The Longbox Short-List - Week of August 1, 2018

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Welcome back to Critical Blast’s long-running weekly look at what new comics you should check out each week.   Just a warning, I make these picks pretty much a week BEFORE I actually get to read any of these comics, so if something is a stinker, I take no blame on that.  Let's get to it!

Comics shipping this week


  • BATMAN #52 – To anyone who dropped BATMAN after issue 50, you are really missing out. Issue 51 features Bruce Wayne on jury duty. I know that sounds like it could be dull, but it was just an incredible comic dealing with the ramifications of everything that went down in issue 50. I am sorry if you are disappointed the story didn’t go exactly how you wanted, but don’t spite yourself by missing this excellent ongoing story.
  • IMMORTAL HULK #4 – Al Ewing has been brilliant on this series. Reframing the Hulk in more of a horror comic setting has been an inspired choice. This is just one of my favorite comics!
  • ADVENTURES OF SUPER SONS #1 – So glad this book didn’t remain “cancelled” for all that long. I love the combination of Damian Wayne and Jonathan Kent. A lot of people were worried that DC was going to get rid of Jonathan, but it seems he will be around for the long haul, and that is a very good thing.
  • INFINITY WARS #1 – I mentioned last week that my biggest problem with INFINITY COUNTDOWN is that it just seemed uncertain what it wanted to be. I grew up on Thanos and the Infinity Gems, so I am picking this book out of curiosity, but so far it’s just been an okay event that hasn’t really won me over.
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 – To be honest, I found Ta-Nehisi Coates’ work on BLACK PANTHER extremely boring, so I had considered just skipping his run on CAPTAIN AMERICA. But I had been reading CAP pretty consistently since Brubaker’s run, so I figured I would give the first issue a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. This is some great CAPTAIN AMERICA here!
  • Dark Ark #9
  • Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #12
  • Green Arrow #43
  • Green Lanterns #52
  • Justice League #5
  • Mister Miracle #10 (Of 12)
  • Bloodstrike #24
  • Spawn #288
  • Ant-Man And The Wasp #4 (Of 5)
  • Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #22
  • Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars #52
  • Weapon X #21