TOP OF THE STACK: “BATMAN AND ROBIN” #1 (DC): If anything can wipe away the memory of Joel Schumacher’s unintentionally campy 1997 foray into the Bat-verse, it’s the superstar team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely. This is one of those rare occasions where I haven’t read the issue yet, but feel perfectly comfortable recommending it.
From “All-Star Superman” to “We3” (one of my favorite stories put to page in the comics world), Morrison and Quitely have the magic touch that makes any book they collaborate on stand out from the rest. Can these perfect partners work that same magic with DC’s Dynamic Duo, relaunching the team-up title with a brand new story? Put it this way: If they can’t do it, no one can.
HONORABLE MENTION: “PUNISHER MAX: NAKED KILL” #1 (Marvel Comics): Written by award-winning horror novelist Jonathan Mayberry, “Naked Kill” puts Castle on the trail of a snuff film ring, armed only with the weapons he can craft from a clever disguise. This one’s guaranteed to be gruesome (much more so than “Leprechaun,” at least), so consider this a warning for weak-stomached readers.
What are you planning to pick up this week? Any recommendations from this week’s comics? Let me know in the comment section!