November 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm By:

1) Spaceman #2

Fans of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s 100 Bullets might’ve been surprised by the cold, sci-fi vibe of the first issue of their new 9 issue series.  It’s certainly a departure for the acclaimed creative duo, but also indicative of their desire to tell a decidedly different kind of story from 100 Bullets.  Check out Heroes staffer Justin Crouse’s recent review of issue one here to delve deeper into this truly odd and thought-provoking original series.

2) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents vol. 2 #1

Nick Spencer kicks off the second volume of his acclaimed take on one of DC’s more unique properties.  Aided by artist Wes Craig, Spencer continues to explore the notion of people who accept super powers with the knowledge that they bring a death sentence with them.  Also available this week is the trade paperback collection of the first 10 issues of Spencer’s first volume of the series.

3) Uncanny X-men #2

Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco continue their stories of the Cyclops-led X-men.  Aside from a resurrected Mr. Sinister figuring prominently in this initial story, I’m still curious to see how Gillen and Pacheco will set their book apart from the acclaimed Wolverine and the X-men title.  With a roster featuring more villainous mutants like Magneto, Namor, Danger, and a recently Juggernaut-powered Colossus, it seems like this will be the darker X-title.

4) Avengers Origins: Thor

In a previous spotlight I talked about how surprising the art on these Origins one shots has been.  This one features creators Kathryn Immonen and Al Barrionuevo, and more than that, features the story of a young Thor and how he came to obtain Mjolnir.  These stand alone issues are a smart gift idea for new and existing fans of the Thunder god.

5) Walking Dead Omnibus HC vol. 1

This is a perfect gift for fans of zombies or the popular Walking Dead t.v. show.  Collecting the first 24 issues of the popular Image title, this oversized, slip-cased deluxe collection will undoubtedly be a nice edition to anyone horror aficionado’s library.  Buy a copy and Robert Kirkman will send you a Christmas card!  Okay, he won’t, but I’m sure he’ll still appreciate it!

> Bonus Picks of the Week: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4, Batman: Odyssey vol. 2 #2,  Wolverine #19, Absolute Batman: Hush HC, FF #12, and B.P.R.D.: Being Human TP, Red Skull #5, and RASL TP vol. 3.


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