New Comic Book Day! (Spoilers)
Well we all know what day today is… Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike… What is today? Come On! Ok, New Comic Book Day! Every Wednesday Nerds all across the world rejoice that their favorite books come out at their local comic book stores and bodegas around the globe. Here in Indianapolis it is Comic Book University on the Southside as the place to get books.
This week we had some gems from Marvel including the books I am reading Infinity #5, Guardians of the Galaxy #8, and Deadpool Kills Deadpool #4 the final issue of the miniseries. DC Comics stepped up to the plate this week too with Swamp Thing Annual and Nightwing Annual, both were really great as well. I will go over my favorite 2 books this week but make sure you check out all of them.
Guardians of the Galaxy is a perfect display of Francavellian art. Everywhere you turn there are crisp line and beautiful spacecraft floating through space. Franco Francavilla has really come to play this go round. This wasn’t the best written Guardians this year but it was solid in the Infinity storyline and had a few good laughs.
Starts out with Starlord and Gamora arguing about who should have killed Thanos when they got a chance to, the light dialogue is masked by the excellent artwork in each panel. The Guardians soon get a distress call from the direct of SWORD and hatch a plan to save her. While there they get ambushed and attacked and almost captured. During this sequence the ships in space and the characters drawn into each page are so magnificent that you forget this isn’t Bendis’ best script for an issue. Just as the issue is coming to an end and you think the Guardians are going to be taken prisoners (again) Angela breaks through the wall and in such a great way Francavilla creates heaven on the page.
Infinity #5 of 6 was the other great book this week. The Infinity and the war for Earth get moved along quite a bit in this issue and it starts off right where 4 left off with the Terrigen Bomb having just been detonated by Blackbolt’s voice. Millions and Millions of dormant Inhumans around the globe are mutating and manifesting their powers. One of those is Thane son of Thanos.
Thane’s power is reveled to be Death Incarnate in his left hand. He is tricked into a containment suit by the Ebony Maw and given to Thanos as a tribute. The issue ends with the Kree, Skrull, Shia’r, and the Human Avengers making their way back to Earth for the final Battle with Thanos.
This will tie directly into the next Event Marvel will throw at us; Inhumanity. These are some of the great book that came out this week. I recommend picking up these, and also the Swamp Thing and Nightwing Annuals as well as the finale to Deadpool Kills Deadpool ( I think the Panda will be a new villain) you won’t be disappointed.