By Molly Jane Kremer and Jarrod Jones. Happy New Comic Book  Day! This is Casual Wednesdays With DoomRocket, a podcast series where each week we discuss our feelings concerning the comics that mean the most to us, and the industry news that affects us all. This week, MJ & Jarrod talk about the comic books that hooked them to the medium, and shaped them into the readers they are today. Then they assess two new Image Comics titles, ‘Motor Crush’ #1 and ‘Glitterbomb’ #4.

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MJ’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:

The Unworthy Thor #2 — Marvel Comics/$3.99

Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #2 — DC Comics/$5.99

Shade: The Changing Girl #3 — DC’s Young Animal/$3.99

Arclight #3 — Image Comics/$3.99

The Wicked + The Divine #24 — Image Comics/$3.99

Jarrod’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues: 

Superman #12 — DC Comics/$2.99

Glitterbomb #4 — Image Comics/$3.99

Champions #3 — Marvel Comics/$3.99

Reggie And Me #1 — Archie Comics/$3.99

The Coldest Winter — Oni Press/$19.99


Motor Crush #1

Image Comics/$3.99

Story by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr

Art by Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart.

Letters by Aditya Bidikar.

Design by Tom Muller.

Edited by Jeanine Schaefer.

MJ: Motor Crush #1 is a vivid and thrilling first issue. Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr reteam for their first creator-owned outing, a high-octane actioner soaked in uber-saturated neons… an incredible comic, a must-read.

9 out of 10

Glitterbomb #4

Image Comics/$3.99

Written by Jim Zub.

Art by Djibril Morissette-Phan.

Colors by K. Michael Russell.

Letters by Marshall Dillon.

JJ: Jim Zub dives into the seamier, nastier side of the creative process, with Djibril Morissette-Phan there to convey every single panel of his twisted imagery magnificently. Recommended to anyone who has ever wanted to open their jaws and unleash a demonic, fanged death tongue all over somebody who made them feel less than what they truly are.

8.5 out of 10

Check back next week for more from Casual Wednesdays!

Before: “The Comic Books That Make Us Cozy,” here.


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Header image: ‘The Untold Legend of the Batman’ #1, DC Comics. Art by Jim Aparo, John Byrne, and Glynis Wein.

Opening/closing theme: “Feels Good 2 B” by Audionautix — YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution)

Top 5 Most Anticipated Background music: “Runner Runner” Produced by Marc Dtwo — SoundCloud, YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)

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