Staff Picks - 10/26/16


Assassin's Creed Coloring Book: There's just no end to the tie-ins for this series, which isn't a bad thing! Color your own Frye twins and mentors, without having to spend all that in-game currency!

Descender #16: "SINGULARITIES" comes to its shocking conclusion. The secret sins of one of our main cast members are revealed, and the eff ects will shatter allegiances and change the world of Descender forever!

Mae #6: Before Mae's sister Abbie was known as Ani, Fallen Queen of the M?oukové, she was just a punk kid running away from problems at home. This standalone issue, illustrated by guest artist Paulina Ganucheau, shows how something, or someone, in the magical world transformed Abbie into the warrior she is today.

Mycroft #3: Mycroft hits the USA in search of the Apocalypse Handbook - but an encounter at the New York docks leaves him battered and bruised at the hands of impossible superweapons. And that's before he even follows the trail out West, where an unexpected face boards his train, with robbery on his mind! And introducing... Lark Adler! (I'm glad it's not Irene. Because it really annoys me every time there's a Holmes thing, and they crowbar in an "Irene Adler" who is nothing whatsoever like the one in the original story, who bests Sherlock so she can just be left alone to go and live her life in peace, and is definitely not in love with, obsessed with, or in anyway involved in the life of Sherlock Holmes!)

Silver Surfer #7: "The Infinite All-In"
•  Norrin and Dawn are back out in space and back in trouble!
•  While at the universe's slickest space casino, the Silver Surfer may be gambling away more than he thinks.


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12: Cosmic Cooties concludes with Lunella kicking butt at the science fair. Or, so she hopes, since she still can't stop her and the T. Rex from swapping minds. But one thing is for sure, Kid Kree is about to get Rex'd.

Ms. Marvel #12: Following her defiance of Captain Marvel, Kamala's next story starts. But she has changed, how will that change her life as a superhero? Nothing like a road trip to help her figure it all out!

Poe Dameron #7: We take a breather after that last arc to go back, to before Poe Dameron was Black Leader for the Resistance. Republic pilot Poe Dameron meets with a friend and, well, it goes about as well as expected.

Prince of Cats: "The B side to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, played at an eighties block party in an NY where underground sword dueling blossomed alongside hip-hop, punk, disco, and no wave. It's the story of the minor players with Tybalt at the center." I'm just excited about a Romeo and Juliet thing that isn't about Romeo and Juliet!

Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special: Celebrating Wonder Woman, this oversized issue celebrates the first 75 years of Wonder Woman in comics. Here's to another 75!

Other Awesome Books: Another Castle #5, Assassin's Creed Coloring Book!, Detective Comics #943, Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1, Kim and Kim #4, Lake of Fire #3, Mae #6, Mycroft #3, Saga #39, Surgeon X #1 and #2, The Skeptics #1,  Ultimates #12, and Wonder Woman #9


Batgirl #4: Babs is on her way to Shanghai! I am really liking this arc. Will Batgirl up her game or will she fall prey to this mysterious new villain?

Descender #16: The secret origin of Driller!!!!!

Flash #9: The title of this story is all I need to want to buy this issue! Kid Flash of Two Worlds!!! It is going to be awesome and we should get some more story from the Rebirth special.

Future Quest #6: I want this series to NEVER END! It is the perfect mash up of some of my favorite childhood cartoons.

Venom Space Knight #13: The last issue of the most interesting Venom story that I have read in years. I'm sad to see this title go.


Batgirl #4: "Beyond Burnside" part four! Batgirl realizes too late that she's fallen right into Teacher's trap! If she's going to get to Shanghai in time to save Kai, she'll have to track down this mysterious new villain and end things once and for all.

Black Widow TP Vol 1 Shield's Most Wanted: They wowed you with DAREDEVIL, now the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow to new heights - by forcing her to go on the lam! Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once-greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knock-down, drag-out tale of action and espionage! But the Widow's hunt for the Weeping Lion sends her back to the one place she never wanted to go! With a little help from old friends - and old enemies lying in wait - she'll face the new incarnation of the Red Room: the Dark Room! But as S.H.I.E.L.D. closes in, Natasha finds herself on a collision course with the Invincible Iron Man! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2016) #1-6.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12: "COSMIC COOTIES" CONCLUDES!!! LUNELLA LAFAYETTE has a big role to play in the Marvel Universe. It's going to shock everyone...except her! BUT FIRST she needs to put Kid Kree in his place while defending herself from an alien attack force. AND THEN win the SCIENCE FAIR while swapping brains with a 30-foot T. Rex not known for his smarts.

Ms. Marvel #12: Ms. Marvel goes global! After the events of Civil War, Kamala goes on a much-needed road trip.
But will she be an international sensation or menace? Bonus 10-page Red Widow story!