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Review: Nick Fury: Deep-Cover Capers

Nick Fury

When it comes to polarizing figures in the Marvel Universe, there is none more iconic than Nick Fury. He’s effectively an operator in this world dominated by superpowers and galactic forces. He’s never in awe nor is surprised by their abilities but knows almost as much as they do and do all of this despite being a human man. The best analogy for him is a man amongst giants but just so happens to be a super spy.

As the one spy within this world that operates in the shadows and wields as much political power as he does, it truly is baffling to comprehend why more books have not been done about the character. It can be said that Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of the character has made him somewhat popular. As the last MCU movie, Captain Marvel, the character was portrayed as an agent who is looking to leave the agency until this superpowered being enters his life making him realize that the universe is even bigger than he ever realized. In this set of stories by James Robinson and ACO we find our protagonist before he became who we know him to be. Nick Fury: Deep-Cover Capers, gives us a different take on the character showing an even more exhilarating life before he became director of SHIELD.  

We first meet him on a mission in the French Riviera, as he meets his first nemesis, Frankie Noble, an agent of HYDRA and someone who looks to be more than his match. His next mission would send him to the Moon, to dismantle a mining colony ran by the Yakuza. As each mission gets dangerous, the stronger his skillset would become, as his next mission sees our protagonist prevent a high-ranking dignitary on a train trip in Mexico from being assassinated. As he would also have to blend into certain places like he did when he went undercover in Atlantis, to stop a HYDRA spy from stealing intel, all under Namor’s watchful eyes. Also, he would go on excursions he assumed were R&R but became a battle royale with the townfolk in a seemingly sleepy town. In the last mission, the creative team switches genres here, to tell crime story where Fury solves a mysterious death, a twist that no one saw coming.

Overall, an excellent set of stories about the beginning of one of the MCU’s most enigmatic figures. The story by Robinson is action packed, pulse pounding, and well developed. The art by ACO is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent set of stories which will keep readers in the edge of their seats for every blockbuster of a story.

Story: James Robinson Art: ACO
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Nick Fury Steps Into Marvel Contest of Champions

Nick Fury officially makes his way to Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions.

Known across The Battlerealm as a powerful leader and master tactician, Nick Fury is a seasoned combat veteran skilled in various martial arts –including a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Nick also has access to an arsenal of lethal weapons developed by S.H.I.E.L.D. and is a master of espionage, always equipped to fight should the situation arise.

The Champion’s spotlight is here if you’d like to know about this character’s abilities and stats.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Part 2

Greetings, Graphic Policy Readers! Today we’re exploring the rest of the Marvel Legends Captain Marvel assortment that’s current in release. Before we cover the other four figures, I want to take care of a couple of points that I should have covered in Part 1.

Plastic Shield

Until I hear a better title or actual technical term, it’s worthy to point out that the packaging is now fitted with a plastic shield overlay that’s presumable meant to make it harder for shoplifters to remove BAF pieces from the box. I took a picture of the Genis-Vell figure specifically to show the shield in action. I think that this is a fine idea, and Hasbro didn’t raise the figure price for the addition.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel plastic shield

Captain Marvel Redux

I realized that I failed to include a packaged picture of the “Gooseless” Captain Marvel figure, so I’ve added that so you can get a good look. Here’s a picture of that figure with the alternate “mohawk helmet” head as well. The one-footed flying pose is courtesy of my son, Kyle, who said that he could get her to stand on one foot. So, well done, kid.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel

The Other Captain Marvel

Again, the straight-up, no BAF Captain Marvel is labelled “Captain Marvel” on the package. Oddly enough, so is this one. Of course, the distinction is that this one comes with a) a BAF piece, and b) Goose. This CM also has a bomber jacket and a different hairstyle. Of all the figures in the assortment, this one is the only sort of bum note. Now, bear in mind, it’s a very well-sculpted figure and Goose is awesome, but, in my mind, Goose could have come with the regular CM and this figure could have been swapped out for a Maria Rambeau or another member of the Kree Starforce. However, I do believe that this figure will be in demand because a) the bomber jacket lock is admittedly cool, and b) Goose.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel

