Comics Picks For 14.05.2014

I keep pushing myself week after week to read as much as I can since it is not like my current reading pile and backlogged comics are going to reduce in size, or that upcoming comics are going be less. For the last 2-3 weeks, I’ve been reading 20+ comics and this week I tried to aim for a good, solid 25. I ended up with 26 individual issues and a 5-issue graphic novel. So, 27 items in all. That’s a hell of a lot and I’m really surprised that I read so many last week. Far cry from the same time last year when I was managing 10 a week at most. I just wasn’t reading all that much I suppose.

The surprise hits of this week would definitely be Star Trek: New Visions #1 from IDW, Street Fighter #0 from UDON E and Robyn Hood: Legend #1 from Zenescope whereas the surprise flops would be IDW’s Transformers vs GI Joe #0 and DC’s Batman: Eternal #6. Both these books were incomprehensible and even silly beyond the silly. Books that I expected to be good, such as Archie Comics’ Afterlife With Archie #5, DC’s Future’s End #2 and Marvel’s Fantastic Four #4, were what I wanted them to be and they were all three of them great. And special mention for Archaia’s Hacktivist which ended on #4 with a great issue that wrapped up the existing plotlines very nicely. And I did manage to read a graphic novel this week, Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights Vol.1 and got a start on another, Fables Vol.3, so that’s something too.

Anyway, here’s another edition of “Comics Picks For…”. Full reading list, as always, is available here and all my comics reviews are available here.

Previous Comics Picks of the Week:

Comics Read

 

  1. Afterlife with Archie #5 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla and Jack Morelli (Review)
  2. Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand, Andrea Meloni, Valentina Cuomo and Jim Campbell (Review)
  3. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Inferno: Age of Darkness by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Sami Kivela, Bryan Valenza and Jim Campbell
  4. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland: Age 0f Darkness #2 by Joe Brusha, Dan Wickline, Luca Claretti, Renato Guerra and Jim Campbell (Review)
  5. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights Volume 1 by Joe Brusha, Pat Shand, Butch Mapa, Rohvel Umul, Noah Salonga, Wagner Souza, Jeff Blake, Kevin Volo and Jim Campbell
  6. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood: Age of Darkness by Pat Shand, Joe Brusha, Larry Watts, Slamet Muojino and Jim Campbell (Review)
  7. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood: Legend #1 by Pat Shand, Larry Watts, Slamet Muojino and Jim Campbell (Review)
  8. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents The Dark One by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Raven Gregory, Heather Finley, Ricardo Silva, Mario Gonzales and Jim Campbell
  9. Hacktivist #4 by Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Marcus To, David Cutler, Ian Herring and Deron Bennett (Review)
  10. Marvel Now: All-New Ultimates #1-2 by Michel Fiffe, Amilcar Pinna, Nolan Woodword, VC’s Clayton Cowles and David Nakayama
  11. Marvel Now: Captain Marvel #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, David Lopez, Lee Loughridge and VC’s Joe Caramagna (Review)
  12. Marvel Now: Fantastic Four #4 by James Robinson, Leonard Kirk, Karl Kesel, Jay Leisten, Jesus Aburtov and VC’s Clayton Cowles (Review)
  13. Marvel Now: Nightcrawler #2 by Chris Claremont, Todd Nauck, Rachelle Rosenberg, VC’s Cory Petit and Jamie McKelvie (Review)
  14. Marvel Now: Secret Avengers #3 by Ales Kot, Michael Walsh, Matthew Wilson, VC’s Clayton Cowles and Tradd Moore (Review)
  15. New 52: Batgirl #31 by Gail Simone, Fernando Pasarin, Jonathan Glapion, Blond and Dezi Sienty (Review)
  16. New 52: Batman Eternal #6 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley, Trevor McCarthy, Guy Major, Taylor Esposito, Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson
  17. New 52: Future’s End #2 by Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Dan Green, Jesús Meriño, Hi-Fi, Carlos M. Mangual and Ryan Sook (Review)
  18. New 52: Joker’s Daughter #1 by Marguerite Bennett, Meghan Hetrick, Michelle Madsen, Saida Temofonte and Georges Jeanty
  19. New 52: Justice League United #1 by Jeff Lemire, Mike McKone, Marcelo Maiolo, Carlos M. Mangual and Gabe Eltaeb
  20. New 52: Superman: Doomed #1 by Greg Pak, Charles Soule, Scott Lobdell, Ken Lashley, Alex Sinclair, Dan Jurgens, Brett Breeding, Sunny Gho and Carlos M. Mangual (Review)
  21. Southern Bastards #1 by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
  22. Star Trek: New Visions #1 by John Byrne, Jerome Bixby, Gene Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon (Review)
  23. Street Fighter #0 FCBD 2014 by Jim Zub, Hanzo Steinbach, Marshall Dillon, Ken Siu-Chong, Takeshi Miyazawa, Espen Grundetjern, Chris Sarracini, Joe Ng and Rob Armstrong (Review)
  24. The Royals: Masters of War #4 by Simon Coleby, Rob Williams, Gary Erskine, J. D. Mettler and Wes Abbott
  25. The United States of Murder Inc. #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma and Chris Eliopoulos
  26. Transformers vs GI Joe #0 FCBD 2014 by Tom Scioli and John Barber

Top Picks

Afterlife With Archie 05Afterlife with Archie #5

Grimm Fairy Tales 2014 AnnualGrimm Fairy Tales 2014 Annual

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood - Legend 01aGrimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood: Legend #1

Hacktivist 04Hacktivist #4

Fantastic Four 04Fantastic Four #4

Secret Avengers 03Secret Avengers #3

Batgirl 31Batgirl #31

Future's End 02Future’s End#2

Star Trek - New Visions 01Star Trek: New Visions #1

Street Fighter 00 FCBD 2014Street Fighter #0 FCBD 2014

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