Top 20 Comic Books of January 2015

Top 20 Comic Books of January 2015

Star Wars, Grayson and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl were just a few of January's solid comic releases.

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Good to see Squirrel Girl get some well-deserved love.

Queen Michael:
Good to see Squirrel Girl get some well-deserved love.

couldnt agree more. could be my favorite book i've read in a long time. hope it stays that good.

Go Munchkin, I love the art.

Alright, color me interested. I'll have to give some of these a shot... though I'll probably end up buying them online, thanks to my "closest" comic bookshop being miles away..

No love for the Ant-Man book? Much as I like Squirrel Girl whenever she's appeared I'm not mad confident about having her own book (because I'm not super sure she can carry it, her 2D nature as an inexplicable Mary Sue was one of her charms, actively examining how she achieves her insane victories might take some of the gloss off.) First issue was pretty OK, don't get me wrong, she handled Kraven beautifully but I don't think the charms gonna hold.

By contrast, I genuinely loved the Ant-man book, at least more than Grayson. Lang may not be the most interesting Ant-Man but he's still got the most heart behind him with the relationship he has with his daughter and how much being a dad out-weighs being a hero. Shit, he's quite possibly the best dad in comics. By contract, Pym's got 'the mother of all fuck-ups' as his biggest element so you'd kinda need his series to be just him trying to stop Ultron, which is basically Avengers AI, and O'Grady... kinda ran it's course. He even had a big redemption moment and then backtracked it.)

CaptainMarvelous:
No love for the Ant-Man book? Much as I like Squirrel Girl whenever she's appeared I'm not mad confident about having her own book (because I'm not super sure she can carry it, her 2D nature as an inexplicable Mary Sue was one of her charms, actively examining how she achieves her insane victories might take some of the gloss off.) First issue was pretty OK, don't get me wrong, she handled Kraven beautifully but I don't think the charms gonna hold.

By contrast, I genuinely loved the Ant-man book, at least more than Grayson. Lang may not be the most interesting Ant-Man but he's still got the most heart behind him with the relationship he has with his daughter and how much being a dad out-weighs being a hero. Shit, he's quite possibly the best dad in comics. By contract, Pym's got 'the mother of all fuck-ups' as his biggest element so you'd kinda need his series to be just him trying to stop Ultron, which is basically Avengers AI, and O'Grady... kinda ran it's course. He even had a big redemption moment and then backtracked it.)

I probably would have recommended Ant-Man if I'd read it. Was sadly missing from my subscription box when I visited my shop last week. That said, I adored issue 1 and look forward to reading the second one.

Huh, hadn't heard of this Gotham by Midnight series. Is it much like Gotham Central? I really enjoyed that take on how the police might actually function in a city dealing with corruption and supervillains in equal measure

Wonder Woman under Azzerello was good a breath of fresh air even but in Diana as a character he did nothing more than make her another bastard child of Zeus, her new power set i'll give hi though however Diana was less of a central character in that run.

This new run despite a problems is actually doing what Azz failed to do and develop WWs character (probably more in 3 issues than Azz in the first volume), But the writer has the benefit of established history as she can work on the actually pressure Diana would realistically face being split between 3 world instead of the traditional 2.

But i'm actually very disappointing Avengers 40 got no mention, it's probably Hickman's best single issue, the Avenger are addressing the incursion leading to the secret war, a plan to take out Thanos and his ilk goes lose, a good joke here and there and the ultimate betrayal. Black Panther has the absolute best last words in probably his existence too.

"Black Panther: To fully realize there's no forgiveness for what he's done. That there Is a price and he's finally going to pay t -- That's there's no mercy for men like him, and even if there was, he doesn get any.
I Want him to Know this is how it ends. And more than that... I want him to know... It was me."

Chills!

Pallindromemordnillap:
Huh, hadn't heard of this Gotham by Midnight series. Is it much like Gotham Central? I really enjoyed that take on how the police might actually function in a city dealing with corruption and supervillains in equal measure

Yes and no. (Although I'll admit, I've only read the first year of Gotham Central so I'm not sure how much this would change.)

First of all, it's going for a horror-meets-police procedural tone, as opposed to superheroes-meets-police procedural. So instead of "here's the police hunting Mr. Freeze" it's "here's the police hunting demons". Also, the supernatural squad doesn't operate out of a fully-staffed police precinct, so there's not a lot of interaction with street-level officers.

Also, a few members of the supernatural task force have powers of their own (especially Jim Corrigan, who is Spectre at this point). That said, even though main characters have powers they don't make a big deal of it by wearing costumes. They're always in their regular police plainclothes. I believe Batman is the only one who's been seen in costume so far. Corrigan would actually rather not Spectre out because it tends to get pretty messy.

So there's some overlap, but I'd say it goes in a very different direction.

Not really into the whole DC scene (the actual comics anyway) but I love Templesmith's art so I may give Gotham by Midnight a look.

Bitch planet is the best! If this us the result of evil feminazis infiltrating our media and injecting their "politics" then...SARKEESIAN FOR PRESIDENT

...I also really wanted to check out "Lady Killer" but dark hoarse have to be special effing snowflakes and have their own digital service which I can't use because no credit card

 

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