Hello! It is a big week for Comic Readers and Collectors! Comic List has a list of what’s coming out this week, as for what to expect, if you have been following the Heroes in Crisis storyline then you’ve already heard the testimonies, gathered up enough clues to figure out what happened at Sanctuary. But do you know what drove this hero to do it? I
Red’s Picks of the Week
Heroes in Crisis #8 (9 Issue Event)
Synopsis: “You’ve seen all the clues. You’ve heard the testimony and eavesdropped on the secret confessions of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Now, with the killer revealed, it’s time to find out why. What could have driven a hero to the brink, to turn a savior into a murderer? Rifts will form between old allies, and the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman will have their leadership challenged and will question their own judgment. Sanctuary has become something they never imagined…and it’s still potentially carrying on without them!“
Red: Comes to no surprise that this made it onto the Pick List, Tom King has been doing a fantastic job on Batman and of course in this limited series, Mitch Geralds I cannot leave out of this praise because of the duo’s Eisner Award winning book Mister Miracle.
Dick Tracy: Forever #1
Synopsis: “Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space! From the mind of Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers! Variant cover by multiple Eisner and Harvey award winner Kyle Baker!” Ask your retailer about the special ‘noir’ variant cover by Michael Avon Oeming! ‘ Ask your retailer about the special ‘noir’ variant cover by Michael Avon Oeming!
Red: I have been a fan of Dick Tracy for a long time, ever since the 90s film with Warren Beatty. And I can assure you that the Tracy Legacy is in safe hands, Michael Oeming is a great writer and a great Artist.
Punk Mambo #1
Synopsis: “Punk Mambo is a hard-living voodoo priestess who grew up in London, then relocated to the Bayou. Now, she’s a mystical mercenary for hire. In her first-ever solo series, Punk Mambo investigates a series of abductions in the New Orleans Gutter Punk scene, stumbling upon a deadlier mystery that takes her to the haunted shores of Haiti. From writer Cullen Bunn (Venom) and artist Adam Gorham (X-Force) comes this hilariously horrifying tale. New characters, new places, same Punk attitude! Great for fans of Dead at 17 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer“
Red: Fans of Shadowman or Ninjak will remember this priestess very well, if not then you’re gonna be in for one hell of a ride! She has been mostly either sharing the spotlight with another hero but this time and for the first time ever, She receives her own ongoing series!
Synopsis: “NEW STORY ARC ‘THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF AL SIMMONS,’ Part One The road to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue BEGINS HERE!!! Witness the secrets of Al Simmons’ past, present and future!!! Every hero! Every villain! Revisit Spawn’s legend in an epic, wide-screen story from critically acclaimed illustrator, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, and legendary creator, TODD McFARLANE!“
Red: With talks of a Reboot around the corner, Spawn enters another milestone with Issue 300. What could be so Colossal that Jason Shawn Alexander and Todd McFarlane have in store for us? Find out this week!
Sonic The Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper
Synopsis: “Fan-favorites Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf take the spotlight in this special preview for their upcoming mini-series adventure! Check out a sneak peek of their next adventure as two of the newest and already most beloved Sonic characters team-up! Also includes a recap of Season 1! * Catch up on Season 1 of Sonic as Season 2 picks up speed in the main series! * Includes a special sneak peek of the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper mini-series, coming this summer!“
Red: I was disappointed when Archie decided to drop Sonic from their line up, it was a great series and full of potential; The whole mess with Ken Penders and his lawsuit with the Archie Company came up and after that things went downhill. But oh well, at least with IDW it is safe to say it is in good hands; with other series such as Transformers, My Little Pony, X-Files, Ghostbusters and of course now Dick Tracy Forever in its line up.