Light Week? Try DARK AVENGERS #175, FURY MAX #3, or DIAL H #2

“The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All comics depends upon it”

Ron says try…

Dark Avengers #175

By Jeff Parker & Declan Shalvey

Aww you pissed that Marvel is changing Thunderbolts to Dark Avengers? Get over it.  You think they don’t have a plan? And this isn’t part of a larger story? You think a title called Dark Avengers is actually going to stick? Because the last one went for so long, right? You think this is the first time Thunderbolts has been shoved aside? It’s not.  Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey  and Kev Walker have given us one of the most consistently good books at Marvel in the past year or so. I have no doubt this book will continue to be excellent, no matter what’s on the cover.


Josh says try…

Fury MAX #3

By Garth Ennis & Goran Parlov

Yes, it’s the third issue, but what I’m saying is, GUYS, GUYS, this is the stuff right here. It’s the Quiet American meets Nick Fury! Why isn’t anyone as excited about this as I am? What if I told you there’s nudity and swearing and ex Nazis? GUYS!

I really liked the first 2 issues is what I’m saying. A lot. GUYS!


Conor says try…

Dial H #2

By China Mieville & Mateus Santolouco

Did you read the first issue? It. Was. Awesome. A reluctant hero finds a weird telephone booth and every time he dials the word “HERO” he emerges as a different, random superhero! Look at that Brian Bolland cover! Those could all be him! Seriously, if this book had come out in the first wave of The New 52 it would have been one of the most talked about of the month. It’s wacky and inventive and that first issue was tons of fun.


  1. Glad you finally got to read Fury Max Josh!

    As for Dial H, if I am a fan of the comedic elements in books like CHEW and Wolverine and the X-men, would It be recommend I jump on board?

    • No, I love those books and didn’t find dial h to share in that light hearted comedy. Thats not to say I don’t recommend dial h, I enjoyed the first issue it is just much darker and mysterious than the two books you’ve mentioned.

    • Thanks, i may still check it out if my shop has issue 1 still.

  2. Fury MAX has been an absolute blast. Even if it isn’t a light week, if you like action adventure books, definitely pick this one up.

  3. Glad to see love for Parker’s run on Thunderbolts. I only came across it during Shadowland [I know, I know] but it was so much fun I stuck with it and have loved it ever since. A perfect team dynamic and I’m sure the Dark Avengers period will be handled brilliantly too.

    Would love to see Parker on one of the main Avengers or X-Men books, I think he’d kill it.

  4. i LOVE Fury MAX! I just love Nick Fury in the MAX universe period.

  5. That first issue of Dial H was amazing and totally inventive. Definitely looking forward to tomorrow’s books!

  6. I might have to get Dial H!

  7. I agree with you guys, I’m already getting all of these titles.

  8. On Dark Avengers thats a cool cover with the Thunderbolts logo crushing at the bottom, and hope your right about all the up they’re sleeve and hidden agenda, pushed aside before stuff because its true and most likely cause the Thunderbolts are a way cooler title than stupid Dark Avengers. I see Skaar and have no idea who the spider clone or evil Thor are but think Siege would’ve been a hell of a lot more satisfying had they just let someone kill Norman Osborn after all that, like Deadpool outta left field w the sniper shot, done with! Sometimes finality brings great change and closure, not to mention a climax that never happened, we’d still have the Hobgoblin and his son Harry anyway, Green Goblins been around long enough and one of the only characters to successfully kill off a character and her stay dead (Gwen Stacy, if ya don’t know) and only seems fair the favors returned, many years later or not, however, its been a long time coming.

  9. Have Fury Max 1 & 2 but haven’t read em yet and Dial H is a great concept, never read the old run but might jump on this one.

  10. Fury Max better be ongoing because its too great to end!

  11. On thunderbolts: the fact that they have a plan in some larger marvel scheme is what scares me. Removing this book from the regular marvel u was one of the things that made it so good. Great creative team, but soooo sick of dark avengers being forced upon us… C’mon, it’s EVIL spider-man- how cool is that?

  12. One of the great things about Thunderbolts is the constantly changing roster.

    Parker, Shalvey and Walker have been absolutely killing it on this title.

    I read the 24 issues leading up to this in four days.

    I’m hoping for continued greatness.

    Already getting Fury MAX because Ennis on unleashed Fury sounds just about right.

    Will definitely consider Dial H for Hero because I always like the concept.

    It’s like Ben10 only more like Ben Random Infinity.

    Some of the crusty old classic unused DC characters have really great promise, while other are just really cool schlock fun. Seems like a hoot.

  13. So how long will Fury Max be?