Pick(s) of the Week: Infinity #1 and a Whole Bunch More
After months of build up this week kicks off a new Marvel event Infinity. While the Avengers head into space to deal with a threat, Thanos takes advantage and attacks Earth. This has been a long time coming with seeds being laid for years now. Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver are tasked with putting together this event and bring back the Marvel universe to a time when the threats were of a galactic nature.
It’ll be a tough task with recent events not living up to the hype, but this is a big release, so that’s why it comes out on top as our “pick.”
Check out below for the rest of the team’s top picks in alphabetical order:
Top Pick: Breath of Bones: Tale of the Golem #3 (Dark Horse) – Steve Nile’s amazing World War II mini series comes to an end. It is a powerful and moving finale.
Batman #23 (DC) – Doesn’t the cover alone make you want to read it? It will never get old watching Bruce Wayne become Batman.
Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #2 (Titan Comics) – A gun-toting Albert Einstein blasts time traveling nazis, need I say more? Titan’s best series, hands down.
East of West #5 (Image) – There are still loose ends that need to be tied and roads that need to be traveled in this post apocalyptic sci-fi western. I have a feeling that we’ll start getting answers soon.
Star Wars #8 (Dark Horse) – Once you sort through the unending Star Wars literature, Brian Wood’s series stands out as a diamond in the rough. It takes place after the events of Episode IV and carries a wonderfully nostalgic feeling of the original trilogy.
A1 #3 (Titan Comics) – One of the best anthologies on the market. Each issue leaves me with wanting more. Read my review.
Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol #2 (Titan Comics) – Nazi’s, time travel and dinosaurs. Do I really need to say more as to why you should be reading this? Read my review.
Fubar: By the Sword #1 (Fubar Press) – With multiple volumes under their belt. This small press phenomenon is out with a two issue series featuring the writing of Chuck Dixon taking on some alternate history.
Infinity #1 (Marvel) – Marvel kicks off their next major event. It’ll have long-term impact that’ll last until the next major event.
It Came! #1 (Titan Comics) – 50’s B-movie fun in comic form. Read my review.
TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: March Book One (Top Shelf) – The life of Congressman Lewis, this is the first release in a three-part trilogy chronicling his involvement in the Civil Rights movement. This isn’t just a story, this is history and a graphic novel that should be in every school room. Read my review.
Top Pick: Saga #13 (Image) – It’s back, baby! Need I say more?
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #3 (Dark Horse) – This fantastic black-and-white story of faith and war in the Jewish context is a heroic story unlike any other. Much too short-lived, but fantastic nonetheless.
Batgirl #23 (DC) – Simone has been blowing Batgirl out of the water lately. This issue begins the story of Commissioner Gordon looking to get revenge on Batgirl—his daughter!
Infinity #1 (Marvel) – I have to say I’m not so much looking forward to Infinity, but this is a must-get because of its centrality in Marvel’s current storyline.
Justice League of America #7 (DC) – Trinity War continues here: we’ll hopefully find out who the Secret Society of Super-Villains is, and maybe who their spy in the Justice Leagues is…
TPB/Graphic Novel of the Week: The First X-Men (Marvel) – Neal Adams and Christos Gage write the ‘secret’ history of the X-Men before Xavier’s school. This collects the five-issue mini-series from last August.