The Longbox Short-List - Week of April 1, 2015

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My go to website for Comic Releases was down the last few days, and I am posting this long in advance because I will be away.  I got this from Comixology, and I can see one big mistake on it already.  They list Secret Six #4 as coming out, and issue 3 still hasn't come out.   So BUYER BEWARE!

It's a huge week for DC with the three weekly series ending (Batman Eternal, World's End, Future's End) and Convergence starting.  I have said a few times that it felt like these series were dragging a little to get to the end, but for the most part I've really enjoyed them.  I hope they all come to satisfying ends!

  • Kanan - The Last Padawan #1 - Star Wars Rebels has been a terrific way to bring Star Wars back, and Kanan's character has really intrigued me. I hope that they show how he survived the slaughter of the Jedi, and why he seems so hesitant to try and bring the Jedi back.  It will also be nice to get a Star Wars series from Marvel that is not squeezed in between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.
  • Teen Titans Annual #1 - To be honest, I really hate New 52 Superboy.  I was a huge fan of the original, and this new version has just done nothing for me.  But I have really enjoyed Titans since the series rebooted, so I'm hoping Will Pfeifer can work some of that magic and save Superboy too.
  • Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #3 - This has been a nice surprise.  A real well done follow up comic.  It definitely maintains the spirit of the original movie while still adding enough new things to keep me interested.
  • Avengers Ultron Forever #1 - This seems like such a blatant cash grab for the movies, but I will probably still pick it up anyway.  I've read a lot of great Ultron stories, so while I might regret it, I still am willing to give it a shot.
  • Batman (2011-) #40 - Endgame comes to an end...what is the Joker's story and where does this story leave us moving forward?  This has been one of the best Joker stories I've ever read and I can't wait to see what Snyder has in store for us to wrap it up.