The Select Seven – Comic Picks for the Week of March 23rd, 2016
Each week, tons of new comics debut and demand your time and money. It’s impossible to read them all so that’s where this list comes in. These seven titles are the ones we think will be most worth your money this week. There’s a lot to look forward to this week with some new series launches and great titles that continue to be worth our money with each new issue. Here are the select seven for this week and why our writers are excited for these titles!
1. Shadow Glass #1 (Of 6) by Aly Fell & Aly Fell (Dark Horse Comics)
“If you’re a fan of magic or just now who John Dee is, this is something which you have to give a shot. Especially just for the gorgeous work done with the cover art.”
A young student of England’s greatest occultist learns her real father is in league with the devil. When Rose finds out that the man who raised her isn’t her father, she ignores his warnings about the terrible secrets of her own past and seeks answers from her childhood teacher Dr. John Dee, the queen’s occult adviser.
2. We Are Robin #10 by Lee Bermejo & Jorge Corona (DC Comics)
“We have come across a number of villains throughout this run, but none have ever felt as threatening to the Robins and what they stand for than this group who worship a man that brought chaos to many of their lives.“
The Jokers have taken over Middleton High! Duke and Riko are trapped inside as average students-can Dax and Izzy get to them in time? And could Dre really have joined the side of the Jokers? In a final showdown between the Robins and the Jokers, Duke and his team will be put to the ultimate test of loyalty.
3. Public Relations #6 by Matthew Sturges & David Hahn (Devils Due /1first Comics)
“Ridiculous, fun, and down to Earth depending on your definition.”
A ‘hero’ has fallen, and it’s up to Dan and the 4Leaf P.R. team to organize the memorial services. The king makes a ‘great’ decision on how to handle a visiting envoy. And Kade begins ‘teaching’ Threnody the ways of magick (with a ‘k’). Plus: a talking monkey, and the start of a five-part backup tale spotlighting the ladies of Sardonia!
4. Circuit Breaker #1 (Of 5) by Kevin McCarthy & Kyle Baker (Image Comics)
“We’ve all watched or read something familiar to this, and more times than none it was a fun read. Hoping this one can be the same while setting itself apart from the rest.”
When the heroic robots that saved Japan during World War IV are outlawed, they turn against mankind, waging a campaign of terror across the last city on Earth. Their creator builds one more soldier-disguised as his teenaged granddaughter-and tasks her with dismantling the marauding mechanical militia. But as she begins to question her programming, will she be the last hope for humanity, or the final nail in our coffin?
5. Hyperion #1 by Chuck Wendig & Nicole Virella (Marvel Comics)
“A hero who was very vital in the Marvel Universe leading up to the end of everything. So it was only a matter of time before they capitalized on a character who had so much depth, and much to offer as an outsider.”
HYPERION IS BACK! Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!
6. Oh Hell #1 by G. Wassil & Dave Hamann (Overground Comics)
“There’s something innocent yet dark about this one. You don’t now what to expect from it, but the premise has promise.”
Angela’s parents have had it with her, and are shipping her off to boarding school. What no one knows? The school is in Hell, where it’s pass or fail. The Geekie Award Winner for best graphic novel finally comes to you monthly from Overground Comics!
7. X-O Manowar #45 by Robert Venditti & Robert Gill (Valiant Entertainment)
“It has really felt like forever since the last issue of X-O Manowar, but that doesn’t stop the excitement of continuing this team-up between two of Earth’s most lethal heroes.”
Commander Trill comes down on ‘THE KILL LIST’! The leader of the Vine insurgency has turned the tables on X-O Manowar and Ninjak in a way they never saw coming! By safeguarding a nation of alien refugees on his own sovereign soil, has Aric unwittingly invited a Trojan horse into his kingdom? And just when everything seems darkest?the Armorines return with a surprising new mission?