Comics Picks For 07.01.2015

No “Magic 40” in the first week of the new year, but the second week definitely sees me hit that landmark number, and with graphic novels mixed in to boot!

This week’s surprise hits were Angry Birds/Transformers #2 from IDW Publishing, Ares & Aphrodite #1 from Oni Press, Operation: S.I.N. #1 and Wolverines #1 from Marvel. The disappointments of the week were Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2 and Ant-Man #1 from Marvel and Future’s End #36 from DC. Ongoing greats like Swamp Thing #38 and Detective Comics #38 from DC, Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #3 from Marvel, and John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3 from Dynamite to name a few were just as I expected them to be: superb.

As mentioned above, the graphic novels for the week were Legends of Red Sonja Volume 1 from Dynamite and Quest: Age of Darkness Volume 1 from Zenescope. The former was a fun book where Gail Simone brought together several different female prose writers, paired them with different artists, and wrote a grand, sweeping Red Sonja story. The latter was part of the publisher’s Age of Darkness event and was more a prequel story.

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. Angel & Faith Season 10 #10 by Victor Gischler, Will Conrad, Michelle Madsen, Richard Starkings, Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt and Scott Fisher
  2. Angry Birds/Transformers #2 by John Barber, Marcelo Ferreira, Nikos Koutsis, Mike Toris and Shawn Lee
  3. Ares & Aphrodite #1 by Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens
  4. Army of Darkness #2 by Cullen Bunn, Larry Watts, Aikau Oliva, Marshal Dillon, Gabriel Hardman and Jordan Boyd
  5. Arrow Season 2.5 #10 by Marc Guggenheim, Joe Bennett, Craig Yeung, Jim Charalampidis, Deron Bennett, Keto Shimizu and Szymon Kudranski (Review)
  6. Birthright #4 by Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas and Pat Brosseau
  7. Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3 by Peter Milligan, Cary Nord, Brian Reber, Dave Sharpe and 2:45 PMrevor Hairsine (Review)
  8. Fables: The Wolf Among Us #5 by Dave Justus, Matthew Sturges, Shawn McManus, Lee Loughridge, Sal Cipriano and Chrissie Zullo
  9. Grimm Fairy Tales: Grimm Universe Volume 1 by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand, Dan Wickline, Anthony Spay, Dave Franchini, Raven Gregory, Christopher Cote,
  10. Grimm Fairy Tales #106 by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand, Andres Barrero, Przemyslaw Klosin, Steve Oaks, Ivan Nunes, Sean Chen and Ylenia Di Napoli (Review)
  11. Grimm Tales of Terror #6 by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Shane McKenzie, Claudia Balboni, Ben Sawyer, Christy Sawyer, Giuseppe Cafaro, Simone Di Meo and Ylenia Di Napoli
  12. IXth Generation #1 by Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic and Troy Peteri (Review)
  13. John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3 by Ron Marz, Abhishek Malsuni, Zsolt H. Garisa, Nanjan Jamberi, Rob Steen, Ed Benes and Dinei Ribeiro (Review)
  14. Magic the Gathering Volume 4 by Jason Ciaramella, Martin Coccolo, Joana Lafuente, Robbie Robbins, Tom B. Long and Chris Evenhuis
  15. Marvel Now: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2 by Kieron Gillen, Phil Jimenez, Le Beau Underwood, Tom Palmer, Romulo Fajardo, Marguerite Bennett, Stephanie Hans and VC’s Clayton Cowles (Review)
  16. Marvel Now: Ant-Man #1 by Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas, Jordan Boyd, VC’s Travis Lanham, Idette Wineccor and Mark Brooks (Review)
  17. Marvel Now: Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #3 by Ales Kot, Marco Rudy, Michael Walsh and VC’s Clayton Cowles
  18. Marvel Now: Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #5 by Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta, Iban Coello, Drew Geraci, Frank D’Armata and VC’s Cory Petit (Review)
