Greetings comic book fans and welcome to another episode of the Crank File. Every Wednesday is new comic book day and on Tuesdays I like to spotlight some of the stuff I’ll be checking out.
Here’s what I’m reading this week:
The Top of the Pile: War of Realms #6 (of 6)
Words: Jason Aaron
Art: Russell Dauterman
What it is: THE WORLD’S SHATTERING CONCLUSION OF WAR OF THE REALMS! The tides begin to turn as unexpected allies appear in a twist that will shake the heavens! Malekith’s allies are faltering at last before the might of all Earth’s heroes, but the Dark Elf King has one final trick – and it’s got a VENOMOUS bite! Out of options, the God of Thunder makes a sacrifice that will leave him forever changed. But will it be enough? And what heroes may fall in his wake? Midgard’s fate is sealed as Jason Aaron’s years-long saga comes to its epic conclusion! Rated T+
The Mainstream One: Batman Damned #3 (of 3)
Words: Brian Azarello
Art: Lee Bermejo
What it is: The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman’s most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale!
The Indie One: Spawn #298
Words: Todd McFarlane
Art: Jason Shawn Alexander
What it is: ‘WAR TO 300,’ Part One-TWO ISSUES ‘TIL SPAWN #300! Spawn vs. the full might of Heaven’s newest Godsend-ROUND 1! TODD McFARLANE and JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER up the ante in this lead-up to SPAWN’s record-setting 300th issue, featuring TODD McFARLANE’s special parody recreation of one of his own classic comic book covers!
The #1 One: Wolverine Exit Wounds #1
Words: Chris Claremont
Art: Larry Hama, Sam Keith
What it is: WOLVERINE LEGENDS, Chris Claremont, Larry Hama & Sam Keith REUNITE! He goes by many names… Patch…Weapon X…Logan…but most just call him THE WOLVERINE. Join Marvel’s greatest storytellers for three brand-new untold tales of the X-Men’s deadliest member. Blood, broads, and blades… you asked for it, bub! Rated Parental Advisory
The One I’m Buying for the Cover: Amazing Spider-man #24
Words: Nick Spencer
Art: Ryan Ottley
Cover Art: Mark Brooks
What it is: All leading up to Nick Spencer’s Landmark 25th issue! One issue away from #25 and the chickens are coming home to roost.
Who is the mysterious bandaged figure who seems to be in every shadow and what does he want with Spider-Man? This issue won’t answer ALL your questions, but it will answer some that will drop your jaw. Rated T
That’s all I got this week. Until next time, carpe comics!