Nerd Issues Weekly #21

YouNerded’s weekly pull for the week of 5.3.2015.

Celebrate humpday with ‘Groot’ and ‘Batman Beyond.’

Boom! Studios

We’ve got an action-packed comic book Wednesday this week, as we get travel across the galaxy with Groot, visit universes where mankind has been uploaded to the cloud and even see retro comic book heroes come to life and help their creators rehabilitate! Now let’s not keep you waiting any longer and get started.

Arcadia #2

Publisher: Boom! Studios
Story by: Alex Paknadel
Art by: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover by: Matt Taylor
Cover Price: $3.99

Boom! Studios

Boom! Studios

Remember that series, Arcadia, the one we talked about all the way back in NIW #17? Well, after a very successful debut, the series returns for the first week of June with its #2. As refresher, the series is based on the idea of people’s lives being uploaded to a server, and as a bug develops, power sources begin deletion for people who still need them in the real word. Expect things to really pick up in this issue, as Giacomo’s psychoanalysis begins and differences like no other are found. Even bigger issues start to form when officials start to believe that real life inhibitors are planning to introduce death into the cybernetic world of Arcadia. Aside from the story, you can expect another great cover from Matt Taylor, as well as equally vibrant pages from Eric Scott Pfeiffer.

Batman Beyond #1

Publisher: DC Comics
Story by: Dan Jurgens
Art by: Bernard Chang
Cover by: Bernard Chang
Cover Price: $2.99

DC Comics

DC Comics

So, here we are with Batman Beyond #1, the new ongoing series that is set make the definitive future universe portion of DC. Newly fitting into the role, Drake isn’t going to be set on a clear and easy path, as he’s going to be without the help of both the Justice League as well as Bruce Wayne. Every idol that Tim has had up to this point is either missing or failed at what they set out to do. Life is about make a drastic change for Tim as he tries to fit into the new role, and it’s exciting to see what Dan Jurgens is going to do with the character and universe.

Airboy #1

Publisher: Image
Story by: James Robinson
Art: Greg Hinkle
Cover: Greg Hinkle
Cover Price: $2.99

Image Comics

Image Comics

With a story that’s very loosely autobiographical mixed with a whole lot of fiction, Airboy is one of the issues I’m most excited to pull this week. For those unfamiliar with the titular character, Airboy originated during the golden age of comics that took place during the World War II era, created by Charles Biro and Dick Wood and artist Al Camy. This variation of the character, though, is sure to be different from its early foundation, as Robinson and Hinkle plan to turn the character on its head and introduce themes that Airboy normally wouldn’t be associated with, i.e. drugs, sex and violence. In the story, the fictional story comes to life after caricatures of Robinson and Hinkle go out on a bender, when out of no where Airboy pops into their lives to try and get their lives headed in the right direction. The concept itself is interesting enough to force you to pick this one up off the shelves, and it’s going to be fun to see where Robinson takes the story with this public domain.

Amazing Spider-Man – Renew Your Vows #1

Publisher: Marvel
Story by: Dan Slott
Art: Adam Kubert
Cover: Adam Kubert
Cover Price: $3.99

Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

Without delving too far into everything that was wrong with the One More Day storyline, the arc really did do a disservice to the character and universe of Spider-Man. Completely disbanding what is arguably the most notable relationship in all of comic book history between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson was, in my opinion, one of the worst moves to have happened in this current age of comics. Thankfully, we have Renew Your Vows, the story arc that we are hoping is going to clean our palate and rid us of the sour taste in our mouths that still seemingly hangs around. The series acts almost like a “what if” storyline, and revisits what would have happened had Peter not struck that costly deal with Mephisto. For any hardcore fans of the webslinger, this is a must have issue for you.

Groot #1

Publisher: Marvel
Story by: Jeff Loveness
Art: Brian Kesinger
Cover: Declan Shalvey
Cover Price: $3.99

Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

It’s without a doubt that of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy live-screen adaption that there are no two bigger stars than Groot and Rocket, and determining who’s the bigger of the two is a complete toss up. With Rocket already receiving his own, albeit now cancelled, series that was helmed by Skottie Young, it’s time for Groot to get his shot with his new debut series. With Groot #1, Loveness and company are going to be looking to explore some new dimensions of the character, a task that might not be the easiest considering their main character can say all of three words. Thankfully, they’ll have some help from Rocket, who will be along for at least the first ride of the series while the two character try and make their way to Earth.

How will Dan Slott make up for the events of ‘One More Day’ with ‘Renew Your Vows’? How do you feel Tim Drake will fair in his new role as Batman of the future? Tweet me @TarynGStark. And be sure to follow us at @YouNerded.

Source(s): TFaw, ComicList

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