A look at the most anticipated comics coming out March 28th, 2012.
I thought a good way to kick Wednesday off would be to talk about what comics we're looking forward to the most this week. Be sure to check back later this week to see if the comics lived up to the hype.
1) Avengers vs. X-Men #0
I'll admit that I have a bit of apprehension about this event, which (if the previews are to be believed) paints Cyclops as a villainous character, a path that the X-Writers have been pushing him down for the better part of two years. However, AvX is gearing up to be Marvel's biggest event since Civil War and this issue could a long way to either quell or confirm my fears about this summer's most hotly anticipated miniseries.
2) Walking Dead #95
Okay, I lied. I've already read this issue. But I can't wait to read it again. A Larger World is introducing a new community of survivors that is larger than the Governor's city of Woodbury. There's a lot of setup in this issue but it's interesting to see the contrast of Rick and his hardened band of survivors compared to this new group, which seems to have suffered a lot less hardship.
3) New Deadwardians #1
This month's new batch of Vertigo series have fallen rather flat for me. Fairest and Saucer Country were only alright and Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child was one of the worst Vertigo comics I've read in years (probably the worst since American Virgin, in my opinion). Still, Dan Abnett is one of my favorite writers, even when he's not paired up with Andy Lanning, and I'm thinking that this is not your average zombie tale set in Victorian times.
4) Justice League Dark #7/I, Vampire #7
Okay, this might be a two for one deal, but I'm still excited to see what's about to happen in I,Vampire. With Andrew Bennett dead, there's no one to stop to the Queen of Blood and her vampire horde as well as a new threat that appeared at the end of last issue. Looks like it's time for Justice League Dark to step in! While Justice League Dark has been inconsistent and a bit of a mess, I, Vampire has been consistently awesome since it debuted. It's pretty disappointing to see the sales on this series drop, but it's not too late to give this book a chance! On a related note, what does the JLD call themselves? My vote is on John Constantine's choice of "A bunch of pissin' wankers."
5) Daredevil #10
Probably Marvel's finest series right now (especially with Uncanny X-Force's drastic dip in quality during the latest arc), this issue continues on the unlikely battle between Daredevil and Mole Man. One of the cool things about this series is how Mark Waid has been using a variety of Marvel villains not typically seen in Daredevil. Murdoch and his nemesis the Kingpin will eventually square off, I'm sure, but in the meantime, this has been a fun detour.
So those are the five comics I can't wait to read, what are yours?
Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer
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