Captain's Picks 6.6.2017

Marvel Pick of the Week:

Iceman #1


What Previews said:

(W) Sina Grace (A) Alessandro Vitti (CA) Kevin Wada

Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he's accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he's built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he's more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot. In this new ongoing series penned by Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed) and drawn by Alessandro Vitti (SECRET WARRIORS), Bobby realizes that the time is never or now, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of...and be the best ICEMAN he can be! Rated T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Iceman is finally getting some great solo treatment. His character has been through some ... changes of late. He's come to terms with his failed relationships and his own identity and has come out. This first issue hits ALL the major points: Action, humor, emotional growth, This is the Iceman that years of storytelling has culminated in in a really organic way. This book is cool. (get it?)

DC Pick of the Week:

Batman #24


What Previews said:

(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (A/CA) David Finch, Danny Miki

"Aftermath"! Gotham City is at peace...but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies-one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies! RATED T

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Tom King is really coming into his own on this book. It's thoughtful, introspective and melancholy. This really is a beautiful book and the art is as strong as I've seen on Batman in a long while. If you want a heartbreaking and heartwarming story, this is it. This is the payoff that The Button was leading for in a quiet and personal way. This is a defining moment you won't want to miss.

Other Pick of the Week:

Unbound #1


What Previews said:

(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Jack Cole

Ashli's first day as a nurse at Wiermont Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into the bowels of the hospital. Her descent takes her to a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters, cloaked in a secret history of black magic and heinous scientific experiments.

What Red Shirt Comics says:

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book a few weeks ago. OMG I'm dying to read issue two. Cullen Bunn, TAKE MY MONEY. He consistently shows that he knows creepy and this book works in that quiet weird creepy, that *this* close to normal that you question your sanity creepy. The art is beautiful and colorful and I can't wait for more.

Other Pick of the Week:

Babyteeth #1


What Previews said:

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Garry Brown

NEW SERIES! Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist and it's going to break open the barriers between the earthly and demonic planes and unleash eternal suffering to all of humankind. Other than that, though...should be fine. From the writer of Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the break-out hit God Country comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST's Garry Brown!

What Red Shirt Comics says:

When I read the description in Previews, I knew I had to read this book. There's a small indy movie I had watched on Netflix, Antibirth, with a similar premise so I was very curious how this would be different and boy was it. It's narrated by the protagonist in a really fun conversational way, but still brings a lot of weight. It packs a punch dealing with the issues of teen pregnancy and how scary that can be, but doesn't let that narrative derail the larger supernatural story, which is fairly low key but still integral. Check it out! I know I've been recommending a lot of horror books in the "Other" picks lately, but that's just cuz they're so good and so many are hitting the shelves! While I'm sure the story will get creepier, this wasn't a true "horror" book so I'm very curious where the story will go next.

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