Happy comic book Wednesday everyone as we approach the biggest comic book event: San Diego Comic Con. In honor the massive event, we’ve got a slightly extended edition of Nerd Issues Weekly just for you. Let’s get started on this week’s issues!
1. Ragnarok #1
Story by: Walter Simonson
Art by: Walter Simonson
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Up first we’ve got the return of Walt Simonson, famous for his work on the Thor series in the 1980’s, to write for the same character but in a different universe in the all new creator owned series Ragnarok. Heavily packed with norse mythology, Ragnarok follows a version of Thor who has lost everything, his wife, his kids, and his parents, with only his enemies remaining. Out for vengeance for those who have fallen, Thor has made it his purpose to destroy them all. Pull this issue off the shelves if you are looking to read some incredibly well written norse mythology by one of the best, most established writers/artists, not only in this specific genre but in comics in general.
2. Batman #33
Story by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Greg Capullo
Publisher: DC Comics
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, if you’re a fan of Batman but haven’t had a chance to read any of Scott Snyder’s run of the series, you’re doing yourself a disservice and need to change that immediately! This week we see the conclusion of the Zero Year story arc that has been nothing short of impressive and a huge feat for Snyder and Co. In this extended issue we’re going to see the final showdown of the third act between The Caped Crusader and The Riddler, with more than likely a look at where the series is headed from here.
3. Saga #21
Story by: Brian K. Vaughan
Art by: Fiona Staples
Publisher: Image Comics
We’ve featured it on our pull list before and we were bound to feature it again, but this Wednesday we’re also being treated to a new issue of the hit series by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples in Sage #21. With the perfect mixture of science fiction and fantasy, this is the perfect series for you. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to pick up the series yet, have no fear, the first 18 issues are available in a collection now.
4. Amazing Spider-Man #4
Story by: Dan Slott
Art by: Humberto Ramos
Publisher: Marvel Comics
As wonderful as it has been to have Peter Parker back donning the mask, there has been a bit of a lull in the past few issues after a strong debut. Dan Slott and The Amazing Spider-Man team are looking to get back on track with this week’s tie-in to the Original Sin miniseries. Aside from being a piece to the puzzle that Original Sin has created, this series is also going to be introducing someone to the series that is to play a pivotal role with the all new character of Silk. We’re now going to start to get a glimpse into her origin and background and how Peter wasn’t the only one to be bitten by a radioactive spider on that life changing day.
5. Storm #1
Story by: Greg Pak
Art by: Victor Ibanez
Publisher: Marvel Comics
After arguably becoming one of Marvel’s most recognizable heroines, the time has finally come that we see Storm receive her own series with a debut this week after a nearing 40 year wait. This will be a new series by Greg Pak (Action Comics, Batman/Superman, World War Hulk) that features interior art by Victor Ibanez (Trinity of Sin, Constantine). In this all new feature, we’re going to follow Storm as she travels around the world looking to make it an innocuous place for humans in whatever way that she can.
6. Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1
Story by: Nick Abadzis; Al Ewing, Rob Williams
Art by: Elena Casagrande; Simon Fraser
Price: $3.99 Ea.
Last but certainly not least, we’re going to be showcasing somewhat of a double feature in the form of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1 and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1 as we near closer and closer to the airing of Series 8 and the debut of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. With these two issues, we’re seeing the launch of two new ongoing series that are sure to revel with fans of the show and fans of comic books alike. Featuring all new companions, enemies, and stories for both Doctors, get yourselves ready for an all new set of time traveling adventures. Be sure to check back for our review of both of these issues in the next few days.
That’s our list of issues for the week, have a happy Comic Con and see you all back here next week!
Are you excited for the new ‘Doctor Who’ comics? What are you hoping to see at Comic Con this year both inside and outside of comics? Let us know in the comments below.
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