As I devote more time and energy (and, ideally, money) to growing the OpenDoor Comics online presence, one of the steps I mentioned I would be taking is engaging in more blogging.
Towards that end, though I must admit that I’m not that much of a fan of “theme” posts in general, today I’m launching Weigh In Wednesdays!
What are Weigh In Wednesdays? As any true lover of comics knows, Wednesday is the best day of the week because it’s New Comics Day.
Every Wednesday, in this space, I will provide a list and brief descriptiong of the new comics I picked up on the greatest of all days.
You, dear reader, can then weigh in on which comic you would like me to write about in a follow-up post on Spotlight Sundays.
In the future, I may build in some sort of voting function, but for this inaugural post you can vote by leaving a comment, or by dropping a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If no one votes, or there is no clear winner, I’ll simply make a selection on my own.
Also, if one of the selected books is a larger collection of multiple books in a single volume or a lengthy original graphic novel, it’s possible that I may not finish reading in time to write up by the following Sunday, in which case I’ll post a Sunday Spotlight focusing on a single-issue runner-up, and then make a bonus Spotlight post for the winner at a later date.
Ready to go?
Okay, in no particular order, we have:
The Sandman Oversize Special #1 (DC Comics)
Somewhere between Heaven and Earth, in a realm beyond our understanding of Time and Space, exists the domain of a legendary and immortal being. The secrets of all men are his to know, for he is privy to that which they seek to hide – that which is revealed only in their dreams, for he is…The Sandman!
Part of DC’s ongoing celebration of what would have been Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th year on Earth, this comic features a new story starring Kirby’s Sandman, “Presented with Honor, Gratitude and Affection” by Dan Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Madpencil, Willie Schubert, Paul Pope, and Loverin Kindzierski. The comic also features a classic bonus Kirby story.
The Mighty Thor #22 (Marvel)
A Fistful of Brimstone
Malekith and his allies are waging war across the Ten Realms. They ravaged Alfheim, Home of the Light Elves, and then followed the refugees to Nidavellir, the land of the Dwarves. There, Muspelheim soldiers bombed the refugee camps, killing hundreds – including a group of children that Volstagg had placed under his protection.
The traumatized Volstagg emerged from the flames a new man. And the hammer of the Ultimate Thor, left on old Asgard after its bearer’s death, heard his call for vengeance.
The War Thor has risen.
The War Thor stormed to Muspelheim to find the Queen of Cinders and deliver his wrath. But Thor is not far behind: though the Odinson has begged her to stop – now knowing her true identity, and that her every transformation brings her closer to death – Jane persist in refusing Asgardian medicine. And Mjolnir tells her of trouble in the realms…
Jason Aaron (Writer), Russel Dauterman and Valerio Schitti (Artists)
Super Sons #7 (DC Comics)
Planet of the Capes Part 2: The Kids Are All Fight
After a disastrous battle leaves Robin prematurely elderly, the Teen Titans turn to Jon “Superboy” Kent for hep, even though he’s not yet a teen.
Peter Tomasi (Writer), Jorge Jimenez (Artist)
Superman #29 (DC Comics)
A Minute Longer
An old character returns to help answer the question “What scares Superman?”
Keith Champagne (Writer), Doug Mahnke (Artist)
Trinity #12 (DC Comics)
Dark Destiny Part One
Batman reaches out to the Mystic Trinity of Zatanna, Constantine, and Deadman.
Rob Williams (Writer), V. Ken Marion (Artist)
Wonder Woman #28 (DC Comics)
Heart of the Amazon Part Three
What part of “get some rest” does Commander Etta Candy not understand?
Shea Fontana (Writer), David Messinia (Artist)
Teen Titans: Earth One Volume Two (DC Comics)
A trade paperback of the hardcover original graphic novel featuring the continued adventures of a new version of the teenage heroes set outside the main DC Universe.
Jeff Lemire (Writer), Andy McDonald (Artist)
Cast your vote below, and come back on Sunday!
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