A Comic Show – Endgame, Axis, And Image!

Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida, writes:

Hey Fandom! It's another week of New Comics Now, that means more Batmans, Axis, and Image.

Scott Snyder's Endgame is the pentacle of his and Capullo's run, really it's all payoff. I'm loving this Joker, and you should too, even if the face-off Death of the Family version left you wanting. This is what you were wanting for! Snyder's got you covered. Justice League is also dealing with a virus spreading through a city, but their's was created by Luthor not Joker. Batman and Robin has Damian back, for reals. It's been spoiled by solicits that he's coming and even how, and what the twist is…but the execution was still awesome and emotionally resonant. Peter Tomasi knows dad lad dynamics. Wonder Woman #37 actually had me go "oh shit" in a good way with it's last page. I liked this issue more than the last, and there's no way I'm not going to read the next, that's a big win for the Finches knowing how much I loved the last run. Oh, and Sandman Overture #4 is really out. That's about all I have to say about it, because I'm going to reread 1-3 before diving into four.

Marvel's Axis #8 has the best Spidey/Carnage moment ever in it! This book is getting better and better each issue. Sure, the first few were all plot driven, but Remender's sardonic wit shines with these inverted heroes and villains. At this point it's a self aware cluster of a crossover brawl, and I'm more than okay with that because it's got Remender's voice to smooth me singing Sweet Home Alabama all issue long. All New Captain America #2 was more of what we got from #1, which is a Social Justice Warrior not a Super Soldier. I worry that some people are only seeing Sam Cap in Axis and think he's a dick.

Over at Image, I cover the new issues of Wytches, Drifter, and the first of Rumble. And I forgot to mention Saga volume 4 is out!

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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