Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida, writes:
Hey Fandom! It's Christmas Eve and week have New Comics Now! We even have a few for new Wednesday's New Year's Eve Wednesday.
First there's the book inspired by the hit TV series S.H.I.E.L.D. by Mark Waid. The street date on this one is actually New Year's Eve, but it's in hand now so I may as well say I liked it. It's solidly grounded in Agent Coulson and in the 616 Marvel Comic Universe. That means we get to see the agents we love from the TV show interact with all the Marvel heroes, even FF and X-Men. It's also a one and done first issue, with the next featuring the new Ms. Marvel. This week closed out Axis with #9, and I enjoyed the finale. Not all the pieces got put back, and I'm excited to see the changes to the Marvel Universe as they play out in Uncanny Avengers and beyond. Like in Superior Iron Man #3, Tony's still a douche and he doesn't see eye to eye with Daredevil.
Robin Rises Alpha was a joy to read, it's like Tomasi's Christmas gift to batfans. Yes, the nutty superpowers element is there, but I'm willing to see the craziness that come from it. Deathstroke is more of what we got the first two issues: non-stop action and surprise guest stars. Power Girl and Harley Quinn's team-up comes to an end. Gotham By Midnight is my favorite new batbook. DC also has five annuals out, but the Batman Endgame one is unmissable. New Year's Eve has all three DC weeklies.
Bongo Comics has a McBain one shot that includes a giant poster. Sunstone is Stjepan Sejic's BDSM book that shows us people in that scene are really just sexual nerds. That was a nice hook for me. Outcast finished it's first arc out with some answers. Eric Stephenson's new book They're Not Like Us #1 is definitely worth checking out.
Get some comics and enjoy your holidays!