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 pick of the week:
All-New Hawkeye #1
Story: Jeff Lemire
Art: Ramon Perez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK!
• Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not titles she would use), Team Hawkeye is thrown into an all new adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. Past and present lives collide as Kate and Clint face a threat that will challenge everything they know about what it means to be Hawkeye.
•But no one puts Hawkeye in a corner.
• Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim March 2015!
- Descender #1: What is with all the sci-fi series launching out lately? I’m loving it.
- Rat Queens #9: Awww yes, the Rat Queens are back! I’m incredibly excited and hope the book finds its footing again after all the drama with Roc Upchurch.
- Saga #26: Still behind, still waiting to have a few issues to read in a go so my heart will break ONLY ONCE.
- All-New Hawkeye #1: I’m very wary about this series, since it’ll be tough to top Fraction’s Hawkeye, and I have Thoughts about Clint’s characterization being taken over the top when out of Fraction’s capable hands. I also find it amusing that Jeff Lemire is writing this after he took over Green Arrow, which seemed to take a bit of a Hawkeye-ish tone after Lemire took it over. Fingers crossed, anyway!
- Operation S.I.N. #3: I’m absolutely loving this series. It doesn’t quite take itself seriously, but also shows some great insight into Peggy Carter’s life – a Peggy that I’m not used to seeing, especially after two wonderful months of Agent Carter. Howard and Peggy work really well together, and I want this series to go on forever. Alas.
- Princess Leia #1: I’m in it just because it’s Leia. Do I need any other reason?
- Rat Queens #9: I am finally on the Rat Queens hype train. I managed to catch up during the hiatus, and this book is fun, funny, and completely fantastic. As much as I loved the art on this book before, I’m hoping that the new artist is able to win me over as well. And man, I have missed these girls so much. (And Orc Dave! Can’t forget Orc Dave!)
- Saga #26: Is it that time of the month already? Time to get my heart broken all over again?
- All-New Hawkeye #1: I’m still not used to the idea of Fraction’s Hawkeye being done (not just because of the odd timing and there still being one more issue to go of the run), but because it was just such a great series. Fraction and Aja did a brilliant job with it, taking it to places I didn’t even think comic books could go. That said, I haven’t read any Jeff Lemire to my knowledge, but I’m seriously interested to see where he takes the character. I hope a lot of people are willing to give change a chance and check this out as well.
- Descender #1: Robots need love too and I’m pretty certain I’m gonna be addicted to this series. That’s how that logic train works.
- Saga #26: My local comic book store had a drawing of Marco and Alana on their Valentine’s Day display which was both inspired and a sure fire way to induce gut-wrenching sadness for that holiday. This month I vote they go full-on St. Patrick’s Day with Lying Cat. That’s legit, right?
- All-New Hawkeye #1: It can’t replace Fraction’s Hawkeye, but I’m willing to accept a fun companion piece. Though I could do without the “all-new” bit because the awkward punctuation annoys me.
- Princess Leia #1: I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. It’s kind of like they raided the brain of my nine-year-old self who waited in line for hours to see the Star Wars exhibit at the Air & Space Museum. Leia’s the original BAMF in my life and I will read the whole thing. I do not care what it does (lie: I want them them to stay far away from Slave Leia, please).
- X-Men #25: X-titles are hard. They usually have patches of roughness that make me squirm. I think G. Willow Wilson might be immune to that and I’m still into her writing (especially when combined with the fierce lady-led X-Men). Though I feel bad that the solicit got her name wrong…
- All-New Hawkeye #1: Because Hawkguy couldn’t go out without one last delay-induced scheduling oddity, the new Hawkeye book arrives before the last issue of the old one does. It presumably won’t spoil specifics of that last issue, and in many ways Hawkguy was never just about the plot as good books never are, but still there’s part of me that wants to see how it is immediately and part of me that wants to put it aside until #22 comes out.
- Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4: A thing often happens to me with books Kieron Gillen’s involved with: I read a couple of issue, I’m like, “okay, I guess,” and then a little later I reread those first issues and I’m like ‘oh wait now I’m into this.’ And I reread the first couple of Angelas and now I’m into this?
- Avengers #42: From the cover, it’s the Everyone Invades issue. It’s not the area of this plot I’m most interested in, but there’s bound to be something because in recent issues with the way it’s ramping up there’s always something.
- Rat Queens #9: It’s been several months and a controversy since the last main-plot issue of Rat Queens. Time to finally get back on the train, adjust to the new artist, and get mad excited about Rat Queens again, since it was a sad time when I wasn’t able to do that.
- Saga #26: Which tossed off narrative caption about the characters’ fates and relationships will break my heart THIS issue? STAY TUNED.
- Spider-Woman #5: Free of Spider-Verse and the old costume, with a new artist, will this now be a book I’m interested in? Or will it just make me sad that my preferred Jessica Drew will never get a book? Let’s find out!
- All-New Hawkeye #1: Lemire has about a fifty-fifty success rate with me, but mostly I’m excited about getting new Hawkeye content regularly again.
- Avengers #42: I’ve run out of superlatives for this series. It’s a ride reading it as it’s published, but I can’t wait to sit down and read it from beginning to end.
- Hawkeye vs. Deadpool TPB: If you missed this miniseries in singles, now’s your chance to collect it in trade. Probably the most fun I had with any title last year, featuring sharp, expressive art by Matteo Lolli. I hope like hell Duggan gets another crack at Clint and Kate someday.
- Hulk #12: Last month’s issue was pretty insane with the Banner A.I. reveal, and I can’t wait to see where Duggan and Bagley go next.
- Princess Leia #1: I am not the biggest Star Wars fan, but it’s Mark Waid and the Dodsons, so of course I’m on board. That said, this is being solicited as a miniseries? I thought it was an ongoing.
- Spider-Woman #5: This is the creative team this book should’ve been launched with in the first place, so mostly I’m hoping it’s not too little, too late.