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Review: The New 52: Futures End #48

DC-Comics-New-52-Futures-End-48 cover“Eye Am Your Future.”

I read a lot of The New 52: Futures End, but at some point I trailed off. While the story was interesting, the weekly deluge of it all caught up to me as missed issues grew more and more. The New 52: Futures End #48 wraps up the weekly series, sort of (and we’ll get to that). [I know this review begins the same way as Earth 2: World’s End #26, but that’s because my thoughts and experience is similar].

The issue has a hodgepodge of creators listed including writers Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen and artists Allan Goldman, Freddie Williams II, Andy Macdonlad, Stephen Thompson and Scott Hanna. That’s a lot of input, and the only spot I think that shows up is with the art which is ok, but nothing spectacular. It’s decent art, but for a huge issue, I expected a bit more.

As someone who hasn’t read the series for quite a while, I was able to hop into the story and get what was going on, so that’s solid. There’s a couple of things I had to think through, but generally I knew what was up. The story is interesting because of that whole wrapping up. I can’t say if it’s satisfying for long-time readers, and it leaves one massive cliffhanger that I wonder how or if it’ll be explored post DC’s next big event Convergence. Potentially it can be very cool, and something I’d check out.

The ending was interesting enough for me to want to go back and see what I missed, it seems like it’s a time-traveling head trip, but standing on its own, the issue is decent, and what stands out is its rather bleak ending. To see a comic end on a somewhat downer (I don’t consider that a spoiler) is interesting, and almost welcome in a weird way. For DC, which I’d consider a bit sunnier than rivals, it’s an odd tone, and one I welcome.

Is this really the End for Futures End? We’ll find out in a few months. This gets me to want to find out what’s next. To be continued in Batman Beyond #1?

Story: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen Art: Allan Goldman, Freddie Williams II, Andy Macdonald, Stephen Thompson, Scott Hanna
Story: 7.25 Art: 7 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Star_Wars_1_CoverWednesdays 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, highlighting a top pick, and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday. I think it’s safe to say we’re excited for a story that takes place in a galaxy far, far away.

Brett

Top Pick – Star Wars #1 (Marvel) – I’m a Star Wars fan, and have loved reading Dark Horse’s various series. I also have some fond memories of reading Marvel’s take back in the 80s (and still have a few issues laying around in my long boxes). What Marvel does with the license should be interesting, especially in comparing to how Dark Horse handled it all.

Avengers #40 (Marvel) – What Jonathan Hickman has been doing with the various Avengers titles has been exciting and an interesting direction for them. We’re ahead in the Marvel timeline seeing how things have progressed as “Time Runs Out.” All of this is leading to Secret Wars, so… there’s that? If anything, the story has been exciting and entertaining with some kick-ass art.

Copperhead #5 (Image) – I love this series, one of my favorites to debut in 2014. The first arc wraps up in a nice tidy bow and it sets up some interesting plot threads for the future. This is a great sci-fi western and if you’re into that sort of thing, absolutely pick up the trade paperback when it’s out next month.

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade (Fantagraphics) – Wilfred Santiago’s graphic novel about the sports legend. It touches on his successes and struggles and has an interesting take on how an individual can turn into a product.

Stumptown Vol. 3 #5 (Oni Press) – The conclusion to “The Cast of the King of Clubs” has Dex deciding if she’ll seek justice or revenge. Writer Greg Rucka has been on fire and that’s helped by Justin Greenwood’s art.

Edward

Top Pick – Batgirl #38 (DC Comics) – Ever since the new creative team has taken over there has been a positive change in direction for this series which was already decent enough.  The series might be a bit lighter in pure superheroics, but it is heavier on themes and character development.

Damsels in Excess #4 (Aspen Comics) – Aspen’s unconventional fairy tale series takes another turn here as the heroines get closer to their final confrontation.  This is an interesting take on fairy tales, different from the other titles in a medium which is saturated with them at the moment.

Deep State #3 (BOOM! Studios) – This series which was easy to pick up, also proves to be hard to put down.  Even those that don’t like X-Files conspiracies will find some pure comic fun here.

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #31 (Zenescope) – When Calie Liddle won against the powers of Wonderland and took on the role of queen, fans of this series might have wondered if there were still stories to be told.  New series writer Erica Heflin proved in the first story arc that she is fit to the task,and the mother vs. daughter clash of the second story arc looks pretty fun.

Suicide Risk #21 (BOOM! Studios) – This series has not stopped since the first issue from presenting its own world full of superheroes but with a weird twist.  Now with his wife and alternate universe wife both living under the same roof, how will Requiem react when the fate of the world is in the balance?

