Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers. Jake here, from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bagged and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the week’s best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out the latest comic book titles you should be reading.
Sorry for the bait & switch, faithful readers. As this is being published, I am testing New England highway’s speed limits on my way to New York Comic Con. So I am unable to give you a first person account of this week’s best reads. But I will suggest some titles to try based on what I’ve seen. Marvel certainly rules the week, with more big titles than you could shake a rabid fan boy at. Secret Wars #6 is finally here, definitely a no-brainer. For you Star Wars fans, there’s no less than 3 books to pick up: Star Wars, Darth Vader, and Lando. But the big news from the House of Ideas is that this week sees the first assortment of their “All New, All Different” books. I’m sure that Invincible Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man, and Contest of Champions will all be interesting, but Jason Aaron’s Doctor Strange is looking like the gold medal winner. I’m not a betting man, unless I’m out of clean underwear, but if I were, I’d put my money on the good Doctor.
Not down with Marvel? No problem. The new weekly Batman book, Batman & Robin Eternal looks promising, brought to you by Scott Snyder James Tynion with some vicious art by Tony Daniel. I feel sorry for anyone who decides to arrive late at this party.
And in case all of that didn’t sound like a big enough week for you, these releases from Image ought to cinch things up. Fan favorites We Stand on Guard and Southern Bastards return with what are sure to be a couple of fantastic issues. Brian K Vaughan’s new series Paper Girls begins, as well. The advance peak at this looks terrific. For you of the darker and edgier tastes, there’s A Train Called Love, the new *ahem* romance title from Dynamite Entertainment and Garth Ennis of Preacher & Punisher fame.
Simply put, we’re all gonna be broke by the end of the week, because none of these titles look like clunkers. So tighten your belts, suck it up, and dive in feet first. If you’re not going to NYCC, don’t feel bad – just think of all the money you saved that you can now spend on this week’s awesome assortment of new releases. If you are going, maybe I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one doing the “Happy Fanboy Turned Comic Shop Owner” cosplay.
Alright kiddies, that’s it for me this week. Tune in next week for another addition of “Meanwhile at The Hall of Comics”. Wanna know what else is out this week? Check out the full list of releases at The Hall of Comics NEW RELEASE page HERE.
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