By Molly Jane Kremer and Jarrod Jones. Happy New Comic Book Day! This is Casual Wednesdays With DoomRocket, 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 unpack their thoughts about Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’. Then they share their Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues of the Week, and assess ‘Bug! The Adventures of Forager’ #1 and ‘Titans’ #11.
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MJ’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:
Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1 — DC Comics/$3.99
Rock Candy Mountain #2 — Image Comics/$3.99
Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1 — Marvel Comics/$3.99
Misfit City #1 — BOOM! Studios/$3.99
Regression #1 — Image Comics/$3.99
Jarrod’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Issues:
Action Comics #979 — DC Comics/$2.99
Godshaper #2 — BOOM! Studios/$3.99
Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1 — DC Comics/Young Animal/$3.99
John Carter: The End #4 — Dynamite/$3.99
Future Quest #12 — DC Comics/$3.99
REVIEWS FOR MAY 10, 2017
Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1
Written by Lee Allred.
Art by Michael Allred.
Colors by Laura Allred.
Letters by Nate Piekos.
MJ: It’s chock full of goofy quips and puns — there’s even references to Pinky and the Brain — and tons of New Gods make their appearances. Even some other less-known Kirby creations make their appearances, to wonderful effect, adding to the dreamlike quality of the narrative.You can feel the love for Jack Kirby in every panel, in every page. Michael’s art is already reminiscent of Kirby’s in his faces and linework. Combine that with the Allred penchant for the retro and mod approach, and you’ll find that it’s a match made in New Genesis.
9 out of 10
Written by Dan Abnett.
Art by Brett Booth.
Inks by Norm Rapmund.
Colors by Andrew Dalhouse.
Letters by Josh Reed.
JJ: DC’s latest Rebirth crossover, The Lazarus Contract, seems designed to bait any bonafide Titans fan. Luckily, it very much feels like a proper Titans saga. I appreciate the layout of this crossover — four issues contained only the pertinent books, with no pesky tie-in issues as far as the eye can see. We hear a lot about “Legacy, Redemption, and Destiny” in Rebirth these days. Here it feels less like jargon and more like a sweet promise.
7.5 out of 10
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Casual Wednesdays written and edited by J. Jones, produced by M.J. Kremer and J. Jones.
Intro interview music: “Talk to Me” by Jahzzar — YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)
Top 5 Most Anticipated Background music: “Runner Runner” Produced by Marc Dtwo — SoundCloud, YouTube (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs)