The Longbox Short-List - Week of April 15, 2015

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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

Fox #1 - Black Hood has been excellent, and The Fox has an extra bonus of being written by Mark Waid. So this is definitely my early pick for book of the week...though there is a lot of competition.


Sabrina #2 - Not a Hoax!  Not a dream!  Archie's disturbing reimagining of Sabrina The Teenage Witch is finally getting a second issue.  They really should have put more of these issues in the done bin before they started the series, but I loved the first issue and will definitely buy it no matter what.

Archie Vs Predator #1 - I laugh every time I think about the fact they are doing this book.  I'm definitely reminded of Archie Meets Punisher from like 20 years ago.  Poor Archie...that guy has a rough existence...

Tithe #1 - The concept for this book sounds awesome, "Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates."  Sounds like another winner for Image.

Chrononauts #2 - I did think the first issue of this book was missing something, but I still enjoyed the concept and am willing to give it another shot.  If nothing else, I always love time travel stories.

Thor #7 - This issue promises to finally let us know who's this mysterious women who's called herself Thor.  I am actually glad they are getting that out of the way. I've enjoyed the character, but too much of the last few issues have been about other characters investigating her.  I want to see more of New Thor, not everyone else asking questions about her.

Ms. Marvel #14 - Always one of my favorite Marvel books.  Books like Howard the Duck and Ms Marvel remind me exactly why I love comics and love writing about them so much.  Just about the most fun comic I've ever read.

Bloodshot Reborn #1 - Bloodshot died a pretty horrible death during The Valiant, but they are wasting no time bringing him back.  I have been avoiding spoilers about this book, so I'm not even sure it's the same guy.  Can't wait to find out!

Convergence - I didn't really love issues 0 or 1, but the tie ins were all pretty good.  The ones I am most looking forward to this week are Man of Steel (STEEL IS BACK), Shadow of the Bat (LARRY HAMA WRITES AZRAEL), Matrix (always loved PAD's Supergirl run), Green Arrow (CONNOR HAWKE IS BACK!), and Suicide Squad.  The 90's were really when I became a DC fan, and I'm glad to see a lot of these long forgotten characters making a come back.

Legendary Star-Lord #11 - Black Vortex is approaching the finish line.  This crossover has been strange at times, but I've mostly enjoyed it, and I'm curious to see how it all wraps up.