The Longbox Short-List - Week of January 24, 2018

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Welcome back to Critical Blast’s long-running 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


  • LEGION #1 – Posting this one in honor of my sister who is obsessed with David Haller. I am glad to see LEGION getting his own mini-series, I’ve always thought he had a lot of potential to be a great character. A successful TV series definitely goes a long way.
  • BACKWAYS #2 – I really enjoyed this first issue of this urban fantasy series from Aftershock. Aftershock puts out a lot of books that I enjoy, and BACKWAYS is off to a strong start.
  • BLACK MAGICK #10 – BLACK MAGICK is one of my favorite Image series, and I’m glad to see it’s finally back. Rucka and Scott make a hell of a creative team.
  • AVENGERS #677 – AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER has been kicking some serious ass the last two issues. Last issue all the Avengers were blown up, so I guess this is just funerals, right? Not likely, we still have 14 more issues to go.
  • Jughead The Hunger #3
  • Go Go Power Rangers #6
  • Action Comics #996
  • Batgirl #19
  • Batman Beyond #16
  • Detective Comics #973
  • Doomsday Clock #3 (Of 12)
  • Flash #39
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37
  • Justice League Of America #23
  • Nightwing The New Order #6 (Of 6),
  • Ruff And Reddy Show #4 (Of 6)
  • Suicide Squad #34
  • Teen Titans #16
  • Wonder Woman #39
  • DuckTales #5
  • Postal #25
  • Amazing Spider-Man #794
  • Luke Cage #169
  • Marvel Two-In-One #2
  • Phoenix Resurrection The Return Of Jean Grey #4 (Of 5)
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #23
  • X-Men Blue #20
  • X-Men Blue Annual #1
  • Ninja-K #3
  • X-O Manowar #11