Light Week? Try Thanos Imperative: Ignition and G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds

Sometimes you look down at that pull list that you just made and you realize there aren't many books on it and that you've got a light week! And that just won't do! You can't go all the way down to the comic book store for just a handful of books. It's at times like these that you need some suggestions on new comics to try. Well, luckily, we're here for you.


Ron says try:

Thanos Imperative #1

Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1

By Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Brad Walker

For the last few years there has been a single constant in comic books for me, and that's if Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are writing it, there's a really good chance that I'm going to enjoy it.  Time and time again with Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the numerous events they've been weaving featuring the Inhumans, Kree and other cosmic characters have been nothing but a blast to read.  Abnett and Lanning have kickstared the Marvel Cosmic area of the universe to a must read.  And now, with Thanos returning and shaking everything up, it's going to be sci-fi filled summer blockbuster, and this is where it all starts.


Conor says try:

G.I. Joe Hearts and Minds #1

G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds #1

By Max Brooks, Howard Chaykin & Antonio Fuso

IDW has been killing it with their line of G.I. Joe books and this latest offering from novelist Max Brooks, the legendary Howard Chaykin, and the kick ass artist of G.I. Joe: Cobra Antonio Fuso looks to be no exception. This premiere issue features a Major Bludd story (drawn by Chaykin) and a Spirit story (drawn by Fuso), and if you read the preview we put up a while back you know that this is probably going to be great.


  1. So I have not been reading any of the Marvel Cosmic stuff, but have been planning to get to the start of DNA’s Nova run eventually.  If I pick up Thanos Imperative, am I a)going to be able to follow it and b)going to significantly reduce my enjoyment for the earlier Nova stuff when I get around to it?  In any event, I really dig this feature, even though I rarely have light weeks I almost always try something new based on these suggestions.  I’ll try out the GI Joe book and possibly Thanos as well.

  2. I think I’ll have both please.  Can’t wait:)

  3. I’d definetly pick up the new Thanos mini if it was a dollar cheaper or had more pages. 

  4. That Thanos cover makes me wish it was a movie poster!

  5. So having done my pull list I have to wonder just how many people actually have an anemic pull list this week…that said however, I really do like the look of the Joe series.  I love, love, love me some Chaykin, but might trade wait as it’s a mini.

  6. @mrlogical

    I think Abnett & Lanning have done a pretty good job of making the "events" fairly individualized, so you certainly won’t spoil the previous ones by reading this one, would be my guess.  And they’ve also been pretty good about catching the reader up, so though there might be a little bit of a learning curve, they’ll catch you up quickly.

  7. has anybody read DnA’s Authority? any good?

  8. Definitely picking up the Thanos Imperative One Shot.