Buying off the comic book rack Sept. 19, 2012

Steve from Third Eye Comics looks at more DCnU 52 #0 issues, more fun with Spider-Man and a trade that will give you some more insight onto a featured player in 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the sequel to “Captain America: The First Avenger“:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 — SHAZAM takes center-stage!

If you’ve been on the fence about reading JUSTICE LEAGUE, now is your chance to dive in. When we say this is one of the consistently best DC NEW 52 books: we mean it.

This special ZERO month issue features a look at Shazam, and how he’s carrying a much more… deadly.. mission statement than any previous incarnation of the character.

Featuring the dream team of GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the same men responsible for this Summer’s BATMAN: EARTH ONE and last year’s SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN, JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 is THE Zero issue to get, Third Eye Faithful, and we cannot recommend this enough.


  We’ve been really digging the cross-over between the regular 616 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Peter Parker and the new ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Miles Morales.

In this week’s issue #5, we see Peter Parker, Miles Morales and the Ultimates teaming up to take on Mysterio, but even if they can take him down, how will Peter get back home? And what will he and Miles do with the knowledge that they’re not alone in the universe? Most importantly, will Peter give Miles his blessing to continue on as Spider-Man?

This has been one of our favorite things from MARVEL this Summer, and we really can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for a fantastic Spider-Man story, or an intro to the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN stuff that’s already been kicking ass on a monthly basis.


We know that there’s a ton of you guys who’re like us: you think NIGHTWING is one of the coolest characters in the DCU. And, trust me: we agree 100%. So, if you’ve been holding off on jumping into the monthly ongoing NIGHTWING series, now’s your chance to get on board with this week’s NIGHTWING #0.

This issue is a perfect jumping on point for one of the DCU’s most popular characters, AND it’s also a very cool key issue that explores the origins of DICK GRAYSON in the NEW 52.

We’ve been loving all the NEW 52 ZERO MONTH issues so far, and I think the NIGHTWING may be one of our top favorites.


 Brubaker’s work on the new WINTER SOLDIER series is incredible, and a lot of that is due in part to the amazing art team he’s working with of Guice and Brettweister on art and colors. This book LOOKS like a cold war espionage story should look, and it just enhances the killer story that Brubaker’s weaving.

He’s been Bucky and Captain America — now, James Barnes returns to the role of the Winter Soldier. They’re the super-spies of the Marvel Universe — and when ex-Russian sleeper agents awaken, Bucky and the Black Widow must go on the hunt for men trained by the Winter Soldier himself.

Of course, things go bad when the trail leads to Latveria, and Bucky comes face-to-face with Dr. Doom.


We’ve been big fans of J. Scott Campbell’s DANGER GIRL stuff for a long time, and you can totally see the influence of GI JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO on the world that he’s created with DANGER GIRL.

So, to have Campbell overseeing a cross-over between his own DANGER GIRL crew and the characters of GI JOE?

In this week’s DANGER GIRL / GI JOE #3, Abbey Chase has been working behind enemy lines as an Agent of COBRA, but when the GI JOE strike force puts the DANGER GIRL team in the line of fire, who will Abbey side with to win the battle?

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