It’s actually kind of a light week this week. There’s a couple of Marvel NOW! #1s coming in, and nothing too exciting particularly on the DC side.
The #1 I’m most looking forward to the most this week has to be Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena’s Avengers #1 (link leads to preview pages). It’s a new era for the Avengers as a new creative team takes over from Bendis, and it looks like Hickman will be bringing over his tendency for epic-scale adventures from the Fantastic Four books over to the Avengers franchise.
Then we have Amazing Spider-man #699 which continues the Dying Wish story arc and the shocking reveal of the last book. Writer Dan Slott is very excited for the last two issues of the Amazing Spider-man run and has been hyping it up. A lot of fans are worried at where the franchise is going and who the new Superior Spider-Man will be, Dan Slott has two issues left to wrap things up in a satisfactory fashion and provide us an ending that lives up to the hype.
Seeing as how I’m always gushing about Bendis and Immonen’s new flagship X-Men book, it shouldn’t be a surprise that All-New X-Men #3 rounds out the top of my list, hopefully the creative team gives us some fresh action this time around, looking forward to the original five coming face-to-face with present day Scott Summers!
Honorable mentions: Hawkeye #5 is also out this week and has been a great book so far. We have another Marvel NOW! #1 with Thunderbolts #1, hopefully we’ll be getting a good explanation of how this particular team gets together. This week we also get The Legend of Luther Strode #1 from Image, the sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed and ultraviolent The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, hopefully the series gives us a bit more story meat this time.