Each and every week “Pumpkin Pie” Henchman21 AND “Sweet Potato Pie” MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, they looks forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and they’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of November 28, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
We’re all still a little wiped out from the holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean comics get to take any time off. Nope, the business keeps rolling on and that means we have to keep up with all these recommendations for all the best comics out this week. Do we get a vacation? Aww, hecks no. So let’s dive into this big pile of not leftovers on this week’s GoD List.
Batman Incorporated #5 (DC Comics – $2.99) Sometimes I feel bad because I feel like I don’t talk enough about DC’s books, and there’s a good reason for that: I’m not reading many DC books. However, one book I do read and enjoy is Grant Morrison’s Batman Incorporated. Of course, I’m not really reading the series for the story, which may be good, but honestly, I don’t care that much about it (I’ll leave that to my fine compatriot). No, I read this series for the lovely art by Chris Burnham. It’s easy to forget that Burnham is still kind of a new name to comics, even though he has been working for a number of years. You can still see his work improving with each issue, which is one of the most fun things about comics. There is just something that is so enjoyable about seeing an artist get better and better, and that’s what we’re getting here. Batman Inc. is a very, very good comic, but I’m almost more excited to see what Burnham does next, because it’s sure to knock my socks off.
MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet #2 (Image Comics – $3.50) Did you miss the first issue? Well, shame on you. Go back, find the first issue, read it, and buy the second issue. It’s freaking MacGyver. Do it!
FF #1 (Marvel Comics – $2.99) We saw Matt Fraction’s take on Marvel’s first family a few weeks ago, and it was a good take on the characters, if a fairly standard take. Now we get to see what he does with a new band of misfits left to handle the things the FF would normally handle. Ant-Man, Medussa, She-Hulk, and Miss Thing join forces to protect the Earth from all kinds of madness. Like I said, the first issue of Fraction’s Fantastic Four was pretty good, but was more or less your usual superhero story. This is the title that I can see Fraction cutting loose a little and bringing the wackiness. It doesn’t hurt to have artist Mike Allred along to bring his unique style and sensibility to the title. I’m looking forward to this one because it feels like the kind of book that Fraction should be writing.
Gambit #6 (Marvel Comics – $2.99) There are a whole bunch of high profile books from Marvel NOW! begging for your attention, but there are several books out there that you shouldn’t ignore. People seem to be enjoying Hawkeye, which seems to be getting the most critical acclaim, but my favorite series of the last few months has to be Gambit. Sure, I am a 90′s X-Men junkie which already puts this squarely up my alley, but you don’t have to be like me to enjoy this comic. Each issue of Gambit is like a classic heist movie, just with more explosions and monsters. The reason I want to highlight this issue is to point out that fans of another cult classic Marvel book, Paul Cornell’s Captain Britain and MI-13, will want to give this a look, as they guest star here. I like fun comics, and that’s what this is, pure and simple. Please check this out, because I don’t want to see Gambit get cancelled. And I’m selfish like that.
The Sixth Gun, Volume 4: A Town Called Penance (Oni Press – $19.99) Please tell me you’re reading Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun, because if you’re not, you really should be. There is so much to enjoy about this comic. First off, you’ve got a fantastic adventure tale that blends the wild west with a whole lot of the supernatural. Second, you’ve got a wide range of interesting characters trying to track down and protect a collection of guns that could bring about the end of the world. Next, you’ve got fantastic and expressive art from Brian Hurtt and beautiful colors from Bill Crabtree. If anything, there is one issue in this collection that is worth reading if you haven’t already. Bunn and Hurtt do a pitch perfect homage to G.I. Joe #21, the famous “silent” issue and it is a wonder to behold and one of the best single issues to be released this year. Don’t miss out on this series.