GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — February 27th, 2013

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Dakster Sullivan — Nova Vol 5. Issue 1
My first exposure to Nova was in The Ultimate Spider-Man. I thought he was an arrogant Twilight Zone type and not someone I could see myself getting attached too. I much preferred the coolness of Iron Fist to Nova’s hotheadedness. After seeing him in action during AVX for the short period he was in it, I realized in the comic book world, he might be someone I could like.

I picked up Nova Vol. 5 Issue 1 in hopes that I would learn more about the character and what makes him so special. What I wasn’t expecting was for all of the issue to be about his life with his “loser” of a father, his mother and his sister.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed in the issue and if it wasn’t for the last two pages, I’d be skeptical about picking up issue 2. The last two pages, though, sealed the deal and I’ve caught myself looking back at them over and over again.

The next issue comes out in March and I can’t wait to see how Sam handles what awaits him.
Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Corrina — Sword & Sorcery #5 Featuring Amethyst by Christy Marx and Aaron Lopresti

The first issue of this book, a revitalization of the Amethyst series, was good but not great and so I didn’t buy the next few issues. Now I wish I had. First, because #5 was excellent and, second, because the series is canceled now because of low sales, meaning now that I’m hooked on the story, it won’t continue. But when this comes out in a trade collection, I’m buying.

What attracted me to this issue? Revelations. We find out what happened to Amethyst’s father, why she was raised by her mother on Earth rather than Gemworld, and more is shown about the source of their powers. Plus some great action with Amethyst and her mom up against a crew of assassins and a nice introduction of a completely new character.

Marx will soon be taking over Birds of Prey, another title with low sales for DC. That book hasn’t been the same for me since Gail Simone left but I’m going to give Marx a chance based on the writing of this book.

Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:


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All-Star Western #17
Aquaman #17
Arrow #4
Batman Incorporated #8 (CP)
Batman The Black Mirror TP
Batman The Dark Knight #17
Before Watchmen Dr. Manhattan #4 (Of 4)(CP)
Catwoman Volume 2 Dollhouse TP
Flash #17
Fury Of Firestorm The Nuclear Man #17
I Vampire #17
Injustice Gods Among Us #2
Joe Kubert Presents #5 (Of 6)
Justice League Dark #17
New Teen Titans Games TP
Red Lanterns #17
Savage Hawkman #17
Showcase Presents The Justice League Of America Volume 6 TP
Superman Vs Shazam TP
Talon #5
Teen Titans #17
Unwritten #46
Astonishing X-Men #59
Astonishing X-Men Volume 10 Northstar TP
Avengers Arena #5
Avenging Spider-Man #17
Castle A Calm Before The Storm #3 (Of 5)
Daredevil By Mark Waid Volume 4 HC (PE)
Deadpool Killustrated #2 (Of 4)
FF #4
Gambit #9
Guardians Of The Galaxy #0.1
Hawkeye #1
Hawkeye #8
Journey Into Mystery #649
Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel Volume 1 TP
Marvel Noir Wolverine And The X-Men TP
Marvel Previews #115 (March 2013 For Products On-Sale May 2013)
Marvel Super Heroes #7
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #11
New Avengers By Brian Michael Bendis Volume 5 HC (PE)
Punisher War Zone #5 (Of 5)
Spider-Man The Death Of Jean Dewolff TP
Thunderbolts #5
Ultimate Comics X-Men #23
Uncanny Avengers #4
Uncanny X-Force #2
Uncanny X-Men #2
X-Men Legacy #6
X-Men Wolverine Gambit TP
X-Treme X-Men #11
X-Treme X-Men Volume 1 Xavier Must Die TP
Young Avengers #2

Doctor Who #6
Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 (Of 12)
Haunted Horror #3
KISS Greatest Hits Volume 3 TP
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1
Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #4 (Of 4)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History Of The Foot Clan #3 (Of 4)
Transformers Robots In Disguise #14
Adventures Into The Unknown Archives Volume 2 HC
Amala’s Blade #0
Angel And Faith #19
Answer #2 (Of 4)
Archie Archives Volume 8 HC
Criminal Macabre Final Night The 30 Days Of Night Crossover #3 (Of 4)
Massive #9
Star Wars Agent Of The Empire Hard Targets #5 (Of 5)
Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi The Prisoner Of Bogan #3 (Of 5)

Acronym Key:  VC = Variant Cover  / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback  / CP = Combo Pack  / PE = Premier Edition

Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.