This Week Nicole Recommends:
There’s a lot of good stuff out this week once again! Don’t forget to pick up Super Sons #3, Batwoman #2, Power of the Dark Crystal #2 and so much more! If you purchased even an eighth of the new stuff out this week, you’d have a good stack of reading.
I’m going to highlight a few things off the shelf that I’m excited to read:
BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA #6
(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rembert Browne (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Rahzzah
DEATH OF A WHITE TIGER!
• When a down-on-his-luck New York City narcotics officer was suspended from the force, he adopted the vestments of the Black Panther to do the right thing by his neighborhood and his burgeoning family. Mentored by both T’Challa and Erik Killmonger, he became something more than the sum of his parts. That was then.
• Now, Kasper Cole’s days as the White Tiger are behind him and he can only watch helplessly as Wakanda burns halfway around the world, leaving Kasper completely disillusioned by a leader he once looked up to.
• Writers TA-NEHISI COATES (Black Panther) and REMBERT BROWNE (New York Magazine, Grantland) and fan-favorite artist JOE BENNETT (who drew Kasper back in the original The Crew series!) team up to bring Kasper Cole back into the spotlight…just in time to close the door on his story forever?!
Note: If you missed the other WoW issues, that’s ok, this is a completely new direction, story arc and characters. Jump right on in!
MOCKINGBIRD TP VOL 02 MY FEMINIST AGENDA
(W) Chelsea Cain, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Various (CA) Joëlle Jones
A top-secret mission on a tropical cruise. Sounds nice, right? Turns out it’s a super-hero-themed cruise – a floating comic con! Trapped on a ship with a thousand cosplayers – unwelcome reminders of caped colleagues she was trying to avoid – this dream assignment turns into Mockingbird’s nightmare. Throw in an ex-boyfriend who keeps showing up, an ex-husband casting a long shadow, a murder on board, and several dozen corgis, and Bobbi Morse is bound to get a sinking feeling – even before the boat ends up adrift in the Bermuda Triangle! In one of Earth’s supernatural hotspots, Bobbi will face a ghost from her past. Can she lay it to rest once and for all? Plus: an adventure of the New Avengers that’s a matter of life and death for Mockingbird! Collecting MOCKINGBIRD #6-8 and NEW AVENGERS (2010) #13-14. Rated T+
Note: The first volume was really fun, spy throwback story. Sad it had to go but at least we get a little more out of this second volume. The first volume was Comics Dungeon’s Ladies Book club pick of February!
THE CASTOFFS #5
(W) Brian Smith, M. K. Reed (A/CA) Molly Ostertag
Now An Ongoing Series! The adventure continues, and the stakes just got a whole lot higher now that the Mage killing machines known as “The Surrogates” are awake again! This is the perfect place for new readers to join in!
Here’s a recap for what’s in the trade:
It’s Magic vs. Technology in Roar’s newest graphic novel! When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that has destroyed the world. Brian Smith, New York Times best-selling author (Stuff of Legend), teams up with MK Reed (Americus) and artist Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist) on a thrilling new fantasy adventure! Including an all-new, never-before-seen 24-page prologue made just for this collection!
Note: Here’s the first issue of the new ongoing story arc. You can pick up the trade and this issue and get all up-to-date! I’m excited to see more of this world and find out more about the characters. It’s a fun fantasy adventure and I hope it keeps going and going.
Happy New Comic Book Day Everyone!