So we know you can’t get enough of our podcast, so we’ve added this segment as a compendium for you hardcore Fanboys and Fangirls that need more!
Here’s a quick rundown of the books we mentioned in Last Call this week (episode 26 of the podcast if you needed some help!) and some reasons you should read them:
The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #4 of 4 (IDW) written by Mark Waid, art by Chris Samnee and colors by Jordie Bellaire.
This is the last issue of the mini-series starring Cliff Secord. This has some awesome art with great shading and colors. Top it off with a well written story that is packed with fun and it’s a must read. Go buy all 4 issues. If you doubt us, all you need to know can be summed up in two words: Jetpacks & Dinosaurs.
Deadpool #2 (Marvel) written by Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan, art by Tony Moore and colors by Val Staples.
Here’s another fun book with our favorite schizophrenic assassin in his brand new Marvel NOW! series. This book is packed with humor and outrageous situations that are brilliantly laid over a solid story. If you’re not sure about this book, ask yourself this: Do I want to see the ghost of Teddy Roosevelt hunting animals in a zoo? Just as Tony was immediately shaking his head, if you answered yes, go buy this book.
Daredevil #20 (Marvel) written by Mark Waid, art by Chris Samnee, and colors by Javier Rodriguez.
If those first two names look familiar, it’s because they are the same fantastic creators from “The Rocketeer”. This creative team has captured lightening in a bottle once again. DD isn’t crazy, and the explanation of how everything was set up to make him look so is finally revealed. Add in a slightly terrifying situation with Daredevil’s head and body being separated, and you have a killer story. Hands down one of the best series of the last two years. If you haven’t been reading this, now is a perfect time to jump in and get to know Daredevil all over again.
Astonishing X-Men #56 (Marvel) written by Marjorie Liu, art by Mike Perkins and colors by Jay David Ramos & Andres Mossa.
This is the conclusion to the team’s troubles in Madripoor and fight with Karma’s half-sister, Susan Hatchi.
If you haven’t had the chance to read anything by Liu before, we highly suggest you familiarize yourself with her work. She excels in giving you some of the most truly human emotions you can find in comics. Pretty surprising ending to top off this delicious blend of great writing and beautiful art, and you’ve got a wonderful window into the soul of these characters.
Wolverine & the X-Men (Marvel) written by Jason Aaron, pencils by Nick Bradshaw, inks by Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, Norman Lee & Danny Miki, and colors by Laura Martin.
One of our favorite titles, this book has great art and a really twisted story. Luckily there is enough humor to keep it from being too dark, but between the new Hellfire Club, Frankenstein, and Wolverine being dressed up as a clown, this book has something for everyone.
Even Matt reads this one regularly, and that is saying something since he is normally only reviewing Avengers, but as Derek pointed out, maybe a Matt has thing for Wolverine.
Captain Marvel #7 (Marvel) written by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Christopher Sebela, and art by Dexter Soy.
This is the epitome of what a strong female character can and should be in comics. DeConnick has been telling a wonderful story since the start of this new series. If you haven’t heard about it, Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel, has taken the mantel of Captain Marvel.
This is a new story arc and a perfect place to pick up the series. One warning: Make sure you’re sitting down when you open this book, especially if you’ve never read this series before. Dexter Soy’s artwork is breathtaking and is quite possibly the best and most original in the industry right now.
That does it for Last Call this week. Make sure you check back next week to see what else you may have missed.