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.
Andy H: Oh, where to start this week? Looking like some good reading heading our way Wednesday. Let's be topical and start with Iron Fist #1. Over the last few years we have been spoiled with some first class Iron Fist stories. Firstly, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja gave us Immortal Iron Fist and more recently Iron Fist: The Living Weapon from Kaare Andrews. Both excellent reads. Now Ed Brisson and Mike Perkins take control of Danny Rand's destiny and things aren't looking good for our hero as K'un Lun is in a dire state, as is the chi fueling Danny's power. It's hammer time as Jason Aaron wraps up Odinsons search for redemption in Unworthy Thor #5. This miniseries has been great and hopefully will, eventually, lead to the return of the 'real' Thor to the the Marvel Universe proper. Couple of crossovers next, both of which have been keeping me highly entertained. First up is Star Trek/Green Lantern Vol.2 #4. Hal Jordan and the good guys, which of course includes the crew of the Enterprise, must beat the bad guys, lead by Sinestro, to the only Power Battery in the universe. Fun times for the ringslingers! Second up is Batman/TMNT Adventures #5 which reveals the identity of the villain behind all the cross-dimension shenanigans. I know I'm repeating myself here but this series has been a blast and if you ever enjoyed Batman: The Animated Series then this is for you. It also has so many cool Bat-characters featured that it's a virtual who's who of animated fun. All this and if I get time I'll probably be picking up Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 11 #5, Reborn #5 and Hulk #4. An eclectic bundle of comics to say the least.
Matt C: It's one of those weeks where I'm picking up a few books but nothing is immediately rising to the top. My pull-list is dominated by Marvel and Image as usual, with DC only getting a look in thanks to Wonder Woman #19. If I was to choose one to highlight from each publisher it would have to be Hulk #4 from Marvel and The Few #3 from Image. Hulk because since the fuse was lit in the first issue it's been all about waiting for things to explode, the pressure near tangible as Jennifer Walters tries to get her life on track while avoiding Hulking out. The Few meanwhile is shaping up to be a carefully crafted, sparsely (but effectively) illustrated tale of subterfuge and survival in a post-apocalyptic dystopia (yep, one of those). Another issue of Jeff Lemire's thrilling but touching sc-fi, Descender, and the final part of Unworthy Thor also stand out from the pack.