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, in celebration of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, MJ & Jarrod are feeling the Force! They speak with Jason Aaron, writer of ‘Star Wars’ for Marvel Comics, and Jason Gibner, co-host of the Blast Points podcast about — yup — Star Wars comics! Then they review ‘Hawkeye’ #1 and “Rockstars” #1.

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MJ’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:

Hawkeye #1 — Marvel Comics/$3.99

DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1 — DC Comics/$9.99

Wonder Woman #12 — DC Comics/$2.99

Descender #17 — Image Comics/$3.99

Sun Bakery #4 — Press Gang/$5.99

Jarrod’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues: 

Transformers: Lost Light #1 — IDW Publishing/$3.99

Black #3 — Black Mask Studio/$3.99

Young Terrorists #2 — Black Mask Studio/$6.99

Art & Beauty #3 — Fantagraphics/$7.99

Rockstars #1 — Image Comics/$3.99


Rockstars #1

Image Comics/$3.99

Written by Joe Harris. 

Art by Megan Hutchison.

Colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick.

Letters by Michael David Thomas.

Design by Tom Muller.

Edited by Shawna Gore.

JJ: Rockstars is a deliciously intriguing read, scintillating enough to linger with you long after you’ve taken it in, like last night’s finaly shot of tequila. And it burns just as thoroughly. Pair it with the most immersive and scuzzy album you own. You’ll find it fits perfectly.

8.5 out of 10

Hawkeye #1 

Marvel Comics/$3.99

Written by Kelly Thompson.

Art by Leonardo Romero.

Colors by Jordie Bellaire.

Letters by Joe Sabino.

MJ: In Hawkeye #1, writer Kelly Thompson returns Hawkeye Kate Bishop to the sunny beaches of Southern California without giving us (too much) deja vu for Fraction/Wu’s “LA Woman”. Thompson’s clever, quick dialogue mixes perfectly with Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire’s gorgeous layouts and dynamic designs to make one of the more fun first issues of the new Marvel Now! debuts.

8.5 out of 10

Check back next week for more from Casual Wednesdays!

Before: “Gateway Comic Books,” here.

Check out our interview with ‘Rockstars’ creators Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison here.


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Header image: ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’ #2, Marvel Comics (2015). Art by Adi Granov .

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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