Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1 (Kaboom!)
NickZ: This was pretty hilarious! Peppermint Butler is such an evil creep.
Astonishing X-Men #64 (Marvel)
Andy: Man, I hope Iceman still comes out of this — in some way — better than before. : /
Arnab: I hope this ends with Bobby and Kitty no longer dating. Also, I hope Bobby comes out of this more confident and I really hope he keeps his win gs.
Jeff: I’m loving this evil Iceman. Not sure what Thor’s role is in all of this, but everything else is awesome!
NickZ: All it took was for Iceman to go nuts to make him actually cool. (see what I did there?)
Avengers Arena #12 (Marvel)
Jeff: YES! Nico powers up majorly and kicks major ass! This book is incredible!
NickZ: Wow! This game just got brought to a new level! Who knew THAT character could be such a badass?!?!
Batgirl #22 (DC)
Arnab: I like Barbara with this new guy, whose name I can’t remember. He seems like good people.
NickZ: The Commissioner and Barbra reel from the death of their son and brother, respectively. I’m not sure I know what’s going on in Jim’s mind.
Batman #22 (DC)
Arnab: I really like the Riddler. I hope Snyder does good things with him.
Jeff: No one talks to Alfred like that. Not even Bruce.
Jeff Lake: Zero Year gets even better; Snyder’s take on young Bruce is inspired, and a new Alfred meme is born. A
NickZ: Snyder, Capullo, Miki, and FCO are doing an amazing job on Zero Year! Even the back-up stories are fantastic!
Batman: Li’l Gotham #4 (DC)
Arnab: I love this book. Every issue makes me miss Damian though.
NickZ: If you are not getting this book for your kids, I’m calling CPS.
BubbleGun #2 (Aspen)
Andy: My new favorite Aspen title. Artist Mike Bowden does a great job with the acting of his characters — there’s story there.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #23 (Dark Horse)
NickZ: Things are going from bad to worse for the Scoobys and poor Dawn’s existence hangs in the balance.
Chew #35 (Image)
Arnab: It’s every child’s dream to be presented their deceased mother’s toe for a tasting. Right?
Jeff: Who would have thought a concept like cibopathy could be used so creatively. Can’t wait to see what the toes have to say!
NickZ: So much good stuff, I don’t know where to begin. Just do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK! Also, the Burn the Orphanage preview looked so good!
Chronos Commandos #1 (Titan)
Andy: Nobody’s safe — I can back that. Cool art and fun time-traveling Nazi-hunting… with dinosaurs!
Jeff Lake: Back to the Future meets Jurassic Park meets WWII. Art is crazy good! B
East of West #4 (Image)
Arnab: Easily one of the best books in the comics market today. Hickman, Dragotta, and Martin have created a magical world here.
Jeff Lake: The battle for love ends here; where does it go next? One of the most truly unique books on the shelf. B+
Ghosted #1 (Image)
Andy: Didn’t like it early on because the main guy’s so unlikable, but the full page spread and last page sealed the deal. SOLID art!
Jeff Lake: Ocean’s Eleven, with ghosts! Fun premise, great art; could this be another Image breakout? B+
Indestructible Hulk #10 (Marvel)
Jeff: I like the Hulk/Daredevil dynamic. Matteo Scalera is a great fit on this book too!
Hawkeye #12 (Marvel)
NickZ: Fraction is doing excellent storytelling in this book. Pound for pound, one of the best books out there!
Justice League #22 (DC)
Andy: Didn’t “What If? Avengers vs X-Men” come out last week? But seriously, all the Identity Crisis haters can rest easy now.
NickZ: What do you know, another big crossover where heroes fight heroes, how original.
Nightwing #22 (DC)
Arnab: This book is back to being fantastic. No offense to Scott Snyder, whose work I love, but hopefully his “Zero Year” doesn’t unnecessarily spread into the other Bat Books.
NickZ: I think getting Dick out of Gotham City for a while is exactly what this book needed.
Quantum & Woody #1 (Valiant)
Andy: First my favorite Valiant book was XO. Then Harbinger. Now there’s a new challenger in town! READ THIS, PEOPLE!!
Rachel Rising #18 (Abstract Studios)
Jeff: Terry Moore knows how to make villains uber-creepy. Loving everything about this book, especially the ending.
Secret Avengers #6 (Marvel)
Jeff: Taskmaster is just a great character to have in a book. Kudos to Spencer for making this book awesome!
Sheltered #1 (Image)
Andy: I want to like this and get into it, but there’s no reason for the violence and it left me feeling icky. Pretty art, though.
Smallville: Season Eleven #15 (DC)
NickZ: Superman, Supergirl, Booster Gold, the Legion of Superheroes, Kryptonians, and Doomsday! What more could you want?
Star Wars #7 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Is Emperor Palpatine gonna have to choke a bitch?
The Superior Spider-Man #13 (Marvel)
Jeff: I like that they haven’t changed Otto one iota since he became Spidey. Now he’s got the Raft as a headquarters!
NickZ: Doc Ock really is a better Spider-Man. Now with a base of operations he’s even more Superior!
Superman Unchained #2 (DC)
Andy: Much better than the first issue — I’m into it! Probably helps that Batman showed up, making it cooler.
Arnab: Everyone knows, the only way to make a Superman story interesting is to put Batman in it.
NickZ: I’m loving this book. Batman’s “anti-Superman” suit was pretty awesome and how crazy did Luthor look in that suit!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1 (IDW)
Andy: Went in unsure since I don’t watch the new show. Came out very pleased. Reminds me of Archie’s TMNT run.
Arnab: This was actually quite fun. Strikingly different than the other series, but fun nonetheless.
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #2 (Dark Horse)
Arnab: I feel like this series leaves too much left unsaid.
NickZ: Gerard Way is once again creating another epic comic book series. I’m totes on board for the ride and you should be too!
Uncanny X-Men #8 (Marvel)
Arnab: Fantastic. Magneto’s explanation was great. Scott’s, well, everything is just great in general. Oh and I hate SHIELD.
Jeff: I love that this team is made up of either brand-new mutants or broken teachers. Anything can happen at this point.
NickZ: Glad to have Bachalo back on this book. Love the dynamic going on between Magneto and Cyclops. ‘I AM MUTANT”
The Walking Dead #112 (Image)
Andy: Oooooh shit. Shit. Shit. Shit.
Arnab: What was he thinking?
Jeff: Somehow, Kirkman has gotten me to root for Negan. He may be a psycho, but he’s a reasonable psycho.
NickZ: Rick once again underestimated Negan. I wonder what the price is going to be now?
Wolverine #6 (Marvel)
Jeff: This book is just awful. A bad decision to pick this artist to back-up the great Alan Davis.
NickZ: Wolverine without his healing factor? And just in time for the movie where he loses his healing factor? You see how that works kids?
X-O Manowar #15 (Valiant)
Andy: I really like this direction — planet death was cool and all, but how things shake down on Earth is what I want to see.
Young Avengers #7 (Marvel)
Arnab: Man this book is fantastic. The youthful energy, gorgeous art, hilarious writing, it’s all meshing perfectly.
NickZ: I think Prodigy and Speed will make great additions to this team. The instagram bit was too funny.