Avengers #1 (Marvel)
I’m kinda speechless. I expected a good issue from Hickman, but this…wow. Just wow. Perfect first issue. It gave me chills. The art is stunning.
Rating: BUY IT

Hellboy in Hell #1 (Dark Horse)
I’m years behind in my Hellboy universe reading, but I picked this up hoping to have it as a good jumping on point. There is a nice summary of what happened to get us here and the issue doesn’t leave you wondering what is going on. Incredible art as always and a chilling first issue left me wanting more.
Rating: BUY IT

Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel)
I didn’t love the art in this book, it’s not bad, just not a style I enjoy that much. Good fist issue putting the team together, but for me it’s not a team or a premise I care that much about. I think a lot of big Marvel fans will like this issue, but as a lapsed reader it didn’t do enough to draw me in for a second issue.

Blackacre #1 (Image)
I love post societal books and this one doesn’t fail to deliver. Solid art work, good first issue script. I’m very interested to see where this story goes.
Rating: BUY IT

 Amazing Spider-Man #699 (Marvel)
Still enjoying this story arc, Slott brings lapsed readers in with enough exposition to get you caught up but not overdoing it. Art change is a little jarring but finding out the how it was done and the how it will be undone is satisfying.
Rating: BUY IT

Aaron Meyers is a full time nerd for both money and pleasure. When he’s not knee deep in networking cable or trapped in a server rack, he can be found on Twitter at @aaronmeyers or posting his musings about the world of comics at his blog Proactive Continuity.