Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wess Reads Comics - Week of 09/27/17

SOO many great books this week! Check out this week's Must Reads by looking down below! They'll be labeled in green!

Caution reader! There are spoilers to be found ahead for Marvel Legacy #1!

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artists: Esad Ribić with Steve McNiven
Color Artist: Matthew Wilson
Additional Artists: Chris Samnee, Russell Dauterman, Alex Maleey, Ed McGuinness, Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, Pepe Larraz, Jim Chung, Daniel Acuña, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Mike Deodato Jr, David Marquez
Letters: VC's Cory Petit
Cover: Joe Quesada, Kevin Nowlan, & Richard Isanove

This is, hand-down, Marvel's most important book of the year, if not of the last decade. After seemingly listening to the fans crying out for Marvel to not forget the characters that made their books great, we get Legacy #1.

One of the reasons I haven't been able to get into a lot of Marvel books lately is because I don't recognize any of the heroes. There has been a different Iron Man, Hawkeye, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp, etc, etc etc. And it wasn't as if these characters were bad or shouldn't have existed, but it doesn't mean leave your money makers out to dry.

For anyone who hasn't been reading Marvel comics in a while, you may be confused by some of the characters you see and the state of things; but, a quick recap online will get you all caught up and you'll be ready to jump in.

Jason Aaron begins to tell a story that looks to play out through Legacy of a long-dormant Celestial on Earth and it being awakened, all while being supported by side stories that set up narratives for what will be going on in other books. All of the pieces are in place for all of the heroes you love to find their way back into the spotlight.

Oh yeah. **SPOILERS** (Highlight the section below to reveal spoilers)

Wolverine is alive. Not Old Man Logan. Not X-72. Good ole Logan.


...and so is the Fantastic Family.

So there's that.


    DC Comics
    • Action Comics #988 by Dan Jurgens, Ryan Sook, Hi-Fi, & Rob Leigh
    • Batman: The Murder Machine #1 by Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Ricardo Federici, Rain Berado, & Tom Napolitano
    • Batman/The Shadow #6 by Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, & Clem Robins
    • Detective Comics #965 by James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, & Sal Cipriano
    • The Flash #31 by Joshua Williamson, Neil Googe, Gus Vazquez, Ivan Plascencia, & Tom Napolitano
    • Justice League of America #15 by Steve Orlando, Felipe Wantanabe, Ray Jose, Marvel Maiolo, & Clayton Cowles
    • Justice League/Power Rangers #6 by Tom Taylor, Stephen Byrne, & Deron Bennett
    • Kamandi Challenge #9 by Tom King, Kevin Eastman, Freddie Williams II, & Clem Robins
    • Nightwing: The New Order #2 by Kyle Higgins, Trevor McCarthy, Clayton Cowles, & Dean White
    • Suicide Squad #26 by Rob Williams, Stjepan Sejic, & Pat Brosseau
    • Wonder Woman #31 by James Robinson, Carlo Pagulayan, Sean Parsons, Jason Paz, Scott Hanna, Romulo Fajardo Jr, & Saida Temofonte

    Image Comics
    • Saga #47 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, & Fonografiks
    • Southern Bastards #18 by Jason Latour, Chris Brunner, & Jared K. Fletcher

    Marvel Comics

    • Marvel Legacy #1 by Jason Aaron, Esad Ribić, Steve McNiven, Chris Samnee, Russell Dauterman, Alex Maleey, Ed McGuinness, Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger, Pepe Larraz, Jim Chung, Daniel Acuña, Greg Land, Jay Leisten, Mike Deodato Jr, David Marquez, & VC’s Cory Petit

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017


    On this special (not really), extra-sized (regular length) 75th episode of Chad & Wess Make a Podcast, the guys host a very special guest star (no they don’t) complete with 12 (no) giveaways! Also, they talk about Star Wars, new trailers, and movie rumors (ok - that stuff happens)!

    Monday, September 11, 2017


    On this episode, Chad and Wess scower the internet for filler in a exciting 2 weeks with nothing to talk about! So of course we talked about Star Wars, video games, the future of streaming services and polygamy!