Another Wednesday, another batch of new comics! Here’s what I picked up this week.
After fighting chupacabras, defeating a diety, and basically just being rad, the girls get a free day at camp to do whatever they want… BORING! What do they do with their free time? They set out to obtain as many whack mundane badges as possible OR DIE TRYING!
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #4
Spinning out of the pages of AXIS, Tony Stark is being even more of a dickhead than usual. His Extremis app makes its users appear more youthful and attractive, but at a price. The last two issues dealt with what happened after Tony used the app to give Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil his sight back. If the cover of this issue is any indication, some serious doodoo is about to go down.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13
This is part 5 of the Spider-Verse event that I’ve been loving way more than I thought I would. As a gazillion Spider-Men from across different dimensions fight to survive against the Inheritors – a family of dimension-hopping murderers that get their strength from eating Spider-Men!!! Last issue ended with the revelation of a Spider-Man from another dimension who was a very important part of Peter Parker’s life in his own dimension: Uncle friggin’ Ben!!!
BLACK WIDOW #14
Every issue of this book has been terrific so far. Much how Matt Fraction and David Aja‘s run on Hawkeye gives readers a look into the non-super life of Clint Barton, Black Widow follows Natasha Romonav when she’s not busy being an Avenger. She has a complicated relationship with a stray cat, is out to take out a mysterious organization, and Phil Noto’s artwork is freaking gorgeous. Every issue has at least one action scene and they always seem to move on the page. Real good stuff, ya’ll.
IXth GENERATION #1
Okay, this came out a few weeks ago, but I somehow forgot all about it. To be honest, I’m only vaguely familiar with the character Aphrodite and my memory of the Top Cow comic universe faded out in the late 90’s. The sole reason I picked this up was Stjepan Sejic’s art. I fell in love with it the extraordinarily awesome Death Vigil, and when it was announced that Roc Upchurch (who we interviewed HERE) would be leaving Rat Queens, Sejic was the first artist that I thought of who could take his place. Lo and behold, Stjepan Sejic is in fact the new artist for Rat Queens and I couldn’t be happier. This guy’s work is a bit on the sketchy/sloppy side which may turn some people off, but there’s no doubting that he has some serious skill and is a wizard when it comes to creating expressive characters.
So that’s what I’ll be reading this week. Check back later in the week to see which one of these titles I wind up reviewing (and giving away!). Requests or recommendations for a future review? Let me know in the comments!