Elana

Top Pick – Rat Queens Special: Braga #1 (Shadowline/Image) – If you like female centered stories and ever played D&D this deserves a read. And female characters who aren’t attractive humanoids don’t often get to tell their stories.

Lazarus #14 (Image) – everyone here is the best they are at what they do (including Forever herself). I gotta get caught up!

Silver Surfer #8 (Marvel) – It’s starting to get touching! A story about vulnerability. And Allred’s art is glorious as ever.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (Marvel) – This came out last week, but it’s fun. pure fun. I’ve been a fan of Henderson’s art for a few years now and she has a uniquely feminist eye for the world. Her cartoon-y style should’t be underestimated because her pacing and breakdowns are strong. North was great on Adventure Time so bring on the zaniness.

George

Top Pick – Jupiter’s Legacy #5 (Image) – Although the spacing between issues is greater than we would like, this book has one of the best stories from Mark Millar. The amazing art by Frank Quitely make it a must for anyone’s Pull List.

Copperhead #5 (Image) – The conclusion to the first arc of this outstanding and imaginative series by Jay Faeber and Scott Godlewski.  It’s a crime procedural on a distant planet that feels like a mix between The Fuse and Saga; what else could you ask for?

Lazarus #14 (Image) – Greg Rucka has created a vast and amazing world for Forever, the protector of the Carlyle Family to roam free. With each new arc we learn more and more of this futuristic world consisting of ruling families and the Lazarus that protect each one.

Star Wars #1 (Marvel) – You can never have too much Star Wars material to soak up. This one, by Jason Aaron and artwork by John Cassaday, takes place between IV: A New Hope and V: The Empire Strikes Back. Bridging the story between the two movies should be a lot of fun for any Star Wars fan.

The Walking Dead #136 (Skybound/Image Comics) – One of the best stories out there, Robert Kirkman has reinvented The Walking Dead Universe with brand new dangers and horrors lurking around every corner. After all these years I still love when a new issue comes out and the new arc is going to be just as great as any in the past.

Matt

Top Pick – Teen Dog #5 (BOOM! Box/BOOM! Studios)- Teen Dog has faithfully served up all kinds of superb cool in the first four issues, so this latest issue should be more of that. This round, Teen Dog is gonna have to confront his alter ego, who is probably totally not cool at all. Scoff.

Batgirl #38 (DC Comics) – The DC book with the most diversity in characters made headlines last month in a way that really doesn’t behoove what the creative team is going for with this series, but I’m sure it can make a comeback. My roommate thought I was reading a Marvel book when he looked over my shoulder to see the first issue of this new run, and that’s a good thing when it comes to the kind of demographics a book like this is appealing to.

Daredevil #12 (Marvel) – Waid and Samnee are doing something more mainstream superhero books need to be doing, which is telling short, small-scale stories. The solicit for this issue promises a conclusion to the great story started last issue, along with some teases for potential seeds leading to bigger stories; those are good too!

S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 (Marvel) – Giving Mark Waid the reins on a Marvel Universe-spanning crossover book that loosely ties into the Agents of Shield television show is a lovely idea. This issue’s pairing of Waid with Humberto Ramos to do a Ms. Marvel-centric story is all-kinds of awesome, too.

Silver Surfer #8 (Marvel) – This book is always a treat, with Slott’s fun sense of adventure and Allred’s incredible, whimsical art. Promised in this issue is a planet filled with billions of varied species, so the sky’s the limit!

Sean

Top Pick – Daredevil #12 (Marvel) – Waid and Samnee’s Daredevil is one of the best comics on the market, even before it was unnecessarily rebooted, and continues to inspire awe with beautiful art that I wish I could plaster my walls with, and an emotionally complex script that is atypical of most mainstream productions. Daredevil’s new conflict with the Stunt-Master continues, Matt lies in his autobiography, and more!

Animal Man Vol. 7: Red Plague TP (DC Comics) – Animal Man of the 1980s and 1990s by Vertigo was fantastic, featuring the much acclaimed run by Grant Morrison (among many others). A new TP collects issues #64-79, Annual 1.

Justice League United #8 (DC Comics) – I’ve kept away from most JL books since the Trinity event, mostly because JL itself is a bit overblown while JLD, despite an awesome cast has suffered from sub-par storytelling. Other JL incarnations in the New 52 aren’t even worth mentioning. JLU, however, is an exciting romp through space, bringing in some of my favorite science fiction heroes with a new, truly compelling First Nations superheroine, Miiyahbin. In this issue, JLU and the Legion of Super-Heroes go toe-to-toe.