Yon-Rogg

The press materials for the film and the IMDB page continue to play coy with Jude Law’s role, but the figure goes for it. Until I see differently in March, this is definitely Yon-Rogg, antagonist and key figure in Carol’s origin. Initially solicited as Starforce Commander/Leader, the package is indeed labelled “Yon-Rogg.” By any standard (okay, mine), this is a GREAT figure. He’s got just a great sci-fi look between the outfit, the metallic paint ops, and the blaster. You could have peeled this guy right out of the pulps, absent any connection to Marvel, and it would look great. And yet, it’s not the best one in the group.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Yon-Rogg

Genis-Vell

Hands down, the best in my opinion is Genis-Vell. The look of the figure comes from the 2003 series by Peter David and ChrisCross, and it’s captured just superbly in Marvel Legends form. The starfield application looks incredibly neat, the armor pieces have a solid finish, and the yellow blaster is great. This is another striking looking figure that just screams classic science-fiction. I’d venture that a few collectors will pick this up simply for the look before even connecting a desire to own the figure to its Marvel history or Captain Marvel grouping. It’s that well-done.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Genis-Vell
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Genis-Vell
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Genis-Vell
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Genis-Vell

Kree Sentry BAF

A Jack Kirby robot? Yes, please. The Kree sentries debuted in Fantastic Four #64 in 1967; since then, they’ve popped up across the Marvel Universe, including a crucial appearance in Annihilation: Conquest, and have shown up in animation and video games, as well. The really BAF captures the Kirby spirit; its presence in this wave was the thing that put me over the top from “interested” to “Yep; I’m buying those.” It’s substantially bigger than the rest of the figures, too, which is a quality that I enjoy (but don’t always require) in a BAF. If you’re going to make a big guy, the BAF is the place to do it.

Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Kree Sentry Build a Figure
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Kree Sentry Build a Figure
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Kree Sentry Build a Figure
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Kree Sentry Build a Figure

For the record, the BAF piece pack-in dispersal is:

  • Nick Fury – Right Arm
  • Captain Marvel (with Goose) – Left Arm
  • Yon-Rogg – Torso
  • Talos – Left Leg
  • Genis-Vell – Right Leg
  • Grey Gargoyle – Head
  • The “standard” Captain Marvel with extra head and hands does not contain a BAF piece.

What do you think, readers? Do you like these as much as I do? Who has picked these up and wants to talk about it? Sound off in the comments, and thanks for reading.

You can find Troy on Twitter @troybrownfield and at Sparkshooter.com.

Review: Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Nick Fury!

Nick Fury Vol. 1 Deep Cover collects issues #1-6 by James Robinson and Aco.

Get your copy in comic shops today and bookstores on December 5. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Nick Fury #6

Nick Fury #6

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Aco
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99

RETURN TO RAVENLOCK CASTLE!
• The site of a mysterious murder…
• And a mystery the elder NICK FURY left behind!
• But is there a connection between them, or is this simply a trap for the younger AGENT FURY?
• A mission like no other awaits you in Fury’s latest caper!

Back to School: Ultimate Spider-Man #24-25

USM25CoverBack to School is a weekly issue by issue look at the beloved superhero teen comic Ultimate Spider-ManIn this week’s installment, I will be covering Ultimate Spider-Man #24-25  (2002) written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Mark Bagley, inked by Art Thibert, and colored by Digital Transparency

Ultimate Spider-Man #24 kicks off with Ultimate Nick Fury (Aka the one who looks like Samuel L. Jackson.) slowly dematerializing in the counselor’s office at Peter Parker’s school. Things are very serious with the Green Goblin, and Fury says that he will get Spider-Man to try to assassinate him or Mary Jane and Aunt May will die. Peter freaks out about Fury and SHIELD knowing about his secret identity and learns some crucial backstory about Norman Osborn like that he lost a super soldier serum contract with SHIELD, which is why he tested the Oz drug on himself. Unfortunately, SHIELD can’t help Spider-Man out unless he actually threatens a civilian thanks to the rules of engagement and a prohibition on spying on Americans on American soil. Later, Norman Osborn’s limo is about to pick up Aunt May and Peter for dinner at his house, but Peter dissuades her and says he’s a creepy, bad man. Peter wants to keep her safe so he swings around as Spider-Man hoping to put an end to the Green Goblin once and for all. Unfortunately, he runs into his nemesis, who has kidnapped Mary Jane, who is Harry Osborn’s dinner guest.

