Hey guys, we’re back this week and better than ever, and we’re happy to be back helping you with your issues. Quite a bit has happened in the last few weeks, so we’re going to have an extended list of issues specially for you, but first off, how great was James Gunn’s interpretation of Guardians of the Galaxy, and especially Bradley Cooper as Rocket? Another thing we missed while we were away was the ending of two series: Batwing and Kick-Ass, but we’ll follow up on those later. Now let’s get back to the issues and get started with this week’s pull list!
1. Batwing #34
Story by: Justin Gray
Art by: Eduardo Pansica, Dan Panosian
Publisher: DC Comics
Last week, the series that followed son of Lucius Fox, Luke, undertaking the role of Batwing after they transitioned the role from David Zavimbe came to an end. In a stellar issue that was a piece of a greater series that showed the development of Luke into a hero, we were given a great farewell by the creative team behind the series and can only hope that we see the return sooner rather than later. With the series written by Justin Gray and featuring art by Eduardo Pansica and Dan Panosian, this issue is for anyone looking to delve deeper into the Batman Universe.
2. Ai Presents Odyssey HC Vol. 1
Story by: David Elliot
Art by: Gary Gastonny, Toby Cypress
Publisher: Titan Comics
Looking for something that crosses the paths of superheroes and military forces? Well then Odyssey is just the right pull for you. Written by Dave Elliott and featuring art by Garrie Gastonny, the Titan Comics published piece Odyssey is a sure pick up for anyone looking for a thrilling ride full of action. Check back later for our review of Ai Presents Odyssey HC Vol. 1.
3. Kick-Ass 3 #8
Story by: Mark Millar
Art by: John Romita Jr.
Publisher: DC Comics, Vertigo
Last week was one of the more bittersweet moments for me in my comics reading lifetime. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl have not only been two of my favorite overall characters, but have also been a staple in one of my favorite series of all time. I’m not going to get into any spoilers since the ending is relatively new, but Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. have given the series an excellent send off that it deserves. If you’ve been following the series at all, this is a sure pick up for you, if you are new to the series, you can look for the combined collection mid September. Here’s to hoping that we someday get a Kick-Ass 3 movie!
Now onto this week’s issues…
4. Hexed #1
Story by: Michael Allen Nelson
Art by: Dan Mora, Emma Rios
Publisher: Boom! Studios
First up we’ve got the return of a series written by Michael Allen Nelson, previously of 28 Days Later fame, and featuring art by Dan Mora and Emma Rios in Hexed. In Hexed, we see a supernatural thief in Lucifer, who travels into the nether and darkworld to steal objects of great value for her mentor who goes by Val. Unfortunately, while she is exploring her mentor’s art gallery, she accidentally unleashes a world of evil that she must try and get under control before any damage is done. Being pegged as an example of what a mashup between Buffy and Lara Croft would be like, Hexed is the perfect new issue for someone looking to see a relatively new heroine kick some evil ass.
5. Star Wars #20
Story by: Brian Wood
Art by: Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Hugh Flemming
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
It seems every week now we’ve got more and more great series coming to their conclusion, and this week is certainly no different. Sneaking up on us after a cool 20 issues, Brian Wood and the rest of the team are closing the door on the well received Star Wars series they have been breathing life into. We are getting closer and closer to the changing of hands from the rights to Star Wars comics from Dark Horse to Marvel. In this final issue, we see Leia really step into the light again as a strong character as she looks to save her all familiar comrades.
6. The Walking Dead #130
Story by: Robert Kirkman
Art by: Charlie Adlard
Publisher: Image Comics
It’s finally that time of the month again where we get another issue of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s hit series The Walking Dead, and after a few certainly more calm issues into the two year jump after the ‘All Out War’ story arc, we can only guess that the madness is going to start to pick up again as Negan looks to strike a chord with Magna and her group. For those unfamiliar with the comic book universe, it really is a completely different ride that offers a lot more gruesome of a world that you should definitely look to get immersed in.
7. The Amazing Spider-Man #5
Story by: Dan Slott
Art by: Humberto Ramos
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Time sure does fly. It’s weird to think that we’re already on our fifth issue of TASM with Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. At this point in the series, I think it’s fair to say that it sure hasn’t been living up to its expectations, which is really a shame considering the opportunity that Slott and Ramos have been given. With that being said though, I do believe that they have the power to turn that around, hopefully sooner rather than later. In last week’s issue, after finding out that the identity of the mysterious supervillain was Silk, we’re now hoping to learn as to why she’s in cahoots with Electro and Black Cat.
That’s it for this week’s pull list, it sure is great to be back. Have a happy comics day everyone!
What did you think of the ending of Kick-Ass 3? What other issues are you pulling this week? Let us know in the comments below.
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