Wednesday is New Comics Day. If I could I would buy all the comics in the world, but I’m broke half the time so I gotta limit myself to only about 10 or so. Here are 10 comics that come out today that I’ll be picking up and so should you – I mean if you collect comics that is.
Written by: Mark Wade
Drawn by: Chris Samnee
• The biggest Daredevil story yet begins here!
• The debut of a new menace in New York – the killer called Coyote!
This series just won big time at the Eisner’s at this years San Diego Con, and it’s well deserved – this is one of the best comics out there right now.
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Drawn by: Sara Pichelli
• The shocking conclusion to the Spider-Man event of the year!
• How will the amazing Spider-Man get back to his own reality?
• What will both Spider-Men due now that they know they’re not alone in the universe?
This fun comic comes to an end with this issue. Worth the price alone for the awesome art of Sara Pichelli
Written by: Geoff Johns
Drawn by: Gary Frank
• Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story!
• Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR!
DC continues it’s annoyingly, story interrupting, ZERO issue event. On the plus side Gray Frank can draw the shit out of shit.
Written by: Brian Azzarello
Drawn by: Cliff Chiang
• A facet of the past is revealed – and a foe is introduced!
• How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?
Wonder Woman has been a great read under Azzarello and Chiang’s guidance. Let’s hope their run isn’t fucked up by this pointless Zero issue.
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Drawn by: David Marquez
• DIVIDED WE FALL!
This series took a blow losing artist Sara Pichelli, who went off to drawn Spider-Men, but Bendis’ story is cool enough to keep me around.
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Drawn by: Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, & Eber Ferreira
• It’s the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52!
• From orphan to super hero – it’s all here!
DC fucked up big time with their “it’s only been 5 years since the Super-heroes showed up on the scene (as shown in the New 52 Justice League #1). But this timeline makes no sense when it comes to Batman’s many Robins – Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Jason Todd, and Damian Wayne. Anyway, if you can get past that this origin issue should be fun.
Written by: J.H. Williams III & W Haden Blackman
Drawn by: J.H. Williams III
• See how Kate Kane shed her life of excess and disgrace to become the costumed vigilante known as Batwoman!
• Has she truly put her demons to rest?
Another zero issue showcasing the origin of the title character. Here we get Kate Kane’s story and also get more sweet J.H Williams III artwork.
Written by: Robert Kirkman
Drawn by: Charile Adlard
• “SOMETHING TO FEAR” concludes!
• The survivors attempt to pick up the pieces after what they’ve just lived through.
After the brutal events of issue 100 this series has become even a darker read.
Written by: J. Michael Straczynski
Drawn by: Andy Kubert & Joe Kubert
• “A man like you loves a mystery.”
Overall I’m enjoying the Before Watchmen series. Sure it’s a money grab by DC, but hey, they’re in the money making business. These comics aren’t taking away anything from the original series – and in some cases they are adding to it.
Written by: Sam Humphries
Drawn by: Billy Tan
• Divided We Fall continues!
I miss Johnathan Hickman already on this title, but hey, I hear Captain America gets to be President!