A Comic Show – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl And Downtrodden Ant-Man

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

Hey Fandom, I'm back with the first week of 2015 comics! Marvel really won this week with two huge wins for me, DC had more Blue and Gold mayhem, and Image always delivers.

Ant-Man #1 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas is my pick of the week (with Squirrel Girl I guess being tied for 1st place since she's unbeatable and all). Spencer is perfect for writing a down on his luck underdog like Scott Lang's Ant-Man. But wait, it's not just a book about redeeming this version of Ant-Man, it's center is a dad trying to pursue his daughter's heart. He knows he's made mistakes, and he's willing to make more if it's get's him more time with his girl. Squirrel Girl make me LOL countless times. She's tucking her tail and going to college, but still makes time to kick Kraven the Hunter's butt. If you like fun stuff like Adventure Time, Boom's Boombox, or are just a joy to be around: this book is for you. Wolverines by Soule has the Logan's Legacy bunch recovering Logan's body, and a big bad getting in there way. It was a fast paced action packed start, I'm hoping it can keep it up being a weekly. Amazing Spider-Man Spider-Verse part 4 had the biggest cliffhanger yet, and Angela #2 has me almost willing to say I'm a fan.

DC's JL 3000 #13 is a must read for any JLI fan. I don't care if you tried the first few issues and dropped it, you need to get back in the pool! Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, and Ice! The Bwah-ha-ha is back!

Image continuing series rounded out the week. Birthright is the best non-Kirkman Skybound book! Hell, I think it's better than Outcast, but tell him I said that. ODY-C #2 was just as weird as the first issue. This is one you're either going to love or it'll leave you cold. Reaction at my shop is either "add this to my pull now" or "what the heck was that". Deadly Class #10 and The Fade Out #4 both or top creator's at the top of their game.

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.