Welcome back to Nerd Issues Weekly. For those of you who aren’t familiar, we help you decide which issues you should be dealing with each week. We’ve been in quite a groove lately with awesome new titles coming out on the fly, and this week looks to be no different.
Story by: George Perez
Art by: George Perez
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Up first, we’ve got Sirens #1, a new six-part mini-series written and inked by the wonderfully talented George Perez that features a full cast of heroines. With gender equality playing a part in all types of mediums in society, it’s always nice to see someone as established as George Perez making a nod towards the issue and featuring an all female cast. The story itself follows a now rejoined group of once legendary women called the Sirens, as they must team up together to attempt to save the galaxy where entire planets are being enslaved. The only problem is, the rest of galaxy only remembers them as villains.
The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes #1
Story by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Chris Sprouse
Publisher: DC Comics
For those of you who picked up the first one-shot of what’s being unofficially titled as the biggest event in DC history, the taste that it left behind was a sour and lackluster one. I’ve decided to give it a second chance. I’m hoping that this week’s one-shot, The Multiversity The Society of Super-Heroes #1, finds its footing and writer Grant Morrison really serves up something fat and juicy. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the event, now is as good of a time as ever to pick up the second issue as well as last month’s first.
Red City #4
Story by: Daniel Corey
Art by: Mark Dos Santos
Publisher: Image Comics
It probably goes without saying now that at this point Red City has been one of, if not my favorite new series of the year thus far. The writing style of Daniel Corey has been superb, and art produced by Mark Dos Santos for each issue has been flippin’ gorgeous. I mean really, is there anything better than a noir-style comic set on Mars? Cal, the lead detective on the case, thought finding the ambassador’s missing daughter was his only mission. He would soon find out that the outcome was going to have an impact on whether or not an entire race was going to be able to survive. Now as the case comes to an end, he is going to have to make some extreme sacrifices in order to save the lives of many people. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read any part of this series, be sure to change that immediately!
Nova (2013) #21
Story by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: David Baldeon, David Williams
Publisher: Marvel Comics
To backtrack a little bit, before the events that took place during the Original Sin arc, Sam went to visit Uatu the Watcher before he was murdered at his moon base. There, he learned about the history of the Watchers and was told some very valuable information, including that his father, Jesse Alexander, is still alive. It’s now up to Nova to forget about what happened to his friend in Uatu, attempt to find his missing father, and decide how he is going to handle the drama after discovering his newly found secrets.
Superior Spider-Man #33
Story by: Dan Slott
Art by: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Last but not least this week, we’ve got Superior Spider-Man #33 in what appears to be the last issue in the series (for the time being at least.) Issue 33 of the well received series is the second of two issues that are parts of the Superior Spider-Man chapter. Both issues make up the Edge of Spider-Verse arc that will lead into the Spider-Verse series launching in November. Join Otto Octavius as the webhead again as he takes on Karn, the villain who has been making his way through the multiverse taking out all the variants of Spider-Man.
What did you think of the final issue of ‘Superior Spider-Man’ for the time being? What other titles are you going to be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments below.
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