This Week’s Comics – April 15th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Before I start, this is my response to all the Convergence titles last week:

Converengce: The Question #1
Converengce: The Question #1

Convergence: More character-specific Convergence issues hit the stands this week. Most of the ones last week were a bust but I have hope for this week. Particularly interesting are: the return of Henry Irons and Gen13, an Azrael-Batman face-off, Kingdom Come Batman, and hook-armed Aquaman.

RunLoveKill #1There isn’t a whole lot out there on this new Image Comics title, but all you need to see is one panel and you’ll be hooked. It’s a futuristic tale about a fugitive assassin on the run. I’m sure there’s a real story in there, but all I really want to see is more of that graffiti-like art.

Ms. Marvel #17: It’s been a while since I’ve harped about this book, but it’s time for you to pick up Ms. Marvel, one of the most down-to-earth that is out now – and that’s a big deal since the whole industry is blowing up everything. G Willow Wilson writes a well-balanced book that educates and well as entertains.

Comic Books:

BOOM! Studios
Capture Creatures #3
Hexed #9
Lumberjanes #13
Regular Show #22
Sons of Anarchy #20

Dark Horse Comics
Archie vs. Predator #1
B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #130
Dark Horse Presents #9
EI8HT #3
Groo: Friends and Foes #4
Shaper #2
Strain: The Night Eternal #8

DC Comics
Convergence #2
Convergence – Aquaman #1
Convergence – Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1
Convergence – Catwoman #1
Convergence – Green Arrow #1
Convergence – Green Lantern: Parallax #1
Convergence – Justice League International #1
Convergence – Suicide Squad #1
Convergence – Superboy #1
Convergence – Supergirl Matrix #1
Convergence – Superman: The Man of Steel #1
Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #10
Kitchen #6
Strange Sports Stories #2
Teen Titans Go #9

Dynamite Entertainment:
Battlestar Gallactica Six #3
Django-Zorro #6
John Carter: Warlord of Mars #5
King The Phantom #2
Legenderry Vampirella #3
Shaft #5

IDW:
G.I. Joe Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #4
Millennium #4
October Faction #6
Star Trek #44
Transformers #40
X-Files Season 10 #23

Image Comics:
68 Bad Signs #1
Chrononauts #2
Oddly Normal #6
Revival #29
Reyn #4
RunLoveKill #1
Secret Identities #3
Shutter #11
Spawn #251
Tithe #1

Marvel:
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #2
Deathlok #7
Legendary Star-Lord #11
Magneto #17
Ms. Marvel #14
Spider-Man and the X-Men #5
Superior Iron Man #7
Thor #7
True Believers: House of M #1
True Believers: Old Man Logan #1
Uncanny X-Men #33
Wolverines #14

This Week’s Comics – April 8th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Convergence: So it begins… If you didn’t catch last week’s Convergence #0, you’re probably okay. It made zero sense to me. With all the complex concepts in Multiversity, I hope DC keeps it simple with the character-specific ones, which this week include: Stephanie Brown’s Batgirl, Damian and Red Hood’s clash, and a romantic Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. I can definitely get behind some of these retcons.

Deadpool #45: It’s been advertised for months, but in this 250th issue of Deadpool, he is going to die. They’re gonna blow the whole universe up, so why not kill off the unkill-able Wade Wilson? I just hope he goes out in a blaze of glory, not the emotional half-assed send-off that Wolverine got. Either way, it’s unfortunate because Deadpool has been one of the most consistently-enjoyable books in Marvel’s gamut. It’s not the best book, but it’s always worth a read. He’s still in pop culture, so he won’t be gone for long.

Savior #1: The man, the myth, the legend Todd McFarlane put his hands on this project, contributing to his first non-Spawn comic book in over 20 years. Savior takes the Messiah Complex and turns it on its head, asking, “what would really happen if the world found a man with biblical powers?” Would he be feared, ostracized or loved? I love the concept, and as Image continues to be a breeding ground for insane stories, this looks like another keeper.