The New 52: Future’s End #37 (DC Comics) – Despite my general disgust with the ploy that, if you want to keep up with the DC Universe, you have to buy weeklies (well, you really don’t…), I have actually rather enjoyed Future’s End, or, rather, some of its subplots. I have a feeling that the conclusion of the series will be a great let down, especially since the future shown here will probably not be carried out in other books. Like, I would buy up an Amethyst and Frankenstein team-up comics. Alas…

Star Trek #40 (IDW Publishing) – A well-written exploration of the AU created by Abrams’ films, this issue concludes the “Q Gambit” in which Q has transported Kirk and crew to the future, challenging him to confront the reality that a “no win” scenario really is unwinnable. Plus, Q himself might cease to exist!

Star Wars #1 (Marvel) – The Star Wars franchise returns to Marvel. I can’t say that I’m particularly thrilled about it, but since it can’t be changed I might as well see what Marvel’s about. Objectively, this issue ushers in an unprecedented era in the history of Star Wars, when for the first time the difference between the Expanded Universe and the films are erased and a single continuity is established.

Comixstravaganza Live’s “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca’s

Top Pick – Star Wars #1 (Marvel) – Everyone is head over heels about this release, and the most obvious reason to be is being overlooked by many: for the first time EVER, the comic stories will be canon! Remember earlier this year when Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm said that the EU and all previous comics would be labeled as “Legacy” and everything moving forward would be canon? Well, here ya go! You’re welcome.

Star Wars Legends Marvel Years Omnibus HC (Marvel) – Speaking of “Legends”, this week also see the release of the Omnibus HC, Star Wars: The Marvel Years. This collects all the Marvel comics series starting with the 1977 movie adaptation (which saved the comics industry by the way) and runs through the Empire Strikes Back adaptation. That is one hefty tome, but won’t it look awesome on my bookshelf?

Men of Mystery #95 (AC Comics) – Fans of Dynamite’s Project: Superpowers can read the original tales of seventeen Golden Age heroes! It’s classic pulp superhero adventures at their best! Artists include Joe Kubert, Reed Crandall, and Bob Powell. The market on this one is smallish, so this might be a tough one to find!

Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – as a professional magician I am naturally interested in Harry Houdini. However, I have a confession to make. I have an entire library of Houdini books and biographies, and went to far to name my office and studio complex “The Houdini Room!” This series has been interesting because of the real life animosity between Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. They started as friends but became rivals over the issue of spiritualism. Some have even implicated Doyle in Houdini’s murder (look it up). The time line here is a little skewed, probably to appeal to the Steampunk fandom, but it is a fun read nonetheless.

Wild’s End #5 (BOOM! Studios) – I really can’t believe more people aren’t buzzing about this title. War of the Worlds set in depression era 1930s starring anamorphic animals as the heroes! How could you not love this? Further, this book is the very definition of Dieselpunk! That’s right, I said DIESELpunk. It is the retro futuristic sci-fi and fantasy of the deco/jazz age! If you aren’t familir with Dieselpunk you can learn more by tuning into my Diesel Powered Podcast on iTunes!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

EastofWest16_CoverWednesdays 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! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up.

It’s the end of the year, which means there’s not much coming out this week, you can get everything for about $75. So, instead of our usual 10 picks, just get everything…. but if you still need some help…..

Dark Horse

The Massive Vol. 4: Sahara – Brian Wood’s series wrapped up, but you can catch some of the final issues here in this volume where all of the pieces of the puzzle come together.

X Vol. 4 Better Off Dead – X is back, and this violent ant-hero has been a welcome return. If you haven’t checked out what you’re missing, here’s a great way to see.

DC Comics

Batman Eternal #39 – DC’s weekly series will all lead to next year’s even Convergence… so, this’ll be important.

Earth 2: World’s End #13 – See above.

The New 52: Futures End #35 – See above.

IDW Publishing

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 – Two classic properties team up! Can’t wait to see how…

Image Comics

East of West #16 – Are you reading this sci-fi western? You’re not? Yeah, you should fix that.

Image Firsts: Wytches #1 – This horror series from Scott Snyder is on a lot of “best of” lists. This reprint costs a dollar. That plus the fact there’s not much out means this is a “buy.”

Marvel

All-New Miracleman Annual #1 – A bunch of creators taken on the classic character in new stories.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – With the second season of the television series in a fall hiatus, Marvel finally releases a comic that sort of ties into it.

BOOM! Studios

Abigail and the Snowman #1 – Roger Langridge’s cute new series.

