It’s the happiest day of the week–WEDNESDAY!–when new comics line the shelves with the promise of escapism from the real world. And this week there are many great options for your reading pleasure.
This is John’s Top of the Stack, where he counts down to the book who rests atop his reading pile for the week. Be sure to let us know what is on top of your stack as well.
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I’m still recovering from a cold and this is a light week due to the 5 Wednesdays in May, so this week’s Top of the Stack will be abbreviated to my top 5 picks. So let’s begin the countdown to see what’s on Top of the Stack…..
5) Delta 13 #1
Steve Niles is a master of the horror comic book, having brought us 30 Days of Night. In this one, Niles once again has an isolated setting, but this time moving from Alaska to the depths of space. An undiscovered asteroid looms over a space craft. What threat does the asteroid hold and will our heroes be able to escape it.
4) Skyward #2
I loved the first issue of this book by Image. In it, gravity was reduced to where everyone can, in essence, fly. And with that change to our environment, the way we lived also was adjusted. As a result, Willa’s father is overly protective, not wanting to lose her. But there’s also a plot to return the Earth to its previous state of gravity. This one won me over quickly and I’m hoping it keeps up the great work.
3) Black Panther #1
Ta-Nehisi Coates is taking Black Panther in a new direction as he explores a part of Wakandan history we did not know–that they are an intergalactic empire. Marvel Legacy #1 showed us pieces of this so it’ll be interested to see the story that Coates mines from the character and his legacy in space.
2) Justice League: No Justice #3
DC is laying the foundation for several new Justice League titles with a different emphasis in each one. Here, the teams are fighting to save Brainiac’s home planet of Colu from ancient being who want to devour it. When I heard about the teams for these, I was a little skeptical but so far Williamson, Snyder and Tynion have made it work. If you’re looking for a large action book with some great visuals, check this one out.
And this week’s Top of the Stack is……
1) Doctor Strange #390
This one makes me a little sad as it marks the end of Donny Cates’ far too short run on the character. Between Aaron’s and Cates’ runs on the character, Doctor Strange has had a great last 3 years. The very talented Mark Waid is coming on-board to relaunch the series, so I’m sure that run will continue. If you loved the Doctor Strange movie but never read any of his books, I highly recommend picking up Aaron’s run through this.
Covers of the Week
4) Suicide Squad #42 by Francesco Mattina
Mattina just does amazing work and these virgin style covers make it look even more amazing.
3) Flash #47 by Francesco Mattina
2) Weapon X #18 by Rahzzah
I just love this cover. Omega red taking out Old Man Logan. The claw marks across the ground. Just a really well-done cover.
1) Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #45 by Tyler Kirkham
Another simple cover that I just love. This one shows Hal Jordan–pilot and Green Lantern. Plus, I always love split covers like this.
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