Batman #23.1 (Joker)

With Villains Month now upon us, DC has graced us with the Clown Prince of Crime right out of the gate. Unfortunately, the final product leaves us feeling angry and a little jilted. Hopefully, one of these other 900 3D cover books will take this bad taste out of my mouth.

Superior Spider-Man #17

While not everything flows well, Spider-Man 2099’s return is still exciting and worth a read. Coupled with Stegman’s art, this arc has a lot going for it. Now let’s all hope for the miracle of a consistently well written story arc.

Infinity #2

While Infinity #2 is fantastic, one must wonder how much entertainment and appreciation you can squeeze out of this story if you aren’t at least reading Avengers and New Avengers. All three titles are incredible, but not everybody can afford to buy numerous books, especially if it’s just to get one story. With both DC and Marvel screaming for your attention, it can be hard to tell what to spend your money on. Well, Infinity should be one, with Avengers and New Avengers a close second and third.

Green Arrow #23.1

Before Lemire, Sorrentino and company got their hands on Count Vertigo he was a B-lister at best. Thanks to this creative team it’s pretty safe to say that Vertigo will soon be joining the ranks of the recognizable A-list villains. Buy this book. You would be wise not to disrespect the Count.

God is Dead #1

Although the story doesn’t appear particularly deep at this point, there is certainly a sense of the epic throughout the pages of God is Dead. The plot is fantastically interesting and different, and there is a ton of potential for something really special with this book.

Superman #23.1

The Superman kick-off for villains month was all right, not bad, but not great. Readers at least get an introduction to the new 52 Bizarro, and Lex Luthor, again shows why he is a great character. This is mostly a book for devout Superman fans.