Taylor: Thors #1
Jason Aaron has demonstrated a complete mastery of all things Thor for the last several years, so it’s high time we took it to the logical conclusion and gave him stewardship over a whole army of thunder gods. In all seriousness though, this should be another great opportunity for Aaron to revel in the sort of insanity he loves using a character he’s done great work with. Looking forward to it.
• Whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality!
• A hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama. With hammers. Lots and lots of hammers.
David: Empty Zone #1
I picked Empty Zone this week because I know the artist, Jason Shawn Alexander, personally. I consider him a friend. So my pick this week is to support my friend. Jason is an incredibly talented artist, and to see how he has grown artistically over these many years is truly remarkable. Empty Zone isn’t actually a new series, it’s nearly 20 years old. It was originally published by Sirius, the original publisher of Dawn. Empty Zone is a futuristic cyberpunk/dystopian tale with a dark and gritty art style.
Empty Zone #1 Publisher: Image Comics (Writer, Artist and Cover) Jason Shawn Alexander
JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER of ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD’ returns with an ALL-NEW SERIES! In this sci-fi/horror saga, Corinne White attempts to reconcile with the ghosts of her violent past, literally, as she trudges through a world of dystopian cityscapes, reanimated corpses, & ganglands full of animal human hybrids
Item Code: APR150504
In Stores: June 17, 2015
Cover Price: $3.50
Gaumer: Transformers #42
There’s a whole lot of Wars going on in comic books this year, but none have had as many giant robots that changed into even more giant robots than Transformers: Combiner Wars. The war is now over, the dust is settling, but things will never be the same. This was a fun little TF event that I was truly happy I picked up. I’m anxious to see where things go from here, though, and this epilogue should tell us a lot. Despite a lot of DC debuts and Marvel’s OTHER War-event tie-ins, I’m reading this boo first.
Adam: Martian Manhunter #1
The Martian Manhunter is an odd fellow. He headlines in nearly every iteration of the Justice League, is arguably the second strongest hero behind Superman, and has super cool telepathy powers, yet for some reason he can’t seem to hold on to a solo book for very long. Let’s hope he finds the audience he deserves with this new volume.
Jules: Runaways #1 and Armor Wars #2
Yes, I know it’s not BKV or Whedon but Noelle Stevenson is an awesome young writer, whose Lumberjanes and Nimona are totally worth checking out! Plus, just looking at the assembled cast I can say this Runaways looks awesome. Like the rest of Secret Wars it will be fun and sadly short lived but I will love the ride! It looks like an awesome pick up.
Also, Armor Wars was the the big surprise last time around. I picked it up on a whim and its certainly one of the most interesting regions on battle world! Imagine a society where everyone had an Iron Man Armor and no one could take it off! Now that’s gnarly! And even crazier imagine Iron Man is the biggest producer of the armors and is starting to question just why the hell is the world the way it is? When did life without armors end? It’s a strange and cool read and with James Robinson at the helm I’m ready for more!
• But what does the new class do when they discover the school’s beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain? RUN AWAY!
• A SECRET WARS story like none other from the remarkable minds of Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES) and Sanford Greene (UNCANNY AVENGERS)!
• The mystery of a TECHNOPOLIS super hero’s murder deepens
• BARON TONY STARK and the Domain’s THOR – an armored JIM RHODES-uncover clues that could shake Technopolis to its very core!
• Are WILSON FISK and ARNO STARK in league?
Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?