A Glance at Comics for January 22, 2013

(Cross posted here)

I'm posting this a little late this week, but no matter. Let's see what Marvel and DC have in store for us this week.

DC Comics

Nightwing #16: This is part of the Death of the Family story, and as such will feature lots of Joker action and probably a head on a platter at the end of the book, like the other tie-in issues have had this month. That's not really an appealing prospect, to be honest, but Nightwing is better than most of the Bat-books at least. It has been on a decline lately, but maybe this will be the issue to pick things up again.

Sword of Sorcery #4: This has been a rather fun series since the beginning (aside from that unfortunate scene in #0), and it seems to be gaining momentum. It's not as good as DC's other fantasy series, Demon Knights, but that hasn't stopped it from being consistently entertaining.

Marvel Comics

Uncanny X-Force #1: The Cable and X-Force series hasn't gotten off to a great start, but the most recent issue hints at some interesting developments. On the other end of the field we have Uncanny X-Force, which seems to be a pseudo-continuation of the series that just ended. Or, at least, it features Psylocke in the lead role. I'm getting this mostly as a nod to the previous series (which was excellent), but this is new creative team so that's really not the best basis to go on. Still, I figure it's worthy of a shot.

Wolverine and the X-Men #24: With the circus arc done with I think my interest in the series is back on the rise. I have no idea what to expect with this issue, and that's a good thing. As always I expect this to be a highlight of the week.

Young Avengers #1: Ah Kieron Gillen, he made Uncanny X-Men and Journey into Mystery must-read issues every week they appeared on shelves. His Iron Man run hasn't been mind-blowing, but it also hasn't been bad. His realm of expertise does seem to fall on the magical side of things, though, and this book is loaded with magical characters. One of whom is Loki from the aforementioned Journey into Mystery series, and that by itself merits a purchase.

And that's it for the week!

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