Valiant

X-O Manowar #31 – Check out the kick-ass series of the displaced hero.

 

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The weekend is almost here! How is everyone spending it?

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The Mary Sue – Oh, The Feels: 501st Legion Send Stormtrooper Suit To Another Bullied Girl – Bravo.

GamePolitics – Supreme Court Decision Questions the Validity of Some Computer and Software Patents – Interesting.

CNN – CNN Wonders Why Anime Child Porn Isn’t Banned in Japan – Sigh.

 

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Talking Comics – Amazing X-Men Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Archie #656

Comic Vine – Batwoman #32

Comic Vine – Elektra #3

Comic Vine – Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

CBR – MPH #2

Comic Vine – The New 52: Futures End #7

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #6

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #3

Kotaku – Snowpiercer

Comic Vine – The Wicked + The Divine #1

CBR – The Wicked + The Divine #1

Talking Comics – Winterworld #1

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #32

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The weekend is almost here! What does everyone have planned?

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The Mary Sue – Nielsen Twitter Infographic Reveals The TV Shows We Talk About The Most – Some interesting results.

News 1130 – US man gets $1.5 million for comic book collection with valuable Superman, Flash issues – Congrats! I think he’s got enough money now for his goal.

 

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Talking Comics – Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #1

Collected Editions – The Girl Who Played with Fire

CBR – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

CBR – The New 52: Futures End #5

Talking Comics – Painkiller Jane: The 22 Brides #1

CBR – Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #1

Comic Vine – The Woods #2

DC’s Futures End September Event Creative Line up and Covers

029.DCC.Sprmn.1.0_384x591_53756d6455c505.82473509DC Comics has released the list of comics that’ll be coming out for this September’s event that’s tied into their new weekly series Futures End. Check out what has been announced so far, and the covers that have been released.

ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Pascal Alixe
Cover: Lee L Weeks

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Sean Chen
Inker: Mark Irwin
Cover: Yvel Guichet

AQUAMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Alvaro Martinez
Inker: Raúl Fernández
Cover: Yvel Guichet

BATGIRL: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Gail Simone
Penciller: Javier Garron
Inker: Javier Garron
Cover: Clay Mann

BATMAN AND ROBIN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Dustin Nguyen
Inker: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Pat Gleason & Mick Gray

BATMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Scott Snyder & Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Aco
Inker: Aco
Cover: Jay Fabok

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Howard Porter
Cover: Aaron Kuder

BATWING: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Penciller: Eduardo Pansica
Inker: Julio Ferreira
Cover: Dan Panosian

BATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Penciller: Jason Masters
Inker: Jason Masters
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque

BIRDS OF PREY: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Christy Marx
Penciller: Robson Rocha
Inker: Oclair Albert
Cover: Dan Panosian

BOOSTER GOLD: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Moritat, Steve Lightle, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Ron Frenz, Brett Booth
Cover: Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund

CATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Patrick Olliffe
Inker: Tom Nguyen
Cover: Terry & Rachel Dodson

CONSTANTINE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Juan Ferreyra
Inker: Juan Ferreyra
Cover: Juan Ferreyra

DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Scott Hepburn
Inker: Scott Hepbuirn
Cover: Jay Fabok

EARTH 2: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Eddy Barrows
Inker: Eber Ferreira
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

THE FLASH: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Robert Venditti/Van Jensen
Penciller: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Cover: Booth/Rapmund

GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Tom King
Penciller: Stephen Mooney
Inker: Stephen Mooney
Cover: Andrew Robinson

GREEN ARROW: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Andrea Sorrentino
Inker: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover: Andrea Sorrentino

GREEN LANTERN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciller: Martin Coccolo
Inker: Martin Coccolo
Cover: Billy Tan

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Van Jensen
Penciller: Igor Lima
Inker: Ruy José
Cover: Francis Portela

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Justin Jordan
Penciller: Dio Neves
Inker: Marc Deering
Cover: Dio Neves

HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Penciller: Chad Hardin
Inker: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner

INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan DiDio
Penciller: Philip Tan
Inker: Jason Paz
Cover: Howard Porter

JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Jedd Dougherty
Inker: Jedd Dougherty
Cover: Mike McKone

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: FUTURES END #1

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Andres Guinaldo
Inker: Walden Wong
Cover: Juan Ferreyra

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Jedd Dougherty
Inker: Jedd Dougherty
Cover: Mike McKone

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sean Ryan
Penciller: Andre Coelho
Inker: Scott Hanna
Cover: Jeremy Roberts

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Scott Kolins
Inker: Scott Kolins
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

