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My Comics Pick of The Week: Chris Tresson

Hey there Nerds!

Here’s my personal picks for comics coming out July 25th. I’ve also thrown in a “Wildcard” pick, “Trade/hardcover/graphic novel” pick and a pick for comic related merchandise out this week. So without further ado, let’s get to it!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12
By Tom Waltz, Dan Duncan and Kevin Eastman
Published by IDW Publishing

In This Issue…

Everything has been leading to this issue- the nail-biting conclusion to the Turtles’ first fight with the Foot! Overwhelmed, outnumbered, injured, and running on fumes, the TMNT family is in for the battle of their lives. Will everyone survive? The end to the first year of IDW Turtles finishes big! Don’t miss it!

Reason for this pick:

I read the last issue, and I’ve got a good feeling about this one. I also like Ninja Turtles…

 

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The Goon #40
By Eric Powell
Published by Dark Horse Comics

In This Issue…

Back in his teenage days when Prohibition was going on, Goon used to hot-rod moonshine past the law for fun and profit. That is, until he ran into a gang of gearhead rockabilly ghouls out for blood!

Reason for this pick:

As a comic book reviewer, you get to see publisher’s comics before they come out… What I’m trying to say, is that I’ve read it already and it’s well worth picking up. Scout’s honor.

 

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Deadpool #58
By Daniel Way, Salvador Espin and Dave Johnson
Published by Marvel Comics

In This Issue…

Part one of ‘BLACKLISTED!’ Deadpool vs. classic ‘Pool persecutor, BLACK BOX!

Reason for this pick:

The start of a new story arc makes for the perfect jumping on point for new readers. Plus it’s Deadpool. Everyone likes Deadpool.

 

 

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NUMBER TWO

Green Lantern #11
By Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke
Published by DC Comics

In This Issue…

‘The Revenge of Black Hand’ starts now! This arc promises the most shocking conclusion of any of GEOFF JOHNS’S entire GREEN LANTERN run!

Reason for picking it:

Look at what’s going on in this issue!

 

 

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NUMBER ONE

Batman Incorporated #3
By Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham
Published by DC Comics

In This Issue…

The DC COMIC – THE NEW 52 debut of…MATCHES MALONE?? Batman is hot on the trail of whoever is trying to kill Damian – and he’s not going to like what he finds!

Reason for This Pick:

Absolutely loved the first series of Batman, Inc. and the first two issues of this series have been awesome so far. I’m also a massive fan of Grant Morrison and Batman, so whenever there’s a Batman title Grant Morrison is writing, I will be reading it!

 

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WILDCARD COMIC PICK

X-treme X-Men #1
By Greg Pak, Stephen Segovia and Julian Totino Tedesco
Published by Marvel Comics

In This Issue…

Spinning out of the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN! Travel the multiverse with Captain Howlett, Kid Nightcrawler, and Emmeline Frost! Which X-Men will be lost between dimensions…with no guaranteed way home?

Reason for This Pick:

It looks like it could go either way with the launch of this new title, it seems interesting enough, but I’ve been wrong about titles before. I’m fairly confident in Greg Pak’s story telling ability, but not too sure what the demand for this title will be like. Buy it at your own peril!

 

TRADE, HARDCOVER OR GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE WEEK

20120720-072218.jpgDaredevil by Mark Waid Vol.1 TPB
By Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera

Published by Marvel Comics

About the trade:

It’s a fresh start for the Man Without Fear, with the all-star creative team of writer Mark Waid (CAPTAIN AMERICA) and artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) at the helm! Matt Murdock is back in New York, but not everyone is happy to see him. Hoping to resuscitate his law practice, he takes on a police-brutality case – but someone is trying to silence the victim. While Murdock struggles in court, Daredevil hits the streets as Klaw, master of sound, makes his deadly return! Then, the blind literally lead the blind as a visually impaired client targeted for assassination holds the key to a global conspiracy perpetrated by some familiar foes. Can Daredevil protect the young man long enough to bring down an international criminal organization, or will their deadly enforcer get to him first? Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #1-6.

Reason for this pick:

I bloody loved it. Waid has taken away all the grittiness and darkness from the character and what we’ve been left with is pure comic book gold. This trade collects the first six issues of a title I’ve sincerely enjoyed reading and continue to read. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Daredevil in a while, this is a great opportunity for you to get back into the man without fear. Super heroics at their finest, courtesy of the phenomenal writing of Mark Waid and the marvelous art of Paolo Rivera.

 

NERD MERCH PICK OF THE WEEK

20120720-072154.jpgThe “Red Hulk Bank Bust”
From Marvel

Product description:

As a young man, Thaddeus Ross enlisted in the military and received his nickname ‘Thunderbolt’ from his troops because he ‘struck like a thunderbolt.’ Now he has become the very thing he hated most in life. After chasing Bruce Banner as the Green Hulk for years and becoming obsessed with the Gamma technology that made him that way, Ross has become the Red Hulk. This Red Hulk Bust Bank is a highly detailed sculpt of the red rampager that stands 7” tall and can be used either as a bank or as a unique display piece for your home or office.

Reason for This Pick:

Looks cool and holds your cash for you. Who wouldn’t like Red Hulk watching their money??

Well… There you have it. My comic picks for 25th July. I hope I’ve influenced you in someway and I hope you enjoy new comics day!

Until next time,

Keep it Nerd!

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Chris Tresson

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