Geek Picks of the Week for November 29, 2017
Another week, another Wednesday! New Comics Day is upon us once again. The Outrightgeekery gang have put their heads together once more to share with you the titles would picking up for this week!
Tony: Green Arrow Annual #1
I’m just not a Green Arrow fan. He’s like a poorer version of Tony Stark and about 50% less cool than Iron Man. When it comes to the ladies, namely Black Canary, he keeps making the same mistakes and never grows as a character. When it comes to the CW shows, Arrow is the one that interests me the least. So kudos to DC for deciding to make this year’s Green Arrow annual a holiday issue! It’s definitely sparked my interest in a character that really hasn’t evolved in 30 years of stories. Maybe the added incentive of some Christmas Cheer might inspire me to give Oliver Queen another chance…
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Ben Percy
Art: Eleonora Carlini
Christmas is a time for reflection, relatives and… revenge! So says Count Vertigo, who returns to Seattle to send Oliver Queen on a violent, mind-bending journey into his own past and future. The hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare in this oversize special that tests the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow, featuring the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn!
Item Code: SEP170303
Gaumer: Batman Annual #2
Annuals usually suck. There, I said it. Most of the time they amount to nothing more than filler to pad the bottom line a bit more. But I’m really looking forward to this week’s Batman Annual because A) I’m enjoying the run and Tom King doesn’t waste pages, and B) Batman and Catwoman are going on a date, and the damned internet won’t stop raving about it. Yeah, the buzz has me buzzed that an Annual will (finally) live up to actually being a thing at all.
Publisher: DC Comics
Writer: Tom King
Artists: Michael Lark, Lee Weeks
Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too.
Item Code: SEP170278