Tyler’s Recommendations…Infinity Countdown #1
“I am not one for event comics, but this story is one I am anxiously looking forward to. Aaron Kuder is phenomenal, and I can’t wait to see him unload
on this book.”
Tyler’s Recommendation…Beauty #12
“Series co-creator Jeremy Haun is on pencils again to kick off a new story arc. The Beauty has been one of my favorites since the first issue, with each new arc showing a different perspective with new characters who inhabit the world where the beauty virus exists. The best part is you can jump right in with this arc and read the past ones after, because the story isn’t dependent on previous narratives. Do yourself a favor and check this gem of a comic out!“
Tyler’s Recommendation…Wild Storm #1
“Warren Ellis returns to the Wildstorm universe! I’m of the mind that any new Ellis book is worthy of my time, so I’m excited for this. I very much enjoyed his previous run on Stormwatch, and his work as of late has been fantastic, I would advise any curious minds to grab a copy of this on Wednesday“
When was the last really strong Superman run? For me, it was several years ago when Kurt Busiek was writing the title. One of the stronger elements of Busiek’s run was his decision to give Lois and Clark a Kryptonian child named Christopher. It created an intriguing family dynamic which added to the characters. I have long been in favor of the Lois and Clark marriage, feeling that it does much to ground Superman in a relatable environment. The addition of Chris built on this.
Or at least it did until Chris was shuffled off the page with the conclusion of Busiek’s run and a couple years later DC retconned Lois and Clark’s marriage out of existence. It is back now, thanks to the magic of the multiverse, as another Earth’s Superman prepares to take the place of the one who recently died. Normally this might simply make me raise an eyebrow, but then DC announced that the team of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason would be tackling Superman as part of DC’s Rebirth initiative. Previously, they had chronicled the four-color father/son dynamics of Bruce and Damian Wayne. Their Batman & Robin was one of the brightest books of the New 52 until the death of Damian took away its purpose and it devolved into a rather angsty version of The Brave and the Bold. Still, if Tomasi and Gleason could recreate that magic in Superman, they could once again be responsible for one of DC’s best superhero series. The first issue does not quite hit all the right notes, but it does have plenty of strengths.