New comics are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday so here’s a look ahead at some of the books we’ll be picking up this week. To see what’s available at Paradox this week, click here.
Stewart R: Something of a strange moment to jump into a series, but Nova #6 finds itself on my pull list tomorrow thanks to the creative team change to writer Zeb Wells and artist Paco Medina. Jeff Loeb and Ed McGuinness appear to have been doing a decent job from the reviews I've read and heard, but with a packed schedule every week the reviews have not quite been enough to see me make the jump in. I am however, always on the lookout for work by Wells and Medina and I can see them being a strong combination when it comes to crafting exciting stories for this young Nova Corpsman. In the funny way that releases work it happens to be a double week for Wells as Savage Wolverine #7 is due out and I can't wait to see where he and the legend who is Joe Madureira lead Logan following a very strange meeting with the Kingpin last time. Free Comic Book Day worked it's magic way back in May and so I'll be having a look at Oni Press' Mysterious Strangers #2 to see if the '60s spy adventure vibe that the debut delivered is maintained and can convince me to invest long term as I have with other Oni Press titles in recent years. I'm expecting Aphrodite IX #3 from Matt Hawkins and Stjepan Sejic to be both beautiful and enthralling as the preceding chapters were and am anticipating further great things from Green Lantern New Guardians #2 which currently sits as the lone DC book on my entire pull-list!
Matt C: I’ve got plenty of books I still need to catch up on (and graphic novels, for that matter!) so I relish these so-called ‘quiet’ weeks (i.e. when I’m picking up under 10 titles) as the idea is that it’ll give me a chance to catch up with those books I’ve slipped behind on (wishful thinking!). The one that springs out of the pack this week is Scarlet #7, which is still the best thing Bendis has done in ages even if it is coming out five months after the last issue. I suppose that’s better than the roughly year-and-a-half wait we had between issues #5 and #6 but yeah, while they can still do better with the scheduling, it should prove to be worth the wait. My other main highlight (in advance, you know how these things change) is Dream Thief #3. I made a pretty feeble attempt at convincing my PCG colleagues of its brilliance a couple of weeks back, I’m hoping the quality will be as high as it has been so far to prompt we to have another crack at getting some more folks onboard. It really has been very good so far!