Pick of the Week
Black Road #6 - I got to the last page here and said, "Holy shit." Which is, unintentionally, a little funny given the context. Even given the break between the last arc and the new one here, there was no problem picking up where it had left off. It's brilliant, brutal, beautiful, and if the plan on the last page is the story for this arc, I want nothing more than to be reading more right now.
Descender #18 - Whaaat? There are some surprising turns of events here. Look, for the last 17 issues I've been writing about how great this series is. This issue is no different. Get it, see what all the alien/robot goodness is all about.
Trinity #5 - Things that were confusing before make sense now after the explanations given here. This continues to be a fun read and gorgeous to look at. Props to Manapul for pulling off both the writing and art so well.
Black Hammer Annual - If you like Black Hammer, read this. It's a nice collection of stories about each of the cast members, with each one drawn by a different artist. It's nice.
Black Widow #10 - A few things of consequence happen this issue, but those cover about three pages. The rest of the book left me wonder, "What was the point of all that?" If this gets cancelled and renumbered again, I'm out.
Curse Words #1 - I read this on Monday, after hearing nothing but praise about this book for days. I don't know if that set expectations too high or what, but I don't get what all the hype was about. It's alright, but it's basically just all character establishment. I expected more from Soule. The art is okay.
Justice League #13 - There's no reason to buy this. No wait, even if you get this for free, there's no reason to read it.
Justice League Suicide Squad #5 - Whenever The League get taken out or possessed or incapacitated in some way, it's always Batman that's unaffected. Because of course it's Batman. He needs to save them to show how awesome he is. The same is true here. Also, the actual bad guy of the series is finally revealed -- scratch that -- finally shows up. Because DC marketing revealed the character months ago. Despite all of the above, it's still a fun series. Especially Lobo.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #6 - The Turtles get a Clayface-equivalent in this Mikey-focused issue. For reasons I won't go into for spoilers, Pitarra is an outstanding choice for artist this issue. Which makes sense, since he had a hand in the story too. And a nice bit of history as a back-up story.