Staff Picks - 6/7/16


Constantine: The Hellblazer #13: John claims he has the solution to all the problems, but that it'll probably end in a bloodbath. What else is new? Can't wait to find out how he pulls this one off, even as I'm bracing myself for more heartache. Can't really blame Oliver though. How was he supposed to know that the weird rooster-snake was actually giving decent relationship advice?

Injection #10: End of the story arc! Are they saving the world, or will one of them finally destroy it?

Poe Dameron #3: I promise, I'll eventually get over the fact that Karé Kun is the shortest member of the squad. Maybe. Probably not. Still, it's not like that ruins my enjoyment of the book! It feels like it belongs in the universe, and has the voice and personality that a Poe book should have.

Honorable mentions: Pink Panther #1, Wonder Woman Rebirth, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1, Wicked + Divine #20, Goldie Vance #3


The Wicked & The Divine #20: Minerva has been recaptured, Dionysus is aware of what is going on, and Anake still is causing problems. Why is Laura alive? Please, please, PLEASE tell me that my girl, Luci is not gone too! Come on Kieron, stop killing my heart!

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1: YESSS!! This is one of the titles I’m really excited about in terms of Rebirth. Greg Rucka is on Wonder Woman and it should prove to be an awesome and amazing journey. Diana has suffered from a grave loss and must get her bearings once more to be Earth’s protector and champion. This is going to be phenomenal and you shouldn’t miss it!

Princeless Raven Pirate Princess TP Vol 2: Yay! This is one of the only feel good books in my entire pull list (I read a good portion of dark and scary stuff, just ask our staff). Follow Raven and her crew as they take off across the sea to the “Island of Free Women” where all the scoundrels of the seas gather. With these many personalities on one ship it will be interesting to see how the journey goes!

Other things in my pull list this week: Brutal Nature #2, Dark and Bloody #5, Goldie Vance #3, and Xena Warrior Princess #3


Aquaman Rebirth #1: I can't wait to see what happens in this Rebirth title! fun in this title. I've enjoyed the other Rebirth titles so far and Abnett's run on Auquaman has been great so far. So yeah.

Howard the Duck #8: Talking ducks, Skrull secretaries and a tragic inability to finish a paying job. All part of the wacky fun of this title. If you like to smile this book is for you!

Star Wars Poe Dameron #3: How did the best pilot in the Resistance end up on Jakku? Well, it wasn't an easy path, but it is a really fun read. I'm eager to see how Poe gets himself out of his current predicament...
Venom Space Knight #8: Evil Venom is back with a vengeance! I don't see how Flash will be able to keep this situation from spiraling further out of control.

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1: GREG RUCKA! This is the first Rebirth title I knew that I wanted. It is finally here!!!

More Gems: Injection #10, Wicked & Divine #20 and Xena Warrior Princess #3


Captain Marvel Earth's Mightiest Hero Vol. 1: The fantastic Kelly-Sue DeConnick's first story arc of Carol Danvers packaged together! Captain America has just offered the name Captain Marvel to Carol after the passing of the original Mar-vell. She's determined to prove that she's the best person for that name. Meanwhile Prowlers! Who are they? Monica Rambeau! Why is she upset? Threats from the ocean! What's down there? Something is depowering Carol! Does she really deserve to be Earth's Mightiest Hero?

Flash Rebirth #1: I'm a sucker for a good Flash story. DC Rebirth has gotten me excited for a bunch of new story lines. This is a great opportunity for new readers to jump on and get into comics!

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1: Something weird is going on with the creepy building in the woods (she said surprising no one), drawing the Lumberjanes attention to go investigate. The kids from Gotham Academy are also curious about this creepy place and decide to go investigate as well. Maybe they'll find each other and solve this mystery together?!

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1: This is it. This is the moment I've been waiting for since Rebirth was announced. GREG RUCKA ON WONDER WOMAN AGAIN! Diana has just gone through a tragic loss and now has to restart her mission as Earth's champion. My friends, this isn't coming out just once a month, BUT TWICE A MONTH! This is going to be a fantastic adventure and I'm happy we're taking it together.


Wonder Woman Rebirth #1: I'm super excited! Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott back together for this book! I'm so stoked to read a Wonder Woman book. When has that happened?

Merry Men #1: This looks like a fun re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend. Basically, Robin is a former lover of Prince John and all the Merry Men are queer. I'm super excited to read this.

Constantine #13: I'm so sad to see this series go. I can only hope the new run will be half as good as this run.

Poe Dameron #3: My Picks wouldn't be complete without Poe on here. I've love this book a ton so far.

Honorable Mentions: Adventures of Supergirl #3,  Lumberjanes & Gotham Academy #1, The Wicked +  The Divine #20, and Timely Comics Doctor Strange #1