After a gripping double page spread of Spider-Man and Harry’s surprise at Mary Jane being kidnapped, Ultimate Spider-Man #25 flashes back to Harry’s hypnotherapy sessions. His therapist, Dr. Warren, is a little hesitant about planting subliminal suggestions, but Norman waves him off, and then we get to see his transformation into the Green Goblin from his POV as he grabs Mary Jane and leaps into action to fight Spider-Man and a SHIELD helicopter. It’s super trippy, and he sees Spider-Man as an actual spider. They fight for a while until Green Goblin drops Mary Jane off the Queensboro Bridge, which is when the SHIELD sniper in the helicopter finally starts firing at him. In an homage to “The Night Gwen Stacy Died”, Spider-Man catches Mary Jane with his web just as she’s about to go splat, and her fate remains ambiguous as the issue ends.

GoblinTrippy

Other than a badass extended and logical to the overall plot Nick Fury cameo, the big highlight of Ultimate Spider-Man #25 is getting to see the world from the skewed scientific, religious, and very drug addled perspective of Norman Osborn. Oz truly fucks you up. Artists Mark Bagley and Art Thibert also channel their Clone Saga days and have Norman see Spider-Man as more spider than man with all kind of weird appendages and extra arms. The colorists at Digital Transparency add to the hallucinations with cloudy little goblin babies whispering the chemical formula for Oz with the help of eerie lettering from Richard Starkings.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis leaves the usual banter, quips, or villainous speeches and instead of makes the subconscious of Norman Osborn conscious with all kind of character defining buzz words. Lines like “He’s your son” for his relationship with Peter to “Fire eyes” about his abilities help flesh out Norman Osborn’s Green Goblin persona and the added angle of him as a failed military contractor and scientist makes him a more interesting foe than the non-verbal Hulk-lite of the first arc of Ultimate Spider-Man. It also more than makes up for the multiple reused panels during Harry’s hypnotherapy session although that could have been a storytelling choice to show how impassive, compliant, and basically buzzed out on lithium he is.

NoTheyDidnt

No they didn’t…

The Green Goblin shares blood with Spider-Man, and Peter Parker used to look up to Norman Osborn and is friends with his son. This deep connection makes him an excellent arch-nemesis, and adding SHIELD and a glimpse at the larger Marvel Universe is like having an ice cream after dinner. However, in the endgame of these middle issues, Bendis and Bagley go for the typical damsel in distress deal with Mary Jane instead of letting Peter and her have a genuine conversation about their relationship. Then, they do an homage to “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” (Except trading Gwen for MJ, and the George Washington Bridge for Queensboro.) with a similar angle and sidelines all of these relationship complications plus some fun banter with Harry at his house into a typical Peter saves MJ situation a la the entire Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy .

Even though the nod to “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” was a little too on the fanservice-y side and using a female character to just further a male character’s arc is a big problem with superhero comics, it makes story sense for Bendis and Bagley Green Goblin to come after MJ and raise “Legacy’s” tension level as an arc. The Green Goblin knows Spider-Man’s secret identity as Spider-Man and has clearly threatened Aunt May and MJ with death if he puts the costume on again. So, when he sees Spidey in action, the Green Goblin instantly grabs Mary Jane, who is a guest at his house. The constantly inviting Aunt May and Mary Jane to dinner is just a cover to basically hold them hostage and blackmail Spider-Man. Norman Osborn is pretty clever when he isn’t injecting untested Oz formula directly into his veins multiple times every day. Also, Mary Jane getting kidnapped and Aunt May being threatened cause Spider-Man to have second thoughts about being a hero, and the usual happy web swinging double page spread is having a total existential crisis about the cost his double life has on his loved ones. And Mary Jane’s kidnapping and possible death definitely throw gasoline on the current garbage fire that is his superhero life.

