Staff Picks for 5/4/16


Midnighter #12: I'm not ready for it to be over. I hate that it's ending, but if it had to end, I'm glad it went out like this. It was everything I'd hoped for and more. This creative team has brought such a wonderful energy and wit to this character who was desperately in need of revitalization, to say nothing of the supporting characters and how every issue is a masterclass in paneling. This issue brings the current run to a close, but I'm keeping a torch going for more, once the Rebirth dust has settled. If Steve Orlando is keeping hope alive, I can do no less. Read this book, folks. Read it, and buy it, and buy copies for everyone you know. Tell DC comics it's worth it to bring it back.

Moon Knight #2: So, our job is to figure out if Spector is crazy or if he's really Moon Knight. I love the use of the mask and all this crazy galaxy pattern. It's Jeff Lemire, so the answer is not going to be simple, straightforward, or quick in coming. Because that's what he does, though, it's going to be a hell of a ride.

Poe Dameron #2: I love getting to see not just more of Poe, but of the rest of his squadron, so we can get to know those characters better. And yeah, I'm still not over Karé Kun being drawn as the shortest one of the bunch when she's supposed to be 6' tall. I might get over that eventually. Probably not. I still dig the book, though.

The Wicked + The Divine #19: I know I'm ready to find out what in the world is going on with Persephone!

Honorable Mentions: Klaus #5, Rat Queens #16, A-Force #5


A-Force #5: Without spoilers: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Make-overs! Singularity is the best!

Descender Vol. 2: Without spoilers: So many heart punches. Who the crap is Tim-22?! Can we trust him?! What is Lemire doing to us?! Does anyone else feel like this is Toy Story meets A.I.?

Moon Knight #2: This is Lemire's best superhero book without a doubt! We all know I love that man but his hero work is meh. This is perfect for him. I'm really excited to see where he takes this.

Wicked + Divine #19: Without spoilers: 1-2-3-4 PEEERRRRSSSEPPHHHHHOOONEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!


The Wicked & The Divine #19: Oh my gods…of the Underworld! That was one hell of a way to open the fourth arc, that’s for sure. Persephone lives, The Morrigan is free, Minerva you’re awesome, and Baphomet is still shirtless so it should be good. With the gods in the underworld now we see the Pantheon starting to split and fracture, and all-out war will soon take to those of the gods that are left. (Cover B art…Drool!)

Legend of Wonder Woman #5 of 9: I really, really wish that this was an ongoing series. They are doing such an amazing job on Diana’s back story that it makes me want more. Last issue Diana met Etta, a girl who covered for her and pretended to have her be her cousin. Now Diana and Etta have some errands to run that are not of the safest variety. Hopefully she can stop the encroaching darkness that makes its way to Themyscira by helping out Man’s world first. (And the Cover art is amazing!)

Rat Queens #16: Is back! Hannah has disappeared but it doesn’t mean our other warriors don’t have a job to do with drinking and killing stuff. Upon returning to Palisade new heroes have now flooded the bar and are drinking all of their ale. Our girls are not going to take that in stride and will inevitably lead to more fights. (Yay, Kurtis Wiebe!)

Legend #1: Gonna throw this one into the mix too. This is a new series that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where our domesticated furry friends now are left in charge. We follow Legend who vows to destroy the evil that is pestering them and has done away with their previous leader. It sounds interesting and I’ll totally give it a shot!

Honorable Mentions: A-Force #5 and Vampirella #3


Descender vol 2: April's book club book was vol 1, and I loved it! Tim-21 just wanted to find his friend, but he and his robot dog have awoken in a world where Robots are hated. With the arrival of the Hardvvire robot resistance and Tim-22 ending the first trade, I'm excited to see what happens next!

Midnighter #12: WHY DOES THIS SERIES HAVE TO BE ENDING??? I need another FIVE TRADES at least!

The final battle against Henry Bendix. Midnighter is ready to beat the sh!t out of all these jerks, with some spurned help from Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. This is gonna be a great issue and I may need consoling afterward.

Punisher #1: I most excited for this because the astonishing Becky Cloonan is writing it.  I've never been huge on Frank Castle in the past, my gained some appreciation for him after his appearance in the Daredevil Netflix series. I'm looking to this book to tide me over until his solo series comes due.

Poe Dameron #2: You may have heard that I'm a huge fan of Poe, the best pilot in the galaxy, and #1 was fantastic and I need to know what happens next.

The Wicked + The Divine #19: Okay, but what was that #18. I feel in the same boat as Bal, completely lost as to where we're headed. Why is Laura, I mean, Persephone still alive? How is she alive? What exactly is her and Baphomet's plan? Why did they do the nasty?

I'm probably not gonna see too many of those questions answered, and also get another serving of questions, but vol 4 of WicDiv is gonna be a roller coaster.


A-Force #5: I love everything about this book. Concept, art, and writing are all fantastic. I think that EVERYONE should be reading A-Force!

Amazing Spider-Man and Silk Spider(fly) Effect: This on is in the last half, but I have really enjoyed it. It has all the fun elements that made me fall in love with Spidey in the first place and it is the first story that Peter and Cindy interact as equals. All in all it is a really fun read

Howard the Duck #7: Did you know that all cats look the same? Do you need a private detective? Do you like to laugh? This is the book for you.

Moon Knight #2: I think that Lemire was the perfect choice for this title. I can't wait to see where he takes us in this issue.

Spider-Gwen #8: Part 5 of the Spider-Women event. This event has softened me hatred of comic book events. Also Spider-Gwen is the greatest thing EVER written. In the history of EVER!!!

Other things that I like: Amazing Spider-Man #12, Descender Vol. 2, Midnighter #12, Rat Queens #16, Spider-Man 2099 #10, Star Wars Poe Dameron #2 and Wicked & Divine #19