I always believed it was the things you don’t choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your comics. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they’d accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to His children. “You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.”

Ron says try…

Ghost #1

By Kelly Sue DeConnick & Phil Noto

There may be a whole generation who never have heard of Ghost before and may not remember the character from it’s hey day in the 1990s, but now today, they can be introduced for the first time with a top notch creative team.  Kelly Sue DeConnick teams up with Phil Noto, who’s been an art machine of late, to kick off this ongoing series on the right foot.


Josh says try…

Captain America #19

By Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting

Well here it is. For the final issue of Ed Brubaker’s monumental run on Captain America, he’s teamed up with Steve Epting, who basically reinvented himself as an artist starting way back when this whole thing started. The numbers and titles have changed, but this is the last hurrah, and the old gang are back together, and these two creators doing this characters are one of the high water marks of superhero comics in the last decade. I’m on board.


Conor says try…

Punisher: War Zone #1

By Greg Rucka, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Matt Hollingsworth, & Joe Caramagna

Greg Rucka is one of my favorite writers and his run on The Punisher ended up being gripping, action packed, and emotionally interesting. As sad as I am to see Rucka go, I’m glad that he got to tell what seemed to be a complete story. And now, Rucka winds up his run on the character with this final five issue mini-series that purports to pit Frank Castle against The Avengers. This should be lots of fun and I’m sure you can jump right in without having read the previous series.


  1. punisher vs avengers should be one panel. glad ruckas punisher is ending. as a punisher fan since mike zeck epic mini. i went into ruckas punisher hype. but all i got was a dull 15 issue lady punisher story. i look forward to thunderbolts by way and Dillon. at least that may be more my punisher.

  2. I guess I ordered Punisher: War Zone. I hope Rucka goes with an interesting twist for this mini instead of the old “Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe” thing.

    I’d love to see the Punisher on a cosmic scale – fish out of water – kinda thing – eXiles or something.

    • space punisher by frank terri and mark textieria may be up your alley

    • Oh snap – forgot about Space Punisher – and I didn’t order that one because I thought it looked ridiculous.

    • The Avengers are coming to get Frank for his vigilante ways once and for all and bet thats why he’s a Thunderbolt in the near future, forced to be one for his crimes but he can still punish, sanctioned by whoever is gonna run the bolts this time.

  3. Dang Frank, I know those other 4 can be jerks, but what did Peter Parker ever do to you??!?!?

  4. Parri (@pazzatron) says:

    Noto on interiors? That got passed me. Picking up Ghost on that basis alone.
    Punisher: War Zone looks fun. Not read any other Punisher but will give it a go.

  5. I read Ghost #0 and though the art was good, I was just really unimpressed with the final product. Neither creator in top form, I think. Is #1 any better?

  6. Definitely grabing War Zone. Can anyone tell me if this most recent volume of Cap was worth reading? I’ve got the impression its more standard superhero stuff as opposed to Bru’s cool espionage work in the previous volume.

  7. Three good picks.

    Rucka’s PUNISHER actually made me WANT to read a Punisher book — and that’s saying something. Great series, and while I’m sad it’s going, I’m glad he gets to end his run on what seem to be his terms — or at the very least follow the story to a logical conclusion. War Zone seems to be the inevitable conflict that he was slowly heading toward from the start.

    I always liked the concept of GHOST, but the previous series were flawed, and I never stuck around. I picked up GHOST #0 on a whim, and I really liked what Kelly Sue laid out. Gonna check this out.

    I’m tempted to pick up Brubaker’s last issue of Cap just to say goodbye. I had dropped it awhile back, feeling it had run its course, but… damn we had some good times, didn’t we? 😉