Top Picks of the Week – Comics
This week is a huge week for comics. There are a few very big debuts this Wednesday including Peter David’s return to Spider-Man 2099, Dick Grayson’s new beginning in Grayson #1, and the relaunch of the Suicide Squad. Marvel will also give us the definite origin and placement of Angela within the Marvel Universe. Here are our top picks of the week.
THOR: THE TENTH REALM! Thanks to the events of ORIGINAL SIN, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms is revealed… a Tenth Realm! Thor and Loki embark on a quest to discover this strange new world — and the sister Thor never knew he had… Angela! But can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?
2. Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley, Mikel Janin & Andrew Robinson
Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now…agent of Spyral?! A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this new, ongoing series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.
3. Spider-Man 2099 by Peter David & Will Sliney
ALL-NEW SERIES FROM THE PAGES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The book you have been demanding for months finally hits the stands!
Miguel O’Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099 but he’s currently stuck in the year 2014. He was stranded here by his father who is the head of an evil corporation called Alchemax in 2099.
But in 2014, Alechmax has just been formed and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! You’d think being a man out of time would make you a man without enemies, but Spider-Man 2099 is about to discover that he’s not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow, one that might be ensured by The Adjustor eliminating Miguel from the time stream altogether!
Past, present and future collide as the Future Brotherhood exacts their final judgment on the All-New X-Men.
Plus, Angel takes control!
5. Captain Marvel #5 by Kelly Sue DeConnick & David Lopez
Ever since she set off on her latest ‘adventure,’ Carol Danvers has had her butt handed to her at every turn.
She’s done with that nonsense. Let’s start flipping some tables, shall we?
Tic, the Rocket Girl, and Jackie, the Warlord, are getting in on the ‘Oh no you di’n’t!’ action too!
6. Chastity #1 by Marc Andreyko, Dave Acosta & Emanuela Lupacchino
In the 1980’s and after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17 year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death – a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming.
The world has changed for Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had. New members disrupt the team dynamic. And the team takes on an international scope.
New members Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia!
8. Detective Comics #33 by Brian Buccellato & Francis Manapul
In ‘Icarus’ part four, Batman must contend with a gang war between The Squid and the Kings of the Sun before it consumes all of Gotham City!
But can even the World’s Greatest Detective defuse a blood feud that’s about to go nuclear?
9. Life After #1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Gabo & Nick Pitarra
In an infinite city built on infinite sadness, there is one man capable of breaking free. He will go through Heaven and Hell to save us all. Literally. A fantastical coming of age journey through the afterlife and beyond from Joshua Hale Fialkov (THE BUNKER, THE ULTIMATES) and breakout artist Gabo, with covers by Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, THE RED WING).
10. Batgirl #33 by Gail Simone, Fernando Pasarin & Alex Garner
The deadline for all criminals to leave the area is fast approaching, and anyone left will be killed on sight! Knightfall lays down the law – but Batgirl has a plan of her own!
*all solicitations from tfaw.com and publisher websites*