Captain's Picks 5.17.2017


Marvel Pick of the Week:

Generation X #1

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Christina Strain (A) Amilcar Pinna (CA) Terry Dodson

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind's lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and GENERATION X survive the experience?? Rated T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Generation X is BAAAACCCCKKKKK. This book has been long absent in my heart and while Wolverine and the X-Men was a close facsimile, I thought the needed a bit of grounding. Real teenager problems and all the growing up stuff. Identity and growth and maturity and Quentin Quire was probably the most growth we saw in that book, it was better with a tighter group and a simpler setting. Well, this isn't QUITE that, but it's got heart where it counts and a slightly more mature group trying to deal with all of those typical teen X-Men issues. There's some new blood in this and I'm curious where it goes, but it's nice to find Jubilee front and center again. She's been there for so many major X-Moments, it seemed sad to waste her history and wisdom all these years.

DC Pick of the Week:

Harley Quinn #20

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Amanda Conner & Various (A) Chad Hardin, Bret Blevins (CA) Amanda Conner

"FUTURE KILL" part one! You've seen her story begin to unfold in prior issues...who in the world is Bat-Fan, and why does she think Harley Quinn must die to save existence itself?! And in the backup story "Harley Loves Joker" part four, Harley's mistakes have forced her to hide out with The Joker in a low-rent motel...unfortunately, they've had to bring their entire goon squad-and a pack of very poorly behaved hyenas-along! RATED T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

So Harley has been taking some twists and turns lately. This issue is the start of a new arc, so the perfect jumping on point. The back up by Paul Dini continues (It's on part 4 so if you want the full story from her creator, you'll have to pick up the last 3 issues as well *coughcurrentlyinstockcough*

Other Pick of the Week:

Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Broken #1

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A/CA) J. K. Woodward

The Star Trek mini-series event of the year kicks off! Captain Jean-Luc Picard will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Empire's newest warship, the ISS Enterprise, be it lies, deception...or murder. With enemies and allies around every corner, Picard's quest to help the Enterprise and restore the Empire to glory will not be an easy one. Good thing he has a crew onboard who will also stop at nothing to ensure total victory - at any cost.

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Wow. Wow. Wow. Star Trek TNG was one of the only two TV series that never had a Mirrorverse episode with Voyager. But who cares about Voyager... And holy cow this issue doesn't disappoint! To see Picard and Data and BARCLAY through the mirror?? It is awesome... If you're a TNG fan, this is a MUST READ.

Other Pick of the Week:

Grrl Scouts #1

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W/A/CA) Jim Mahfood

JIM MAHFOOD (Tank Girl, Clerks) debuts his first new creator-owned work in years with the glorious return of GRRL SCOUTS! Join Gwen, Daphne, and Rita as they reunite for a pulse-pounding psychedelic adventure through the streets of Freak City. This first issue is stuffed to the gills with an action-packed story, bonus art, soundtrack, sketchbook, and a behind-the-scenes comic thingy. Plus, a variant cover by the one and only SKOTTIE YOUNG! Pure fun! Pure flavor!

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Jim Mafood is back with a drastically different look than the Grrl Scouts of the past. The art is rough and gritty but in a good way while the colors are bright and vibrant. It's cartoony while also managing to put weight behind the actions and characters. The actions presented are an interpretation of motion in a hyper-stylized reality. But this is as far removed from Mahfood's original look as possible. I thought maybe he'd get back to his art basics since it's a returning cast of characters who have a certain look already but instead the Grrl Scouts are back in a weird, wild and highly fantastical way. There's not much I can say without just regurgitating plot. If you don't mind sex drugs violence and weirdness, then check this book out.

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