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The Comic Lounge's Picks of the Week (3/25/20)




RYAN'S PICKS




BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #8


The "Murphyverse" has been one of the best things being published at DC and one of my favorite takes on Batman in years. With Vol.2 coming to an end I can only imagine what Murphy has in store for the finale and what comes next.


Here's the solicit:


Witness the final battle of the two Bats in this conclusion to the second installment of the White Knight saga! After learning the truth about his name and fortune, Bruce Wayne has made a shocking public announcement in pursuit of redemption-but before he can secure Gotham's future and prosperity once and for all, he must protect the city in one last brutal showdown with Azrael. With Batman devastated by his shattered identity and with little left to lose, there may be nothing left to stop him from abandoning his code and resorting to one unthinkable desperate measure.



FLASH #752


There's not much I can say besides this is my favorite DC ongoing, due in large part to the writing of Joshua Williamson and awesome art from all artist involved. This arc continues to have ramifications for the DCU as a whole and I can't wait to see what happens next.


Here's the solicit:


Exiled outside time and space in Paradox's realm, the Scarlet Speedster is confronted by ghosts from his past! Meanwhile, Iris discovers the one person who may help the Flash defeat Paradox-and it's not anyone Barry Allen would ever ask for help! Will they be able to find where-or when-this unlikely ally is hiding before it's too late?



IMMORTAL HULK #33


This continues to be, in my opinion, one of Marvels best books. Along with DAREDEVIL, IMMORTAL HULK is consistently amazing every month. Al Ewing continues to amaze me with every passing arc, make sure you pick up Vol.1 if you haven't been reading this series, you won't regret it.


Here's the solicit:


• Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum. • EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong. • PL#S! ENTER - THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.



GEN'S PICK



COFFIN BOUND TP VOL 01


Another great comic that came out with a bang with its first number a couple of months ago. The art is simply incredible and I’m really curious to dive into this crazy, fantasy-esque universe.


Here’s the solicit:


Izzy Tyburn has promised the world that if it won’t have her in it, it’ll have nothing of her at all. Chased by an unstoppable killer, she’s retreading her life, leaving nothing behind but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Ride shotgun on an existential road trip through the tangle of a blood-splattered life. Mad Max: Fury Road meets Neil Gaiman’s Sandman in this full-throttle, grindhouse fantasy epic! Collects COFFIN BOUND #1-4“



TREVOR'S PICKS



HELLIONS #1


Normally I'm one to be easily sucked into a series about a villain trying to be good (From Doctor Doom becoming Iron Man, Lex Luthor to Superman, Clayface, etc.), but this team looks wild. I barely know half of the roster and the others…. well Zeb Wells has my attention to see what kind of good the Hellions will get up to.


Here's the solicit:


BAD IS THE NEW GOOD! When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they'd have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold... but they didn't plan for what to do with them. Not to worry-Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphanmaker, Psylocke...and Havok?! Under Sinister's direction, they are sure to become productive members of mutant society. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and artist Stephen Segovia (WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY, SUPERIOR CARNAGE) bring you the team you're going to hate to love!



FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER #2


Nobody says anything about two former Captain Americas getting beat up by a teenager. Issue #1 was a solid set up for getting these two to team up. I can't wait to see how they tackle facing off against a Hydra brainwashed minor, but first, trains!


Here's the solicit:


• Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes are on a mission: to identify and stop the next leader of Hydra. To do so, they've got to make their way from one end of a high-speed train to the other...and every carriage is filled with assassins. • Eight carriages. Eight kinds of killer. • All aboard.



WONDER WOMAN #754


I still haven't gotten to read #753 yet as it was a shorted issue at my shop. I've had Wonder Woman on the brain for a while now, curious to dive back into the series. What better issue than one where the Princess of the Amazons heads off to space!


Here's the solicit:


Just when she thought her troubles were over, Wonder Woman is thrust into a new adventure that takes her out of this world! Princess Maxima, the former ruler of the planet Almerac, has crash-landed on our hero's doorstep and is desperate for her help. Maxima's people are victims of a vicious lie, and only the truth she's discovered will set them free. With Wonder Woman by her side, can she retake her throne and bring back the planet's peaceful matriarchal society? Back on Earth, there is no peace...only Warmaster! The vengeful villainess has obtained a weapon of mass destruction that can wipe out the Amazons for good!


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