Posted a day early to open with a comment that you may need to plan around. The full list is here.
Before I get into this week’s picks, I want to stress one thing: the most important reason to head to your local comic shop this week is to make sure you’ll get a copy of the Incognitio #1 reprint due out next week if you missed it the first time. I’ll review it before the reprint hits next week (with issue #2 due the week after), but it’s easily the most involving comic book I’ve read in over a year. I was originally disappointed that Criminal was going to take a temporary back burner to make room for this series, given how much I enjoy the comic noir of Criminal (which I’d have reviewed long ago, had it qualified for the sci-fi and fantasy focus we’ve got around here.) After reading Incognito, though, I wouldn’t be terribly upset if Criminal stopped entirely to make room for this series. Buy the issues or wait for the trade, but get it in some form, and know that the monthly issues have “bonus features” that aren’t collected in trades (as does Criminal.) The cover to the second printing will look like this, and in the unlikely event that you can still find one, the cover to the first printing looks like this. Written by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips.
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- STAR WARS LEGACY #32 FIGHT ANOTHER DAY PART 1 OF 2
- STAR WARS VECTOR TP VOL 01 CHAPTERS 1 & 2
- UMBRELLA ACADEMY DALLAS #3 (OF 6)
- USAGI YOJIMBO #117
- BATMAN #685 – Faces of Evil
- BLUE BEETLE #35 – The second last issue, and not a part of the final solicited trade. (Nor are issues 27 and 28 for that matter. Those of us following in TPB form
- FACES OF EVIL KOBRA #1
- FINAL CRISIS #7 (OF 7) – This week’s highest profile review. I hope this starts making sense soon. The preview reveals that Final Crisis: Superman Beyond might be required reading to understand even the first page of this issue.
- FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #5 (OF 5) – This series will also get reviewed this week, but probably not until the weekend.
- JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #23 – Faces of Evil
- REIGN IN HELL #7 (OF 8)
- SUPERMAN #684 – Faces of Evil
- TEEN TITANS #67 – Faces of Evil
- TRINITY #35 – I haven’t decided if I’m reviewing this in 13 issue chunks as the TPB collections come out or if I’m reviewing it as a complete 52 issue series. Any preferences?
- WONDER WOMAN #28 – Faces of Evil
- ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #12
- SAVAGE DRAGON #144
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EXTRA #2
- AVENGERS INITIATIVE #21 – Dark Reign
- CAPTAIN AMERICA #46
- CRIMINAL TP VOL 04 BAD NIGHT (MR)
- DAREDEVIL #115
- DARK TOWER TREACHERY #5 (OF 6)
- FANTASTIC FOUR #563
- GHOST RIDER DANNY KETCH #4 (OF 5)
- MARVELS EYE OF CAMERA #3 (OF 6)
- MS MARVEL #35 – Dark Reign. Carol Danvers’ story ends with issue 37, but the series continues after that.
- NEW AVENGERS #49 – Dark Reign. Leading into the issue 50 return of Stephen Strange.
- NOVA #21
- RUNAWAYS 3 #6 – Terry Moore is done with issue 9. No word on his replacement.
- ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #130
- X-FORCE #11
- YOUNG X-MEN #10