Tuesday, October 16, 2012

THE WEEK (OCT 17-23, 2012)

Featured Review
Marvel NOW! Point One
(various creative teams)
I know, I know: Uncanny Avengers came out last week. But seriously, folks, this where 'Marvel NOW!' really kicks off. This one-shot will feature a number of short stories pertaining to the upcoming year of new titles and relaunches under the 'Marvel NOW!' banner, from Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy to Young Avengers and FF. I'm a bit of a Young Avengers fanboy, so this is all about Kid Loki and Miss America Chavez for me. And just look at that cover! It's going to be an awesome issue with awesome stories.

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 of 6
(w/p) Darwyn Cooke
If you've been reading Before Watchmen in any capacity, you're probably aware than Minutemen is the best series in the bunch. Darwyn Cooke just knows how to write and draw for that era, and his experience in superhero work shines through in every issue. 

Blue Beetle #13
(w) Tond Bedard
(p) Ig Guara
Now that we know Blue Beetle is coming to an end at issue 16, Jaime's expulsion to Reachworld carries a lot more weight. Find out some of the Reach's biggest secrets!

DC Universe Presents #13
(w) Marc Andreyko
(p) Robson Rocha
It's the start of a new arc for DC Universe Presents after two months of one-shot issues, and it's a super cool one - "Black Lightning and Blue Devil"! It's TWO new characters introduced!

Green Lantern: New Guardians #13
(w) Tony Bedard
(p) Aaron Kuder
Kyle Rayner and his Rainbow Brigade will join in on all the "Rise of the Third Army" fun going ons. Oh, and Carol Ferris becomes Star Sapphire again...again. Does this mean no more Fatality? That would be a shame.

Justice League #13
(w) Geoff Johns
(p) Tony S. Daniel
Cheetah makes her 'New 52' debut! Apparently, she's set to become a huge threat to the DCnU, making her a top-tier villain. Cheetah? Really? It just seems strange. Plus, the "Shazam" back-up is still going on! Who knew?

Wonder Woman #13
(w) Brian Azzarello
(p) Tony Akins
Wonder Woman is one of the best 'New 52' series, and it had the best "Zero Month" issue. Why have I not been reviewing this for the past ten months? What have I been doing? Well, I'm making up for it now.

Extra! Extra!
Captain Marvel #5
(DeConnick, Soy)

Catwoman #13
(Nocenti, Sandoval, Tarrogona)

Nightwing #13
(Higgins, Barrows, Jose)

Red Hood and The Outlaws #13
(Lobdell, Green II)

Supergirl #13
(Johnson, Basri)

Sword of Sorcery #1
(Marx, Bedard, Lopresti, Saiz)

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