Each and every week, I, â€œFoggy Nelson!â€ Henchman 21 and â€œDaredevil!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 April 22, 2015. Single issues and trades, theyâ€™re all here.
Iâ€™m all caught up in the love of comics and the thrill of playoff hockey, so letâ€™s get into the books from last week and something from last week and get into sudden death overtime The GoD List!
Empire: Uprising #1 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) This is the print version of Mark Waid and Barry Kitsonâ€™s digital comic Empire, originally published through the Thrillbent app. Empire: Uprising is the continuation of Waid and Kitsonâ€™s story of what happens when a supervillain succeeds in taking over the world, and that it might not be as much fun as one would think. Waid is of course an amazing writer and Kitsonâ€™s clear and classic superhero style is a great fit for this book. Empire: Uprising is a dark but different look at the superhero genre from a great creative team, and if you havenâ€™t read it digitally yet, now is a great chance to read it.
Lazarus #16 (Image Comics – $3.50) At this point, I hope youâ€™ve heard about Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, because Iâ€™ve told you all about it more than a few times. If this is your first time hearing about it, Lazarus is an awesome series dealing with a not too distant future in which corporations have pretty much returned the world to a feudal state, with the peace between the ruling parties being administered by nearly immortal bodyguards known as Lazari. Lazarus #16 serves as breather issue between arcs and focuses on Nun that also acts as a spy for some of the main characters. This should serve as a solid exploration of the world that Rucka and team have built and also as a nice introduction for readers jumping on. Lazarus has featured the best work of Larkâ€™s career so far, with him showing a mastery of pacing and characterization. Get caught up with the first three collections or just dive in with this issue, but whatever you do, read Lazarus because it is one of the best books being produced right now.