Geek Picks for March 27th, 2019!
How’s your March Madness brackets? If they’re as busted as mine, it’s a good thing we’ve got another New Comic Wednesday coming up. For a lot of you, this week is important due to the historic release of Detective Comics #1000. No matter what your reason for collecting and reading comics, here’s a look at the Geek Picks for March 27th, 2019!
Gaumer: Transformers #2
It is no secret that I was a huge fan of the last iteration of IDW Publishing’s Transformers comics, but the long-awaited debut of the first comic in the new, rebooted Transformers Universe failed to impress me on several levels. But I’m holding out hope, giving it a fair shot, and continuing to be the Transformers Zombie I’ve been since I was 8 years old. I mean, it’s got to get better…right?
Writer: Brian Buckley
Artist: Angel Hernandez, Ron Joseph
“Your life is yours to shape.” These words form the backbone of the Transformers’ society. But Cybertronian police officers Chromia and Prowl learn there’s a dark underside as they investigate the murder that’s caught Bumblebee in a web of lies and secrets.
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Jan: Mera: Tidebreaker
DC Ink makes it’s debut this week with 2 offerings. I’m going with the story of the future Queen of Atlantis. Mera is literally on a roll with the success of the Aquaman film. Plus, this seems to be more geared for young girls, a grossly under-served population in teen comics and graphic novels.
Writer: Danielle Paige
Artist: Stephen Bryne
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….
When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?
An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism, and freedom…all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.
From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera -and-Aquaman story that explores Mera’s first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.
Publisher: DC Ink
Tony: The Mask Omnibus, Volume 1 TPB
Since others will have selected Detective #1000, I’m recommending this one. I’ve been on a big kick for trades tight now and the original Mask comics are something that has been on my wish list for a while. Finding the books collecting in this trade has either been A) Not Cheap or B) Not Easy to Find or C) Both. Now’s my chance to be able to finally read them and not have to go without lunch for a week to do it!
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Doug Mahnke
The bestselling comic trilogy that inspired the blockbuster film The Mask is collected in this omnibus edition of gruesome hilarity!
A weird mask of unknown origin and power is discovered and imbues its wearer with limitless cartoon character invulnerability that takes the nerdy Stanley Ipkiss, the police, the mafia, and the monstrous mob muscleman Walter on a colliding violent path of homicidal mayhem, lunacy, and destruction!
Collects The Mask, The Mask Returns, and The Mask Strikes Back!
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Joshua: The Forgotten Queen #2
It’s a bit crazy that I liked the first issue as much as I did. In her only previous appearance, I’d found War Monger quite annoying but here we are and I am excited about the next issue. Writer Tini Howard proves that you can make the unlikeable into something quite likeable. Amilcar Pinna’s pencils will be a joy to look at.
Writer: Tini Howard
Artist: Amilcar Pinna
True to the name she’s been called throughout history, the War-Monger knows how to get a good fight going among even the best of friends. The outcome of the battle never mattered to her – at least, not until she fell head over heels for the Mongol Empire’s most fearsome warrior. She can poison hearts against one another…but can she win one for herself?
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Thomas: Daredevil #3
Netflix may have cancelled Daredevil, but let me tell you True Believers, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is flying high again. In the first two issues of latest series Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto prove that they are determined to bring Matt back from the brink. Not only that but with a cliffhanger ending in the second issue, I can’t wait to get my freshly washed mitts on the third issue. It’s all here folks, this is classic Daredevil, bad decisions and all.
Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Marco Checchetto
‘The Man Without’ Part 3.
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating: Teen Plus
Brian: Batman Beyond #30
I was introduced to this series at issue #25, and it quickly became my favorite DC title. To be fair, that arc contained mostly familiar characters in a somewhat familiar story, but it was all done spectacularly. Now that we are beyond this arc, I am excited to see if this series can retain my excitement and praise for best DC title.
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Evan Shaner
Robin no more?! It’s a turning point for the brothers McGinnis as Terry and Matt face a tough road ahead in the wake of The Joker’s attack. But the real question is: Does Batman really need a Robin, or is it time for Neo-Gotham’s Caped Crusader to fly solo once more?
Publisher: DC Comics
And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for…
William: Detective Comics #1000
I’m so excited about this book! I have been a Bat-Fan since I was three years old watching re-runs of the classic 1966 Batman TV series not to mention Superfriends & 1960 Filmation series. Around the age of four, my mother would let me pick out a new comic book off the spinner rack at the local drug store while she was picking up the Sunday paper. My first choice was always Detective Comics. So at this point, I’ve been reading and collecting this title close to fifty years. We all know how insane the industry is these days with variants on books. That doesn’t even include high-end variants from specific artists exclusively with low print runs and virgin variants. We also now have fake comic companies that all they do is pay whatever publisher makes the book a fee for their own exclusive. With that being said there will be no shortage of covers to choose from. I pre-ordered a bundle of all the regular variant covers that DC is releasing in-house. There is a Jim Lee wraparound and one cover for every decade that Detective has been around. Spanning over 80 years! Make sure you get your hands on your copy of this groundbreaking issue Detective #1000 is on shelves this Wednesday!
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Various
Artist: Doug Mahnke, Various
After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
Publisher: DC Comics