I’m flying solo on the picks this week, so bear with me – I’m winging it.

Avengers World #1

Avengers World #1; written by Jonthan Hickman

How many times will Marvel trick me with new Avengers titles that are numbered “1”? Answer… all the times. I’m willing to give this one a shot, though.

Black Widow #1

Black Widow #1; written by Nathan Edmonson

On a week where Marvel is launching a half dozen new/N.O.W. titles, this one has me most interested. Black Widow is a great character, and the movies only hint at her past.

B.A.R. Maid

B.A.R. Maid #1; written by Clayburn Moore

It’s a miniseries, which I like. And, it’s got possibly the weirdest description of any title on the board this week:

“Taken in and trained by her uncle to be a freedom fighter after her parents were murdered, Cassidy O’Hara leads a dual life in the mountains and forests of Manchuria. Part time guerilla, part time saloon girl, Cassidy is about to be pulled into a plot that will affect the outcome of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the very outcome of World War II. ”


And also, count me in.

2000 AD Prog 2014

2000 AD Prog 2014

Did you even read the part on the cover where it promises”100 pages of Searing Sci-Fi Action”? Who are you to question this lineup:

  • Droid Life (Cat Sullivan)
  • Judge Dredd – The Right Thing (Michael Carroll – Leigh Gallagher)
  • Ulysses Sweet: Maniac for Hire – Centred (part 1) (Guy Adams – Paul Marshall)
  • The Ten Seconders – Harris’s Quest for the Perfect Xmas Pint (Rob Williams – Edmund Bagwell)
  • The A.B.C. Warriors – Return to Mars (part 1) (Pat Mills – Clint Langley)
  • Sinister Dexter: The Generican Dream – Room Only (Dan Abnett – PJ Holden)
  • Absalom – Old Pals’ Act (Gordon Rennie – Tiernen Trevallion)
  • Slaine Star Scan (art: Mike Collins)
  • Grey Area – Something to Declare (Dan Abnett – Patrick Goddard)
  • Tharg the Mighty – Building a Better Comic (TMO – Anthony Williams)
  • Strontium Dog – The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha Chapter Four: Dogs of War (part 1)(John Wagner – Carlos Ezquerra)

Afterlife with Archie #3

Afterlife with Archie #3; written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa

If I had bothered to do a best of 2013 list, “Afterlife with Archie” would’ve topped it. If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late to get on board with this terrific title. (You can read my review of the series here).

I’ll be at my local comic shop bright and early on new comics day getting my copy, I’d suggest you do the same. Afterlife with Archie #3 is the Casual Comic Top Pick of the Week.

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