Four Comics I Want for NCBD: 2016/03/09

fciw 20160309Each time when my turn comes up for FCIW, I scour through the comic list to find just the right four books to recommend. Some weeks are easier than others. Sometimes you got to dig deep to find a solid four books. And some weeks, you find that your random selection of books gives you a theme to work with in the write-up.

Such is the situation this week. All of my picks have some kind of ties back to popular media, meaning television or movies. Seriously, if I keep this up, that dream job of working for Entertainment Weekly may finally come true.

Mockingbird #1 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): Bobbi Morse has become one of the break-through characters of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. In fact, all of the reports from Hollywood indicate that Mockingbird may soon be starring in her own television series. So why not give her a shot at her own book. I’m sure Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk are going to craft an entertaining story, as Mockingbird looks to uncover a possible link within S.H.I.E.L.D.

Star Trek #55 ($3.99, IDW Publishing): The 2009 re-imagining of Star Trek really upset a lot of the life-long Trekkies who wanted their Shatner-Nimoy universe preserved. Thankfully, J.J. Abrams brought in Leonard Nimoy as Spock from the original universe, who is drawn into this new universe during that movie. Since then, the original Spock has been left alone for the most part. Until now! This issue kicks off a four-issue story line that gives us a look at what our first favorite Vulcan has been up to lately. This is all done in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year.

Infinity Entity #1 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): With the upcoming Avengers Infinity War films on the horizon, with an incredible 68 characters planned to appear in the two-part movies, you should expect to see a lot of mini-series and story arcs to include the word “Infinity” in the title. Some may be better than others, so pick and choose wisely. But this issue is one I would recommend picking up for two specific reasons – writer Jim Starlin and artist Alan Davis. Seriously, I have bought Alan Davis books just for the art alone. But partner in the talents of Jim Starlin, and you can color me very intrigued by this book. And with the cover indicating a tie-in with the earliest adventures of the Avengers, I am signing up for this one!

X-Files Deviations #1 ($4.99, IDW Publishing): Following hot on the heels on the successful return of the X-Files show to prime time TV comes a new X-Files comic. But this issue combines the mysteries of Mulder & Scully with one of my favorite comic book formats – What If? In the Deviations story, Fox Mulder was taken by aliens as a kid, and never returned. Now Dana Scully finds herself partnered with a different Agent Mulder. Insanely popular writer Amy Chu handles this case with rookie artist Elena Casagrande to bring this alternate-reality story to life.

For a complete list of all of the new books coming out tomorrow, check PreviewsWorld for the weekly shipping list.

As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.



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