigns on this title and that fills me full of confidence that we will get a true character piece that really showcases why Nighcrawler is the heart and soul of the X-men even post death. This series promises to look at how Kurt Wagner responds to a world that has changed greatly since his departure- with the death of Charles Xavier to say the least. Im really looking forward to the story development here and the fact that i get as much Nightcrawler as my little heart can handle.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: Newly- returned from the afterlife, veteran X- Man Kurt Wagner finds himself in a world that’s a far cry from the one he left: Professor Xavier is dead, Cyclops is on the run, and the X- Men are divided. But determined not to let his new lease on life go to waste, Nightcrawler hits the road alongside Wolverine, eager to right some wrongs and safeguard the future mutantkind – and he’s going to do it by the means he loves most: swashbuckling, lady- charming and – of course – BAMFing!

Thats it for this week- so let me know if your planning on reading anything else and what you think of it.

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