The Longbox Short-List - Week of November 15, 2017

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Welcome back to Critical Blast’s weekly look at what new comics you should check out each week.   Just a warning, I make these picks pretty much a week BEFORE I actually get to read any of these comics, so if something is a stinker, I take no blame on that.  Let's get to it!

Comics shipping this week

  • PUNISHER #218 – I really loved the last PUNISHER run by Becky Cloonan. Not all that sold on Frank Castle as War Machine, but I will give this series a shot anyway.
  • BATMAN #35 –Batman and Catwoman face off with Talia to try and clear Selina’s name. I usually like Tom King’s work a lot, but his BATMAN has been a little hit or miss for me. This arc has been his best yet.
  • BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 – How did we get a crazy Batman/Joker hybrid in the Dark Multiverse? This issue sheds some light on the most disturbing Batman we’ve seen. I’ve really enjoyed the Dark Batman One-shots. They have been my favorite part of Metal, and they have all been building to this one.
  • BLOODSHOT SALVATION #3 – Bloodshot has always been one of my favorite Valiant series.  SALVATION has been a bit of a slow burn the first two issues, but it is still one hell of a good read.  Real curious how all the pieces come together on this one.
  • BRILLIANT TRASH #1 - Honestly, I am not sure what this one is about, but Aftershock has a pretty close to flawless track record with me, so I add all their books sight unseen.


  • Babyteeth #6
  • Unholy Grail #4
  • WWE Survivors Series 2017 Special #1
  • Bug The Adventures Of Forager #5 (Of 6)
  • Future Quest Presents #4
  • Green Lanterns #35
  • Justice League #33
  • Nightwing #33
  • Super Sons #10
  • Superman #35
  • Wonder Woman Conan #3 (Of 6)
  • Curse Words #10
  • Invincible #142
  • Postal #24
  • Amazing Spider-Man #791
  • Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #10
  • Champions #14
  • Defenders #7
  • Doctor Strange #381
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #147
  • Hawkeye #12
  • Incredible Hulk #710
  • Mighty Thor #701
  • Not Brand Echh #14
  • Secret Warriors #8
  • Spider-Men II #4 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars Darth Vader #8
  • Star Wars Doctor Aphra #14
  • Weapon X #11
  • X-Men Blue #15
  • Ninja-K #1