The shop didn't have any Wicked + Divine, so that'll be in next week's write-ups.
Pick of the Week
Green Valley #5 - It's knight vs dinosaurs. Either that sentence interests you or it doesn't. The writing is good, the art fantastic. There's a moment in this issue in which a log full of dinosaurs gets kicked down a hill and it's utter brilliance. It's tense, I care about these characters, and I'd love to see the bad guy get a sword through his guts.
Moonshine #5 - Lou's activities catch up to him in a far more tangible way than previous issues where he merely woke up hungover. Less happens here than usual, but what does happen will have significant ramifications. This was very much a stage setting issue with seemingly next issue kicking off fireworks on multiple fronts. This remains one of my favorite books each month.
All Star Batman #7 - This is only loosely related to the previous issue. Instead of Mr. Freeze, this issue has Poison Ivy. Instead of Jock, this is drawn by Tula Lotay. It's okay. The art isn't Tula's best and the writing is dense with Snyder's research notes. He tends to over-write but there's usually enough good to off-set the bad. That's not the case here. It hasn't been the case this entire series. I guess I'm just holding out for Murphy's arc at this point.
Black Widow #11 - Black Widow chases girls through a secret facility while SHIELD once again proves just how inept they are at their jobs. The art is great and the writing is... Look, clearly Brubaker can write. There's nothing wrong with the writing, it's the world Natasha inhabits I don't care about. The fact that SHIELD exists at all in movie or comic form after their constant and continual failures is mind-boggling. This is supposed to be concluded next issue. If it gets rebooted again, I'm out. I'd rather this team were doing an Image book.
Justice League Of America Rebirth #1 - Pretty standard setup issue as everyone on the team gets introduced. The way team books generally work is someone will join, leave, or betray the team by the end of the first arc, so let's see if that holds true here. If you didn't read Justice League vs Suicide Squad, everything you need to know is covered here. I'm interested enough to grab another issue and see what the real start of the series is like. The best part here is the one page tease at the end of things to come.
Transformers Till All Are One #7 - I don't know if I'm supposed to be familiar with the final page reveal is supposed to mean something to me, but it doesn't, so I'm just confused. The rest of the issue is infiltration vs defense of what are supposed to be allies. It's alright, but the journey really wasn't worth it. Starscream and Bumblebee remain a favorite pairing of mine.