Captain's Picks 6.21.2017

Marvel Pick of the Week:

Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1


What Previews said:

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Adam Kubert

SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD! The webslinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never ending battle against crime and the dreaed "Parker Luck". Rated T

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Oh my god, I loved this book. I haven't laughed this hard at a comic in a LONG time. This nails Spider-Man's sense of humor in a big bad way. Corny dad jokes without being mean. The art is tight and on point and packs a lot onto each page. This book sings on all cylinders. Clearly Slott has been working hard on Amazing, but it's definitely got a more menacing and grim vibe. It's nice to give Spider-Man some breathing room with this second book and see Pete in a different light. Guest stars abound in this story. Fun cameos that speak to the great history and friendships Peter has been able to cultivate over his career because despite whoever might think he's annoying with his quips everyone he encounters never doubt that he has heart. And in this book that heart shines.

DC Pick of the Week:

Aquaman #25


What Previews said:

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic

"UNDERWORLD" part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands-and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur's boldest and most harrowing adventure yet! RATED T

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Aquaman is tacking a bit (nautical joke, ha!) into a new direction for Arthur curry. His kingdom has been wrested from him and he's on the run. There are some interesting moments showing the Xenophobia of Atlanteans, and their regard for half atlantean half ANYTHING. It's a decent allegory for current events but not preachy in anyway, typical of classic comics. Also noteworthy, the art in this is GORGEOUS. Rich and imaginative, each page is a feast. This is a great read for people who want to dive deeper into Aquaman lore.

Other Pick of the Week:

Lumberjanes: Faire and Square #1


What Previews said:

(W) Holly Black, Gabby Rivera (A) Marina Julia, Gaby Epstein (CA) Ru Xu

The Lumberjanes versus... a dragon?? Featuring Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles)!

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Fun, light, and cute as all get out. This book pits the gang against medieval archers and, YES, a dragon (of a sort) as they head to their local Renaissance Faire!

Other Pick of the Week:

I Hate Fairyland #13


What Previews said:

(W) Skottie Young (A) Dean Rankine (A/CA) Skottie Young

"LARRY'S LIFE" Find out what Larry's life could have been like if he had never met Gert.

What Red Shirt Comics says:

This is the origin of Gert's guide Larrigon. Discover just how twisted Fairyland really is as Skottie Young delves deeper into the madness. Cleverly parodying the excesses of broken systems within our society with a twisted tale of growing up until it veers into an alternate "It's a Wonderful Life" style version of a Gert-free life.

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