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Harris Smith recommends Justice League #29

One of my favorite things about DC Comics has always been their less-used, oddball characters, and it’s been fun over the past few years to see how overlooked superheroes like The Creeper and The Phantom Stranger have been reintroduced into the New 52. Justice League #29 brings us another eccentric favorite, the Metal Men!  Created in 1962 by comics legends Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, the bickering, often neurotic androids of the Metal Men have often brought a charming, ironically very human humor to their stories (although their excellent 2007 miniseries tended more towards the metaphysical than the comical) and fortunately writer Geoff Johns continues this tradition, ably aided by Doug Mahnke’s detailed, expressive artwork. 

Particularly enjoyable in this issue are the Metal Men’s interactions with the Justice League’s Cyborg, partially a metal man himself.  Johns has a history of imbuing his writing with a lot of humanity (particularly in his 2007 Justice Society of America series) and we get a taste of that here in the juxtaposition of Cyborg’s humorous introduction to the Metal Men against a more emotional face-off against his Crime Syndicate counterpart, Grid, a living computer virus made from Cyborg’s junked parts.  Cyborg’s struggling with his own sense of what makes him human conflicting against Grid’s totally lack of humanity makes for a really compelling character dynamic in this issue.

If you’re a fan of the Metal Men or Cyborg, or if you’re gearing up for the finale of Forever Evil, or if you just enjoy well-written (and drawn) comics, Justice League #29’s got what you’re looking for in a superhero comic this week.

[Read Justice League #29 here]

For fans of: superheroes, team books, crossover events

Harris Smith is a Brooklyn-based comics and media professional. In addition to his role as a Senior Production Coordinator at comiXology, he edits several comics anthologies, including Jeans and Felony Comics, under the banner of Negative Pleasure Publications. He’s also the host of the weekly radio show Negative Pleasure on Newtown Radio.

All Hail #NewComicDay! Here are some books we think you should check out this week!

Batman Eternal #1 -You know… I was thinking that there weren’t enough Batfamily books out there. But, wouldya look at the list of names on that cover? How can you not pick this up??
Shutter #1 - Friend of the show joekeatinge has a new book out on Image and its all about a girl named Kate Kristopher the world’s greatest explorer. Scott Snyder says its “bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front.” While kierongillen said it’s “oyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of  the last roll of polaroid film on Earth.” How can you turn that down??
Nightcrawler #1 - Chris Claremont and Nightcrawler return to X-Men. ‘Nuff said. 
Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #1 - My only real knowledge of Iron Fist came from our lord and savior mattfractionblog and Ed Brubaker, and that’s going to be hard to top, but maaaan am I excited. Hey, have we heard anything new about those Marvel Netflix Series?
Lumberjanes #1 - The book we were so excited for it got it’s own post. If you skip this one you’ll probably be the only person on the internet that did. gingerhaze ohheygrace and brookeallen are going to be superstars. 

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Wednesday, to everyone else it’s Humpday, the middle of the week, the bottom of the doldrum-pit that is the weekly grind, but to all of us comic fans it’s the shining beacon of hope and ecstasy that is #NewComicDay! Here are the books gettin’ us all riled up today:

Silver Surfer #1 - Is this the most anticipated All-New Marvel NOW comic to come out this year? All that matters is that I get to see some Mike Allred space action goodness. 
The Wake #7 - You can pretty much just rest assured at this point that whatever weeks the Wake comes out, it will be on my list. Please get caught up on this series so we can talk about it. #friendship 
Iron Patriot #1 -aleskot! Are we friends yet? Pretty stoked to pick this one up, especially since I know you and kellysue collaborated a bit. 
The Bunker #2 -  The best TV show that is actually a comic you can pick up right now. Only two issues in! Go!
The Sandman: Overture #2 - The wait is finally over. Even if I couldn’t read at all I could still look at the art in this book and be mesmerized. 
Hawkeye #18 - It’s a Kate Issue…/ITS A KATE ISSUE! (This reminds me of Lost and “Kate Episodes”)
Deadpool #26 - These flashback issues have been a lot of fun, and even though I’m really excited to get to the big wedding issue coming up next, I see Cable (and uh… an enraged Hitler?) on the cover of this one and can’t wait to read it. 
Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery - If you’re not reading this (or planning to) I assume you just woke up from a coma and this is your first time on Tumblr. Love u kurtiswiebe and johnnyrocwell

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You know when you wake up, and the week feels like it couldn’t possibly get any longer, but then you realize it’s #NewComicDay and everything is going to be alright? Today is one of those days. Here are my picks for the week:

Saga vol. 3 - So much insanity happened in this last arc that I really can’t wait to go back and re-read all of it. If you’re one of the few that hasn’t jumped on the Saga bandwagon, now is a good chance to get all the way caught up before the new issue comes out in May. PS luv u oswald d heist.  
Thor: God of Thunder #20 -  Did you see how #19 ended?!?! Who’s ready to see Old Thor vs. Galactus. This guys is. That’s who!
Sex Criminals #5 -I’ll be the first to admit SexCrims4 fell a bit flat for me, but I just finished reading #5 and I guess the refractory period is over #ifyaknowwhatimsayin
Zero #6 - Ugh, just read Zero already, will ya? I can’t explain it, just take my word for it. And pay close attention TO EVERYTHING. 
Ms. Marvel #2 - gwillow has the next comic book juggernaut on her hands, i tell u what. Issue #1 was so much fun, I can’t wait to read #2. 
Letter 44 #5 - I heard so much buzz when this book first came out, but haven’t heard much since, but let me tell you something… THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE! It’s only 5 issues in so you can go and get caught up during your lunch break or something. Go!

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So many great releases from Marvel today I had to force myself to include some other publishers on here! I’ve been looking forward to this #NCBD for a long time. 

Captain Marvel #1 - FINALLY! When the last run of kellysue's Captain Marvel went on hiatus it felt like March was never going to come, but now it's here and my week just got a hell of a lot better! If you've never picked up Captain Marvel before (HOW?) now's your chance to get in on the ground floor. 
Batman #29 - It feels like Zero Year has been going on forever, but now that it’s almost done, I’m actually a little bummed thinking about moving away from young Bruce Wayne. 
Deadpool #25.NOW -The .NOW means this is a good jumping on point for new readers who want to get into Deadpool, and while it totally is, I would never forgive myself if I didn’t recommend you at least go back to issue #15 and start from there
Hawkeye #17 - Listen, just a heads up, I flipped through this already and it doesn’t look like it picks up from where the last issue left off at all so you ain’t gettin any resolution. Just a Christmas issue in March….
Secret Avengers #1 - Written by my best friend aleskot (Yes, we’re best friends now, Ales.) The all-new Secret Avengers are ready to get started. Three missions kick off at the same time: one in the space, one on the ground…and one in the air. And no one’s ready. Except for the attackers. Russian spa. Helicarrier. Space station. Falling satellites. A hired hitman with nothing to lose. The Fury. WAIT. Yes. THE FURY. Why is Hawkeye still around? And why are these people chasing him? Why are Black Widow and Spider Woman in a Russian spa? 
Magnus: Robot Fighter #1 - ROBOTS! FIGHTING! ROBOT FIGHTING! In the blink of an eye, young martial artist Magnus has everything taken from him…his father, his wife, his entire life. He’s suddenly thrust into a futuristic world he doesn’t understand, populated by humans and robots living together in oppression! Can Magnus fight to get his life back…and once he learns the truth about himself, will he want to?

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