Comic Books:

BOOM! Studios
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #4
Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #2
Deep State #5
Escape From New York #5
Evil Empire #12
Mouse Guard: Legends of Guard – Volume 3 #2
Robocop #10
Sleepy Hollow Origins #1

Dark Horse
Abe Sapien #22
Itty Bitty Comics: Grimmiss Island #2
Rebels #1
X #24

DC Comics
Batman: Arkham Knight #2
Convergence #1
Convergence – Batgirl #1
Convergence – Batman & Robin #1
Convergence – Harley Quinn #1
Convergence – Justice League #1
Convergence – Nightwing/Oracle #1
Convergence – Speed Force #1
Convergence – Superman #1
Convergence – The Atom #1
Convergence – The Question #1
Convergence – Titans #1
Mortal Kombat X #5

Dynamite Entertainment:
Battlestar Galactica Six #2
Jungle Girl: Season Three #1
Lady Demon #4
Legenderry Green Hornet #3
Masks 2 #1
Reanimator #1
Red Sonja’s Vulture Circle #4

IDW:
Edward Scissorhands #6
Star Trek – Planet of the Apes #5 (final issue)
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #6

Image Comics:
Big Man Plans #2
Birthright #6
Copperhead #6
Danger Club #8
Descender #2
IX Generation: Hidden Files #1
Jupiter’s Circle #1
Nameless #3
ODY-C #4
Saga #27
Savior #1
Southern Cross #2
Surface #2
The Walking Dead #140

Marvel:
All-New Hawkeye #2
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #5
Ant-Man #4
Avengers Millennium #2
Avengers World #19
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #7
Captain Marvel #14
Darth Vader #4
Deadpool #45 (250th issue)
Howard the Duck #2
Hulk #14
Max Ride First Flight #1
Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12
SHIELD #4
Spider-Man 2099 #11
Spider-Woman #6
Storm #10

This Week’s Comics – April 1st, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Convergence #0: Let the money-making machine start bulldozing all the notions of continuity you hold dear. The next stage in comic book evolution starts here, or whatever. This particular jump-start issue surrounds Superman and Brainiac. It’s said to reference several of my favorite Superman personalities (Kingdom ComeRed Son). You’ll probably hate it, but if you want to know what the hell is going on in DC for the next few months, then this will be worth picking up.

Kanan: The Last Padawan #1: If you are into the new Star Wars Rebels series, then you have to get this, hands-down. If you are the Jon Snow of Star Wars, then you still might get some enjoyment out of this. It’s the origin story of the new SWR space cowboy, Kanan. He’s a never-before-seen character and a lot of fans are anticipating a more fleshed-out origin than is given in the show.

Nailbiter #11: I won’t fault you for not reading Nailbiter, but your pass is just about over. This book has gotten increasingly better, and it’s all thanks to a Hannibal-like pro/antagonist named Nailbiter. The town of Buckaroo is home to over a dozen serial killers, and we don’t know if it’s a conspiracy or a supernatural thing – and that element of uncertainty makes the book that much spookier. Nearly half our writers here at Hush are addicted to the book, and if you gave it a try, you might be, too.

Comic Books:

BOOM! Studios
Cluster #3
UFOlogy #1

Dark Horse
Angel and Faith: Season 10 #13
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.1952 #5
Lady Killer #4
Neverboy #2
Rat God #3
Witcher: Fox Children #1

DC Comics
Batman and Robin Annual #3
Batman Eternal #52
Batman Superman Annual #2
Batwoman Annual #2
Convergence #0
Earth 2 World’s End #36
Harley Quinn #16
New 52 Futures End #48
Sinestro Annual #1
Superman Wonder Woman #17
Teen Titans Annual #1
Wolf Moon #5
Wonder Woman #40

Dynamite Entertainment:
Army of Darkness: Volume 4 #5
Battlestar Galactica Death Of Apollo #5
Blood Queen vs. Dracula #2
Legenderry Green Hornet #2
Looking for Group #1
Pathfinder Origins #3
Project Superpowers Blackcross #2
Uncanny Season 2 #1

IDW:
G.I. Joe #7
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #3
Millennium #3
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1
Shadow Show #5
X-Files: Season 10 #22

