Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Morning Superhero

Well.  It appears that there is an unstoppable force headed towards the earth and the Avengers are up for the call.  What does this mean?  Infinity, the next Marvel event, is here and Thanos found what he is looking for.  On top of that the Saga hiatus is over and we were blessed with a gem of an issue.  I also picked up the new Amelia Cole and the Unknown trade and can't wait to dive into it this weekend at Gen Con.

Pick of the Week:
Walking Dead #113 - We learned in issue 112 that Rick's plan to attack Negan failed and once again Rick and the survivors have painted themselves into a corner.  Negan remains one step ahead of Rick and is hell bent on making Rick suffer.  Andrea's post in the tower has been discovered, Lucille is hungry for blood, and Carl is in trouble.  I always admired Lucille, but didn't appreciate her and the love that Negan has for her until this issue.  It is going to be a difficult wait for issue #114.  If only I had a love as strong as Negan has for Lucille. 

The Rest:
Saga #13 - It has been a long wait and it is good to be reading Saga again.  Marko is still dealing with the loss of his father and Alana is determined to reach D. Oslwad Heist for some answers.  The Will is reconsidering his line of work and Prince Robot is hot on the tails of Marko and company.  Good stuff.  Fiona Staples continues to amaze with her work and it was so nice to see it again.  Alana kicking ass with baby in tow was this week's highlight.

Infinity #1 - The new Marvel event and it has a lot of similarities to other Marvel events.  Not to say that this is a bad thing, but it has a very Marvel feel to it.  I am excited to see the terror that Thanos will bring and am hopeful that this will be a good one.  Solid start to what is hopefully worth the hype.

Batman #23 - The retelling of Batman's origin continues as Scott Snyder's latest arc continues on.  I have enjoyed his retelling and thought he made the seminal moment where Batman chooses to be Batman more personal and emotional.  I don't want to spoil the moment, but I felt that, while not as visually satisfying as the bat through the window, it had an emotional charge that really worked.

What I Should Have Read:
Star Wars #8 - I don't recall why I stopped reading Brian Wood's run in Star Wars as I thoroughly enjoyed it.  My buddy Jeff informed me today that the series is still going strong and I think I will be picking up some back issues to catch up.