The first Comics Picks of the new year, and while I of course wished for a Magic 40 to kick off 2015, I’m happy with the fact that I didn’t go overboard much and read only a few measly 10 comics, two of which were graphic novels.
For the first week of 2015, the top hits were SHIELD #1 from Marvel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from Boom Studios, Legends of Red Sonja Volume 1 from Dynamite, and Star Trek/Planet of the Apes from IDW/Boom Studios. The disappointing reads of the week were both from Zenescope unfortunate, Dark Shaman #3 and Quest: Age of Darkness Volume 1. The others… they were decent, nothing major.
As mentioned above, the graphic novels for the week were Legends of Red Sonja Volume 1 from Dynamite and Quest: Age of Darkness Volume 1 from Zenescope. The former was a fun book where Gail Simone brought together several different female prose writers, paired them with different artists, and wrote a grand, sweeping Red Sonja story. The latter was part of the publisher’s Age of Darkness event and was more a prequel story.
Previous Comics Picks of the Week:
- Arrow Season 2.5 #9 by Marc Guggenheim, Joe Bennett, Craig Yeung, Jim Charalampidis, Keto Shimizu and Szymon Kudranski (Review)
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #2 by Michael Moreci, Dan McDaid, Jason Wordie, Ed Dukeshire and Christopher Mitten
- Fables: The Wolf Among Us #4 by Dave Justus, Matthew Sturges, Steve Sadowski, Lee Loughridge, Sal Cipriano and Chrissie Zullo
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Dark Shaman #3 by Joe Brusha, Erica J. Heflin, Sean Hill, Omi Remalante Jr., Micah Myers and Meguro
- Grimm Fairy Tales: Quest Volume 1 by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Pat Shand, Raven Gregory, Anthony Spay, Christopher Cote and Stephen Schaffer
- Legends of Red Sonja Volume 1 by Gail Simone, Jack Jadson, Nancy A. Collins, Noah Salonga, Devin Kalile Grayson, Carla Speed McNeil, Meljean Brook, Mel Rubi, Tamora Pierce, Cassandra James, Leah Moore, Tula Lotay, Nicola Scott, Doug Holgate, Rhianna Pratchett, Naniiebim, Mercedes Lackey, Nei Ruffino, Marjorie M. Liu, Phil Noto, Blair Butler, Jim Calafiore, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Salvatore Aiala Studios, Simon Bowland and Jay Anacleto
- Marvel Now: S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 by Mark Waid, Carlos Pacheco, Mariano Taibo, Jason Paz, Dono Almara, VC’s Joe Caramagna and Jessica Pizzaro (Review)
- New 52: Batman Eternal #39 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins, Tim Seeley, Felix Ruiz, Dave McCaig, John J. Hill and Tommy Lee Edwards
- New 52: Future’s End #35 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Jesus Merino, Stephen Thompson, Dan Green, Hi-Fi, Carlos M. Mangual and Ryan Sook
- Star Trek/Planet of The Apes #1 by Scott Tipton, David Tipton, Rachael Stott, Charlie Kirchoff and Tom B. Long (Review)