Image Comics:
Black Science #13
Dying and the Dead #2
Egos #7
God Hates Astronauts #7
Graveyard Shift #4
Nailbiter #11
No Mercy #1
Southern Bastards #8

Marvel:
Amazing Spider-Man #17
Avengers #43
Avengers: Ultron Forever #1
Cyclops #12
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #11
Kanan: The Last Padawan #1
Operation S.I.N. #4
Spider-Gwen #3
Uncanny Avengers #3
Uncanny Inhumans #0
Wolverines #13

This Week’s Comics – March 25th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Suiciders #2: After I gave the first issue Pick of the Week, you know I had to recommend the second. The dystopian cybernetic Fight Club, or Suiciders for short, asked more questions than it answered, but left enough of an impression that I want to come back for more. This is all besides the fact that Lee Bermejo is an extremely talented creator .

Powers #2: Another Pick of the Week come back for its second installment, and another legendary creator telling the story. Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers has actually been around for 15 years now, but is getting a revisit due to the timing of the live-action Playstation series. I’m a first-time Powers reader, and there is a bunch of prerequisite knowledge, but the humorous writing and intriguing story keep me engaged.

Batman and Robin #40: Whether or not you like that Damian Wayne is back from the dead – with superpowers – you have to admit that this story arc is fascinating. Exhibiting his new-found powers, he was bound to throw in with the grown-ups eventually. Now one of the only two original New52 tag teams left on their book (the other being Snyder/Capullo on Batman) are going to explore the sass of Damian with the heavy hitter Justice League. I like.

The Walking Dead #139: All I needed to see in order to freak out about this was a ship on the front cover. Where the hell did they find a ship? Who the hell is commandeering the ship? It’s all ambiguous, but I would love to see another faction come into play here.

 

Comic Books:

BOOM! Studios
Adventure Time #38
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #5
Hit 1957 #1
Munchkin #3
Regular Show: March Madness 2015 Special

Dark Horse
Conan/Red Sonja #3
Conan the Avenger #12
Elfquest: The Final Quest #8
Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time #2
Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3
PastAways #1
Tomb Raider #14

DC Comics
Aquaman #40
Arkham Manor #6 (last issue)
Batman and Robin #40
Batman Eternal #51
Catwoman #40
Deathstroke #6
Earth 2 World’s End #25
Effigy #3
Flash #40
Gotham Academy #6
Justice League Dark #40
Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1
New52: Futures End #47
Red Lanterns #40
Secret Origins #11 (Black Canary, Red LanternGuy Gardner, Constantine)
Sinestro #11
Suiciders #2

Dynamite Entertainment:
Altered States Red Sonja #1
Altered States The Shadow #1
Django/Zorro #5
Red Sonja #15
Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #3

IDW:
Angry Birds Comics #9
Creeple Peeple #2
Edward Scissorhands #5
G.I. JOE Snake Eyes: Agent of Cobra #3
Jem and the Holograms #1
Joe Frankenstein #2
Miami Vice Remix #1
October Faction #5
Samurai Jack #17
TMNT: Mutanimals #2
Transformers: Windblade Combiner Wars #1
Zombies vs. Robots #3

Image Comics:
Autumnlands Tooth and Claw #5
Chew #47
Dream Police #6
Drifter #5
Empty #2
Fuse #11
Goners #6
Intersect #5
Invincible #118
Mice Templar V: Night’s End #1
Morning Glories #44
Rumble #4
They’re Not Like Us #4
The Walking Dead #139
Wayward #6
Wytches #5

Marvel:
All-New Ghost Rider #12
Amazing X-Men #18
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1
Daredevil #14
Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Houses of Cards #1
Darth Vader #3
Deadpool #44
Deathlok #6
Guardians 3000 #6
Guardians of the Galaxy #25
Inhuman #13
Legendary Star-Lord #10
New Avengers #32
Nightcrawler #12
Powers #2
Thanos vs. Hulk #4
Uncanny X-Men #32
Wolverines #12

This Week’s Comics – March 18th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Superman #39: This will be the last issue of the new Superman run written by Geoff Johns. After that, both writing and drawing duties will be held by John Romita Jr. Ulysses is taken care of, for now, but with the way the last issue ended – with a bombshell – I’m not so sure how things will play out in this last Johns-written issue.

