What up fellas. Happy Monday. Hopefully you guys got an extra hour of sleep with the time change. Unfortunately, it will now be dark on the way home from work now. Looks like a lot of good books are coming out this week. Marvel is in the midst of their newest re-launch and DC continues with Rebirth. Detective Comics and Flash are both strongly recommended, but didn't make the list this week.
All-Star Batman #4 - 'My Own Worst Enemy' part four! So close and yet so far from his goal, Batman must now wrangle Two-Face out of his own assassin-filled riverboat casino before it plunges over Niagara Falls to their deaths! The Dark Knight will have to go all-in on the most deadly gamble of his life if he intends to make it out alive.
This has been my favorite Bat book stemming from the Rebirth, even though this isn't a Rebirth title. It almost feels like Quentin Tarantino decided to write a Batman comic book. It is action packed, very Dark and the KGBeast part was extremely graphic, but freaking amazing. This is definatly a book that beats to it's own drum.
Deathstroke #6 - The Professional' part six! Deathstroke's honor is put to the test when he must help a tyrannical despot - Ja Zaki, a.k.a. The Red Lion - stop a civil war that he inadvertently caused. Plus: Enter Jericho!
This book was a surprise for me. I like Deathstroke, but his books, a lot like Punisher end up being no story and just fighting/killing scenes. However, this book has started out with a great story and I am very excited to see where this goes. It has probably been the best solo Deathstroke book that I have read.
Glitterbomb #3 - 'I GAVE HIM A PIECE OF MY MIND...' Fan favorite JIM ZUB (WAYWARD, Thunderbolts) and newcomer DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatic horror story about fame and failure.
This book took me by surprise. I almost didn't buy it, but was sure glad I did. This is a dark tale where I don't consider the protagonist a bad person even though she does bad things. It seems like for the most part, people are getting what they deserved. Please don't get me wrong killing is always wrong, but this is just entertainment.
Clone Conspiracy #2 - The surprises keep coming in the SPIDER-MAN EVENT OF THE YEAR!Doc Ock is back and it's time for him and the Amazing Spider-Man to throw down! What lurks in the Underground?!
This has been the best Spider-man story in quite a long time. Hopefully this wont get too crazy and convoluted, but so far so good. This also has a chance to bring back Ben Reiley or Kaine as the Scarlet Spider, which I am very excited for. The other reason a lot of people have been excited for this is that Del Otto is doing the covers of this series and man, people love him.
Cannibal #2 - The second chapter from "New York Times" bestselling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO & JENNIFER YOUNG. As the Hansen family reels from tragedy, Cash resorts to drastic measures in search of answers.
This is another book that is new, but has a lot of potential. This is a fresh take on zombies, but not really zombies. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but if you are a horror fan, this is a must check out.
Think I missed something or am flat out wrong. Let me know.