The Longbox Short-List - Week of April 4, 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

  • MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #5 – I’ve really been enjoying this Thing and Human Torch team-up series. I am assuming the current arc is going to be leading into the new FANTASTIC FOUR series coming in a few months. Definitely looking forward to that.
  • JETSONS #6 – While JETSONS wasn’t quite as groundbreaking as the FLINTSTONES reboot was, I have still enjoyed this series quite a bit. I am definitely hoping we get another mini-series or even an ongoing coming soon.
  • NEW MUTANTS DEAD SOULS #2 – The first issue of NEW MUTANTS DEAD SOULS was just terrific. Where else can you have a character talking about the great victory at the Alamo (since Rictor’s heritage is Mexican)? Still bummed that we aren’t getting the movie for way too long, but at least we have a great NEW MUTANTS comic to read.
  • CURSE OF THE BRIMSTONE #1 - I am not even sure what this series is about...and to be honest, SILENCER is the only new DC book that has really grabbed me as a reader. But I have been giving all of these new DC books a try, so I will check it out.
  • VENOMIZED #1 - VENOMVERSE was pretty fun, and I am curious where they are going with this whole Poison vs Symbiote storyline. Not sure if Venom needs all these events, but at least they have been entertaining.
  • BETHROTHED #2 - Kind of fantasy Romeo and Juliet with aliens! I absolutely loved the first issue here, so looking forward to seeing where this series goes from here.
  • Backways #4
  • Brilliant Trash #5
  • Monstro Mechanica #5
  • Archies #6
  • WWE Wrestlemania 2018 Special #1
  • Astro City #51
  • Batman #44
  • Batman White Knight #7 (Of 8)
  • Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands #6 (Of 6),
  • Exit Stage Left The Snagglepuss Chronicles #4 (Of 6)
  • Green Arrow #39
  • Green Lanterns #44
  • Nightwing #42
  • Superman #44
  • I Hate Fairyland #18
  • Spawn #284
  • All-New Wolverine #33
  • Amazing Spider-Man #798
  • Astonishing X-Men #10
  • Avengers #687
  • Iron Fist #79
  • Marvel's Ant-Man And The Wasp Prelude #2 (Of 2)
  • Punisher #223
  • Rogue And Gambit #4 (Of 5)
  • Runaways #8
  • Spider-Man #239
  • Star Wars #46
  • X-Men Gold #25