Each and every week, I, â€œGold Medal Winner!,” and â€œGold-Pressed Latinum Medal Winner!” 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 19, 2014. Single issues and trades, theyâ€™re all here.
Weâ€™re doing some quick shots this week because while there are a bunch of good books, Iâ€™m not super excited about many of them. There are a couple of issues Iâ€™m really looking forward to, but not a ton that are stand outs. Itâ€™s just kind of a slow week, which is fine. You should still take a look at these fine series that I have selected for you or maybe step out and try something new. Iâ€™m not here to boss you around; Iâ€™m merely here to offer a few suggestions. There are no haters here, there is only The GoD List!
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Volume 1: The Paradigm Shift (DC/Verigo Comics – $9.99) This is one of my favorite new series of the year, with some great art from Robbi Rodriguez and a cool story about the government officials in charge of protecting people after the laws of physics start going crazy. This is a truly unique series that should be getting more attention than it is. This is also a great value, collecting the first 7 issues of the series for only $10. I donâ€™t know what else you need to know to give this a look.
The X-Files: Conspiracy â€“ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) The Lone Gunman of X-Files fame tracks down the Heroes in a Halfshell. I donâ€™t care what you say, thatâ€™s freaking awesome.
Savage Dragon #193 (Image Comics – $3.99) Amongst all the new series that Image is releasing, itâ€™s easy to lose track of some of their long-running titles. Just think about it: 193 issues of Savage Dragon written and drawn by Erik Larson. Thatâ€™s pretty astounding. Itâ€™s never too late to dive into this series and see if it works for you.
New Warriors #1 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) Children of the ’90s: the New Warriors are back! Writer Chris Yost and artist Marcus To bring you a team made up of some classic members of the Warriors as well as some new members. This is sure to appeal to older fans, but hopefully it will bring in a whole new group of readers.
Batman: Liâ€™l Gotham, Volume 1 (DC Comics – $12.99) This is not your standard grim and gritty Batman series. No, this is the cast of Batman reinterpreted as a bunch of kids, beautifully brought to you by Dustin Nguyen. This is a collection of a bunch of charming stories that kids will enjoy, but older fans will also find a lot of in-jokes and some damn fine art.
Dark Horse Presents #33 (Dark Horse Comics – $7.99) Hereâ€™s another success story. How cool is it that weâ€™ve gotten almost three years of this anthology series, when no one else can seem to make an anthology last more than a few months. Every issue has a new series starting or a cool one-off story or something of interest for new readers. You never know whoâ€™s going to contribute to an issue of Dark Horse Presents, so donâ€™t be afraid to pick up an issue.
Loki Ragnarok and Roll #1 (of 4) (BOOM! Studios – $3.99) Winner of the coolest title of the week. That is all.
Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #1 (Dark Horse Comics – $3.99) The Terminator returns to the 1980s, but this time around, there’s no Kyle Reese or everyone else from the future to stop it. Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy #1 launches the new 6-issue Dark Horse miniseries, which takes place one year after the events of the first Terminator film and sees a new T-800 model on the loose. For this miniseries, we’re meant to have that same feeling as we did in that first movie where no one knew what these Terminators were and how frightening it was to see them as an unstoppable, deadly force. Check out the 7-page preview for this first issue.
Red Sonja #7 (Dynamite Entertainment – $3.99) Gail Simone’s run so far on Red Sonja has been a treat, which is no surprise. Issue #7 begins a new story arc, so you can jump on now, although, in this one, Sonja plays bodyguard to Hyborea’s greatest chef in what promises to be a “unique issue of recipes, culinary technique, and decapitation.” Not sure how that will play out for the future, but either way, you should be reading this series.
Harley Quinn #3 DC Comics – $2.99 Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are having some fun with Harley Quinn in this new DC series, and issue #3 marks a very special Valentine’s Day story for Harley, who’s depressed at seeing all the happy couples.
Loki Ragnarok & Roll #1 (of 4) BOOM! Studios – $3.99) As my pal Henchman21 mentions above, just check out the name of this series. Better yet, look at the cover!!! And if you think this miniseries is about the trickster god Loki, Thor’s brother, on Earth, a loaded six-string on his back, then you’d be right!