The Longbox Short-List - Week of August 29, 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


  • WALK THROUGH HELL #4 – I just realized that I completely missed issue 3. I think at some point I started to confuse WALK THROUGH HELL, which I really enjoy, with HER INFERNAL DESCENT, which I do not. This has been a wild crazy story by Garth Ennis and is definitely worth checking out.
  • CATWOMAN/TWEETY/SYLVESTER, HARLEY QUINN/GOSSAMER, JOKER/DAFFY DUCK, and LEX LUTHOR/PORKY PIG – Another set of DC and Looney Tunes crossovers. The first batch were real clever so I will be picking these up. Even if the cover to LEX LUTHOR/PORKY PIG continues to be the creepiest thing I have ever seen in comics.
  • MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SHATTERED GRID #1 – They have been building to this since the beginning of the Boom’s POWER RANGERS series. This has been an incredible build up, and I have no idea how one issue can wrap all of this up. Kyle Higgins has a huge task at hand, but I suspect he is more than up for the task.
  • SCARLET #1 – Bendis is bringing a lot of his creator-owned books over to DC with him. I actually have never read SCARLET. Hopefully this new series is easily accessible to new readers, because the concept really intrigues me “SCARLET tells the story of a woman whose life has been ripped apart by police corruption. When she pushes back, she starts a chain reaction of events that will bring about the next American Revolution.”
  • MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #9 – I would think this is leading to the return of FANTASTIC FOUR in the coming weeks, but there has been no real explanation how the two series are tied together yet. However it works Marvel has really piqued my interest on this one.
  • EXTERMINATION #2 – The end of the original X-Men continues. Last issue we found out that a young version of Cable is hunting the original X-Men. Last issue he even killed older Cable. Lots of craziness here.
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE DEAD ENDS #1 – It kind of felt like the HUNT FOR WOLVERINE mini-series were all just breadcrumbs. The series were all enjoyable, but they didn’t feel that they achieved all that much. Well, we did get original Psylocke back, but I can’t imagine that impacts too many readers since Psylocke hasn’t been British is like 25 years…
  • Beyonders #1
  • Bone Parish #2
  • Batgirl #26
  • Batgirl Annual #2
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual #2
  • Silencer Annual #1
  • Uncle Scrooge #39
  • Daredevil Annual #1
  • Edge Of Spider-Geddon #2 (Of 4)
  • Exiles #7, $3.99
  • Moon Knight #198
  • Ms. Marvel #33
  • New Mutants Dead Souls #6 (Of 6)
  • Runaways #12
  • Star Wars Lando Double Or Nothing #4 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron Annual #2
  • X-23 #3
  • X-Men Grand Design Second Genesis #2 (Of 2)
  • X-O Manowar #18