Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando, Florida, writes:
Hey Fandom! This week Image gave us some new hotness, DC had lots of Bat books, and Marvel Original Sins tie in.
Warren Ellis‘ Trees #1 is a speculative fiction post apocalyptic story set ten years from now after we were invaded by tree-like structures that don’t even view us as intelligent life. And in the wake of these invasive tree terrorists it appears that many people lost their minds anyway. C.O.W.L. by Kyle Higgins is about organized crime fighters in Chicago. It’s like if organized labor had powers to fight organized crime, and is told with a wide scope and cast much like The Wire. Oh, and I highly recommend it. Jason Aaron’s Southern Bastards #2 is here (along with a new printing of #1), and I’m loving the southern fried small town crime noir. Remender’s Black Science volume one is $9.99 for six issues of story! It’s like science as a dirty guilty pleasure, except anarchist scientists don’t feel guilt. And there’s that brilliantly executed Chew/Revival crossover one-shot (that I forget to review until the end of the video).
At DC we got Zero Year Batman, Batman Eternal, Nightwing’s finale, and Tim and Batman Beyond in Futures End. Flash gives us more of Wally West, The Fastest Man of The Future. And there’s a double shot of Guy Gardner by Charles Soule in his first Red Lanterns collection and a new issue.
Original Sin sends the Avengers five decades into their future (10 times farther than DC), as they face the consequences of their actions. Deadpool is a Dazzler fan like me, that’s not a sin. Inhuman #2 is finally here, and it’s good, but most of the excitement I had for this book after Infinity has fizzled out. It’s hard to have a book that contains a sense of urgency in the content when it’s so late in real time, and the shared universe goes on without this new piece to its puzzle. Or maybe it’s just me.