RED LANTERNS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Jim Califiore
Inker: Jim Califiore
Cover: Scott Hepburn

SINESTRO: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Penciller: Igor Lima
Inker: Ruy José
Cover: Kevin Nowlan

STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Penciller: Scott Hampton
Inker: Scott Hampton
Cover: Dave Johnson

SUPERBOY: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Frank Barberie
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham
Cover: Jorge Jimenez

SUPERGIRL: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Ema Lupacchino
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Lee L Weeks
Cover: Ken Lashley

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Tom Raney
Inker: Tom Raney
Cover: Tom Raney

SWAMP THING: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Jesús Saíz
Inker: Jesús Saíz
Cover: Jesús Saíz

TEEN TITANS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Will Pfeifer
Penciller: Andy Smith
Cover: Karl Kerschl

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Francis Portela
Inker: Francis Portela
Cover: Guillem March

TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan DiDio / J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Phil Winslade
Inker: Phil Winslade
Cover: Guillem March

WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Rags Morales
Inker: Rags Morales
Cover: Tom Raney

WORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Yildiray Cinar
Inker: Paul Neary
Cover: Stephen Segovia

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The weekend is almost here! I’m spending it catching up on some comics. What is everyone else doing?

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iO9 – Why Do We Care So Much About What Female Superheroes Wear, Anyway? – Pretty interesting read.

Kotaku – Homer Simpson’s Finest Hour, Immortalised In LEGO – I want!

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Comic Vine – Godzilla: Awakening #1

Comic Vine – Invincible #111

Comic Vine – Magneto #3

CBR – Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Talking Comics – Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1

CBR – The New 52: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – The Woods #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday with quite a few debuts including Marvel and DC’s next big events. What did you get and enjoy?

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Boing Boing – Molly Crabapple paintings in Pen charity action – Give people!

CBLDF – IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights – Ha!

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #7

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Comic Vine – Black Widow #6

Comic Vine – Cyclops #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. Carnage #3

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #31

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2

The Nerdy Girlie – Ley Lines Volume 1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #3

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #1

Comic Vine – New Warriors #4

Comic Vine – The New 52: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – The Punisher #5

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

GalleryComics_V_1900x900_20140400_WKE_Cv8_53065687f276c6.29550775It’s a new week of comics which means a whole bunch of new releases, and it’s a big list this week. Coming off of Free Comic Book Day, numerous series are picking up where their free books left off, and this year’s “events” begin after their zero issues. The team goes through the list of releases, and figures out which are the most interesting, so you aren’t overwhelmed when you head to shops to pick up the new releases. So without further ado, here’s ten books worth checking out (though the list could be much, much longer).

Top Pick: The Wake #8 (Vertigo) – They say don’t go in the ocean. There are monsters out there. Terrible secrets in the deep. But Leeward isn’t scared of any of that, because the thing she’s running from on land is much, much worse… Writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy’s series second volume has catapulted us into the future, but hasn’t dialed back the mystery. Each issue is a must read, and this mini-series should be a part of everyone’s pull box.

Batman Eternal #5 (DC Comics) – I rolled my eyes when I heard there’d be a new Batman comic, let alone a weekly series, and man was I wrong. This series focuses on everyone that circles around Batman’s universe, in a fantastic series that fleshes out the city of Gotham, and those that dwell there.

Clockwork Game (Fiery Studios) – Clockwork Game retells the true story of the world’s first chess-playing automaton, blending reality and fiction into a singular graphic novel.

Epic #1 (ComixTribe) – Did you pick up the free zero issue at Free Comic Book Day? If you didn’t make sure you do so Wednesday when you also grab the first issue of the new indie superhero series.

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Marvel has rebooted their Ultimate universe with mixed results. Here’s hoping Miles’ solo adventures are as fun as the previous volume.

Nailbiter #1 (Image Comics) – A new series from Image that takes us to a small town whose biggest export is serial killers.

The New 52: Future’s End #1 (DC Comics) – The zero issue from Free Comic Book Day didn’t exactly blow me away, as it was a bit too Age of Ultron, but this is DC’s next big event begins here, so folks will be talking about it, good or bad. And is the last event even over with!?

Original Sin #1 (Marvel) – Speaking of event, Marvel’s gets a first issue after a zero issue. Someone  has killed the Watcher in a pseudo Wikileaks like story.

She-Hulk #4 (Marvel) – One of Marvel’s best All-New Marvel NOW! series mixes action and humor.

The Woods #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new horror series from BOOM! and writer James Tynion IV transports a school to an alien world and to survive, they must enter the mysterious woods.

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