Welcome to GeekMom Comic Book Corner – New Releases this Week
Are you a newbie to comic books and don’t know where to start? How about a veteran looking for new reads or an interesting conversation? Every Wednesday, some of the GeekMom writers will be posting up about the comic book world. We will be writing about everything from DC to Marvel, graphic novels to Manga.
Now on with the show…
New Releases for the week of March 7th: Corrina
The week can’t go by without pointing to DC Comics’ new, shiny website. What I like most is that it seems to provide more information in a less busy way. Digital comics are clearly marked, there’s a nice slideshow on top, and a quick navigation bar and it’s great that the “We Can Be Heroes” project for the horn of Africa is so prominent.
Green Arrow #7 deserves mention with the debut of the new creative team of Ann Nocenti and artist Harvey Tolibao.
Those wanting to check out a Marvel title yet are unsure where to start could try Avengers Academy #27 which features The Runaways, a teenage team who banded together because their parents are super villains.
New Releases for March 7th – Dakster Sullivan
I love Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Why? Because Tuesday is the day the previews of the latest comic books are released and Wednesdays they are finally released. I decide what to buy on Tuesday and then Wednesday it’s time to support my local comic book store.
This week I am no less excited seeing some of the interesting titles coming to a comic book store near me. My favorite on the list is Justice League International #7. The past few issues the team has been in formation and dealing with a major villain, Peraxxus, all at the same time. In issue #6 they were finally able to relax a little and finally embrace being a team. The cliffhanger at the end left me speechless. I look forward to seeing how the team is now after such a blast during what should have been a happy moment for them all.
Another one on the list that has my attention (and I am sure my 6-year-old son) is the new Toy Story four-part series. It’s nice to see a kid-friendly book on the list. Looks like I have another one to add to the shopping list.
Recommended Comics from Cathe Post
As a kid, I had a special distaste in my heart for reading. One of the few things my parents could get me to read at night was…errrrr….the Garfield strip collections. There. I admitted it. It’s like a dirty little secret I’ve been holding in. Thankfully, there are now many more comic book options for early readers to get their geeky little hands on.
My currents picks are the new releases from Toon Books. Chick & Chickie Play All Day! is a level 1 (grade K-1) comic book featuring the letter “A” and all of the sounds it can make as the two chicks play with, and terrorize, their playmate. The book is cleverly written and very cute.
Zig and Wikki in The Cow is a level 3 comic book (grade 2-3) story following two alien friends, Zig and Wikki, as they learn all sorts of scientific facts about farms. Along the way, the two characters also learn valuable lessons in friendship. I have read several of the Toon Books, and this one might be my favorite. It has something for everyone. Aliens, friendship, bright colors, animals, science, and a really cute story.
Both of these titles are available on Amazon for under $10 and are an excellent way to get your child excited about reading. You can also find other Toon Book titles on Amazon or on the Toon Book site itself.
Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books from DC and Marvel:
Action Comics #7
Animal Man #7
Batman: Birth Of Demon Trade Paperback
Beyond The Fringe #1
Dc Universe Online Legends #25 of 26
Detective Comics #7
Flashpoint Trade Paperback
Gotham City Sirens Trade Paperback Vol. 4
Green Arrow #7
Hawk And Dove #7
Huntress #6 of 6
Justice League International #7
Men Of War #7
Night Force #1 of 6
Red Lanterns #7
Static Shock #7
Superman Last Stand Trade Paperback Vol. 2
Supernatural #6 of 6
Swamp Thing #7
Sweet Tooth #31
Wonder Woman Odyssey Hard Cover Vol. 2
Age Of Apocalypse #1
Amazing Spider-Man #681
Astonishing Thor Trade Paperback
Avengers Academy #27
Avengers Children’s #9 of 9
Fi Avengers Academy Premium Hard Cover
Fi Fearless #10 of 12
Fi Invincible Iron Man Hard Cover
Marvel Previews 2012 Extras
Marvels Avengers Prelude #1
Thor Deviants Saga #5 of 5
Toy Story #1 of 4
Uc Spider-Man #8
Uncanny X-Men #8
Villains For Hire #4 of 4
Winter Soldier #3
Wolverine X-Men Alpha #3 of 5
X-Club #4 of 5
Dakster Sullivan is an all-around technology and comic book geek. When she's not at the office being the Network Administrator, she's hanging out with her Minecraft obsessed 8-year old son and magician husband. On the weekends, she enjoys cosplaying for charity with the 501st and Rebel Legion costuming groups. Check her out on Twitter @Dak903