Another Wednesday, means another set of comic releases from Marvel and DC, woot! This week has a couple of series that I'm looking forward to catching up on including Black Widow #15 (the varient cover featuring a happy Black Widow and Hawkeye looks awesome,) and Loki: Agent of Asgard. Yay for quasi-good Loki! There are quite a few Batcomics out in this release, and the inner pre-teen in me wants to pick up the Batman & Robin comic out of nostalgia, except that Robin has gone through probably at least five other incarnations since I've last read this series (yeah, it's been a LONG time.) For me, Dick Grayson is Robin, but then he's also Nightwing, which is most likely why I could accept Jason Todd as the next Robin, but I enjoy him as the Red Hood more so. Remember when DC asked fans to call a 900 number to decide Todd's fate? And the fans killed him off?? I don't know if I have a favourite Robin now, hmm....
The most recent Robin baffles me probably the most. Damian Wayne, son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul, is an interesting character in theory. Heck, any character that is related by blood to the Dark Knight is an awesome character to have. Personally, I would have loved to have seen a Wayne child be timid, maybe a whole-lotta book smart, but not street smart? Something truly opposite to Bruce Wayne/Batman and thus a ton of awkward situations to be had to find some sort of common ground. Instead we have a child, who actually acts like a petulant child; one that also died at some point, but has come back to the series, with the gift of superpowers, that apparently include flying if the the most recent cover is anything to go by. Perhaps its a bid to get the parental unit demographic more interested in the Batman & Robin series? Just imagine that your child could fly. Oh, the damage.
Do you have a favourite Robin? Still wish for the old days of Grayson the former circus acrobat? Or do you wish Stephanie Brown still had the role?
Marvel Comics Releases for Feb 18, 2015
- Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy
- Silk #1
- All-New Captain America: Fear Him #3
- All-New Captain America #4
- Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #5
- Deathlok #5
- Wolverines #7
- Rocket Raccoon #8
- Storm #8
- Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #9
- Legendary Star-Lord #9
- Silver Surfer #9
- Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #10
- Loki: Agent of Asgard #11
Summary: Loki faces the punishment of the Gods! Have his sins found him out at last? Featuring: the pain of Volstagg! The verdict of Sif! The fury of Freyja! The strange wisdom of Odin! And in the midst of all this drama... where’s King Loki?
- Moon Knight #12
- Ms. Marvel #12
- She-Hulk #12
- Black Widow #15
Summary: The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Natasha confronts Chaos!
- Magneto #15
- Avengers World #17
- Nova #27
- Uncanny X-Men #31
- All-New X-Men #37
- Fantastic Four #643
DC Comics Releases for Feb 18, 2015
- Earth 2: World's End #20
- Teen Titans #7
- Trinity of Sin #5
- Wonder Woman #39
- Supergirl #39
- Batman/Superman #19
- Batman and Robin #39
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Art: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Summary:Has Damian Wayne become something more than human? And how do you control a reckless child who now has super powers?
- Batwoman #39
- Red Hood and The Outlaws #39
- Green Lantern: New Guardians #39
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three #10
- Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #7
- Infinite Crisis: Fight For The Multiverse #8
- Teen Titans Go! #8
- Batgirl #39
- Superman/Wonder Woman #16
- Batman Eternal #46
- The New 52: Futures End #42
- Justice League #39
- The Multiversity: Mastermen #10
It also seems like the week of the variant covers, 'cause I can't ever say no to Hawkeye nor Harley Quinn variants, like ever.
Are you a variant collector? Do you purchase both covers when two (or more) are released?
Speaking of Pre-Orders... I'm entirely curious of this Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude
that's supposed to release on March 17th, 2015 (but can be pre-ordered now.) Marvel is pretty good at giving extra tidbits in their preludes, instead of simply rehashing what you see in commercials and IMDB descriptions. There was another prelude that released recently titled, "The Scepter'd Isle" which is only available as a digital download, but does a great job of explaining how the Maximoff twins could have superpowers without their dad, Magneto.