August 3, 2011 at 8:23 am By:

1) Snarked! #0

With all the big new releases from the big two, don’t forget that Roger Langridge is also debuting the first issue of his new book from Kaboom this week.  Based on Lewis Carroll’s Walrus and Carpenter characters from the Alice in Wonderland mythos, Langridge’s humor will be in full effect with this series.  And while this #0 issue is only $1, you not only get the first Snarked story, but plenty of extras like a sketchbook section, and also puzzles and games.  This is a great pick for kids, art lovers, and anyone who enjoys great comics.

2) Flashpoint #4

DC’s universe-altering storyline gets closer to the end as Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert continue to up the ante. This issue focuses on the impending war between Emporer Aquaman and the Atlantians and Diana and the Amazonians, while the Flash gets stuck in the middle.  With the DC reboot just a few short weeks away, you’ll want to see how this story plays out.

3) Ultimate Fallout #4

If you’re a longtime reader of Marvel’s Ultimate stories, or interested in the upcoming Ultimate Spider-man relaunch, you’ll want to remember to pick up this issue.  In this issue you’ll actually learn the identity of the new Spider-man, and see how Brian Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, and Sara Pichelli are setting the stage for all their new Ultimate books.

4) S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 2 #2

Marvel’s consistently interesting history-twisting book reaches an important issue this week, as Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton finally clash!  And if the thought of two historical figures duking it out in the Marvel Universe isn’t enough, Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver also give you some background on how Howard Stark helps lay the groundwork for S.H.I.E.L.D.

5) Punisher #1

Punisher gets a relaunch this week courtesy of Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto.  Rucka has a track record of writing solid crime comics and novels, so the idea of him writing the Punisher seems like a natural fit.  How will Rucka maintain the Punisher’s violent crime roots and still have him operating amongst Marvel’s costumed heroes and villains?  That’s the real draw of this title.

> Bonus Picks of the Week: Batman: Gates of Gotham #4, Robert Kirkman and Rob Liefeld’s Infinite #1, Crossgen/Marvel’s Mystic #1, Petrograd GN, Terry Moore’s Rachel Rising #1, Scott Snyder’s Severed #1, and Red Skull #2.


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