Upcoming Comics: March 26th, 2014

Batman: The Dark Knight and Talon both end this week, but things are just getting started for the second series of Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Here’s the full list of review comics out this week, March 26th, graded on a scale of my own anticipation:

The Anticipation Scale

NOcenti  –  A comic I downright dread reading and if I wasn’t a reviewer, I would never buy it. (I capitalized the word “NO” on purpose, it seemed clever)

“You Don’t Have to Thank Me”   –  The idea of reviewing it doesn’t make me ill or angry, but it definitely sounds like it’s going to be a chore. Still, I’m reading it for you. I’m putting it at the bottom of the pile, but I’m reading it for you.

Mixed  –  A middle of the pile comic. It’s probably got the same chance of being dreadful as it does of being stupendous. I’m neither looking forward to it or avoiding it, whatever happens… happens.

Intrigued   I think this comic has potential to be a fantastic read. There’s some slight hesitation there, but it’s definitely going to be at the top of the pile.

TAKE MY MONEY  Everything about this issue has me excited. If I don’t get to read this book on Wednesday, I will be furious. I would pay extra just to have it in my hands right now! That’s how much I’m looking forward to it!

And just in case you’re wondering, the regular review scale is a 10 point system. 5 is mediocre/average and the more toward “10″ we go the more awesome/worth buying it is and the more toward “1″ we go the more awful/not worth buying it is. That’s how I rate things. It’s not like most video game review scores where everything under 8 is crap and it’s not like a school report card where everything under a 7 is failing or close-to-failing. Think of it as if it were a 4-star or 5-star scale. But Andrew, why don’t you just switch to a star system yourself? Because we’re pot committed to this 10-point scale, that’s why!

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

March 26th



Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Anticipation Level:   Mixed

Its the final issue of Batman: The Dark Knight, easily my least favorite of the solo Batman titles. However, while I don’t predict there to be a memorable story to be found within these pages,I expect the artwork on this Man-Bat finale to be utterly spectacular.



Written by TIM SEELEY
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Anticipation Level:   Intrigued

Last month’s issue was fun and the series already had one finale when its original creator left so I’m very curious to see just how Tim Seeley decides to end Talon for good with this final issue featuring Lor Death Man and Dr. Darrk.



Written by TOM TAYLOR
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Anticipation Level: TAKE MY MONEY

I’m pumped. This series is always surprising and I’m fascinated by how Tom Taylor is approaching the latest series by emphasizing the Green Lantern Corps reaction to a Superman led takeover of planet Earth. Look for Guy Gardner and John Stewart to throw down against their former friends.

As of the moment I write this (3/20) issue #21 of Worlds’ Finest is solicited for this Wednesday too, but if it comes out then that means the finale of the Batman/Superman crossover will come out before Part 3 is released…

Semi-Batman Related Books/Fringe Bat-Titles That I Won’t Be Reviewing:

  • All-Star Western #29
  • Beware the Batman #6
  • Catwoman #29
  • DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #6
  • Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #6
  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #6
  • Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1
  • Teen Titans #29

Graphic Novel Watch!

Batwoman, Vol. 3 TPB — You can read my review of the hardcover HERE.

Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood is Thick — Collects issues #18-24

Catwoman, Vol. 3: Under Pressure — Collects issues #25-37 of Ed Brubaker’s run