Haven't done one of these in a while, but with this many artists bombing around I know for a fact some of us should be talking about one of the strongest representations of illustration out there.

Hickman on Avengers is crazy good, the dude always thinks like 5 years into the future of his books and the beginning of his run on the book has been awesome so far. Today's issue about the new Smasher was brilliant.


And Bendis on All New X-Men has felt just as rejuvenating. His whole concept of young X-Men traveling to the present to see what they as a group have become. I love that he finally got rid of the feline beast concept, super stoked to have my good ole simian beast back in play.


Over at DC they are at least doing somethings right with their Green Lantern and Batman franchises. Batman really needed to have an overhaul and Snyder and Capullo have been killing the game with the current series. The Joker has never been portrayed better or creepier than he has in the last couple of issues. The fact that he uses his own cut off face as a prop to tell jokes with is unnerving.


And they also did the right move by not messing with a single thing of Geoff Johns run on Green Lantern. Its been the best franchise in their cannon for years and continues to do so. The new lantern Baz is a great new addition to the corps and the fact that he is both a supposed middle eastern terrorist and carries a gun in addition to his ring shows that DC isn't holding their punches which I can respect.



What have you guys been reading?
  • mikedot

    I just ran through 100 issues of The Walking Dead. Fantastic series. Finishing up the last six tonight.
  • sharksinyermouth

    mikedot- Walking dead was good.

    cantdraw- Have you checked out New Avengers? They are only on book 3 and I think it is going to be one of the better Marvel titles this year. I agree on Batman, it's been really good lately. Have you checked out new 52's Superman run? I really like that one.

    Other than that Saga is great, Manhattan Projects, Punk Rock Jesus, Crossed: Badlands and Ferals are all great books to check out too.
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    sharksinyermouth said:mikedot- Walking dead was good.

    cantdraw- Have you checked out New Avengers? They are only on book 3 and I think it is going to be one of the better Marvel titles this year. I agree on Batman, it's been really good lately. Have you checked out new 52's Superman run? I really like that one.

    Other than that Saga is great, Manhattan Projects, Punk Rock Jesus, Crossed: Badlands and Ferals are all great books to check out too.


    Yeah dude, I read every Marvel book that gets printed. I dig that its the Illuminati and its going to add more depth to the series, but I can already tell that the action will be a bit more subdued as compared to Uncanny Avengers or the main adjectivless title.
  • Lion Caster

    Heard the new Avengers is really cool. Anyone read the new Hawkeye by Matt Fraction? heard it's incredible.

    Currently reading Saga and I just got all the Y: The Last man trades. Going to be looking for a new Marvel Super Hero series to read probably as a trade.
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    Lion Caster said:Heard the new Avengers is really cool. Anyone read the new Hawkeye by Matt Fraction? heard it's incredible.

    Currently reading Saga and I just got all the Y: The Last man trades. Going to be looking for a new Marvel Super Hero series to read probably as a trade.

    Dude, Hawkeye is super good, its a pulp comic which focuses more on the art to tell the story rather just being epic. Its less cinematic, but way more meaningful.


    If you read it and dig it, check out the current run of Daredevil by Mark Waid.
  • derekdeal

    I dont usually read super hero books but I've really enjoyed the new 52 batman - particularly the court of owls arc. I got really annoyed though when they spread the narrative across a dozen other lesser batman titles. It forced me to buy my first and last issue of batgirl :(

    If you're more into crime/noir books like me Id highly recommend Thief of Thieves & Fatale or anything else Ed Brubaker for that matter.

    also reading Saga, Walking Dead, Revival, Invincible and just finished Happy
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    Dude, if you really dig Scott Snyders work on Batman, he is writing a new Superman title drawn by Jim Lee starting up in the next couple of months. Should be insane.



    And super bummed to find that Geoff Johns is leaving the Green Lantern Titles. He is right up there with Brian Bendis for most influential writer of a series. Kind of stoked to see what franchise DC hands him next.

    In Marvel news, some of the new Marvel Now titles are super fun reads. Ongoing series that I cant imagine sustaining themselves for more than 12 issues like...

    Savage Wolverine: which is about Wolverine waking up mysteriously in the savage land and fighting dinosaurs all day.



    or Avengers Arena: A ton of marvel universe youth characters getting kidnapped by Arcade to act out the comic version of Battle Royale, and being forced to fight to the death.

  • NickThreadbird

    There are for sure some incredible comic books currently out.
    Im loving the All New X-Men and finally am excited about an X-Men book for the first time in a long time.

    If you are not reading Saga, then you really need to. This is such an amazing and weird book that i love it.

    Batman series is probably some of the best Batman I have ever read.

    I just started reading the new Hawkeye after hearing everybody rave about it. I always though Hawkeye was dumb but i love this book. Its just so much fun.

    One book that nobody has talked about that I have really enjoyed is Indestructible Hulk. The Hulk is an Agent of SHIELD and their secret weapon. Its pretty awesome.

    anyways, here is my current pull list.

    -All New X-men
    -Avengers
    -Avenging Spider-Man
    -Batman
    -Batman and Robin
    -Batman Inc
    -Daredevil
    -Daredevil End of Days
    -Detective Comics
    -Indestructible Hulk
    -Invincible
    -Locke & Key
    -Saga
    -Scarlet
    -Star Wars
    -Superior Spider-Man
    -Ultimate Spider-Man
    -Uncanny Avengers

    Currently checking out but not officially on the pull list
    -Hawkeye
    -Guardians of the Galaxy
    -Uncanny X-Men
  • sharksinyermouth

    derekdeal said:I dont usually read super hero books but I've really enjoyed the new 52 batman - particularly the court of owls arc. I got really annoyed though when they spread the narrative across a dozen other lesser batman titles. It forced me to buy my first and last issue of batgirl :(

    If you're more into crime/noir books like me Id highly recommend Thief of Thieves & Fatale or anything else Ed Brubaker for that matter.

    also reading Saga, Walking Dead, Revival, Invincible and just finished Happy

    Yeah, court of owls was really cool. I'll check out Thief of Thieves on wednesday, i've heard good things. I'm trying to get through scalped right now, found almost the entire run on ebay for $80 bucks free shipping, thats cheaper than the trades.
  • Cant Draw Can Write

    Age Of Ultron starts tomorrow. Beyond stoked.

    Bendis can do no wrong and Hitch is one of the top artists at his peak.
    The series looks sick and 2 issues ship in March.

    also they just recently announced that Joe Madureira is going to be pulling art duties in the near future. The dude needs to stop working on so many video games and come back to his first squeeze, comics.

  • barkerballinger

    Cant Draw Can Write said:Age Of Ultron starts tomorrow. Beyond stoked.


    Bendis can do no wrong and Hitch is one of the top artists at his peak.
    The series looks sick and 2 issues ship in March.

    also they just recently announced that Joe Madureira is going to be pulling art duties in the near future. The dude needs to stop working on so many video games and come back to his first squeeze, comics.


    Looks so good! I'm really wanting to get these.

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