CalmDownHotshot

So, Nick Fury shows up in Ultimate Spider-Man #24, and it’s pretty cool once Peter Parker stops jumping around and saying super goofy stuff like “I would like to see some form of identification.” Fury’s presence is an ice cold dose of reality in young Peter’s face and a reminder that he doesn’t do his superhero thing in a vacuum. Even though he’s defeated the Kingpin, Doc Ock, and Kraven the Hunter plus numerous small fry baddies, Spidey has gone about in a sloppy way so it’s been easy for them to keep tabs on him. The appearance of Fury and his little history lesson about the super soldier serum and Norman Osborn make Spider-Man seem small and insignificant in the big picture of the Marvel Universe. However, he’s also kind of a scientific miracle, which is why Fury and SHIELD would be experimenting on him if he wasn’t a minor. For once, Peter’s youth and inexperience do him some good.

Nick Fury’s big plot point in Ultimate Spider-Man #24 is that he and SHIELD can’t take down the Green Goblin unless he has physically attacked a civilian aka MJ or Aunt May. This is because SHIELD aka the NSA with ray guns isn’t allowed to spy on Americans on American soil. This made me laugh darkly because, in 2002, President George W Bush signed an order to allow the NSA to monitor telephone calls and emails of American citizens. Bendis and Bagley do some spot on political satire in the middle of a Spider-Man and Green Goblin story and continue to write Spidey and Peter as a pure example of heroism in a profession dominated by backstabbers, liars, and sociopaths like the cast of Mark Millar’s Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men. Bagley gives Peter some very angry expressions on his face when Fury keeps telling him that SHIELD isn’t allowed to attack Norman Osborn or bring him in. He’s the ordinary human who is hemmed in by a slimy web of deceit and political machinery in cahoots with corporations for mutual benefit so the slap he delivers to Fury when he lectures about “optimism” is well-earned.

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However, Ultimate Spider-Man #24-25 aren’t all about politics, and Bendis fits in Fury and SHIELD’s presence in the story like a well-placed in a superpowered jigsaw puzzle. They don’t wear out their welcome. It makes a lot of sense that a Hulk-level threat would be on their radar. Above all, “Legacy” is a crucial, personal part of Spider-Man’s heroic journey, and the hallucinations in Ultimate Spider-Man #25 plus his repeated use of the word “responsibility”  confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt my theory that Norman Osborn is the dark mirror of Uncle Ben. Spider-Man’s powers came from the Oscorp spider and Osborn’s failed experiments, but his heart and devotion to using abilities responsibly to protect society come from Uncle Ben’s words to him in the first story arc. The only responsibility that Osborn knows is to further his power and rebuild his corporate empire by any means necessary, including kidnapping his son’s friend, hypnotizing his own son, and causing general mayhem. And, in his eyes, Spider-Man is just a means to enforce his will and also physical proof that, hey, maybe this Oz thing actually worked. He thinks Spider-Man owes something while Ben loved Peter selflessly even when his nephew acted like a jerk to him. *Pause for feelings here*

The homage to “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” in Ultimate Spider-Man #24-25 is pretty obvious, and I’ve mentioned it a few times. However, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley also riff off another classic Spider-Man story, the infamous Harry Osborn is a junkie story in Amazing Spider-Man #98 that Stan Lee and Gil Kane published without the Comic Code’s seal of approval. But this time, Norman Osborn is a drug addict, and Bendis and Bagley don’t tell the typical “drugs are bad” PSA and tell the tale of a one percenter whose corporation is flagging so he turns to substance. Except instead of fine grade cocaine, his drug of choice makes him a hulked out psychopath kind of like Jose Canseco with a Marvel twist and no baseball ability. There’s this whole interplay between drugs, power, and corruption that turns the Green Goblin into Tony Montana with horns and is a more interesting, or at the very least, entertaining look at a drug addiction story in a superhero context. Sorry, Stan and Gil.

