THE FLASH

Nerd Issues Weekly #4

YouNerded’s weekly Pull List for the week of 6.25.2014

This week is a packed list with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Saga,’ ‘Massive,’ and ‘Batman!’

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Welcome to our fourth edition of Nerd Issues Weekly. This week is a pretty packed one for comics, so we’ve decided to extend our list of must pulls for the week, let’s get started!

1. Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #1

Story by: Rob Reger, Mariah Huehner

Art by: Cat Farris

Publisher: Dark Horse

Price: $3.99

After successfully putting together a band and winning the battle of the bands in the last arch, Emily and the Strangers return for another humorous adventure that sees them signing a contract with Awesomely Awesome Records. Emily and the Strangers is always quirky, warm-hearted fun with an art style that always impresses. It’s always great to see a heroine lead the way for a comic series, which is something that the character has been doing since her first appearance on a skateboard.

2. Massive #24

Story by: Brian Wood

Art by: Danijel Zezelj

Publisher: Dark Horse

Price: $3.50

Massive has been nothing short of a hit thus far for Brian Wood and Dark Horse. With a consistently exciting story about the “post-everything that could go wrong” world and incredibly dynamic art and coloring, the Eisner award winning series is back for another issue with the “Sahara” story arc coming to a close. This week you can also find the 3rd volume trade on shelves this week that covers issues #13-#18.

3. Batman #32

Story by: Scott Snyder

Art by: Greg Capullo

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $3.99

As the Zero Year starts to come to a close with this week’s penultimate issue, Batman’s face off against the The Riddler continues as tension runs high. As I’ve stated before in previous editions of Nerd Issues Weekly, the narrative work that Scott Snyder has put into the series has been second to none and has really been a breath of fresh air into the Batman franchise.

4. Saga #20

Story by: Brian K. Vaughan

Art by: Fiona Staples

Publisher: Image Comics

Price: $2.99

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The amazingly awesome space-opera that Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples have put together is a true spectacle in comics today. Saga is one of those series that should be picked up by anyone who is a fan of not only science fiction and comics, but just a plain old well written story. The quality of the story definitely should not overshadow the vivacious artwork that has been put together by Fiona Staples. Together with Brian K. Vaughan, the two have created a beautiful universe with interesting characters, worlds, and species.

5. Ms. Marvel #5

Story by: G. Willow Wilson

Art by: Adrian Alphona

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $2.99

For those who are unfamiliar with the story behind Ms. Marvel, she was originally created by Sana Amanat, G. Willow Wilson, and Adrian Alphona after Amanat was discussing her experience growing up as a Muslim-American with another editor at Marvel. Ms. Marvel follows the story of Kamala Khan (who is in fact Marvel’s first muslim character) as she grows up in New Jersey and discovers her supernatural abilities. In this week’s issue we see her venture off to New York City in hope of becoming the world’s next big superhero.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy #16

Story by: Brian Michael Bendis

Art by: Nick Bradshaw

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: $3.99

Brian Michael Bendis, whose most notable work arguably comes from that of The Ultimate Spider-Man series, has had a somewhat rocky but overall successful trial with Guardians of the Galaxy this far into the series. With the huge blockbuster picture of the same name approaching, it’s best that you get yourself acquainted with these characters as soon as possible, since up until about a year ago they were relatively unknown, even amongst parts of the comic book community. This week we see Star Lord, the character that will played by Chris Pratt, on the run on his own without his band of misfits against a new nemesis.

7. Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta #1

Story by: Robert Kirkman

Art by: Paul Azaceta

Publisher: Image Comics

Price: $2.99

The creator of the the hit series The Walking Dead and Invincible is back this week with an all new horror series in partner with Paul Azaceta taking care of the illustrations. The narrative behind this sure to be hit series follows the character Kyle Barnes, a man who has been battling a plague of possessions by demons throughout his life, is now searching for answers as to why these things have been happening to him. As he goes deeper on his search for answers, he unlocks secrets that in the end may change and affect Earth in more ways than one.

What are you guys looking forward to picking up this week that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments below!


Source(s): TFaw, ComicList

About Taryn Stark (62 Articles)
Taryn Stark is a Comics writer for YouNerded.com. When not writing about comics he's writing his own stories and screenplays. For all things comics, follow him on Twitter @TarynGStark.

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