Each and every week, I, “…….!” Henchman 21 and “Stop pretending to be Snake Eyes!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of August 13, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Just like every comic can be someone’s first, every GoD List may be someone’s first, so let’s run down what the deal is. Every week, we give you a few titles we’re looking forward to or think you may be interested in buying. Then, you go to your local comic store or online retailer, buy something from this list, or maybe something else you’re interested in. We just want to get the word out that there are awesome comics on the stand every week. Sound good? Let’s waste no more time on explanations and get right into The GoD List!
Skullkickers #30 (Image Comics – $3.99) There’s a bit of good news/bad news going on with Skullkickers. The good news is that Skullkickers #30 is another Tavern Tales issues. These are special one-shots that are usually released between story arcs and feature a bunch of creators joining the regular creative team of Jim Zub and Edwin Huang to tell a bunch of random stories. These issues are always a good chance for new readers to give the series a shot and see what Skullkickers is all about. The bad news is that this is maybe the last Tavern Tales issue as the series is going to wrap up after the next story arc, and that makes me sad. Skullkickers has been a great take on role playing and fantasy tropes, and though I may be sad to see this series go, I’ll already be looking forward to what the team works on next.
Batman #34 (DC Comics – $3.99) I probably don’t need to tell you to buy Batman since it’s one of the top selling comics every month, but sometimes I need to tell myself to buy it. I’ve been waiting for the most recent storyline of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman series, Zero Year, to get collected so I can just read it all at once, so I’m not buying Batman every month. However, no that Zero Year has wrapped up, Capullo is taking a month off, and Snyder has written a fill in issue that ties into Batman Eternal, which I am reading. So this one has me interested for the story, but it also has me interested because of the artist filling in for Capullo. Matteo Scalera, who is do amazing work on Image Comics Black Science provides the art for this issue, and I’m intrigued to see what he does with Batman. I hope he doesn’t get pulled away to work on Batman forever, because Black Science is awesome, but I suppose I’ll allow him to do something different every once in a while.
G.I. Joe Silent Interlude 30th Anniversary Edition Hardcover (IDW Publishing – $19.99) IDW presents a special edition of one of the most homage comics of all time with a special edition of G.I. Joe #21. This is the famous “silent” issue of G.I. Joe, featuring Snake Eyes sneaking into a COBRA stronghold to rescue Scarlet. It’s fairly standard Joe stuff, but the way it was told was a wake-up call to a generation of kids who had never seen anything like it. It’s also the issue most responsible for making Snake Eyes the breakout star of the G.I. Joe franchise, it was the first appearance of Storm Shadow, and continues to live on as one of the greatest single issues ever made. Now, 20 bucks for just the issue may be a bit on the pricey side, even considering that you get re-mastered art on the whole issue as well as plenty of behind the scenes info about the making of the book, but I’m sure Joe fans are drooling over this.
Bounty Hunter Code Revelations Of Boba Fett HC (Chronicle Books – $19.95) If you need to brush up on your bounty hunter skills and maybe take it a step further as a career, then this new hardcover edition is for you. The edition bounds together two volumes – The Bounty Hunter’s Guild Handbook and a recruiting booklet from Death Watch, which is a secretive splinter group of Mandalorians — and is presented by the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy – Boba Fett, of the Star Wars universe.
Star Trek #36 (IDW Publishing – $3.99) Star Trek #36 is part 2 of the “The Q Gambit” storyline in this ongoing series. Here, Captain Kirk and his Enterprise crew end up in the future in a different timeline where events with the Deep Space Nine space station and its leader Benjamin Sisko have changed.