Captain's Picks 2.15.2017


Marvel Pick of the Week:

Doctor Strange #1.MU

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Julian Lopez (CA) Chip Zdarsky

A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! • Doctor Strange gets sucked into the monster event of the year! • Too bad for the Marvel Universe that Strange is at his lowest power levels. • What's a Sorcerer Supreme to do?

RATED T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Anyone keeping up with Doctor Strange knows that magic is dead. And that leaves the good Doctor ill-equipped to face the threat of Monsters (leviathans) which have been unleashed on the earth. The entire Marvel Universe is battling to stop them and Doctor Strange is having difficulty finding his place in this fight.

DC Pick of the Week:

Batwoman Rebirth #1

$2.99

What Previews said:

(W) Marguerite Bennett, James TynionIV (A) Ben Oliver (A/CA) Steve Epting

The newest chapter of Batwoman's life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market...and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman's going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she's going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, "The Many Arms Of Death"!

RATED T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Batwoman Rebirth doesn't take long to get to the core of who Kate Kane really is: gay. The story opens with flashbacks and fowards between Kate's time at West Point and her time jet-setting around during her "Lost Year" as she came to grips with her being kicked out of West Point under the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. While I personally think a story of gay prejudice has been told a million times and we should be past it, today's political climate indicates this is still a hot button topic and that there are certainly many people out there who can relate. Make no mistake, this is still very much the fierce, angry loner who rejects living by anybody else's rules that Batwoman fans know and love. She's never really felt "fully formed" to me as a hero, but with good reason. She always struck me as the type of kid that goes to the garage to get power tools to make the round peg fit in that square hole. And now in this story from her past she's even younger and more raw...

Other Pick of the Week:

Super Sons Rebirth #1

$2.99

What Previews said:

(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez

"When I grow up" part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic-but if they want to survive, they're going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World's Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers' footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys' own understanding of their powers-except that he believes it's his right to rule over every being on the planet! RATED T

What Red Shirt Comics says:

THIS. BOOK. IS. FUN. It's Superboy and Damian Wayne Robin (my favorite Robin EVER). What else to say about it? Just read it and have a BLAST.

Other Pick of the Week:

The Wildstorm #1

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper. And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she's buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him. What she doesn't know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history. New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee's WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others. "I couldn't be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can't wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February."-Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher RATED T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Warren Ellis is a personal favorite of mine, but I find it fascinating that he has such a specific trope in his characters. Dark nondescript clothes, trench-coat, stern face with thousand yard stare. His violence is typically quick and extreme. He doesn't often include a lot of flashy splash pages and favors writing 9 panel layouts. This certainly fits that mold stylistically. It's definitely a departure from the Wildstorm of old, but if you like the stark styles of Ellis, this is classic him.

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