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ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (1/23/13)


Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. Without further ado, here are this week’s picks!

Massive#8“MASSIVE #8″
The journey of Callum Isreal and the crew of the Kapital is coming to a turning point, as they may finally have  lead on the location of their sister ship, the Massive.

Wood has created characters with shockingly different motivations, so much so that it would seem only a matter o time before the clashing priorities create an untenable conflict. Wood’s mastery of story has shone in this title, so  sure to jump onboard while you still can.
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Minutemen#6“MINUTEMEN #6″
Darwyn Cooke’s work on this book has easily been the best thing about Before Watchmen. When, in years to come, we look back at this event and how it stands up next to the original, “Minutemen” will be the high water mark and the standard by which the rest of the offerings are judged.

Issue #6 marks the end of Cooke’s story. A hearty salute to this title for a job well done, and here’s hoping we’re in for a wild ride down the home stretch.

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chew 31“CHEW #31″
In “Chew”, writer John Layman has constructed a universe based around an absurd concept, but has managed to make it so viscerally real that the premise winds up being taken for granted. In a medium so grounded in fantastical conceits, this is both critical and exceedingly rare.

Capeless’ own Jeff Hayes has a fantastic advance review here. Beware: SPOILERS!

 

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Revival6Cover“REVIVAL #6″
A fascinating, horrifying different take on the zombie genre. Revival continues to play hob with established zombie tropes, while creating a cast of characters that heighten the stakes for the story by their sheer reality. This is a book that you really ought to be reading (and we don’t just say that because we’re based in Wisconsin, where the book is set).

Don’t believe me? Check out Colin’s advance review double-play here!

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Avengers#3“AVENGERS #3″
All eyes will be on this book this week. Hickman’s approach has drawn praise for the high-minded concepts, but an equal amount of criticism for the storytelling style he’s employing. Is he telling an Avengers story through a Hickman lens or is he telling a Hickman story that happens to star the Avengers? We’ll be reading to find out. Will you?
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About Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He also hosts the weekly Infinite Crossover podcast in cooperation with Fanboys Inc. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville. contact: joshuadepstein@gmail.com Twitter: @CrusaderZero6

3 comments on “ADVANCE SCOUT: 5 Books to Look For This Wednesday (1/23/13)

    • I really thought about it. There were a ton of great books that didn’t make the cut this week. I wanted to put YA on there, but am just not familiar enough with the new creators to judge whether or not the book should be great.

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  1. I agree. Avengers is definitely the title I’ll be giving the most critical look. It has equal potential to be a hit or be a flop. At the very least, I’ll complete the cover trifecta. And it has to be better than the awkward pose Thor had last issue.

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