  19. Marvel Now: Hulk #10 by Gerry Duggan, Mar Bagley, Drew Hennessy, Jason Keith and VC’s Cory Petit
  20. Marvel Now: Operation: S.I.N. #1 by Kathryn Immonen, Rich Ellis, Jordan Boyd, VC’s Joe Sabino and Michael Komarck (Review)
  21. Marvel Now: Storm #7 by Greg Pak, Al Barrionuevo, Tom Palmer, Ruth Redmond, VC’s Cory Petit and Stephanie Hans
  22. Marvel Now: The Amazing Spider-Man #12 by Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, Justin Ponsor and Chris Eliopoulos
  23. Marvel Now: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, Maris Wicks, Rico Renzi and VC’s Clayton Cowles
  24. Marvel Now: Wolverines #1 by Charles Soule, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong, Alisson Borges, Fco Plascencia and VC’s Cory Petit
  25. Marvel’s The Avengers #2 by Will Corona Pilgrim, Agustin Padilla, Joe Bennett, Marcio Loerzer, Jay David Ramos and VC’s Clayton Cowles
  26. Mortal Kombat X #1 by Shawn Kittelsen, Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini, Saida Temafonte, Ivan Reis and Alex Sinclair
  27. New 52: Batman: Eternal #40 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, Da Vide Furno, Paolo Armitano, John Kalisz, Taylor Esposito, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis
  28. New 52: Detective Comics #37 by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Jared K. Fletcher (Review)
  29. New 52: Detective Comics #38 by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Jared K. Fletcher(Review)
  30. New 52: Future’s End #36 by Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Scot Eaton, Scott Hanna, Hi-Fi, Dezi Sienty and Ryan Sook
  31. New 52: Green Arrow #38 by Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski, Daniel Sampere, Jonathan Glapion, Gabe Eltaeb, Rob Leigh, Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair
  32. New 52: Justice League 3000 #13 by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, Howard Porter, Hi-Fi and Rob Leigh (Review)
  33. New 52: Lobo #4 by Cullen Bunn, Reilly Brown, Nelson De Castro, Vicente Cifuentes, Alison Borges, Matt Yackey, Pete Pantazis, Travis Lanham and Ben Oliver
  34. New 52: Swamp Thing #38 by Charles Soule, Javi Pina, June Chung, Travis Lanham and Jesus Saiz (Review)
  35. Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #1 by Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman, Fritz Casas, Adriano Augusto, Joshua Cozine, Jay Anacleto and Ivan Nunes (Review)
  36. Sensation Comics #19 by Amy Chu, Bernard Chang, Wendy Broome, Saida Temafonte, Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki and Alex Sinclair
  37. Sinergy #1 by Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, David Walker, Laura Tavishati, Daniel Berman and Marc Lombardi
  38. Vampirella v2 #8 by Nancy A. Collins, Patrik Berkenkotter, Jorge Sutil, Rob Steen and Mike Mayhew (Review)
  39. War Stories #4 by Garth Ennis, Tomas Aira, Matt Martin, Digikore Studios and Kurt Hathaway
  40. Wonder Woman ’77 #1 by Marc Andreyko, Drew Johnson, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Wes Abbott, Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok (Review)

Top Picks

Army of Darkness 002Army of Darkness #2

Arrow Season 2.5 010Arrow Season 2.5 #10

IXth Generation 001IXth Generation #1

John Carter - Warlord of Mars 003 John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3

Magic the Gathering Vol.4 TherosMagic the Gathering Volume 4

Bucky Barnes - The Winter Soldier 003Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #3

Death of Wolverine - The Weapon X Program 005Death of Wolverine: The Weapon X Program #5

Operation - S.I.N. 001Operation: S.I.N. #1

Detective Comics 038Detective Comics #38

Swamp Thing 038Swamp Thing #38

Red Sonja - Vulture's Circle 001Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #1

Sensation Comics 019Sensation Comics #19

Vampirella v2 008Vampirella v2 #8

Wonder Woman '77 001Wonder Woman ’77 #1

 

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