With all the (well deserved) hype and hoopla over the new Captain America and the Y the Last Man finale – not to mention new issues of both New and Mighty Avengers, Avengers Initiative, Daredevil and Action Comics – some of you might have missed a few books this week that are worthy of your attention. Here are three books that you should pick up if you already haven’t:
Project Superpowers #0 – Alex Ross and writing partner Jim Krueger’s new project is worthy of your attention if only because this issue (and it is an actual issue, not some lame preview book) is only a dollar. You get a full story and some bonus materials for less than half the cost of a regular book. The story revolves around a group of WWII era heroes, such as the Green Lama and the Fighting Yank, fighting (what else) evil in the world when one of their own causes all the heroes to disappear. The idea is similar to the recently released The Twelve from Marvel (also worth your time and money) but steeped in much more mysticism and magic.
Spider-man: With Great Power #1 – You may not care about another look into Peter Parker’s beginnings as Spider-man, because, yes, it has been done to death, but this book is worthy of your time and money if only because Tony Harris’ art is so nice to look at. Sure, I like writer David Lapham – his Stray Bullets is one of the great all-time indie comics – but it’s Harris that really shines in this book. Plus it’s got wrasslin’!
Wormwood: Calamari Rising #1 – Ben Templesmith, artist extraordinaire behind such books as Fell and 30 Days of Night, finally returns to his own horror-humor-gross out project. Meet Wormwood: a lively little worm that rides around in a corpse, patrolling the netherworld, saving the day, and crackin’ wise. It’s all good fun in this issue until some unknown force starts knocking a hole in the universe. You heard me.