The Avenging Spider-Man #1 hits stores this week
Thankfully for our wallet, it’s a relatively light week at the comical book store, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few comics that will be making us eat cans of beans and ramen for the rest of the week (because we’re olde timey hobos).
The biggest title out this week? Probably AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1 from Marvel, which is written by the consistently awesome Zeb Wells, and drawn by Joe Madureira. The bigger news, though, is that every copy also contains a “free” digital code to download the book. It’s an interesting experiment that’s generated a fair amount of ink, so we’re curious to see if the experiment bears fruit.
Also from Marvel is the massive teaser issue with the confusing name, POINT ONE #1; basically essential reading for anyone who wants hints about the upcoming year of Marvel stories, from the Ultron War to the upcoming Scarlet Spider series. There’s also Fear Itself #7.2, continuing the point naming scheme, which – if last week’s massive, surprise bombshell in Fear Itself #7.1 is any indication, will not be what anyone expects. Unless it is.
Over at DC, there’s a couple of consistently solid titles, including the gorgeously drawn BATWOMAN #3, the weirdo Justice League in the Middle Ages title DEMON KNIGHTS #3, and the resurgent, exciting GREEN LANTERN #3.
In a more indie state of mind? How about we start with UNWRITTEN #31 over at Vertigo, which starts shipping twice a month, and seems to be bringing everything that’s been building for the past few years in the title – since issue one – to a head. That’s pretty exciting. Meanwhile, Image has PIGS #3, which has managed to trump itself for outrageousness (generated by story, of course) each issue.
And Joss Whedon fans should pick up BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 #3, which we’ve read, and is continuing to pick up the pace from the last two issues, as well as ending with a faboo twist. On the other side of the Joss-verse, DOLLHOUSE EPITAPHS #5 wraps up the also very solid mini-series.
That’s it for this week… What are YOU looking forward to, fans?