The Longbox Short-List - Week of April 22, 2015

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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

I'm going to preface this week's column by saying this is one of the weakest comic weeks I've had in a long time.  Very few books jumped out at me as MUST TALK ABOUT!  And even the few I did, were real stretches.  The only book that I am real excited about is Uncle Scrooge #1...

Uncle Scrooge #1 - Curse me kilts and bless me bagpipes!   Scrooge McDuck has been my favorite Disney character for as long as I can remember.  You can't possibly imagine how excited I am to see IDW giving the character more exposure.  This is definitely the first book I will be reading this week.

Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #4 - This was a terrific sequel series.  I especially enjoyed seeing the consequences of the "time reset" the heroes were forced to do at the end of the movie.  IDW definitely proved that there was still some more stories to tell in the Galaxy Quest universe, and I hope we get another mini-series sometimes soon.

Ninjak #2 - I knew I read issue 1, but I barely remember it at all.  I will almost definitely buy the second issue, but I hope the series picks up some.  I read a lot of comics, and this one seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

Postal #3 - This has been one intense series.  I really have no idea where it's going, but this murder story set in a creepy town of criminals on the lam has been another great Image series.  

Black Hood #3 - As you can see, with all the events going on at Marvel and DC, my pull list has really started to skew more towards indy titles.  And Archie, IDW, Image, and Dynamite have been there to take my money with some huge new series.  Black Hood has been a real fresh take on vigilante superheroes, and one of my favorite books the last few months.  Definitely worth checking out.

Convergence Week 3 - This is probably the weakest week of Convergence books of the four for me.  The only ones that really jumps out at me is Wonder Woman by Larry Hama, and Nicieza and Crisscross doing Justice League Detroit. Late 80's DC comics held very little appeal to me, unfortunately.  

G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #213 - THE DEATH OF SNAKE EYES!  Yeah, I don't see this sticking, but I still really enjoy this series.  Definitely in the spirit of Marvel's classic GI Joe series, Larry Hama has been able to tell some great stories here.  My favorite of IDW's GI Joe books.