Dragon’s Lair’s Picks: Hot Comics of the Week (June 11, 2014)

After a bit of a hiatus, our friends at Dragon’s Lair are back and better than ever with their comic book recommendations for this week.

For those of you who don’t know, Dragon’s Lair – a staple of the Omaha comic book community – had a fire some time back. They’re moved into their new location on 90th and Blondo, which is spectacular. If you haven’t yet, you should check it out.

And while you’re there, be sure to check out the following comics, recommended by CJ and Craig:

Walking Dead #128

Walking Dead #128. By: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard. Image Comics.

Man. This book just keeps going. I’m glad to see Kirkman’s still pushing the story along, but I also haven’t read an issue in over four years. Let’s see what’s going on this month. Let’s see. The solicit says:

“After all this time, she should be more prepared. “

Yup. She should be. Can’t believe it took her 127 issues, and she’s still not prepared for whatever it is they’re talking about. This is why I gave up on Walking Dead and haven’t looked back.
Justice League United #2

Justice League United #2. By: Jeff Lemire, Mike McKone. DC Comics.

I always did like the Justice League. Especially that one time Batman had secret dossiers on all of them and the bad guys stole them, taking down all the heroes. Man, that was a while back. Looks like they’re “united” again, though, so I guess it’s all good in the hood. (“The hood” being their moonbase, of course).

What are those kooky cats up to now? Let’s see:

“It’s all out battle issue as Hawkman has a showdown with Lobo as the League is teleported to Rann to face the shape-changing alien called Byth! This looks like a job for Supergirl! ”

Huh. That hardly makes any sense at all. Did Lobo teleport the league to Rann? Kinda sounds like it, but why would he want to make them fight Byth… wait… why is this a job for Supergirl again?

That cover looks way over-drawn. I like the “Bombshells” variant cover edition much better:

I’d buy that for a dollar. But then the cashier would ask me for another several dollars. The comic book does not cost one dollar, after all. I guess “I’d attempt to buy that for a dollar” is a more accurate statement.

 

All new X-Men #28

All New X-Men #28. By: Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen. Marvel Comics.

I have no idea what’s going on in the All-New X-Men. I would expect the team to be “new” X-men, but Angel’s still on the team. I do like the current Uncanny X-Men run, though, so it’s probably time to check this one out.

 Mighty Avengers #11

Mighty Avengers #11. By: Al Ewing, Greg Land. Marvel Comics.

I don’t even know who’s in this Avengers line-up. However, check out that gorgeous cover. Do it! Now read this solicit:

“Dr Adam Brashear, super-scientist! James Lucas, cop on the edge! Kaluu, master of black magic! Constance Molina, two-fisted reporter! The Bear, explosives expert and were-woman! Blade, vampire slayer! • In 1972, they banded together to fight what couldn’t be fought alone – as the Mighty Avengers! • This issue, Luke Cage confronts his father – to learn the secrets of the Avengers that time forgot!”

This just rocketed to the top of my must-have list for this week.

And then got knocked down one spot by…

Captain Marvel #4

Captain Marvel #4. By: Kelly Sue DeConnick, David Lopez. Marvel Comics.

If you’re not reading this book, you gotta jump on the Carol Corps bandwagon. There’s still room, but not for long.

I’m reading this one with my 10-year old daughter, and she loves it too. Fun and action-packed, Captain Marvel is one of the hottest comics around. That’s why Captain Marvel #4 is my pick for the Casual Comics Official Hot Comic Book of the Week.

Thanks again to Craig and CJ for the picks this week. If you haven’t yet, see them down at the new Dragon’s Lair location on 90th and Blondo.

Support your Local Comic Book Shop!

Cheers,

CCG

 

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Posted on June 10, 2014, in Comic Previews and Picks, Featured and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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