COMICS: Pick Of The Week – 9/14/16

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Every Wednesday Marvel releases a number of new comic books, and we read them all here at The Marvel Report. Every week a number of our comic book reporters will be sharing their favorite issues from the previous week in our Pick of The Week column. After you’re finished reading this column each week you will either agree with us, disagree with us (hopefully not too often), or be introduced to a series that you should be reading. Let us know what you think of our picks, and give a pick of your own in the comments, or over on Twitter @TheMarvelReport

 

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A-FORCE #9
Writer: Kelly Thompson
Penciller: Paulo Siqueira
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

A-Force continues to be one of the best titles tying into Civil War 2. There are many Marvel titles that tie into the event that feel repetitive and unnecessary, but A-Force offers something new to the table.

Civil War 2 is about the clashing of characters’ ideologies tearing the superhero community apart. A-Force shows that disagreements can make a team stronger. They are actually able to talk about their problems! A-Force #9 is a great character building issue not only in the context of the A-Force series, but also for the Civil War 2 event as a whole. – Kat

 

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MOCKINGBIRD #7
Writer: Chelsea Cain
Penciller: Kate Niemczyk
Inker: Sean Parsons
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

This series as a whole has been very strong, but the issues that deal with Bobbi’s past and interpersonal relationships stand out the most. Chelsea Cain’s blend of humor and heart make Bobbi incredibly relatable, and make the raised stakes seem more believable.

The events of Civil War II created an exciting mystery for Bobbi and Hunter to solve, and the re-introduction of an important figure from her past leaves readers with plenty of questions. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes next! – Tatiana

 

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OLD MAN LOGAN #11
Writer: Jeff Lemire 
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino 
Colorist:  Marcelo Maiolo
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

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Just look at this art. Sorrentino and Maiolo are turning in some of the best artwork from any publisher in recent memory. It’s just stunning. – John

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SCARLET WITCH #10
Writer: James Robinson
Penciller: Kei Zama
Colorist: Ian Herring
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

This series continues to be a great read and an amazing look into Wanda as a character. Despite being a little quiet in its content, issue 10 still highlights Wanda’s journey. Kei Zama’s art turns the issue into a manga spectacular, something that must be seen.

Civil War II left Wanda not wanting a part in this fight. Focusing on her continuous hunt for a cure to the sickness of witchcraft, Wanda’s journey keeps readers on the edge. Can’t wait to see what next issue brings for the Scarlet Witch! – Jessica

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SPIDER-MAN #8
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Nico Leon
Colorist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

Things are finally getting interesting for Miles and I love it! I mean, more so than previous issues. After an unexpected rooftop meet up with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, Miles gets told what readers all been saying for a while now: he needs to be more careful with his secret identity. Moreover, he needs to figure out his place in the ongoing superhero battle.

I feel like this issue, more than the other Civil War II tie-ins, more directly addresses the toll the ongoing battle is taking on our heroes. The young heroes’ reaction to everything that’s happening are written in a realistic way that really adds tension. I can’t wait to see where Miles’ story goes from here. – Christian

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