I almost called this one the Spider-Gwen edition, ’cause hello Gwen as a spidey hero.  I’ll admit I didn’t like Gwen so much in the most recent Spider-Man movie, but she had such a huge impact on Peter Parker/Spider-Man in past comics as being his first love, and ultimately was another loved one that he couldn’t save from the bad guys. What could that do to a person’s psyche, let alone someone who has chosen to become a superhero? I’m certain its given various iterations of Spider-man a complex for seemingly being able to save everyone, but those that he loves most. Ack, it’s heart-wrenching, yo. But this is the Joker edition, woot! Like how cool does Joker look in the Batman ’66 #20 cover, and so absolutely creep in Batman #39? The 60’s campy TV show Joker has always been one of my faves. Its the campiness, the over the top facial expresses, and that truly amazing huge smile and corresponding laugh that has him in my top 3 at the very least. And in this ’66 issue he becomes crime-fighting “Joker Man”! Whut?! The fight for top spot will always be between Heath Ledger (hitting that remote button gets me every time,) and Mark Hamill. Seriously, 20 years of being the voice of Joker and its still hard for me to see Luke Skywalker as the clown that wants to take the dark knight down.

Check out this week’s latest and greatest from Marvel and DC! Those highlighted in bold are the issues I’ll be picking up this week.

Marvel Feb 25 New Releases

  1. Wolverines #8
  2. Uncanny Avengers #2
  3. Thor Annual #1
  4. Superior Iron Man #5
  5. Spider-Man & the X-Men #3
  6. Spider-Gwen #1
    Writer: Jason Latour
    Cover Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
    SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew that already. What you DON’T know is what friends and foes are waiting for her in the aftermath of Spider-Verse! From the fan-favorite creative team that brought you Spider-Gwen’s origin story in EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE, Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez!
  7. Secret Avengers #13
    Story by Ales Kot
    Art by Michael Walsh
    M.O.D.O.K. down. Something is up. Trust M.O.D.O.K.
    Most explosions you have ever seen in a Marvel comic! Maybe. We’re not entirely sure. But we do have an explosion-o-meter.
  8. SHIELD #3
  9. New Avengers #30
  10. Men of Wrath #5
  11. Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #4
  12. Fantastic Four #643
  13. Deadpool #42
  14. Darth Vader #2
  15. Daredevil #13
  16. Amazing X-Men #17
  17. Amazing Spider-Man #15
  18. All-New X-Men #38
  19. All-New Invaders #15
  20. All-New Captain America: Fear Him #4
  21. Spider-Man 2099 #9
  22. Elektra #11
  23. Inhuman #12

DC Feb 25 New Releases

  1. Aquaman #39
  2. Arkham Manor #5
  3. Batman #39
    Story by Scott Snyder
    Art by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
    “Endgame” part 5. The Joker is back! The penultimate issue of the Clown Prince of Crime’s horrifying return! Plus, in the backup story, the inmates and Mahreen finally learn the truth about The Joker!This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
  4. Batman Eternal #47
  5. Batman ’66 #20
    Story by  Rob Williams
    Art by Ruben Procopio
    Gotham City has a new hero in town: Joker Man! Can it be? Has the Clown Prince of Crime now become a comedic crimefighter? This new Joker seems to be sincere about lassoing the lawless by rounding up all the criminals, including some of his former allies! In fact, he’s so good at it that the citizenry wonders if they still need Batman and Robin at all!
  6. Catwoman #39
  7. Deathstroke #5
  8. Earth 2: World’s End #21
  9. Gotham Academy #5
  10. Gotham by Midnight #4
  11. He-Man: The Eternity War #3
  12. Justice League Dark #39
  13. Mortal Kombat X #3
  14. Red Lanterns #39
  15. Secret Origins #10
  16. Sinestro #10
  17. Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #7
  18. The Flash #39
  19. The New 52: Futures End #43
Gwen is back! And she has spidey-senses!
Gwen is back! And she has spidey-senses!
The Secret is how absolutely funny this comic is.
The Secret is how absolutely funny this comic is.
The nostalgically creepy Joker cover.
The nostalgically creepy Joker cover.
I'm entirely torn on which cover to get, 'cause this Harley Quinn variant is an amazing follow-up to the Valentine's special.
I’m entirely torn on which cover to get, ’cause this Harley Quinn variant is an amazing follow-up to the Valentine’s special.
Batman '66 can do no wrong. <3
Batman ’66 can do no wrong. <3

What comics are you picking up today?