Chrononauts #1: When it comes to new age sci-fi comic books, there are three kings: Rick Remender, Jeff Lemire, and Mark Millar. Chrononauts joins Millarverse as the story of two great friends who unlock the secret of time travel. If the science doesn’t get you, then either the stellar art (Punk Rock Jesus‘ Sean Murphy) or the sure-to-make-you-laugh dialogue from Mark Millar will.

Invisible Republic #1: Seriously, any book that’s described by its publisher as “Breaking Bad meets Blade Runner” is going to have an automatic endorsement from me. This sci-fi series about a reporter who uncovers the journal of a legendary freedom fighter, and the barbaric truth about the leader. If you’re like me, and you didn’t hear anything past “Breaking Bad,” then you have passed the test.

Strange Sports Stories #1: In all likelihood, this is going to a really weird series. There’s a real retro feel here, one that harkens back to a time when comic books were not synonymous with superheroes. The variety creative cost that is contributing to this Vertigo book is impressive, and with various short stories to choose from, you’re sure to find one book that will interest you.

 

Comic Books:

BOOM!
Bee and Puppycat #1
Lumberjanes #12
Plunder #2
Regular Show #21
Sons of Anarchy #19

Dark Horse
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #13
Dark Horse Presents #8
EI8HT #2
Frankenstein Underground #1
Groo: Friends and Foes #3
Mind MGMT #31
Shaper #1
Strain The Night Eternal #7

DC Comics
Batgirl #40
Batgirl Endgame #1
Batman Eternal #50
Batman Superman #20
Batwoman #40
Earth 2 World’s End #24
Green Lantern New Guardians #40
Infinite Crisis: The Fight For the Multiverse #9
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #12
Kitchen #5
New 52 Futures End #46
Red Hood and the Outlaws #40
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8
Strange Sports Stories #1
Supergirl #40
Superman #39
Teen Titans #8
Trinity of Sin #6

Dynamite Entertainment:
Altered States Doc Savage #1
Lady Rawhide Lady Zorro #1
Legenderry Red Sonja #2
Solar Man of the Atom #10

IDW:
Angry Birds Transformers #4
Borderlands #7
Fly: Outbreak #1
Little Nemo Return to Slumberland #4
Millennium #2
Orphan Black #2
Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #3
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44
Transformers #39
X-Files: Season 10 #21

Image Comics:
C.O.W.L. #9
Chrononauts #1
Invisible Republic #1
Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1
Outcast #7
Punks The Comic #5
Red One #1
Reyn #3
Satellite Sam #12
Secret Identities #2
Spread #6
Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #2
Witchblade #181

Marvel:
All-New Captain America #5
All-New X-Men #39
Amazing Spider-Man #16.1
Black Widow #16
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #6
Captain American and the Mighty Avengers #6
Cyclops #11
Guardians Team-Up #3
Hulk #13
Loki: Agent of Asgard #12
Magneto #16
Moon Knight #13
Princess Leia #2
Punisher #16
Silk #2
Storm #9
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3
Wolverines #11

 

This Week’s Comics – March 11th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Postal #2: If creepy is your schtick, then Postal is your book. Mark has Aspergers. He lives in Eden, Wyoming with his mother, who is also the mayor. It’s a seedy town, full of second-chancers. However, when someone is murdered in the garden of Eden (kidding, it was actually in the middle of the street), the town is less than thrilled. I, however, wet myself in anxiety.

Howard the Duck #1: Judging by the cult explosion at the after-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, I think people were more excited at his cameo than the movie. Written by Chip Zdarsky, this books is gonna be funnier than any book about an anthropomorphic duck you thought would be. I’m glad Howard can finally poke his head in pride after hiding in shame for the last nearly 30 years.

