The Longbox Short-List - Week of March 11, 2015

FTC Statement: Reviewers are frequently provided by the publisher/production company with a copy of the material being reviewed.The opinions published are solely those of the respective reviewers and may not reflect the opinions of or its management.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. (This is a legal requirement, as apparently some sites advertise for Amazon for free. Yes, that's sarcasm.)

Welcome back to Critical Blast’s 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

Guardians Team-Up #2 - I almost didn't even pick up the first issue of this, and it was the last comic I read this week.  I just didn't see the need for another Guardians series.  But I like the characters, so I figured I would give it a shot anyway.  I am glad I did.  It ended up being the best comic I read last week.  The Guardians and Avengers characters were all really well done, and it made for a very entertaining comic.  I ended up laughing loudly several times throughout this issue.

Vampirella #10 - I actually had never read a Vampirella comic before, but Dynamite sent me over a trade of the first 6 issues and issue 10 to check out.  I read the trade and loved it so much I immediately bought 7, 8, and 9 so I could be caught up.  I have already read issue 10, and even as a new Vampirelle reader, the ending was pretty exciting.  I think veteran Vampirella fans will really be surprised!

Justice League United #10 - Long Live the Legion (LLTL)!  Jeff Lemire has done a great job with the Legion of Superheroes in the last few issues.  They really need to give him a Legion book immediately!!

Detective Comics Endgame #1 - I actually would have preferred Endgame stay a little more centralized in Batman.  Death of the Family and Zero Year kind of became a mess when other titles and other writers got involved.  Endgame has been great so far, presenting us with some crazy ideas about what the Joker is, and I will probably pick this up.

Spawn Resurrection #1 - I like Spawn a lot and I'm glad Al Simmons is back.  It's kind of strange that the new creative team isn't doing this issue, but I still am looking forward to this.

Bill And Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1 - I have no idea if this comic is a good idea or not, but I will definitely check it out.  Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is a true classic and a major part of my childhood.  

Howard the Duck #1 - Like Bill and Ted, this is a "why not" book for me.  Again, I have no idea if this comic is going to be any good, but I  plan on giving it a fair shot.

Sonic Boom #5 - My daughter's favorite comic!  Sonic Boom is a bit goofy, but a lot of fun.  Best all ages comic out there in my opinion.

Spider-Man 2099 #10 - Last issue was huge with Spider-Man 2099 finding himself facing off against Maestro.  And the return of Strange 2099!  Easily one of Marvel's best books.  It might be the best Spider-title right now, and that is saying a lot because all the Spider-titles have been good lately.

Ninjak #1 - Ninjak is a character that I've always thought should be so much cooler than he's actually been done.  He typically works better as a guest-star, kind of like Wolverine.  But, I will still give this book a try.  Valiant hasn't released a bad comic yet!

Spider-Man And The X-Men #4 - I thought this book got off to a rough start, but it's really bounced back after the first issue.  I really enjoyed the last few issues featuring Mojo teamed up with the Chameleon.  

Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #11, Silver Surfer #10 and Ms Marvel #13 - These three books are still basically my three favorite Marvel titles.  I have basically run out of good things to say about them, but they still deserve your attention!  

Postal #2 - The first issue of this series was completely nuts!  I have no idea if this book is sustainable, but it is damn good!  Another terrific IMage series!