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Captain's Picks 2.8.2017

Marvel Pick of the Week:

What Previews said:

(W) C. Willow Wilson (A) Takeshi Miyagawa (CA) Nelson Blake

• A member of Kamala's online gaming guild has learned her secret identity and now no one in her life is safe. • But Ms. Marvel doesn't play when it comes to protecting Jersey City. • This is the next level... Ms. Marvel's ready to kick some 8-bit butt! Rated T+

Ms Marvel continues to be, in my opinion, the Spider-Man of this generation. The humanity and vulnerability of it's title character are wonderfully complemented by how it deals with the real world issues of being a modern teenager. The dangers of sexting, learning the consequence and weight of lying to your closest friends and family, this book becomes a primer for how to survive the real world. And in the same way Ms Marvel operates on the outskirts of Marvel's "capital" Manhattan, Kamala very much operates on the outskirts of society, looking in and sometimes that vantage point is best to see the full picture.

DC Pick of the Week:

Ms Marvel #15

What Previews said:

(W) Greg Rucka (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Jenny Frison

"GODWATCH" part one! Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana's journey to the truth continues with the origin of what may prove to be her greatest enemies. RATED T

Kicking off a brand new story arc by veteran writer Greg Rucka, this is a great place to get on board and become more familiar with Wonder Woman. This story dives back into the early days of Wonder Woman when she first enters the modern world. This character has come a long way the past 5-6 years and I think DC should be proud.

Other Pick of the Week:

What Previews said:

(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson (CA) Nicola Scott

"IMPERIAL PHASE (I)," Part Four-Once more we return to the polling booth. One god, one vote. I'm sure it'll be fine. Democracy always works, right?

So this is kind of walking into the middle of an arc, but this book never really read that way to me. It's somewhat easy to jump into at any time, because the cast of characters is every evolving and changing. So there are plenty of hooks to draw you in. However, as the story focuses on reincarnated gods, there's a decent amount of history and world building throughout so if you like this, I would suggest starting from the beginning because it's compelling.

Other Pick of the Week:

What Previews said:

(W) Adam Warren (A/CA) Karla Diaz

Love is tearing apart costumed crimefighter Empowered's city, as the unearthly powers of an embittered "International Magical Girl of Mystery" covertly inflame the superheroic community's burning passions. But even if a befuddled Emp can puzzle out her shadowy foe's schemes, can she hope to prevail against the Soldier of Love?

Adam Warren continues his Empowered series with Soldier of Love #1. For those not familiar, Warren describes the book as a "sexy superhero comedy." This presents more of a late night sitcom approach to Superhero life. Think Invincible meets American Pie. For a taste of what it's about, Warren posts a page a day of the early volumes HERE.

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