Ultimate Spider-Man #24-25 are solid middle chapters of the “Legacy” arc as Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley show the world from the Green Goblin’s POV for a few pages and add some political satire and big picture stuff in a Nick Fury guest appearance. The ending of issue 25 is very “Women in Refrigerators” as Bendis goes from developing MJ’s character to victimizing her although luckily there are two issues left to possibly improve on this…

Preview: Nick Fury #4

Nick Fury #4

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Aco
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

DEEP BLUE SEA!
• NICK FURY goes undercover and under the sea to uncover a HYDRA spy in ATLANTIS!
• With a limited air supply and time running out, it’s a quick dive-and-surface mission…
• That is, if he can evade ATTUMA’S wrath!
• Take a deep breath, and submerge yourself in THE DEEP BLUE SEA CAPER!

Review: Nick Fury #1

James Robinson pens this premiere issue of Nick Fury’s long awaited solo outing which has our hero in full-on S.H.I.E.L.D. mode on a super secret mission on the French Riviera. There isn’t a whole lot of dialogue but the dialogue we get is reminiscent of a classic James Bond story, minus the straight up misogyny. Fury comes off as a more bad ass James Bond on a mission to take down the bad guys, in a fancy and exotic locale than usual in charge, S.H.I.E.L.D. head. The switch isn’t a bad thing as it plays well with what we already know about Fury and fills in some of the blanks.

In this issue, we have the pleasure of seeing Nick Fury get his hands dirty. There’s a theft, a fight, some HYDRA drop-ins, a bounty, and some surprising mercy. The quips are tight, the writing is effective, and the story is plausible. This comic is full of action and comedy and reads like a classic spy novel and it’s exactly what any Nick Fury fan would want from his solo outing.

Aco‘s artwork is a bit Archer-esque and, thanks to the story and subject matter it makes complete sense. The lines are strong the color has a lot of extra pop making this issue very pretty to look at. There’s also a nice little synopsis on the first page that lays out the story for the reader, like a top secret file. The intro page provides a nice quick primer for the what happens in the pages that follows without having to go into too much exposition in what should be action based, visual panels.

Overall this issue was a character study combined with a fun romp through Nick Fury’s life and exploits and I was all in. The art matched the subject matter and everything tied together nicely to form a cohesive understandable story.

Story: James Robinson Art: Aco
Story: 8.7 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Nick Fury #1

The world is a dangerous place. And there’s danger in drawing attention to your plans. When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than Nick Fury. An all-new era for the superspy begins here, as Fury is sent on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera. He’ll need to outmaneuver the enemy as the complex dance of espionage begins, but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble?

As if the cover of the first issue wasn’t enough of a clue, the new Nick Fury from writer James Robinson and artist Aco is as focused on the flash and imagery as it is the spy story itself. As hinted by the comics shown within Nick Fury Jr.’s suit on the cover, this new series seems to take a lot of its influence from classic Jim Steranko comics featuring the original Nick Fury. And a lot of that work rests on the shoulders of Aco who delivers a style that’s a fantastic homage to the classic run.

Slick. Cool. Full of action. That’s the best way to describe Robinson’s debut issue as Fury is sent to a casino to retrieve a USB stick with some information on it that has to do with Hydra. Like any good James Bond story the gadgets flow allowing him to cause distractions or hack items and eventually, like a good James Bond story that results in a chase scene full of action and thrills.

And that’s the gist of this first issue. It’s the opening segment of a James Bond film before the credits role down to the femme fatale and harrowing escape.

Again, much of the success of this first issue is on the shoulders of Aco along with colorist Rachelle Rosenberg and letterer Travis Lanham. Both make the art and scenes pop, especially Rosenberg whose color choices harken back to the trippy 60s and 70s. There’s a cool about it all that has one foot in the past and the other in the present.

All in all Nick Fury #1 is a fun first issue that puts this new Fury front and center in a series that harkens back to his father and past. It’s all about style and flash, which much like a Bond film, is exactly what I’d expect. Add in trippy color choices and you have a first issue that goes by quickly, but every bit of it is enjoyable fun.

Story: James Robinson Art: Aco Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 8.10 Art: 10 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Joe

Top Pick: Batman #21 (DC Comics) – Ohhhhh yeah, it’s here! The famous button tease we’ve been given since DC Rebirth started. I’m hoping for this and The Flash to deliver on a big reveal or at least push us toward one soon.

