Comic Book Picks 10th August’16

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Wednesday is nearly here once more- and with it comes the comic books that will fill my evening, but whats worth checking out this week? Well here are my picks for the hard earned cash you have

All Star Batman #1

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Official Synopsis: “My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., re-imagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you’ve never seen them before!

Why its a Pick: Honestly I’ve missed seeing Snyder helm Batman, and this book has him back in control of the Dark Knight and that can only lead to brilliance. Add to this the talent of Romita Jnr on artwork and this book should have everything it needs to be one of the best titles out there this week.

Hillbilly #2

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Official Synopsis: Rondel the Hillbilly must crossover into the plain of death to defeat supernatural forces. Guest starring one of Eric Powell’s most popular supporting character in his long awaited return — Buzzard!

Why its a Pick: Hillbilly was a really pleasant surprise with Eric Powell delivering an engrossing and well thought out first issue that introduced us to the myth of the Hillbilly, but left enough mystery to draw you back for more; and adding Buzzard to the second issue certainly ups the interest factor here. If you like your comic books a mile away from the superhero norm this is the book for you this week.

Harrow County #15

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Official Synopsis: Emmy has learned that she is not as alone in the world as she thought. Other beings, each possessing dark and terrifying powers, have arrived in Harrow, and they claim to be her true family. They promise to reveal the mysteries of her origin and the truth about the evil witch Hester Beck, but if she accepts their claims, she may condemn everyone she’s ever known.

Why its a Pick: This book continues to be one of the best monthly series out there with its nice blend of gothic horror and character driven stories- and as we saw last issue it appears the Emmy has some odd family members that may not have her best interests at heart, but there’s only way to be sure; Read this issue! And that exactly what I plan to do, as I really cant enough of the horror world Cullen Bunn is building here.

Book of the week

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Snyder back on the Bat steals the show this week; lets just hope that it holds up to the hype and my anticipation.

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