Comic Book Picks 3rd February’16

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Wednesday is but one measley Tuesday away now, and that means by this time tomorrow I’ll have my hands on a new batch of comic books. So that begs the question; what is worth buying? Here are my picks

Spider-Man #1

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Official Synopsis: Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it’s not all fun and games for New York City’s main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in SPIDER-MAN #1!

Why its a Pick: Miles Morales is one of the only remaining good remnants of the entire ‘Ultimates’ line, and his part so far in the regular Marvel Universe has been exciting and fresh- and the prospect of watching him find his place in the new universe sounds both fun and exciting. Bendis is still the man in charge here too, and he knows the character so well, and writes him brilliantly that this book has all the makings to be a great Spider-Man title.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #2

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Official Synopsis: Master and Padawan find themselves stranded on an unfamiliar world…
…a world of strange, primitive technology and dangerous natives. But even if they can save themselves…why were they called to this world?

Why its a Pick: Honestly the first issue of this book really surprised me, it was alot more fun than i was expecting as it was truly brilliant to see some adventures of an Obi-Wan and Anakin before everything went wrong for this pairing. It reminded me of the old Dark Horse Clone Wars tales in tone, and the prominent front placed characters so maybe it was nostalgia too but hopefully this issue will feel jsut as good and deliver on the story.

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1 (of5)

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Official Synopsis: Deadpool might be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own private team of mercenaries…the legally-cleared-to-be-called MERCS FOR MONEY! Got a problem you can’t solve on your own and a pile of money you’d like to be rid of? Just call Deadpool, Stingray, Massacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick and watch as that problem is shot, stabbed, eviscerated, pulverized and generally made bloody!

Why its a Pick: Deadpool is on a high both in the comicbook universe and the MCU right now and Marvel seem to have refound what made him so popoular with his comedy and the more mature themes. This book looks set to carry this on being written by Cullen Bunn, and I’m highly excited for it.

Book of the Week

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In the same week that sees Deadpool released in the cinemas (10th Feb, so 7days from this release), my excitement level is too high to not have this as the top book of the week. I know some will argue that Deadpool is overdone, but this just looks to good to miss.

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