Each and every week, I, â€œIâ€™m swarming in plague germs!â€ Henchman 21 and â€œI bet your lymph nodes are as big as cats!â€ 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 March 4, 2015. Single issues and trades, theyâ€™re all here.
Itâ€™s going to be kind of a short list this week as Iâ€™m feeling a bit under the weather and the cold medicine is calling my name. Better wrap this up before I slip into a medicine-induced coma. Itâ€™s a menthol eucalyptus-powered GoD List!
Descender #1 (Image Comics – $2.99) Iâ€™ve been eagerly anticipating Descender #1, mostly because everyone else on the internet has read it already except for me, and possibly a few others. And they have been raving about it. The raving is not surprising as Descender is a sci-fi story from writer Jeff Lemire, whose last sci-fi story was Trillium, which was just one of the best comic books of last year. For those who may have been turned off by Lemireâ€™s unique art style, Descender features art by Dustin Nguyen, whose art is consistently excellent. Nguyen has always picked odd books to work on and I wonder if he is a smaller name in the industry because of his project selection, but if youâ€™ve never seen his wonderfully bright water color style art, you are in for a treat. Descender is about an artificial boy named TIM-21 who may hold the secret to a disaster that struck the universe 10 years ago. It sounds a bit like Saga, but with a different voice behind it. Everybody seems to like Descender, and this could very well be the next big thing, so make sure you buy this.
All-New Hawkeye #1 (Marvel Comics – $3.99) I bring up All-New Hawkeye #1 only because I am curious to see how this series will live in the shadow of Matt Fraction and David Ajaâ€™s often-delayed but much-loved run on Hawkeye. This new volume is written by Jeff Lemire (him again?) with art by Ramon Perez. This is Lemireâ€™s first Marvel work and while his superhero has been pretty good, the previous run is one of the most well-liked series in recent times and Iâ€™m not sure anyone is a good replacement. Anyway, Lemire and Ramon make a quality creative team, and I hope people will give it a try and also that they make an entertaining series that lives on its own.
Star Trek Planet of the Apes #3 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) I’m totally loving this crossover series from IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios that combines two of my favorite proprieties – Star Trek (an obsession of mine) Planet Of The Apes. It’s just so good. I’ve been saying this since Issue #1 and our own PS Hayes agrees with me in his review of Issue #3 when he says “If you haven’t been reading this series, you’re really missing out.” Definitely get into this miniseries now by going back for Issue #1 & Issue #2.