Each week I go to my comic shop and get my weekly pulls. In addition to that, I like to browse and see what other titles have come out. I try to have a game plan going into each trip to my LCS. Usually I visit Midtown Comics’ website to see what I should be picking up. For the week of March 2, 2016, I’ve made a list of my top 5 comics that I need to get! Sure I’ll have my regular pulls too, but these are some can’t miss books!
#5. Predator: Life and Death #1
Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Brian Thies
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Predator franchise, but I’ve never really gotten into the comics. I’ve seen the films and own several Predator novels, but this will be my first foray into the Predator comic universe. What has me most excited about it is that iconic spaceship featured on the cover. As much as I like Predator, I’m pretty amped that the xenomorphs from the Alien franchise could also be in this book. Getting another Aliens versus Predator is always a good thing to me and I can hardly wait to see what happens.
Check out GWW’s Review of Predator: Life and Death #1 HERE
#4. Old Man Logan #3
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Andrea Sorrentino
So far Old Man Logan has been an enjoyable revenge story. Seeing a bit of a twist with time travel involved has definitely made it more interesting. Thus far Logan has offed one name from his list and had an incredibly vicious beatdown at the hands of the Hulk. Needing some time to recuperate, Logan seeks out some help in his old friend Clint Barton, alias of the on and off Avenger Hawkeye. Unfortunately for Logan, or at least the way the cover makes it look, it seems that meeting may not be as restful as he hopes.
I hope they find a way to tie this series in with Logan’s other adventures as seen in Extraordinary X-Men, but thus far Old Man Logan has been a strong title on its own. I can’t wait to see more of his backstory and how that’ll influence the flow of the story. Old Man Logan is definitely worth checking out.
#3. Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1
Written and Art by: Various
The road to Civil War II is quickly being paved. This time we get an atrociously long titled book, with a nice nod to 90’s titles with the addition of Alpha added to it. Civil War is one of my favorite Marvel crossover events, so I’m pretty excited to see how they are going to follow up on it. Hopefully Civil War II will be a better follow up story to Civil War than Infinity War was to Infinity Gauntlet, but only time will tell.
#2. Uncanny X-Men #4
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Greg Land
Marvel seems to be doing a fantastic job with a majority of the X-Men titles. I have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite, but I feel like Uncanny X-Men is leading the pack. Thus far, we’ve seen healing mutants begin slaughtered and the group trying their best to save who they can. We’ve also seen Mystique and Fantomex working to infiltrate Someday, a company offering cryogenic sleep until a cure for M-pox can be found. Are the Dark Riders involved with Someday? Are mutants being harvested or is Someday truly offering sanctuary?
While the first few issues have seen the X-Men working on the defensive, now they’re taking it to the Dark Riders themselves. As much as I like Extraordinary X-Men, they seem to be focusing on rescue missions and establishing safety at the school. Magneto is taking a stronger approach to the possible extinction of mutant kind and leading this team out to save mutants, no matter the cost. If Uncanny X-Men #4 is as good as the first three issues, than this could seal it as my favorite X-Men book.
#1. Spider-Man #2
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Sara Pichelli
If I thought Marvel was doing a fantastic job on their X-Men line, then they’re doing a phenomenal job with the Spider titles. Each book has a very different feel, but they’re all fun. Especially Spider-Man. I love seeing Miles interacting with the regular Marvel Universe. Seeing another young man dealing with girls, school, parent’s, and being a superhero is such a great combination for Spider-Man stories. While we have Peter all grown up and trying to balance his company and being Spider-Man, we have the classic feel of Spider-Man with Miles Morales.
After an exciting run in with Blackheart, Miles stands the lone victor. Unfortunately for him, it also looks like he may be responsible for all of the fallen Avengers, because at the end of issue one Parker finds Miles alone and holding Cap’s shield. Are we going to see some Spider-Man versus Spider-Man? I’m all for it if we are! If there is only one Spider-Man title you can pick up, make it Spider-Man.
Marvel almost had a clean sweep! The Predator must’ve been using his cloaking to sneak on to this list. Of course there’s more than just these five books coming out that week, but I am just really hyped to read these stories! What titles are you looking forward to? We’d love to hear from you. So until next week, keep reading those comics!