Batman: Arkham Knight #1: With the final game looming overhead, this prequel series should fill in the gaps of what Gotham is like with a dead Joker. Arkham City has been closed down and Batman is physically wearing down. Usually video-game prequel books are crap quality, but the past Arkham books present a unique perspective.

 

Comic Books:

Dark Horse:
Abe Sapien #21
Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #1 (Of 4)
X #23
DC Comics:
Action Comics #40
Batman Arkham Knight #1
Batman Eternal #49
Constantine #23
Detective Comics Endgame #1 (One Shot)
Green Lantern Corps #40
iZombie #1
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three #11
Justice League United #10
Klarion #6
Mortal Kombat X #4
New 52 Futures End #45
New Suicide Squad #8
Superman #39
Dynamite:
Altered States Red Sonja #1
King Flash Gordon #2
Legenderry Vampirella #2
Lone Ranger Vindicated #1
Red Sonja #14
Shaft #4
IDW:
Star Trek #43
Image: 
Casanova Acedia #2
East of West #18
Postal #2
Sheltered #15
Shutter #10
Southern Cross #1
Spawn Resurrection #1
Surface #1
Walking Dead #138
Marvel:
All-New X-Men #37
Amazing Spider-Man #16
Ant-Man #3
Captain Marvel #13
Deadpool #43
Guardians Team-Up #2
Howard the Duck #1
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #11
Ms. Marvel #13
Nova Annual #1
Silver Surfer #10
Spider-Gwen #2
Spider-Man 2099 #10
Spider-Man and the X-Men #4
Star Wars #3
Superior Iron Man #6
Thor #6
Wolverines #10

This Week’s Comics – March 4th, 2015

This Week’s Comics is the pull list of Comic Books recommended by Hush Comics, with notes and suggestions by co-owner, Sherif Elkhatib.

Recommendations:

Neverboy #1: Dark Horse’s newest sensation is about a former imaginary friend who must stay medicated to maintain his presence in the real world. Written by Shaun Simon (Killjoys) and pencilled by Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust), this looks to be just as trippy as will be insane. It harkens the same vibe as BOOM! Studios’ Polarity, and that’s a great thing.

Saga #26: Shit got real. For serious. With all that’s going on in Saga, it almost feels that the series is moving too fast – into a direction that sounds really scary and uncertain. Nonetheless, I am still aching every month for a new installment of this fantasy series. Each character brings something special to the book, and form a rainbow of happiness across each page.

Descender #1: It’s not too often that comic book juggernauts get together on a totally independent project (since, like, Saga), but when the stars align, it’s something to behold. Jeff Lemire (TrilliumSweet ToothThe Underwater Welder) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of GothamDetective ComicsLil’ Gotham) team up for another sci-fi odyssey, following a young robot’s story of survival in a world where androids have been deemed illegal.

Comic Books:

BOOM! Studios:
Cluster #1
Con Job
#1
Fiction Squad #6 *Final Issue
HaloGen #1

Dark Horse Comics:
Angel and Faith: Season 10 #12
Lady Killer #3
Neverboy #1
Rat God #2

DC/Vertigo:
Aquaman and the Others #11
Batman Eternal #48
Detective Comics #40
Grayson #8
Green Arrow #40
Green Lantern #40
Harley Quinn #15
Lobo #6
Names #7
New 52 Futures End #44
Swamp Thing #40
Wolf Moon #4

Dynamite Entertainment:
Altered States Vampierella #1
Army of Darkness: Volume 4 #4
Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #4
Blackcross #1
Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1

IDW Publishing:
G.I. Joe #6
Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up #2
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3
Transformers #38
Winterworld #1

Image:
68 Jungle Jim: Guts N Glory #1
Big Man Plans #1
Black Science #12
Descender #1
God Hates Astronauts #6
Nameless #2
Rat Queens #9
Revival #28
Saga #26

Marvel Comics:
All-New Hawkeye #1
Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #4
Avengers #42
Guardians Team-Up #1
Hulk #12
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #10
Operation S.I.N. #3
Princess Leia #1
Return of the Living Deadpool #2
Rocket Raccoon #9
Spider-Woman #5
Wolverines #9
X-Men #25