Wednesday! Glorious comic book day! Check out our post to see what we’re looking forward to reading this week, and let us know what you’re picking up as well.
Our picks of the week:
Rat Queens Special: Braga #1
Story: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art: Tess Fowler
Publisher: Image Comics
“BRAGA: THE ONCE PRINCE, NOW BASTARD” Before joining the Peaches, Braga was destined to become the greatest leader of her people. But a life changing decision proved too controversial for even her most devout followers. A former life paved on the bodies of her enemies left behind…what choice was worth losing everything? Featuring guest artist TESS FOWLER!
Captain Marvel #11
Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: David Lopez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
• Christmas comes to the Carol Corps!
• You could even say this will be a CHRISTMAS CAROL.
• That’s a hint, guys.
- Rat Queens Special: Braga #1: Part of me still winces at all that happened with this book, but I’m glad the artist is changing, and I’m glad we have this side series to read until the main series comes back. Bragaaaaa!
- Captain Marvel #11: Hmm, not sure how I feel about the series lately. While it was great to see Carol be awesome in space, she’s been so isolated up there and the stories have been so big that I found myself disconnected from Carol quite a bit. I really loved issue 10, though, and I’m excited for part two.
- Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #9: I think I’m a few issues behind, but I was getting so frustrated with how slowly the Peter mystery was moving that I wanted to be able to have everything ready to read in one shot. Seems like I can finally do that now!
- Batgirl #38: Still loving this book. I’ll admit, I had no idea about the controversy that #37 caused until just now. It’s a too big of a subject for me to really get into depth about here, but despite it, I’m still behind this creative team.
- Rat Queens Special: Braga #1: I’m extremely late to the Rat Queens party, but managed to finish up the book’s first eight issues just in time for this book. I love Kurtis J. Wiebe’s writing on this book, and I adore every single character. Hopefully this will tide me over until the next issue of the series proper.
- All-New Captain America #3: This is a book where I feel like I’m missing a lot, just because I don’t read any of the other Avengers titles. But I’ve liked what Remender has done with this title so far, and I haven’t found myself too lost yet.
- Captain Marvel #11: I don’t think I realized how much I missed Carol’s Earth-bound supporting cast until #10, but holy crap did I miss Rhodey, Jess and Kit. I’d been feeling a little disenfranchised with the book lately, and I think I’ve figured out why. Here’s hoping Carol can stay on Earth for a bit after this issue.
- Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #9: For a moment last month, I forgot who writes this book and thought we’d get all of the answers about Miles’s father in a single issue. But it’s Bendis, so I’d be surprised if we even find out everything in #9. Still love this book and these characters, though, and hoping the rest of Miles’s supporting cast from Ultimate Spider-Man shows up soon.
- S.H.I.E.L.D. #2: The first issue of this was delightful, and considering how crazy I’m going waiting for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to come back to TV, this book is a welcome addition to my pull list. Though I bet they’re going to draw out this “Fitz gets a monkey” thing at least until April.
- Star Wars #1: I’ve never read a Star Wars comic, but I’m definitely interested enough to check out the first issue now that the property falls under the Disney/Marvel banner.
- Wolverines #2: I’m not a huge fan of Nick Bradshaw’s art, so the fact that this book is cycling through artists to keep its weekly schedule is a definite plus for me. I’m honestly not sure how long I’ll be able to keep up with this book, though, considering its $3.99 price tag.
- All-New Ultimates #12: Time to see where this team are left prior to whatever appearance they may make in MMUSM; hopefully not their last outings ever. If the universe survives Secret Wars, would like to see another take on this team, or a variation on it. Sassy Teen Ultimates deserves a good run.
- Avengers #40: Time continues to run out, it continues to be rad as hell.
- Batgirl #38: Well that was a hell of a misstep last month, huh? It certainly doesn’t ease my ‘this is a bandaid over DC’s excision of representation’ issues. They did apologise, which is nice, but… I am once again torn. I may be out if it collects more strikes or even just isn’t… super good.
- Cyclops #9: Became a little pulpier, I feel, with Rucka off it, but it’s really still fun as hell, it’s got a certain something.
- Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #9: Bendis decompression struck again, with a fairly weak cliffhanger last week, a straight up ‘did not manage to tell story in an issue.’ But nonetheless everything in this is so fun and interesting that by the time it rolls around again I don’t care: I mostly wish the issues were longer or came out more often because I like it so much, I suppose.
- Rat Queens Special: Braga #1: Rat Queens no longer gets capslock and automatic pick, given what happened there. Replacing the artist is a good measure and means I can feel okay about still buying it, and this one was always going to have a different artist, so that’s… well, another bandaid, I guess. Still HELLA STOKED for a Braga issue, it’s just a series that’ll always be a little bit tarnished now, I guess.
- All-New Captain America #3: I’m hoping that Sam and company will be back to their normal, non-Axis selves in other titles, but I’m really enjoying seeing the real deal in his ongoing. Last month’s issue ended on a bit of a cliffhanger — IAN! — so I’m curious about where things are going.
- Avengers #40: There’s also Avengers #34.2 coming out, but I’m more excited for the main show. Hickman’s been taking us on a hell of a ride.
- Captain Marvel #11: I want to like this book more than I do, but I’ll admit I’m glad to see Carol make a quick jaunt home in this two-parter. I’ve missed her supporting cast from the last volume.
- Cyclops #9: I just love this book? I was worried when Rucka left, but the new creative team continues to deliver.
- Daredevil #12: This whole subplot of Matt having to write his biography remains my favourite thing. Each issue, I end up looking at my collection of Essential Daredevil trades and try to find exactly what’s being referenced.
- Star Wars #1: I have never read a Star Wars comic and while I have seen and own all of the movies, I have always been more of a Star Trek gal. (Except for the music. John Williams owns all.) That said, I’m kind of curious? The creative teams Marvel’s lined up for all of these Star Wars titles are awesome in and of themselves, so I’m likely to check out at least the first issue of all of them.