Spinner Picks for 05/20/2015

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Weekly Spinner Picks is all about the hot comics of the week and getting to know the tastes of the writers at Comics: The Gathering. Each week the CTG contributors spotlight which comics they are most looking forward to on Wednesday and how those picks got to the top of their to-read piles. Let us know if you agree or not with our picks and most importantly don’t forget to add your list!
Sorry for delay folks. It’s the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada. It marks the unofficial start of summer for us. This means a weekend filled with family and friend visits, gardening, and of course BBQs! I hope all my fellow Canadians had an amazing long weekend! Now here are my picks of the week!
A-Force #1: This comic was brought about to push the women of Marvel into the limelight, to offer a more diverse line of comics to the female readership. Well I’m not a female but I’m still really looking forward to this one! I can’t wait to see this group of ladies kick butt. It’s been written by G. Willow Wilson, who pens another CTG favorite Ms Marvel, and drawn by Marguerite Bennett. The preview pages I’ve seen look great. Can’t wait to get a hold of this one!
Daredevil #15.1: Not entirely sure what this point one issue is all about but it is brought to us by the regular team of writer Mark Waid and artist Chris Samnee. The tag line for the issue is, “ The life and times of Daredevil. 50 years in the making.”
Bloodshot Reborn #2: I loved how writer Jeff Lemire handled issue one! Admittedly I wasn’t a huge Bloodshot fan with the re-launched Valiant line but when I heard that the second go-around would be written by Lemire I decided to give it another go. I was rewarded with a great first issue and I believe it’ll carry on. The art is handled by Mico Suayan.


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I've been enjoying The Fade Out. The first four issues were a solid chunkof noir, but issue #5 took things in a dangerous new direction, invigorating the series with a seense of urgency that just wasn't there at it's inception. I've been eagerly awaiting issue #6 for a month or so now, and if the past decade I've spent reading Brubaker/Phillips comics is any indication, it should be a good one.

I wasn't sure about picking up Kaijumax or not. I've been a fan of cartoonist Zander Cannon since discovering his Dante's Inferno riff Heck, but Japanese monster movies never really got me excited in the way something like Mad Max did. Nevertheless, I took a chance on issue #1, and whaddaya know, I really liked it. Kaijumax is just as inventive, clever and thoughtful as Cannon previous work, and it's even got a kaiju-hatin' fuddy duddy like myself singing it's praises. Issue #2 comes out this week. Should be a good one.
F.D. White's picture

So many event books this week...

On the Marvel side of things I have:

Spider-Verse #1: After the endlessly enjoyable Spider-Verse event from late 2014/early 2015, I'm more than happy to dive back into that kind of story. A lot of my favorite Spiders will be in this series.

Planet Hulk #1: The high concept sold me, Marc Laming on art sold me even more, seeing the preview pages made me weep with joy. This book looks like all kinds of crazy awesome.

I don't have much going on with DC this week, but what I do have I'm looking forward to.

Convergence: Swamp Thing #2: After Swamp Thing was prematurely cancelled (yes, a 40 issue run is premature to me), this is the best I can do. The last issue was fun, but I'm excited just because it's Swampy.

Also out there this week for fans of horror:

Wytches #6: This first arc has been seriously creepy and compelling. I'm hoping that we'll just get a series of short story arcs that revolve around the Wytches and their victims instead of a long, sweeping storyline.

Archie Vs. Predator #2: The first issue was a total blast. Ridiculous in all the right ways. For someone who enjoyed both of these franchies as a kid it's awesome to seem them smashed together.

Tori B.'s picture
A-Force #1 - GIRL. POWER. 

Spider-Verse #1 - Easily one of my favourite events that Marvel has given us lately, and who am I to say no to more of my favourite Spider-friends. 

Ultimate End #1 - As one of the possibly few fans of the Ultimate universe, I'm curious to see how this one's going to play out; hopefully with a bang. 

Jem and the Holograms #3 - It's nostalgic and fun and the art always brings a smile to my face