Each and every week, I, â€œOlympic Curling!!!!!!” and â€œUgh, this again?” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possibleâ€¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesnâ€™t? So, letâ€™s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and weâ€™ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of February 12, 2014. Single issues and trades, theyâ€™re all here.
I donâ€™t know if you saw last weekâ€™s list, but it was quite long because I had a lot of books to be excited about. That is not quite the case this week. Thatâ€™s not to say thereâ€™s nothing to get hyped about. Certainly not with Marvel and Image launching a new series or twelve every week. So, letâ€™s tell you about some series that are starting this week and one thatâ€™s coming to an end. Because everything old is new again on The GoD List!
She-Hulk #1 (Marvel Comics – $2.99) In the future, Charles Soule will write all the comics. Itâ€™s inevitable at this point, which is okay, because heâ€™s been doing a good job so far, which brings us to his 2,369th monthly series, a relaunch of Marvelâ€™s She-Hulk. Now, what makes this series interesting for me is knowing that Soule is a practicing lawyer, just like She-Hulk herself. My hope for this series is that Soule brings an air of authenticity, while still keeping the sense of fun that has existed in previous She-Hulk series. John Byrne broke a lot of ground with his fourth-wall breaking on the She-Hulk series in the 80â€™s and Dan Slott bought his own irreverent take on the character in the 00â€™s. I hope that Soule is bringing a bit of silliness because when youâ€™re dealing with a super-strong green-skinned lawyer, silliness is pretty much called for. As long as he doesnâ€™t go for the â€œseriousâ€ take on She-Hulk, this could be another fun superhero series that is different from other titles I read.
The Fuse #1 (Image Comics – $3.50) I saw The Fuse on the list, but I had to remind myself why I was interested in it. Firstly, itâ€™s from Image, who is putting out so many great books that each new series is at least worth flipping through. Second, itâ€™s by Antony Johnson, who Iâ€™ve generally liked in the past, and whose work Iâ€™m liking a lot on his new series Umbral (pick up the first three issues, seriously). Thirdly, it sounds like a cool sci-fi/mystery series about a homicide that takes place on an energy platform orbiting the Earth. So, take a trusted publisher and writer and a cool sounding premise and you will get my hard earned cash. Itâ€™s just that easy to get me to buy something. (Check out my full review of The Fuse #1 here.)
RoboCop: To Live and Die in Detroit (BOOM! Studios – $3.99) Winner of the coolest title of the week. I have no idea if this is just a standard RoboCop story or if this ties into the reboot movie. Iâ€™ll buy it just for that title.
Wolverine and the X-Men #41 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) Iâ€™m sad to see Jason Aaron’s run on the book come to an end, but Iâ€™m glad that weâ€™ll basically get a continuation of it in Amazing X-Men. Still, this was a great X-Men run that brought in some good new characters and gave some polish to characters that had been around for a while. I had a blast with it month in and month out.
Star Trek: Khan #5 (of 5) (IDW Publishing – $3.99) The final issue of the IDW miniseries Star Trek: Khan #5 is finally here, so it’s a no-brainer — it’s a must-have. This 5-issue series gives us a look at how the villainous superhuman Khan Noonien Singh came to power, and how he went from being a South Asian youth to the blue-eyed British John Harrison persona in the film Star Trek Into Darkness. Khan #5 is out in print now, but comes to the Kindle on February 19, 2014. If you’re not reading this series, go ahead and catch up:
Khan #1 (Kindle
Khan #2 (Kindle)
Khan #4 (Kindle)