Weekly Spinner Picks for 03/04/2015

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Weekly Spinner Picks is all about the hot comics of the week and getting to know the tastes of the writers at Comics: The Gathering. Each week the CTG contributors spotlight which comics they are most looking forward to on Wednesday and how those picks got to the top of their to-read piles. Let us know if you agree or not with our picks and most importantly don’t forget to add your list!
Princess Leia #1: My interest in Star Wars was re-ignited when Marvel purchased the franchise. I was always a huge fan but beyond the movies I found the expanded universe a little too daunting. There was just so much stuff out there I didn’t know where to begin and didn’t want to risk reading mediocre stories which may have tarnished my love of the series. Not only have I read and hugely enjoyed the other 2 titles which were releases last month but I’ve also read the first novel, A New Dawn, and am in the middle of the second one, Tarkin. Both of which are great reads by the way! Which brings us to this week’s Princess Leia! The 4 part mini-series is written by Mark Waid and drawn by Terry Dodson. I have no doubt that this talented team will make an unforgettable adventure for our favorite Alderaan princess!
All New Hawkeye #1: This is one of two Jeff Lemire written titles on my list this week. I loved Matt Fraction’s take on the character and have faith Lemire will be equally as good. He is joined by artist Ramon Perez. Wow lots of great creative teams this week!!
Descender #1: My second Jeff Lemire title is brought to us by Image Comics. It’s described as a rip-roaring cosmic adventure. Art duties for this series are handled by Dustin Nguyen. Of all the Image titles announced at last year’s Image Pop Expo this was the one I was most anticipating! To top it all off it’s an over-sized issue of 30 pages for $2.99! Can’t wait for to read it Wednesday!


spicytoilet's picture
Sorry for the late additions, I've been a bit under the weather;

I am most excited for Princess Leia #1, not that the tales were stale or anything.  I just feel giddy over these new books that are being released by Marvel.  They're definately pulling on my heart strings and they know what I want.  I loved the movies and all of Dark Horse's side stories but I think I eventually gave those books a nod and went on my way.  For some reason, the books Marvel is releasing are getting me back into the series.  Chalk it up to better marketing maybe? 

Then there's Saga #26, because it's Saga of course!
Kalem Lalonde's picture
Big week guys, can't wait! 

Princess Leia #1: I’ll be honest, this was the book I was least looking forward to out of the three Star Wars books. I’m not a huge fan of the Dodson’s and Leia doesn’t have the same appeal as Vader or the ensemble cast of Star Wars. I hadn’t even planned on buying it. Until I read all Marvel’s Star Wars comics. Seriously Marvel are doing a fantastic job with these books and I can’t resist any of them. What they all do best is recreate the aura of Star Wars. It’s like any adaptation, as long as you recreate the tone and feel, fans will enjoy. And boy have I been enjoying Marvel’s Star Wars books. Plus Mark Waid. He’s fantastic.

Avengers #42: I’m a huge fan of this series but it’s gone downhill in the last 2 issues. Hickman has slowed things down a little too much to my liking so hopefully this will be the issue that picks up the pace. I’m happy my favourite title is going monthly for March and I’m hoping Hickman will kick March off with a bang!

All-New Hawkeye #1: I was never a huge fan of Hawkeye past the first arc around. The delays hurt the story and it lost the charm it had when it started to take itself seriously. (For me, anyway.) Yes, I know its super acclaimed and I’m weird for not loving it, but I’m hoping that I’ll love this new run. Jeff Lemire is a great writer and I can’t wait to see what he does with the avenging archers.

Spider-Woman #5: I don’t know why, but I’m really enticed by this issue. I didn’t read Spider-Verse and I didn’t read the start of this series, but that preview that was in a bunch of comics last month looked so great. Javier’s art was phenomenal and I hear great things about Dennis Hopeless’ writing despite the first four issues of this series not being too acclaimed. People are saying that this is the real start of this book and I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy it. I’ve read a Spider-Woman comic, but I’m excited to learn about her. She looks like an awesome character!

Saga #26: It’s Saga, no need to explain!

Swamp Thing #40: I hate that this book is ending. It’s Charles Soule’s best work so far. It’s a book that I enjoyed every single month and will miss dearly. I know Soule’s going to go out with a bang and I can’t wait to read it.