New Comics Day! The Best Bets

Wednesday is New Comics Day, so get out there and buy some freakin’ comics why don’t ya. Here are 10 comics that I’ll be reading.

10. Batman Incorporated #0 – DC Comics

Written by: Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham

Drawn by: Frazier Irving

• Batman, Incorporated wants you!

• Batman has a war to fight, but first he must recruit an army to combat the menace of Leviathan.

• See how The Dark Knight assembled his lieutenants!

My Thoughts

Batman Inc is one of DC’s best comics out right now. Written by the always entertaining, never boring, Grant Morrison, Bat Inc. has so far escaped the revisionist stroke of the New 52. Too bad that Morrison will be leaving this title at issue 13.

9. Happy #1 – Image Comics

Written by: Grant Morrison

Drawn by: Darick Robertson

Meet NICK SAX – a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal.

With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas.

By a tiny blue horse called Happy…

My Thoughts

This week is a Grant Morrison lover’s dream. Happy looks to be another classic from the insane mind of Morrison, and being released by Image Comics means he is free to cut loose on the sex, violence, and language (and judging from the preview I read, it looks to have a boat load of all that). Along for the ride is the awesome Darick Robertson, fresh off his dynamic run on Garth Ennis’ The Boys.

8. Wolverine and the X-men # 17 – Marvel Comics

Written by: Jason Aaron

Drawn by: Michael Allred

• The Hellfire Club is on the run from Cyclops and rest of the Phoenix Five.

• How does an anti-mutant organization operate in a mutant-run world?

• As the world burns, the Jean Grey School tries to continue on.

• One student ends up at the barrel of a gun.

My Thoughts

This title has been pretty fun from the get-go and with artist Michael Allred coming on board it looks to get even funner. I love covers with word balloons on them. Totally reminds me of comics back in the days.

7. Justice League Dark # 0 – DC Comics

Written by: Jeff Lemire

Drawn by: Mikel Janin

• Find out what young John Constantine was like in the early days of The New 52, and meet the villain who plans to kill him and the entire team!


My Thoughts

Since Jeff Lemire has taken over the writing job on this title it’s gotten a lot better then it already was. Too bad he is being forced to do this ZERO issue shit from the DC higher-ups that think that we comic nerds can’t live without an EVENT every fucking summer.

6. Before Watchmen: Ozymandias # 3 – DC Comics

Written by: Len Wein

Drawn by: Jae Lee

“If a man has the opportunity to do good, he’s obliged to take it.”

My Thoughts

Jae Lee’s artwork on this series has been outstanding – some of the best stuff he’s ever done. The story so far has been a bit by the numbers and takes a little TOO much from Alan Moore and issue number 11 of the original series, but overall this comics has been enjoyable

5. Fury Max – Marvel Comics

Written by: Garth Ennis

Drawn by: Goran Parlov

• Fury and his Castro-assassination team are captured in Cuba.

• Find out just how far Nick Fury will go for his country.

My Thoughts

Garth Ennis, Nick Fury, The Max line of Marvel Comics. Need I say more?

4. Prophet # 29 – Image Comics

Written by: Brandon Graham

Drawn by: Farel Dalrymple

Prophet goes looking for an old friend and finds an alien mystery.

My Thoughts

This book recalls the heyday of Heavy Metal – SF mixed with other genres and art that isn’t the norm and makes you set up and take notice. This Rob Liefeld creation is lightyears away from what he use to be – and that is a good thing.

3. Ultimate Comics The Ultimates # 16 – Marvel Comics

Written by: Sam Humphries

Drawn by: Luke Ross

• CLASSIFIED! (but we all know The Cap gets sworn in)

My Thoughts

Didn’t issue 15 just come out last week? I’m not a fan of this weekly shit – it’s taking it’s tool on my wallet. Come on Marvel, take it easy on us Fanboys.

2. The New Deadwardians # 7 – DC Comics

Written by: Dan Abnett

Drawn by: I.N.J. Culbard

Inspector Suttle prepares to close the Hinchcliffe Case, but the case seems to be closing in on him. Dark secrets that Suttle is in no way prepared for loom from the silence of the past, and he finds he can no longer trust anyone.

Not even himself.

My Thoughts

This is a pretty cool title – even though I’m sick to death of zombies and vampires. But this comic puts a twist on things and delivers a interesting mystery. Oh, and I love how the vampires are called “The Young” and the zombies are called “The Restless”. Clever.

1. Talon # 0 – DC Comics

Written by: Scott Snyder & James T. Tynion IV

Drawn by: Guillem March

• A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine!

• Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life…but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!

My Thoughts

I’ll buy anything these days if it’s written by Scott Snyder. Dudes been a roll for about 2 years now. Good stuff. And it’s nice to see Guillem March off the horrible Catwoman title – his art deserves a better outlet.


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