Comic Book Picks 7th May’14

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Wednesday is nearly upon us once again- and that means that its time for your local comic book store to get all their new issues in this week for us to thoroughly enjoy reading. But whats out there this week? Well in a week that is usually quiet, as it follows free comic book day, lets take a look at what i think you should be reading this week.

Amazing Spiderman #1.1

AMZSP1Dan Slott gave us the most eagerly anticipated release of the year so far last week in Amazing Spiderman #1, and this week gives us another anticipated issue ion the form of a simple point1 issue. This particular issue doesnt deal with the return of Peter Parker or the fallout regarding Otto Octavious, and instead focuses on a return to the first 60days of Parker even donning the suit. Im excited to see what new tale Dan Slott can give us during this time frame of everyone’s web slinging hero- as there isn’t alot of free space in this part of the origin tale and most of what is know is more than geek cannon now and has become a main stay in pop culture.

However i fully trust that Dan Slott will deliver us a great tale that not only excites but also adds some real drama to this era of the web slinging hero, and with the art stylings of Ramon Perez it should look great as well as read great.

The official synopsis for this issue is : Year One: Learning To Crawl! He sought revenge… and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began. Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man.  The chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
* A new and reverent spin on the first 60 days of Spider-Man.


Fatale #22

FAT22Now its been a small while since Fatale has graced my weekly comic book must read articles, but dont be fooled by that it doesnt mean in anyway shape or form that the series has taken a small drop from the top as each issue of this story has continued to be superb and thoroughly engrossing as the tale of Josephine and the Bishop continues.

Ed Brubaker has been doing an amazing job of keeping the story going and keeping it feel fresh despite giving us oodles of information about the main protagonist, but the real hook here has been seeing her influence throughout the decades and how the ‘Bishop’ has followed her with his own agenda and plans for Josephine. Sean Phillips has also done a great job of presenting this book, really delivering on the mix of day and night artwork and the difference in looks between the heroes and the villains, and really allowing the reader to get a good sense of the emotions that run through each of these characters.

The official synopsis for this issue is: The life story of the man-monster called The Bishop. As always, every issue of Fatale includes extras and articles every month!


Original Sin #1

ORSI1This is the first issue of Marvels big summer blockbuster, that promises to change the face of the Marvel universe forever from this moment forward. Now i know this is a big claim, and one that Marvel have made before but when you look at some of their previous game changing blockbusters (House of M, Civil War) they have truly delivered and im hoping that this does the same and has an equally high level of writing and artwork.

With the main bulk of the series being written by Jason Aaron i have very hopes that the story will make logical sense and will deliver fully on the characterisation and the narrative rather than just being action heavy. However with the artwork being handled by Mike Deodato you can guarantee that when the action scenes do hit, that they will be massive and so well drawn out that you wont be able to take your eyes away from the destruction.

The official synopsis for the issue is as follows: The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching us from the moon for as long as we can remember … is dead. This begins the greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history.
As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an investigation, other forces are marshalling as well as other questions are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own, including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen? What was the Original Sin? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? And most importantly, who now wholes the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets in the palm of their hand?



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