The Busy One
Is it June already? Time flies!!! This is going to be a huge month for comics as DC starts giving rebirth to their characters, Marvel gets their Civil War II going and indies revolt and put some pretty good-looking stuff too.
Easy pick this week, people are still on a Snyder high and want more Batman, but don’t forget about the rest. DC want to make all their characters relevant again and some of these might be really good.
|Green Arrow: Rebirth
People have good reason to remain skeptical about this book. Green Arrow hasn’t been a hit since the Smith / Meltzer days and even then it never made anyone call their kid Oliver. And this is a character with a 4 season TV show too. Here’s some hope though: artist Otto Schmidt is one of JSC’s current favorite artists. That alone will make me check it out!
We are probably more excited about Kenan Kong than Superman at this point. Looking back, it’s hard to find any definitive Superman runs since John Byrne’s (parts of the Joe Kelly / Joe Casey / Jeph Loeb / Mark Schultz run come to mind but I am a Kelly fanboy, parts of the Geoff Johns run, McCloud, Millar and Dorkin’s Superman Adventures or, of course, All-Star Superman). New 52 was not kind either, so fingers crossed … This will be better!
Geoff Johns back on Green Lantern sounds good, let’s see what Sam Humphries and him can do, but it seems that a few more people are onboard for this.
Add ready-to-explode writer Matt King to one of the most beloved characters ever, multiply it by Snyder and you have a clear winner. My only concern is that the designs for Gotham and his sidekick look really bland, which only means (a) they’re not staying around, or, (b) they’re not who they say they are. Let’s start looking out for clues!
Marvel’s Variants of the Week
It seems that Marvel has become the undisputed king of the ratio variant. You could say this is due to a lack of imagination, but some of these books are quality and we are just highlighting the ones that will be scarcer. Looking at the first 2 spots, though, it might well be just lack of imagination …
Haven’t done this in a while … When there’s a big creator book week at Image, we like to check how you are all feeling about them. This week it’s Fraction, Aaron, Remender, Vaughn and Kirkman! Quite the line-up of writers and if there was any question, The Walking Dead is still the favorite for most of you out there.
|Casanova: Acedia #5
|The Goddamned #4
|Deadly Class #21
|Paper Girls #6
|The Walking Dead #155
Meanwhile, elsewhere …
Three new releases! New issues of two big books! It’s not all about the big three (yes, I do think Image deserves to be upgraded).
That’s it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!