Staff Picks – What to get this Week, Wednesday March 11

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Now for this week…


Southern Cross #1 from Image Comics

Writer:  Becky Cloonan
Art: Andy Belanger – Lee Loughridge

What Image says:

NOW BOARDING: Southern Cross, tanker flight 73 to TITAN! Alex Braith is on board retracing her sister’s steps to the refinery moon, hoping to collect her remains and find some answers. The questions keep coming though—how did her sister die? Where did her cabin mate disappear to? Who is that creep across the hall? And why does she always feel like she’s being watched? Inspired by classic mysteries and weird fiction, SOUTHERN CROSS is a crucible of creeping anxiety and fear as Braith struggles with the ghosts of her past on board a ship that holds secrets best kept buried.

What we say:





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Action Comics #40 from DC Comics

Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Aaron Kuder

What DC says:

Bizarro make Superman sane! Happy to see each other! No fighting ever!


What we say:

When DC’s Convergence ends in June, DC will be bringing out 24 new series, Bizarro will be one of them.  The last time we saw Bizarro at the end of Forever Evil, it seemed his story was at an end.   So who is this?

Is this a sneak peak of what to expect from that series? Setting the table, as it were?  (It’s not the same creative team here) Or is a last hurrah?

Either way it’s worth checking out.


Ninjak # 1 from Valiant Comics

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Clay Mann – Butch Guice

What Valiant says:

For the first time, Ninjak’s past and future collide in the pages of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and superstar artists Clay Mann (X-Men: LegacyGambit) and Butch Guice (Captain AmericaAction Comics)!

Then: Meet inexperienced MI-6 recruit Colin King on his first mission in the field as he learns the basics of spycraft and counterintelligence, and develops a volatile relationship with his first handler.

Now: Colin King is Ninjak, the world’s foremost intelligence operative, weapons expert, and master assassin. And he’s hunting the Shadow Seven – a secret cabal of shinobi masters with mysterious ties to his training and tragic past.

What we say:

One of Valiant’s most popular characters gets his own ongoing series, and with the second feature Ninjak: The Lost Files, by Kindt and Guice, it’s like getting two comics for the price of one!

Check out Aaron Meyer’s review for Exiled in Geeksville here

See a previews of this issue here and here

Howard the Duck #1 from Marvel Comics

Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Art:  Joe Quinones – Rico Renzi

What Marvel says:

Hotoff the pages of the … the post-credits scene at the … the end of a … popular movie … HOWARD THE DUCK is back!

Join him as he takes on the weird cases that only a talking duck can crack as the Marvel Universe’s resident private investigator! Let Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky (a writer known mostly as an artist) and Joe Quinones(an artist known mostly as a lover) guide you through his new world as he takes on the Black Cat and mysterious forces from outer space! WAUGH!

What we say:

From one of the strangest corners of Marvel’s universe comes the anthropomorphic duck detective.   Chip Zdarsky has a reputation for bringing the funny, andas long as he delivers this book is going to be gold!

Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return from Boom! Studios

Writer: Brian Lynch
Art: Jerry & Penelople Gaylord, Whitney Cogar

What Boom says:

Similar to our Big Trouble in Little China comics, we’re returning readers to one of our favorite – and most excellent – cult-classic properties with a new Bill & Ted adventure of epic proportions. And because we’re fans first, we’re making sure it’s something WE would read. Wyld Stallyns forever!

If you’re a fan of the films, our comics will pick up where they left off. Main creative team Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall) and Jerry Gaylord (Fanboys vs. Zombies) bring you all the silly humor and likable characters mixed with some cool historical science fiction you love! Plus, each story will have a backup adventure! This issue features a tale of tech terror by Ryan North (Adventure Time) and Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors)!

Following the time-traveling historic epic of Excellent Adventure and the turbulent life and death of Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration for galactic harmony! How can someone hate the Wyld Stallyns as much as the evil Chuck De Nomolos? With the power of time travel, Bill and Ted set their sights on turning a young 27th-century Nomolos’ non-nonheinous attitude into something most outstanding and metal!

What we say:

Picking up right where Bogus Journey left off 24 years ago, you’ll feel like someone gave you a time traveling phone booth (no not THAT time traveling phone booth) and you headed back to the heady days of the the early 90’s.  Excellent!

Wyld Stallyns Rule!


Batman: Arkham Knight #1 from DC Comics

Writer: Peter J Tomasi
Art: Viktor Bogdanovic  –  Art Thibert,

What DC says:

The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don’t miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!


What we say:

A prequel to what is sure to be the biggest video game of the year?  You know you want to check out this hard copy version of the first three installments of the DC Digital series. (Cause if you’re like us, you prefer the book in hand.)



The Walking Dead – The Wrong People T-shirt

Suggested retail – $16.99

What we say

You don’t screw with Rick.


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