So, here’s a quick post showing which four issues I got today from my local comic book store.
So, I went and brought several print issues today from my local comic book store, which is something that I don’t normally do – having previously limited myself to just collecting print issues of Talon and Batman, and waiting for the trades of everything else – but with some new titles, such as Secret Avengers and Uncanny X-Men having first issues out today, I thought – why not? So, without further ado – here are the comics that I brought today:
Secret Avengers #1
Writer: Nick Spencer | Art: Luke Ross, Matthew Wilson | Cover: Tomm Cooker | Publisher: Marvel Comics
“The Most Dangerous Secrets We Have… Are The Ones We Keep From Ourselves.” The new Nick Fury leads a covert Avengers strike team including but not limited to Hawkeye, Black Widow, The Hulk, The Winter Soldier, Maria Hill and Phil Coulson on missions so dangerous, even the team members themselves can’t know about them!
Fearless Defenders #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn | Art: Will Sliney | Cover: Mark Brooks | Publisher: Marvel Comics
NEW TEAM! NEW VILLAINS! NEW CREATORS! Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much—well, you know. Writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book everyone is going to be talking about on Thursday morning.
Uncanny X-Men #1
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Chris Bachalo | Cover: Chris Bachalo | Publisher: Marvel Comics
The true flagship book of the X-Men returns. In the wake of the Phoenix, the world has changed and is torn on exactly what Cyclops and his team of X-Men are – visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists? Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name UNCANNY X-MEN.
Writer: Scott Snyder | Art: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Galpion, FCO Plasencia | Cover: Greg Capullo | Publisher: DC Comics
“Death of the Family” part 5, the shocking conclusion to the Bat-Family epic. Who lives? Who dies? Who laughs last? Find out as Batman and The Joker face off one last time!
So that’s it for now. Next week, Justice Society of America and Justice Society of America’s Vibe are released, and I would like to pick those up but alas I will be on holiday that week (with internet connection, so I will be able to kick off the first Guest Post series on the Writing Blog). This could be a regular Wednesday feature as I aim to buy at least one or two issues per week after next Wednesday. But we’ll see how things roll from here on out.
I’ve read all of the above comics and can say that they are really good. Fearless Defenders is probably the weakest but is far from the worst issue comic that I’ve read – I’ll be sticking around for #2 for sure. I have reviews for all but Batman #17 coming in the comics roundup on The Founding Fields on the 15th if you want to check it out then.