Comic Book Picks 21May’14

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Wednesday is nearly upon us, which means its new comic book day again (and its London Comic Con this weekend) so im going to give you my personal watch list for titles released this week- which features a small list of new titles and a host of fan favourites, so let’s get this started.

Saga #19


Brian K.Vaughan is set to return to the world he created this month with the long over due Saga 19, and luckily he’s bringing back Fiona staples for the delivery of the artwork. So far Saga has been a great read giving us amazing characters and stories along with a host of bad guys and some freelancers that have become instantly memorable in their own right.

This is the start of a whole new story arc that promises to deliver us new villains, new planets and a whole new direction for the series- all of which is thoroughly exciting given how the previous story arcs have played out. And incase that doesn’t sell it to you the series has won ‘Hugo Awards’ so any new direction that is anywhere near as good as the orignal is well worth a read ib my honest opinion. I truly consider this one of the best new books of the last 2years, and its never too late to get in on a new comic book.

The official synopsis for the issue is as follows: SAGA returns! New planet, new adversaries, and a very new direction, all from the same old Hugo Award-winning team.

Amazing Spider-Man #2


Dan Slott shocked everyone last month with Amazing Spider-Man #1 (or would have if it wasnt for the internet breaking the news months in advance) however the return was still a big thing and everyone should want and needs to see how the return of Peter Parker to the Marvel universe plays out- plain and simple!

The story of Parkers return couldn’t have me more excited to get my hands on a Spider-Man title, despite the love I’ve recently been feeling for Superior Spider-Man- i always felt Parker was the only real spiderman. However upset i was at his death, and the fact that the time frame for his return was longer than expected (almost enough to make me think it was permanent) i am far more excited to see him dishing out some wise cracks to his enemies again. Add to that the brilliant artwork of Humberto Ramos and this title is a real go to for any comic book superhero fan.

The official synopsis for this issue is: Electro’s power is out of control! And only one person can fix it……the Superior Spider-Man!  Wait. This book’s the Amazing Spider-Man now.  So we’re probably out of luck.  Plus: That thing that freaked you out last issue? There’s more on that. The return of you-know-who? There’s much more on that. Action! Drama! Surprises! 


Original Sin #2


Original Sin is the big summer blockbuster from Marvel that is spilling over into most of the big books for the next few months, and as always along with the tie-ins comes a standalone story that carries the majority of the action, dialog and suspense not to mention any of the real groundbreaking storyline elements.

The premise of ‘Who Killed the Watcher’ does seem very reminiscent of the DC event from a  few years ago (Identity crisis) but with the supposedly immortal Watcher getting killed it does give the Marvel universe a huge mystery to solve, that has engulfed the entire A-list of characters. And you know with Jason Aaron that the story will be well thought-out and the dialog will be brilliantly written and pieced together, and when you add in the artwork of Mike Deodato ( a favourite of mine since his Incredible hulk run in early 2000’s) you know that the book is bound to look amazing.

The official synopsis for this issue is as follows: The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher’s killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer’s trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. And just when Nick Fury and the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer … EVERYTHING EXPLODES, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets.


Pick of the Week: Saga 19 walks away with the crown amidst a very close call with everyone’s favourite Wall Crawler.

Let me know what your reading and what you think about it.

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