Casual Comic Guy Picks: Hot Comic Books of the Week (May 21, 2014)

Ahhh… we’re finally closing in on Summer. As the temperature heats up, so do the new comic titles.

Well, not really, but it sounded good when I said it earlier. But, speaking of “heating up”, here are the Hot New Comics for the week of May 21, 2014. (Picks are possibly influenced by the delerium setting in from my recent sunburn)

Non Sport Update Vol. 25 #3


I have no idea what this is, but it reminds me of “Dynamite” magazine. It makes claims of being the magazine for the “Discriminating Collector” of Non-Sports cards. Is the market so flooded with magazines for Non-Sports cards that they needed one for “discriminating” collectors?

Original Sin #2

Original Sin #2. By: Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato, Julian Totino Tedesco. Marvel Comics.

This Marvel event series is off to a good start. Can they keep it up with #2? Let’s see what’s in store:


The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher’s killer continues. More bodies are discovered. The killer’s trail leads to the far corners of the universe and beyond. And just when Nick Fury and the Avengers think they’ve cornered their murderer . . . EVERYTHING EXPLODES, unleashing the Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets. 

Still excited for this one.

Miracleman #6

Miracelman #6. By: Alan Moore, Garry Leach, Alan Davis. Marvel Comics.

What? They’re already on #6? How time flies…

If you’re not reading this reprint of one of the  of the last 30 years, you’re missing out. Jump on board and get ready for a wild one.

MPH #1

MP #1. By: Mark Millar, Duncan Fegredo, Duncan Fregredo. Image Comics.

I trust Mark Milar, to an extent. The solicit for this book, though, sounds like it was written by a Marketing Executive trying to “connect with the kids”:

The all-new Millarworld Universe kicks into high gear with the launch of Millar and Fegredo’s fast and furious miniseries. When a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City stumble upon a street drug called MPH, they gain the power of super speed.

Will they use it to save the world? Hell no! Not when there’s dolla, dolla bills to be had, y’all. A high-octane urban adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before!”

“Dolla, Dolla Bills”? You have GOT to be joking. Can you “urban” that up 30% for the target demo, Carl?

New 52 Futures End #3

New 52 Futures End #3. By: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook. DC Comics.


So I read the Futures End comic they gave out on Free Comic Book Day. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be, seeing as how it featured an evil robotic Wonder Woman. This comic series actually seems to have a lot in common with Marvel Zombies, which I quite liked.

Since I’m going to actually purchase my first DC title (as well as buying the first two issues) since Harley Quinn stopped being interesting, I’ll go ahead and give this one the nod as the Casual Comics Hot Pick of the Week.

Until next time… Support your local comic book shop.



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