Top 5 Must Read Comics on January 15 2014!

Daredevil #35

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 5 comics that you should be reading on this New Comic Book Day – collecting books from DC Comics, Vertigo and Image.

It’s that time again. The second week of the month is usually the most expensive in terms of print comics and as a result I find myself picking up no less than 12 books this week with the possibility of an added Constantine if I have any spare change. So an awesome week – my pull list in its whole can be found here, whilst ComicList will give you a full rundown of everything hitting shelves this week here. Now without further ado, let’s move onto the list.

BATGIRL #27

Batgirl-#27

Story: Gail Simone | Art: Fernando Pasarin | Cover: Alex Garner | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $2.99

In this tale tying into “GOTHTOPIA,” what kind of sick world pairs up Batgirl and the woman who tried to kill Jim Gordon — Knightfall?!

Gothopia kicked off in an awesome, weird way in Detective Comics #27 and it’ll be interesting to see how Simone works this book around the crossover with Knightfall having a heavy involvement. Looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

COFFIN HILL #4

CoffinHill#4

Story: Caitlin Kitteredge | Art: Inaki Miranda | Cover: Dave Johnson | Publisher: Vertigo Comics | Price: $2.99

Eve’s best friend Mel finally emerges from her decade-long fugue state…but is Mel really Mel, or has something sinister found a home behind her eyes? Meanwhile, Eve and Nate search for yet another missing person into the Coffin Hill woods—and land in the lair of a serial killer.

This is a great series that’s full of high quality horror stuff. It’s been good over the previous three issues and if you’re looking for a horror book to add to your pull list then I can recommend catching up on this one! It’s a great series.

DAREDEVIL #35

Daredevil #35

Story: Mark Waid | Art: Chris Samnee | Cover: Chris Samnee | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $2.99

Daredevil pulls his allies together to make an all-out assault on the Sons of the Serpent before they can infest the rest of the nation–but he’s about to find out just how blind justice can be! PLUS…You’ve demanded it! An appearance by Elektra that sets the stage for a huge change in Matt’s life!

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of a $2.99 Marvel Comic. This is it, people. Daredevil has been an excellent ride and we’re not far away from the finale of the current arc. Let’s hope Mark Waid can continue to put the high quality work that he’s been putting into this series for the final few issues and end this book on a high.

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #4

SupermanWonderWoman#4

Story: Charles Soule | Art: Tony S. Daniel | Cover:  Tony S. Daniel | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99

The secret of Superman and Wonder Woman’s relationship is out and the world’s reaction is mixed, but that’s the least of the power couple’s worries as Zod seeks to release Faora from the Phantom Zone!

Last issue ended with Superman and Wonder Woman’s relationship being exposed to the world and it’ll be interesting to see how this issue deals with the aftermath. I’m still not sold on the pairing but Charles Soule is a too good writer to ignore (I’m following all of his DC books at the moment, for example) so this book is a must buy for me.

VELVET #3

Velvet#3

Story: Ed Brubaker | Art: Steve Epting | Cover: Steve Epting | Publisher: Image Comics | Price: $3.50

You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission…but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14’s most recent asset down very dark paths.

Brubaker’s latest indie book continues with full force. It’s an incredible read and one of my favourites so I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this goes in #3. Top notch stuff.

Milo, aka Bane of Kings, is a SFF/Comic reader, and watches a lot of TV. His favourite authors are Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson & Iain M. Banks, whilst his favourite TV shows are Battlestar Galactica (2003), Person Of Interest, Firefly, Game of Thrones, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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