A look at the most anticipated comics for April 4, 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) Swamp Thing #8
Behold the Swamp Thing in all of his swampy glory! After seven issues of Alec Holland resisting the call of the Green, Swamp Thing finally appears in his own title as the conquering warrior king of the plants. With strong plotting by Scott Snyder and gorgeous art by Yanick Paquette, it really speaks volumes that the series has been so critically acclaimed for the last seven months despite the title character not appearing in the series until now.
2) Casanova Avaritia #3
After what feels like an eternity, the next issue of Casanova is finally on the shelves. After learning that our favorite inter-dimensional super spy was responsible for the "creation" of his nemesis Newman Xeno, this issue has Casanova on the run from his father's own spy agency. While Matt Fraction has been inconsistent with his work for hire books, Casanova remains brilliant every issue.
3) Fanboys vs. Zombies #1
I've been following Sam Humphries' career arc with great interest. After self-publishing two hot-selling books and distributing them outside of Diamond, Humphries is starting to dip his toes and working with some of the larger publishers. If you've heard of Our Love is Real or Sacrifice but haven't been able to obtain a copy, this book is your chance to see if Humphries really lives up to the hype or is just the comic book speculators' latest wet dream.
4) Chew #25
I'm looking forward to this book, not because it's the conclusion of yet another great arc with a last page reveal that literally made me giddy, but because it means that a new trade of Chew will be available soon so that all those dragging their feet have another chance to get caught up. While Image has a lot of fun books (including this week's Invincible #90), Chew is my favorite of them all. BUY THIS BOOK!
5) Avengers vs. X-Men #1
I'm largely looking forward to this because of the polarizing fan reactions and the endless drama this event will cause during the next six months. As a frequenter of multiple comic book sites and a moderator of a few, I can't wait for someone to blow their lid after an anonymous internet dweller calls Captain America a goon or for someone to put up a blind defense as to why Cyclops is suddenly convinced that the Phoenix (you know, that thing that possessed his wife and ate planets as a midday meal) will save all of mutantkind. Remember, Joe Quesada feasts on your anger and revels when a Marvel comic makes you upset.
So what books are you looking forward to this week? Be sure to share in the comments!
Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer