This week, it’s all about the big Marvel wedding in ASTONISHING X-MEN #51! Okay, not exactly the only thing going on, but we’re excited to see Northstar and his boyfriend, who we’re sure has a name but whatever who cares GAY WEDDING YOU GUYS! Luckily, Marjorie Liu is on scripting duties, so it should be the rare event comic that also manages to be a good comics.
Marvel also gives us our first taste of the new Phoenix world order in AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6, while DAREDEVIL #14 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #640 are two mainstream comics you should be picking up just on principle. They’re that consistently good.
Image Comics has another huge week, with SAGA #4 leading the pack. We’ve read an advance copy of this, and can confidently say we’re angry at Brian K Vaughan for consistently upping the ante with cliffhangers: we’re four issues in, stop making us agonize for a month! Fiona Staples is also too good of an artist. Someone has to stop them, before they make a comic so perfect it wipes us all out of existence.
Image also has three of our faves coming out, including GLORY #27, the most twisted Wonder Woman story ever told; GRIM LEAPER #2, featuring the grossest onscreen kills in comics history, maybe; and REED GUNTHER #10, which is a nice palate cleanser, because its about an adorable bear and a cowboy who are friends.
Dark Horse, meanwhile, proves its commitment to the dark fantasy business with a trio of titles: ALABASTER WOLVES #3, a haunting tale of a girl, her angel, and the werewolf ghosts who want to kill her; BALTIMORE: DR. LESKOVARS REMEDY #1, continuing the adventures of Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s WWI era hero; and BPRD: HELL ON EARTH: THE DEVILS ENGINE #2, which details the worst thing to happen on a train since Under Siege 2.
Let’s not forget DC Comics, you guys! BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1 is already stirring controversy with its revisionist history; BIRDS OF PREY #10 continues the fab Night of the Owls crossover; and UNWRITTEN #38 continues on, despite imploding its premise a few issues ago.
A few other series we’re looking forward to: MARS ATTACKS #1, which was a way better movie than you think it was; MEMORIAL #6, wrapping up Chris Roberson’s fairy tale mash-up that isn’t Fables; and if you’re looking for all-ages, you can’t go wrong with ADVENTURE TIME #5 or ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #9.
Until next week, make mine Kyle Jindau! See, we knew his name. We’re not jerks.