There were some really good releases this week across all the big name publishers! We’ve got demon gangsters making moves, mutants making escapes, and even the death of two long time characters! Let’s take a look a look at some of this weeks best releases.
The Damned by Cullen Bunn / Art by Brian Hurt & Colors by Bill Crabtree
Every now and then when i’m bored with normal super hero range of comics, it’s nice to get an original story that brings something new to the table. In The Damned, gangsters use sins such as greed, lust and gluttony to fuel their primary trade of human souls. The story follows Eddie, the owner of a night club, who has long ago lost his soul. The twist is whenever he he receives a mortal wound, if he manages to touch someone before dying, the wounds and death are transferred to them. It’ll be interesting to see where this series goes.
Secret Empire #1 by Nick Spencer / Art by Steve McNiven
In this issue we see what has happened since Steve won and Hydra has taken over. Captain Marvel and some of earth’s mightiest are trapped on the other side of the planetary defense shield and are slowly losing against the Chitauri. In New York, the others are trapped in the Dark Dimension surrounding New York. The heroes who have escaped from Hydra’s reach are hiding out and planning their next move. All of these plot lines were a bit of background noise compared to what happens to Rick Jones. I won’t spoil it for you, so head to your local shop and pick this one up.
The Walking Dead #167 by Robert Kirkman / Art by Charlie Adlard
This is a sad one for fans of Rick and Andrea. Once again we have to say goodbye to one of the original characters. If I am remembering correctly, other than Carl and Rick, everyone from the original Atlanta group is now gone. I wonder if we have just seen how Michonne may eventually die on the show. This is a tricky one seeing as how Michonne is still alive. Will they be together now? Who knows? Be sure to read Kirkman’s letter on the last page.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles#69 by Kevin Eastman / Art by Mateus Santolouco
The turtles and Hob are trapped by the Earth Protection Forces in an apartment building and devise a plan to escape using Hob’s secret stash of weapons. Meanwhile Mondo has infiltrated the EPF’s headquarters to get information that could be useful in defeating them. The turtles escape from the mind controlled Slash and meet up with the remaining Mutanimals to plan their next move. While looking at the data Mondo was able to recover, they realize it is mostly just personnel information. Everyone thinks it is useless except for Hob who finds a way to use it against Bishop.
All New Guardians of the Galaxy#1 by Gerry Duggan / Art by Aaron Kuder
Just in time for the release of the new Guardians movie is the relaunch of the series! They seem to be trying to tie it closer to the movie version of the Guardians by having them pull of a heist for the Grandmaster in a Galactus ship. Once they get off world they fly in the Milano to drop off the item to the Grandmaster who promptly double crosses them into stealing something from the Collector. While i don’t really care for the movies affecting the comics, the story seems to be off to a good start. So, in the immortal words of Judge Mills Lane,”I’ll allow it!”
Batman#22 by Joshua Williamson and Tom King / Art by Jason Fabok
Flashpoint Batman contemplates why his world has not disappeared yet after helping Flash fix what he broke. We all know what happened with the New 52 and now Rebirth, but for some reason the Flashpoint world was being held in place. Batman and Flash arrive trying to find the button that is in the possession of Reverse-Flash. The major event that happens in this issue is Thomas getting to speak to his son. As they are leaving and the Flashpoint world finally disappearing, Thomas tells Bruce to let go of being Batman. After escaping using the Cosmic Treadmill, they come across Thawne before he died holding the Comedians button. Maybe their next stop is the world of Watchmen?
Well that’s it for this week people. What are you reading this week? Leave a comment and don’t forget to share!