Top Comics of the Week – March 19th, 2014
Last week was a wonderful week for comics. Marvel continued to impress and Batman got a perfect 10 here at Geeked Out Nation. This week shows the same kind of promise with the return of American Vampire, the second issue of Ms. Marvel and a couple of All New Marvel Now relaunches. Here are our top picks for this week.
As seen in the New York Times, CNN and other media outlets the world-over, the all-new Ms. Marvel has made her thunderous debut! Kamala Khan’s very ordinary life has suddenly become extraordinary.
Is she ready to wield these strange and immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle?
2. Sex Criminals #5 by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
The best part of a new relationship is the first three weeks, right? The rush of the new, the gravitational pull of the sudden other-ness in your life, the almost-illicit charge of nothing else mattering…and then it’s time to pay the bills. Well, the honeymoon is over for the SEX CRIMINALS. Can Jon and Suzie survive Jon and Suzie?
3. Uncanny X-Men #19.NOW by Brian Michael Bendis & Chris Bachalo
The next stage in humankind is here, and the Uncanny X-Men are leading the way! With original X-Man Cyclops at the revolution’s helm, Emma Frost, Magik and a new generation of mutants defend and educate all homo-superior as warriors of the atom!
But after relentless persecution from a society that fears and hates them, the Uncanny X-Men are going on the offensive! Their target? The international spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D! However, as Cyclops’ team fights to save their species, are they only digging themselves into a deeper and more dangerous hole?
The Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed series is back! #1 New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, THE WAKE) and acclaimed artist Rafael Albuquerque (ANIMAL MAN) bring their bloodsoaked opus into the 1960s! The story so far… Pearl Jones is a new kind of vampire, one of an American breed that can walk in the sun and has rattlesnake fangs. She’s beautiful and powerful – and she’s hiding from a tragic pastÖ Skinner Sweet is an American vamp too – the kind you love to hate. He’s good when he wants to be, but most of the time he’s downright bad. He’s Pearl’s maker, but he’s off in Mexico with an agenda of his ownÖ Will their two stories collide, or are they separated forever? And who is this new villain on the horizon, someone bloodier and more evil than anything seen in AMERICAN VAMPIRE before? Who is THE GRAY TRADER and what does his arrival mean for Skinner and Pearl? Whether you’re already a fan or interested in checking out this series, the extra-sized AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #1 is the perfect jumping-on point!
5. Daredevil #1 by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Join Marvel’s fearless hero as he begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in the sunny city of San Francisco! Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice, blind lawyer Matt Murdock–a.k.a. DAREDEVIL–protects the Golden City’s streets from all manner of evil.
But big changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due. Hold on tight, because here comes Daredevil…the Man Without Fear!
“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” PART 1
A street race leads a young man on the fast and furious road of destiny. Amid an East Los Angeles neighborhood running wild with gang violence and drug trafficking, a war brews in the criminal underworld! With four on the floor, Marvel’s newest Ghost Rider puts vengeance in overdrive!!!
7. Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #4 by Tim Siedell, Gabriel Guzman, Michael Atiyeh & Felipe Massafera
Fighting at the side of Darth Vader in an air attack against a group of inspired, cause-driven Separatists, stormtrooper Hock has an opportunity to show his value. When he is captured, learning of the enemy’s cause-and who they’re working with-only reinforces Hock’s belief in the Galactic Empire.
8. Lazarus #7 by Greg Rucka & Michael Lark
‘LIFT,’ Part Three Forever’s investigation into the thefts of Carlyle materiel lead to an alarming discovery and a new insight into the Freemen Resistance.
The Barrets continue making their way to Denver, and pay a terrible toll.
9. A Voice in the Dark #5 by Larime Taylor
‘KILLING GAME,’ Part Three With the fallout of the sorority party piling up all around her, will Zoey finally give in to her urges and start planning for murder?
10. Animal Man #29 by Jeff Lemire & Travel Foreman
FINAL ISSUE A special finale to Jeff Lemire’s run on the series by the creative team that launched Animal Man in The New 52! What is left of Buddy in the wake of ‘Evolve or Die’?