Casual Comic Guy Picks: Hot Comic Books of the Week (April 16, 2014)

Hopefully, the Tax Man was kind to you this year, friends. Because it’s new comic time again, and last week was so full of goodness I don’t know how to pay for this week’s comics myself.

Let’s see how many must-have comic book titles are popping up this week.

Hulk #1

Hulk #1. By: Mark Waid, Mark Bagley, Jerome Opena. Marvel Comics.

I was literally, just today, lamenting that we haven’t seen Hulk onscreen since The Avengers and won’t see him again until Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Lo, and behold… a new Hulk book. Let’s see what it’s all about:

Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he? “

OK – sounds kind of complicated. Not a big fan of the “Who shot Bruce Banner” mystery posed on the cover. This has potential to be a disaster of Red Hulk proportions.

But, since his cousin Jennifer is making good in her She-Hulk title right now, I’ll give Bruce a chance.

Ms. Marvel #3

Ms. Marvel #3. By: C. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Jamie McKelvie. Marvel Comics.

I just linked to the same post in my She-Hulk plug above, but it you didn’t click, here’s my thoughts on Ms. Marvel.

C. Willow Wilson is knocking the cover off the ball with this tale of teenager Kamala Khan. If you’ve not been reading this book, catch up.

Knights Of The Dinner Table #207

Knights Of The Dinner Table #207. By: Jolly Blackburn. Kenzer and Co.

I haven’t read this book since around issue #100. This is the week I catch up on the Knights.

Sinestro #1

Sinestro #1. By: Cullen Bunn, Dale Eaglesham. DC Comics

This is the week I officially give up on Harley Quinn. Maybe it’s time to check out a different DC villain who is getting a new ongoing title.

Even though it’s written by my nemesis, Cullen Bunn, and Sinestro has mummy leg-wraps for some reason, I’ll check it out. If only out of spite for how upset I am with Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn… you are dead to me.


Rover Red Charlie #5 (of 6)

Rover Red Charlie #5. By: Garth Ennis, Michael DiPascale. Avatar Press.

The art is beautiful. The story has had many touching moments and terrible revelations. Startlingly, for a Garth Ennis book, there has been only one flat-out “gross for the sake of gross” immature moment. There may be more to come, but I’m hooked through the end of this story.

What follows is the solicit. Bald-faced exaggerations are italicized. The honest-to-goodness truth (as I see it) is in bold.

Long gone are the days of treats and dog parks. Rover, Red, and Charlie near the end of their canine odyssey as they discover the trail to their final destiny. As the feeders’ world collapses around them, these three best friends continue to search for the new path in this post-apocalyptic world. And with the very forces of nature seemingly against them, the trio must find a way to the Big Splash.

GARTH ENNIS, the master of original horror, has crafted a story that eloquently reveals the best and worst in human nature through the actions of man’s best friend. Available with a Regular, Wraparound, and a Dog Days Order Incentive cover by series artist Michael Dipascale. “

I have loved this book so far and look forward to the conclusion of this tale. That’s why Rover Red Charlie #5  is my Casual Comics Hot Pick of the Week.





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