Hey guys and gals, and welcome back to another edition of This Week In Comic Books, where Darrell and I give you our picks of the top comic book releases of the week! This week is another strong showing at my inbox, especially with the continuation of the Villain Months at DC, and we have a pretty intriguing new series Darrell is looking at, so let’s get straight into it!
For me, Batman ’66 is the coolest comic book out there. With stories inspired by the old TV show, The Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder must do the unthinkable to protect Gotham City. If you haven’t started this series yet, now is the time, both previous releases are still readily available at most shop, but you must be prepared for the nostalgia.
3. Captain Marvel #16
I have wanted to get into Captain Marvel for some time, mostly thanks to our own Oloff who heaps praise on CM and Kelly Sue DeConnick at every opportunity. I finally took the plunge with the last issue, and I am going to stick with it thanks to great storytelling, interesting characters, and dem hips. Look to find issue #15 as well, as they’re both Infinity tie ins.
Apparently Marvel feels terrible for the whole Age of Ultron bullshit they put us through the past few months, because Infinity is great! I’ve just finished #1, which took me forever thanks to the Graphic Novel-esque length, and I can’t wait to crack on to #2!
1. Hawkeye #13
I am completely amazed at how popular Hawkeye has gotten, looking at the ComiXology pull list, Hawkeye is almost in the Superior Spiderman territory in pulls. The Barton storyline continues in #13, with Clint and his brother Barney coming to terms with the upbringing and relationship. Got them feels, bro.
DC’s “Villain Month” is still in full swing, my plan was to just pick up a couple of these, well they are just too awesome! Sure it’s kind of gimmicky, but in a cool way. This week one of my favorite Batman foes Clayface gets his own Villain Month cover! As usual these are available in regular and 3D covers.
A new series from Dark Horse that is not the best role model for kids. Ruben is a drunk that gets his superpowers from the amount of alcohol he drinks. So hey it works out. The only thing is he wants to sober up. The balance of drinking for the good of the city is in jeopardy when he doesn’t see pink elephants.