Kyle’s Top Picks

Best of the Past Week: The Walking Dead #67 – Strong character work and an interesting, though predictable, revelation score Robert Kirkman and his art  team the win this week.  While part of me wishes that the twist was different, I can’t act like I’m not looking forward to seeing what Kirkman has in store for his characters now that the truth has come out.  The Walking Dead #68 can’t hit stores soon enough.

Most Anticipated: Wolverine: Weapon X #7 – The last issue of Wolverine: Weapon X was the best one of the series so far.  Jason Aaron put his title character in a very interesting, memorable place.  I have a real good feeling that the current Weapon X arc is going to be considered one of the best Wolverine stories once it is all said and done.

Other Top Picks:Dark Avengers #11, Dark Reign: The List – Spider-Man, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #4, Thunderbolts #138, and X-Men: Legacy #229

DS’ Top Picks

Best of the Past Week: Red Robin #6 – This was a week packed with good books, but Doctor Voodoo #2 took the title. Marvel sorcery, Daimon Hellstorm and magical conspiracies made for a fantastic followup to the first issue.

Most Anticipated: Justice League: Cry for Justice #5 – Despite some odd moments in the writing and motivations, the art and characters continue to blow me away, especially knowing that this series will set up Robinson’s new run on the JLA.

Other Top Picks: Adventure Comics #4, Dark Avengers #11, Mighty Avengers #31, Thunderbolts #138

Alex’s Top Picks

Best of the Past Week: Punishermax #1 -Big week or not, the first issue of Aaron’s Punisher series takes the prize.  It’s a callback to a definitive run on the character by one of the greatest writers in the medium’s history.  In other words, it’s a book of substantial quality for the hardcore Punisher fan.

Most Anticipated: Wolverine: Weapon X #7 – Last month’s new direction absolutely shocked me with both its quality and its creativity.  It’s a horror comic and it’s also the most creative take on a Wolverine story that I’ve seen in some time.  Perhaps that’s because it’s not really a traditional Wolverine story in the slightest.  Maybe that’ll change this month or maybe not.  Either way, I’m very curious to see what Aaron has cooking for the rest of this incredibly inventive arc.

Other Picks: The Flash: Rebirth #5, Dark Avengers #11, Spider-Woman #3, Invincible #68

Joe’s Top Picks

Best of the Past Week: Punishermax #1 – There was a lot of comic goodness last week, but Punisher Max gets the prize for most unexpected success.  While I knew I could count on Steve Dillon’s artwork, I was wary of Jason Aaron’s script.  I shouldn’t have been.  A pleasant surprise.

Most Anticipated: Dark Reign – The List: Amazing Spider-Man – Marvel’s The List one-shots have all been entertaining, but this week’s final installment is the one I’ve been looking forward to most since they announced it.  Adam Kubert’s amazing pencils + Dan Slott’s pitch perfect Parker characterization = possibly the best comic this month!

Other Top Picks: Adventure Comics #4, Flash Rebirth #5, Streets of Gotham #6, Supergirl #47, Underground #3, Phonogram 2 #5, Dark Avengers #11, Incredible Hulk #604, Wolverine Origins #42, The Stand Soul Survivors #2, X-Men Legacy #229