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Every week is a great week for comics, but I’m especially excited about the release of Tomb Raider this week!
With Gail Simone writing this legendary heroine, I honestly can’t see how anything could go wrong. For once I am confident that Lara Croft is in good hands.
The second pick of this week, is a book about a lady who could hold her own against Lara – Lois Lane!
The one-shot, Superman Lois Lane #1, comes out tomorrow from the mind of Marguerite Bennett. If you’re unfamiliar with Lois Lane through the years, DC Women Kicking Ass did a great history of the character here and an interview with Marguerite Bennet about the issue here. As someone who rarely (never) reads DC, Lois and Bennet are enough to draw me back in.
The leading ladies of Rat Queens are back this week in #5, with a party even larger than the troll they must defeat.
The final battle approaches – and afterwards? A giant party. Will the party be less destructive than the battle? You’ll have to read to find out.
Gamora and Jean Gray are tearing it up on the cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #12. This issue teases a return of an old ally, and the more the merrier with this group of weirdos.
This week also heralds the return of Wake, with issue 6. The story jumps 200 years into the very wet future, with the mysterious Leeward at the forefront. This comic absolutely blew me away last year – definitely in my top 10. This is a great jumping on point for newbies, and a long-awaited issue for fans like me.
Wednesday heralds the last issue of the Princeless Encore edition, and something you desperately need to read. Action Lab has promised us more of Princeless in the upcoming year, and I just can’t praise this title enough.
Okay, so if you’re tired of looking at women on the covers of your comics, here’s some issues with a few dudes.
Ghostbusters #13 begins the “Mass Hysteria” storyline that heralds the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. Though the real world lost a ghostbuster this week (R.I.P. Harold Ramis), the fictional version continues. Fill the Egon sized hole in your heart with this issue, and eat a twinkie while you’re at it.
If you’ve been down a toy aisle recently, you’ll know that there’s a lot of TMNT fans out there. Despite my love for the property, I didn’t start reading this series until #29 – when Ross Campbell started drawing the turtles. Campbell makes me want to scoop all the turtles up and give them a hug, which goes along appropriately with the current story arc. #29 was a great jumping on point for new people, and this issue is worth it just for Campbell’s art.
I had decided not to read this title because of all the hype. I begrudgingly picked it up last week at my LCS because it was a light week and I needed some reading material. It’s so stupidly great. The colors of this title are just amazing, and adding Remender’s writing on top of that makes this title deserving of the hype.
That’s it for this week! Let me know if you think I missed something great in the comments.