Super Sons #3 (DC Comics) – What a fun book that features two young boys who are constantly competing, oh and they also are super heroes. But seriously, at it’s core, this book is the coming of age of two young boys finding themselves, and friendship in each other, as they try to live up to the massive legacies of their dads.

Moon Knight #13 (Marvel) – I love this comic, and we only have two more issues left, this being one of them. I really hope we get somewhat of an answer in this or the next comic, so it goes out with a bang. Lemire and Smallwood have been phenomenal on this run.

The Wild Storm #3 (DC Comics/WildStorm) – Three issues into the relaunch with Ellis and I’m in. I loved the first issue, and while the second issue felt a bit wordy after the action of the first, I bet that was mostly for world building with a bunch of the core characters, and trying to get that out of the way. I am excited for this run!

Superman #21 (DC Comics) – I’m always looking forward to a Superman book, especially since Rebirth began. This and Action Comics have been spectacular.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Ninjak #26 (Valiant) – I fell in love with this series last issue – it is currently one of my favourites from Valiant… if you like your Batman with a touch of Nightwing, James Bond and swords, then you may like this too.

God Country #4 (Image) – There’s a lot of personal reasons why this series is striking a cord with me, but the stubborn humanity of the series protagonist in the face of overwhelming odds is what’s pulled me in the farthest.

All-Star Batman #9 (DC Comics) – It’s Scott Snyder and Batman. I will always be excited for this.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Secret Empire #0 (Marvel) – So Captain America is running Hydra and he and his Nazi squad are poised to spread across the world, bringing to life their idea of a ‘perfect’ world. Yeah, ok. And yes, Hydra ARE Nazi’s, I don’t care what back peddling some writers have put out there to smooth things over. If you read that awful Civil War II tie in ‘The Oath’ is was clearly laid out what Steve sees for the future of the world…and you’re going to tell me those images didn’t look exactly like what the Nazi’s have done in the past? Ok, rant over…I am looking forward to seeing how this unfolds and to watch the super heroes kick Hydra’s ass.

Super Sons #3 (DC Comics) – I am so glad I took people’s advice and read this book. It’s only on issue #3 but it has been an incredible start and it just keeps getting better. I love this pair up of Superboy and Robin; how different they are leads to some great banter and the action has been great. And I’m really interested in finding out more about this Kid Amazo. Pick this one up if you haven’t, you will not be disappointed.

U.S.Avengers #5 (Marvel) – This title has been hit or miss with me. It hasn’t totally wowed me, but it does have it’s moments. I’m mostly looking forward to seeing how this SHIELD based team reacts to Steve Rogers new, Hydra influenced direction. And I’d love to see Sunspot and Cannonball team up to kick his Hydra loving ass…wishful thinking.

 

Shay

Top Pick: Black Panther: World of Wakanda #6 (Marvel) – The arcs keep getting better and the creative team shows no signs of slowing down the awesome train.

Batwoman #2 (DC Comics) – Kate Kane is facing frenemies , her own personal demons and, the bioweapon Monster Venom on the renegade heavy isle of Coryana.

Harley Quinn #18 (DC Comics) – Harley Sin is hunting a new victim and Harley Quinn is trying to find them first. It’s like Spy vs Spy, if the spies were bad ass ladies and interesting.

Nick Fury #1 (Marvel) – Nick Fury vs Frankie Noble on the French Riviera. Got Popcorn?

 

Brett

Top Pick: Roughnek (Gallery Books) – A brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. If that doesn’t sound interesting enough, it’s all by Jeff Lemire. That should easily sell this alone.

Descender #21 (Image Comics) – Amazing science fiction that’s as awesome to look at as it is to read. This is a series to check out if you haven’t yet.

Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea (Dark Horse) – Mike Mignola and Gary Gianni team up for a fantastic graphic novel.

Monsters Unleashed #1 (Marvel) – I got more sold on this series the longer the mini-series went on. I’m really intrigued to see where it goes from there.

Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign #1 (Dark Horse) – Geof Darrow, nuff said.

 

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