Three and I may have to invest in a bigger bookshelf.
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Birthright #1 (Image) - I'm a little wary of this one, since it seems that it has elements of a horror comic and that's not really my bag. I think a lot of my unease comes from the fact that Joshua Williamson is the writer, and he's penned Nailbiter and Necessary Evil. But I would love to be wrong, since he says that he was inspired by movies like The Neverending Story, only that he was more interested in what happened once that adventure was over. It's an interesting premise - a young boy, thought to be dead, returns to his parents after accomplishing ... something? - and I look forward to checking it out.
Captain Marvel #8 (Marvel) - The last issue of Captain Marvel left me in stitches, with Carol's cat/Flerken giving birth to eggs aboard the starship. The addition of Rocket Raccoon was ingenious here, and it's not like I wasn't already loving this series. Every now and then, I like to see my superheroes to be involved in seemingly mundane things, especially considering that Carol just saved an entire planet in the last arc, and I can't think of anything better than handling the clutch of an alien that you've been keeping as a pet (then again, I love both Bee and Puppycat and Lilo and Stitch, so take that with a grain of salt if you feel it's necessary).
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Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #2 (Valiant) - Funnily enough, I ran across an old issue of the original Dr. Mirage in one of our ten-cent bins at the comic store, and I'm happy to report that this new incarnation, with Dr. Mirage as Hwen Dong Fong's wife, Shan Fong, is so much better. She's powerful and determined, and like Katya from The Names, she's a POC. Plus, this title is a first for Valiant Comics: not only is its main character female, but the lead writer (Jen Van Meter) also happens to be of the lady persuasion. I mean, it's about damn time, but yay!
Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring #1 (Archaia) - I absolutely loved Fraggle Rock as a kid, and you know what? I'm not ashamed to say that I have the whole first season on DVD. It's such a sweet show, and whenever Three and I have a kid, Fraggle Rock is going to be a major part of his or her childhood. Plus, Archaia, a sub-company of Boom!, has already done an incredible job with the other Jim Henson title (that I will be purchasing, thank you very much), Storyteller, so I have no doubt that this comic will be excellent.
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Hawkeye #21 (Marvel) - I'm late getting into this series - my favorite issue so far is the one from Hawkeye's dog's perspective - and it pains me to know that the last issue will be for next month. I feel like when I discovered that the sandalwood and fig fragrance by Bath & Body Works was being discontinued: why in the hell did I wait so long??? Unlike a perfume, though, I can always buy trade paperbacks, to be enjoyed time and time again. Last month, I fell in love with Kate Bishop and her cocky attitude, and I'm curious as to how this series will culminate.
Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1 (Marvel) - While I love me some Deadpool, I've felt that he's been a tad bit overexposed the past few years. Sure, he's got die-hard fans (what comic character doesn't?), but that doesn't mean that he should get a movie or a bazillion different titles with his name emblazoned on them. Despite not being absolutely perfect - Deadpool referencing 50 Cent was eyeroll worthy, for instance - I'll probably stick around for the run to complete. It's a short series, after all.
Imperial #3 (Image) - I'm thinking that this is going to be the last time that Imperial is on my pull list. The only character that I really like is Mark's fiancee, Katie, and the last issue had her bursting into tears (WOMEN, AMIRITE? THEY HAZ TEH IMOSHUNS) in one panel and being completely logical and without tears in the next. I'm sad to say that this series is kind of boring, although I get the feeling that they were inspired by the much better Hawkeye. Oh, well. Image can't win them all.
Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year 3 #1 (DC) - I haven't read any of the other arcs in the Injustice series, and pretty much the only reason that I'm picking this one up is because it has Batman teaming up with Constantine to fight a dictatorial Superman. That just sounds freaking cool.
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